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Why Choose FlatRate for Residential Moving?

Residential moving is an exciting experience but also comes with some challenges. These challenges can easily be managed with proper planning and preparation for your move. FlatRate Moving has a team of trained and experienced movers that have expertise in navigating all types of residential properties. There is no place too big or small for FlatRate Moving to properly navigate.

What Is a Residential Move and How to Prepare

A residential move is the process of moving from a house, apartment or condo to another residential building. To properly plan and prepare for a residential move we suggest the following:

  • Create a moving checklist
  • Hire a moving company
  • Declutter and organizing your space
  • Create a moving plan for kids
  • Create a moving plan for pets
  • Update important parties of your new address

Stay Organized and do Your Research

A moving checklist is helpful to keep yourself on track and to make sure you stay organized. This will also help lessen the likelihood of complications arising during your residential move.

When you choose a moving company for your residential move, it is important to do research in order to know which company will be best for your specific moving needs. Be sure to verify that the moving company of your choice is insured, trusted and reliable. It is also important to understand the services moving companies provide and at what price point.

Apartment Moves vs House Moves

Moving to a house can be more complex due to the larger inventory of belongings. A higher complexity in a move requires additional manpower, supplies and a larger mode of transportation. FlatRate Moving has a team of trained and experienced movers that have expertise in navigating all types of residential properties. There is no place too big or small for FlatRate Moving to properly navigate.

Challenges that May Arise During a Residential Move:

mover moving a stack of boxes

Elevator Restriction

Time is essential during a residential move. Working within time constraints can be challenging and also affect every step of the moving process by increasing pressure and stress during a move. For example, when moving apartments in NYC there are elevator restrictions that are put into place in many buildings. This helps buildings maintain a free and easy-to-access elevator for residents. This time constraint is essential to keep in mind during a move. Requesting a time slot from building management in order to have access to elevators during an apartment move is critical.

Transporting Your Essential Items

During a move, it is important to keep track of a few important items during the moving process. These items may include important documents such as passports, birth certificates, and insurance policies, as well as valuables and sentimental items of great worth. Additionally, medication should be kept on hand. By having these essential items with you during a move, you can have peace of mind knowing they are safe and easily accessible.

Family stand near the FlatRate truck

Moving With Children

When moving with children it is important to have open communication about the move. This can be an anxious and scary time for them, and it’s not easy leaving a place of comfort and familiarity. Keeping open communication and involving children in the process of moving can help relieve some anxiety and negative feelings that may arise. This is because it makes children feel like they have some control over the situation. Stay true to familiar routines and activities, encourage them to participate in packing, unpacking and decorating their new space and lastly, give children some time and patience to adjust to their new surroundings.

Moving With Pets

Moving with pets requires research and planning. During a move pets can easily become anxious or stressed so it’s important to accommodate them as best as you can. Make sure you have pet friendly transportation, familiar bedding and toys, food, water and treats. These things can help pets feel more comfortable and less stressed during a move.

Residential Moving with FlatRate

FlatRate Moving is a guaranteed price, all-inclusive moving company. No matter the size or complexity of your move, FlatRate has a customizable moving plan for every individual moving need. From start to finish, we will take care of everything from packing, transportation, unpacking, storage and more. FlatRate Moving prices based on the distance, inventory and complexity of your move, allowing for an all-inclusive price with no hidden or unexpected fees.

How FlatRate Moving Protects Your Belongings

During a move protecting your belongings should be a high priority. There is nothing more stressful than ending up with damaged items or furniture while navigating a move. In order to ensure your things will be safe, FlatRate Moving will properly wrap and pack every item for transportation using the highest quality of packing materials. Using high quality packing materials and boxes is the best way to help prevent damage to your belongings. 

To properly protect your larger furniture items, FlatRate Moving will make sure everything is disassembled down to its smallest piece. This will reduce the risk of damage. FlatRate will also use furniture blankets or pads to help protect against scratches.

How FlatRate Moving Packs Items

When navigating the complexities of residential moving, a distinguishable challenge is packing. Packing can be a time-consuming and discouraging task. Depending on the amount of items you have and the size and complexity of them, packing can require various materials and boxes to ensure proper and safe packing. FlatRate Moving utilizes the highest quality of packing materials and boxes, as well as follow through protocols for packing each individual item you have.

We know that some items are hard to pack, and because of this, FlatRate Moving  will offer to pack these items at no additional cost:

  • Lamps: packed in a lamp box
  • Hanging Clothes: packed in a wardrobe box
  • Electronics: wrapped and packed in a cardboard box
  • Flat-Screen TV’s: wrapped and packed in a plasma box
  • Computers: wrapped and packed in a cardboard box
  • Small Mirrors: wrapped and packed in a cardboard box
  • Paintings: wrapped and packed in a cardboard box
  • Small Sculptures: wrapped and packed in a cardboard picture crate
  • Glass/Marble: items that contain glass or marble up to 4-feet are cardboard created

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