AFY Kim Blue - Home Buyers Guide V1 - 3020

set up your beds and beddings while you have help.

It’s probably after 11:00 p.m. by now, the first night in your new place. Pizza boxes are stacked on tables not yet positioned. Soda and water bottles stand guard in the eerie quiet of unfamiliar surroundings that feel somehow like, well, home. You’ve got days of settling in yet to make this your home. But good job for getting to this point! And welcome home!

CHOOSING AND HIRING A MOVER

The checklist above is as thorough as it gets, with the weekly tasks to tick off as you go along the way. However, a big factor to consider is whether to hire a mover. Movers are a big help with all the items you need to pack, load, and transport over a long distance. If you’re bringing several rooms of furniture and a family load of personal possessions, hiring a moving company will decidedly be the practical choice. With intrastate moves costing an average of $2,000-$3000, and interstate moves averaging $7,000-$8,000, you need to consider all your moving options carefully (including whether you might want to drive or ship off your car in advance). We recommend that you get at least three to four bids from different moving companies before you decide with whom to work with. That will ensure you get a fair price — and maybe even a good deal out of it. The first thing to consider while analyzing these bids is verifying that the movers you want to work with are legit and up-to-date with all the required insurance and approvals. The issue is choosing the right moving company to work with you. Here are some things to consider when hiring movers:

• Consider reputation. Ask around for movers whom friends and relatives recommend based on their 96

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