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Have you been searching for a Berkeley moving company that can help you to take care of a local or long-distance move, just to feel overwhelmed by what is involved with the process and how long it’s taking to sort things out? Maybe it’s time to consider taking your search here, to iMoving.com.

 

At iMoving, we pride ourselves in making the process of finding movers as simple as it possibly can be. We know that there’s a lot of information out there, so we’ve done a lot of work on our end. We’ve spent hours researching; ensuring that you have the connections and information that you need in order to make decisions and ensure that you’re getting the best price and all of the services that you may need.

 

We’re a moving facilitator and have partnered with a number of local and long-distance Berkeley moving companies so that you can use our site to get multiple quotes from your local area. Then, we give you the information necessary so that you can choose between them and find exactly what you need in order to make an informed decision about which company is going to be right for you and all that you’re trying to do with your move.

 

Our site has been built to make it easy. Put in your info, let us know what you’re looking for, and choose which option is best for your needs. It really is that simple to sort out the details and make sure that you’re getting the best services for a price that is going to fit within your moving budget.

 

Moving Services in Berkeley, Missouri

 

  • Local moves are one of the most common options for people – they only need to move a few miles away or across the county, and it’s a fairly simple, one day process.

 

  • Long-distance moves are more involved – usually 100 miles or even further. These moves require more planning from you and your moving company.

 

  • Business moves can be complex, depending on the furniture and electronics that you’re moving during the process. It takes some time to take care of things, but an experienced commercial mover in Berkeley can make the process go smoothly.

 

  • Storage options are often provided by many movers because they know delays can happen.

 

  • Packing and unpacking services are available for additional costs.

 

  • Other options may include white glove services, the ability to buy packing supplies, and more. Indicate what you need when you search on the iMoving website.

 

iMoving’s Tips for Making Your Move Simpler

 

1. Always compare quotes

 

You don’t want to go with the first moving company that you connect with! You want to be sure that you compare prices and ensure that they are going to have the services you want and need. iMoving makes it simple by providing you with several quotes to choose from.

 

2. Get a nonprofit to pick up any donations you may have

 

Did you know that many nonprofit organizations will come and pick up furniture and any other sort of donations that you may be given to them? Be sure that you call them ahead of time to schedule the items that you’re donating, and then schedule a time (prior to moving day) so they can come get them. Make sure that they give you a receipt, too.

 

3. Put together an inventory list

 

Always have an inventory list ready. That way, you can ensure that everything actually gets to your new place and doesn’t get lost in the super-busy shuffle. Taking the time to have an inventory list will end up saving you a lot of stress and headache when it comes to unpacking everything.

 

4. Color code everything!

 

One of the easiest ways to keep track of which boxes go where is to color code them. Have specific colors for different rooms, allowing you to know, at a glance, what room that those boxes are supposed to go to. You want to label what’s in that box as well, because it’ll make it easier to determine what goes where.

 

5. Heavy items go in small boxes

 

One of the biggest mistakes that many people make when prepping for a move is putting too many big, heavy items in the same box. If you’re packing books, be sure that you put them into smaller boxes. Large knickknacks? Fill that space with towels or blankets so that it doesn’t get too heavy.

 

Interesting Information About Moving to Berkeley, MO

 

Berkeley is a busy and unique suburb of St. Louis, Missouri – the Gateway to the West, as it’s known. When you look at homes around the St. Louis area you will find that it’s considered to be one of the most livable cities in the country, due to its affordable cost of living and the sheer number of activities that you’re able to enjoy when you move to this area of the United States.

 

Berkeley is northwest of the city, and located in St. Louis County (which is, contrary to common belief, not the county that St. Louis is located in). The area is a relatively diverse one, and the population is just under 10,000 people. You can definitely tell that you’re in a suburb when you arrive in Berkeley – there are a variety of parks found throughout the area, and most of what you see (other than homes) are restaurants and bars. The school district is average when compared to other schools in this region of the United States.

 

When you get to the area, be sure that you have your GPS handy because the roads can be incredibly confusing and change names halfway through town. It takes time to get the hang of it, but once you sort it out, it’s relatively smooth sailing. St. Louis is known for having less congestion than the rest of the 20 biggest metro areas in the United States, and that goes for Berkeley and other surrounding areas as well. There’s always something to do in St. Louis, including sports (everyone loves the St. Louis Cardinals and the St. Louis Blues), festivals, and visits to breweries.

 

Top Things People Forget to Do in a Move | iMoving

When it comes to moving to a new home, there are many things we could easily skip. This is not because we are careless, but because they seem so minute that we often count them as not important. The things we consider not important are some of the most important things we can think of. We know you can also be overwhelmed by the bulk of the work there is to be done that you let your mind wander away from the essential things. We want to make it clear to you that it is normal.

There are lots of things to move around in a home, from the large stuff to the smallest stuff. The inventory or checklist can help you order your day, but other things are not particularly related to moving physical items around. These are the things that we consider very important when you are moving either by yourself or with the local movers.

All the rush to quickly get things done is what eventually leads to having our minds taken off certain important things. We know how the situation feels, we’ve been there before, and now we want to help you keep your mind together by providing you with the top things people forget when they move so that you can protect yourself from such occurrence.

 

The Following are the Top Things People Forget to Do in a Move

 

1. Get the right moving materials

 

The thing is, most people never get the right materials they will use in packing their stuff. They only jump at the makeshift materials and supplies they have in their home to use as materials to pack. You will be shocked at the number of problems you would create for yourself by using inappropriate materials. What should have been a shortcut would, in the end, become something disastrous. One of the biggest you can make is using lightweight boxes for the items that require thick and strong boxes just because you saw the boxes in your garage.

 

Inappropriate materials can cause you to double the stress you are trying to avoid. Just imagine packing clothes together in a box that is not meant for dresses. The result would be the tearing of the box, and if there are other items, they will get damaged or broken. Even if you get the items that might seem perfect. Make sure they can be sealed very well. If not, you stand the risk of having the elements damage your property.

 

 Try as much as possible, never to use boxes or packing materials that have been used for food. Packing your items into such a box or bag means you are ready to deal with the issues of funny odor coming from your clothes or belongings. Be careful about how you select these materials. You can have your things packed in a bin bag and have someone accidentally mistake the bag for a bin bag, and dispose of some of your stuff in the bag.

 

2. Make Sure You Have Plenty of Boxes to Use

 

The error most people make is that even after they must have gotten the right materials, and boxes to use for the packing process, they only get them in a very small quantity. This is wrong; you might get stuck halfway without anything to use. It is always very safe for you to have lots of the moving supplies so that you do not get tired or weakened because of the lack of boxes.

 

Since you know the standard type of boxes to use, you can use, you can source for them yourself. The best option is always to buy. Buying a box is excellent because you get to describe your needs and you get what befits. You can also get special boxes that are designed for special items. This way, you will be able to fit things more accurately into the special boxes made for them.

 

If you do not want to buy boxes because you are low on budget, you can try getting from other places for free or close to nothing. Go to wine shops, grocery stores, and other places where you will find these boxes. The best choice is always to give moving companies the assignment. They will help with all that you need, but this will also go for a few.

 

3. Proper Labeling is Also important

 

As much as it is very important to make sure all of your items are placed in the correct materials, or bags and boxes. You also need to make sure you label them. Not only to label them but to also make sure they are all properly labeled without any mix-up. Trust me, if you have moved before, you will notice that at some point you forgot to label the boxes, and you suffered for it in your new home. So you might want to carry your marker and write on every box you place items in. this will save you from making a lot of errors.

 

To make things more orderly, you can use this trick to get the best out of labeling. You should label according to the room you start with. Let the name of the room you selected be on the box. You should also write the room the box should be when you unload. The items in the boxes should also be explicitly written.

 

 This way, you will be able to help both yourself, and the moving experts use their initiative to drop off the items in the places the label direct them to. You can also add the order of importance to the boxes too, to make the moving experts know which to move and which not to move.

 

4. Make a One-Day Starter Kit

 

Most people who move make the mistake of just packing everything they need and placing in the boxes. After they get to their new homes, they now have to start looking for their items and the boxes they placed it in. If you think that things will be easier if you get to your new place, this might not be true. Sometimes, you might have to scatter everything before getting one single little item.

 

Here is how it plays out. You might not be the one to unload all your items directly. Whoever does it might not do it according to how you have arranged it. Another factor is that your belongings might end up getting to the venue late. Now you are very tired, hungry, and have not sorted out a lot of things. It would make no sense for you to start digging through a load of many boxes. The best solution is to create a box called the day-one kit. This box will contain all the necessary things you need to use on the first day or few days you will be in the new apartment. This is the best way to handle the situation without being lost on your first day at your new place.

 

5. Visit Your New Home For Thorough Inspection

 

When you have seen your new home, you might still need to go there to see its condition after you must have paid for everything. Check out the garage, the kitchen, the rooms and every corner of the home, remember it’s your home. Because of inspecting the home once again, you will see things that need to be moved out of the home. Or certain things that you have to clear up or move somewhere else. As much as you like to think the home is yours already. Take a spin of the home to have an idea of how you think things should be arranged in your new home.

 

Check the cupboards, the basement, the attic, and every other important place in the home. If you find anything unusual, try to clean up the place and if you cannot do it alone, plan another visit to the new home, and take your friends, or you family so that you all can make the process smooth and fast. If you are reading with your mind, you will notice that it is easier to inspect a place with your family if it is just close by. If it is a long distant location, you should go with your family and friends with cleaning supplies so that you can make the visit worth it.

 

6. Get All The Keys From The Tenant Before You

 

Many people, often blinded by excitement, and overwhelmed by the sheer feeling of owning a new home, often forget that people lived there before them. They get so excited that they forget to demand all the keys to the various locks in the building. We understand the joy you feel, but make sure you collect the keys, everything from the former tenants. You need to take a very thorough look at all the locks. Try to recover as many spare keys as you can. And if you can’t get all the keys, you move on to the next thing.

 

The next recommended phase is for you to try and change all the locks in the home. You can never tell who lived in the home before you. They might have a spare key to come and sneak up on you while you are asleep. So as a rule of thumb, you should always change all the locks in a new home. You can never tell what psychopath is watching you, and hoping to come to steal from you while you are away.

 

7. Share the New With People and Change Your Address

 

As funny as it seems, it is possible for you to forget to tell even your relatives, or family that you have moved. It depends on the type of person you are. So, knowing the type of person you are, you should make every effort to inform people. Many people know you with your former address and will keep going to check you at your former address, thinking you are still there. Once, you are sure of the date you are moving; you should get as many people you want to spread the great news too.

 

Changing your address in the documents you have filled before to a new one is a smart thing to do. You should change your address even with your company. Let them know that you want to update your profile and do the needful. Once this is done, it will help you reduce the amount of time you will spend on explaining to everyone that you forgot to inform them.

 

8. Hire Professionals

 

We are all bent on saving costs so much that we lose our heads and forget that there is a place for professionals. Moving is a pretty daunting task, and it is always advisable you get professionals to help you with the task. They have the experience and everything it takes to deliver a perfect finish. You only have to get the right company, and things will be fine. The emphasis, however, is to find a good service provider. You can always select between local or long distance moving. It all depends on what you want to be done.

 

There are so many ways and methods you can use to get professionals. The only thing that might hinder you is the money to pay for such a company. You can try doing it yourself, but then it might be a very serious task.

 

In conclusion, above are some of the things we forget to do when we move. We always too occupied by moving that we often forget that we also have to handle other things to make the entire process smooth. We have provided a few, and we think you can think of others to help you work through the moving process.

 

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