In the last two blogs, I covered tips for the military moving overseas and testimonials from our customers who were happy with our services here at Rainier Overseas. With summer months literally just around the corner and practically here already, book now if you plan on moving this summer.
Summer is the busiest time of the year for us here at Rainier Overseas, so it’s important that you act fast to schedule a professional move. Almost one-third of all moves takes place in the summer, peaking in June, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. The busiest times overall during summer are often near the end of the month and on weekends going into the Fall.
Scheduling your move mid-month or mid-week can reduce stress and sometimes result in savings. Begin contacting moving companies at least one month to two months prior to your move. Reputable moving companies can reach capacity quickly, and procrastinating may result in missing your preferred move date.
Make sure to ask your moving company for referrals and testimonials too (refer to blog #61). Here at Rainier Overseas, we provide free in-home estimates for the move at no obligation to you. Even if you are considering handling the move yourself, you have nothing to lose by inviting us into your home so you can find out if a professional move is the best option for you (highly recommended).
If you decide to go with another moving company, be sure the mover has a federal motor carrier, or MC, number so you know your mover is legitimate. You can verify their status by contacting the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration by visiting https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/. You can also visit the Federal Maritime Commission for overseas moves at http://www.fmc.gov
Don’t procrastinate, schedule your move now if you are planning to move in the summer and Fall and remember, always purchase moving insurance to protect all of your household goods.