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Moving to the Overland Park Area?  Hiring Residential Movers

Moving to the Overland Park Area?  What to Avoid When Hiring Residential Movers


Whether you’re moving just a few miles or across the country to the Overland Park area, there are certain things you should avoid when hiring full service movers.  Most people don’t want to make the move on their own, because it’s a huge undertaking – and driving a U-Haul truck or pulling a trailer isn’t as easy as you may think.  As a trusted Overland Park moving company, we have a few tips we think you’ll find useful when hiring professional movers.


First, never hire the company before they understand your move.  It’s important that the movers know everything you have to move and the circumstances (upstairs, multi-levels, etc.) before you can expect an accurate estimate on how much the move will cost. Don’t just guess and hire based on hourly rates without discussing details.


Next, don’t fail to obtain quotes from a handful of moving companies.  It’s important not only to compare costs and services, but learn of prior clients’ experience with the company.  Doing a little research will save you money and heartache in the end!


Finally, go online and check out the better business ratings.  Once you identify a few moving company you are looking to hire check them out here. www.bbb.org/kansas-city You will be surprised to find out all the complaints some moving companies have even though the google reviews look great.


Going the cheapest route isn’t always best.  It’s natural to want to use the mover who’s least expensive, however when you come across a moving company whose rates are substantially less than most others, it could be a warning sign!  When an “alleged” moving company offers super-low rates, certain free services or other specials, it could be an indication they are rogue movers.  In other words, dishonest scoundrels.


Metrowide Movers are the Overland Park movers you can trust with everything that’s most important to you.  Get a free fixed price quote now on our website, or call us at 913-681-7700.

Moving to a New Home in Overland Park?

Moving to a New Home in Overland Park?  Don’t Forget to Take Care of These Tasks!
As a trusted Overland Park residential moving company, we understand moving to a new home is an exciting and fun time.  It’s also stressful, with so many things to try to remember and do prior to moving day.  You may have made a  list of things to do before you make the move, but there are a few tasks most new homeowners often forget in the midst of their excitement and anticipation.  Not to worry, we’re sharing the ‘reminders’ below!
Don’t forget to pack the necessities separate.  Nothing’s worse than arriving at your new home only to find you can’t locate the toothpaste, shampoo, or medications.  What about the paper plates, Styrofoam cups, and other utensils you may need that first day you arrive?
Be sure to visit the U.S. Postal Service website to change your address.  It’s a good idea to take care of this at least two weeks prior to moving so that you don’t have a gap in service or miss any important mail/correspondence that may not get forwarded.
Cancel recurring subscriptions.  Whether a magazine subscription or membership to the local gym, it’s important to cancel ongoing memberships or subscriptions while you’re in the process of moving in order to save money.  Keep in mind that some subscriptions/memberships require you cancel 30 days in advance to avoid additional charges.
Inform your car insurance provider of your move.  While you give your provider your new address and other info, it’s a good time to review your policy.
Take photos of how televisions, modems, computers, video game consoles, and other electronics are hooked up.  Unless you’re an electronics whiz, you’ll be happy to make the task of hooking these items back up properly in your new home easier and less stressful.  You may also want to reign in the cords and coil them neatly when packing to avoid the frustration of ‘detangling.’
At Metrowide Movers, our Overland Park movers are professionals who take care with your possessions, and who go the extra mile to ensure a smooth transition.  Contact us today for your residential moving needs!

Moving to a New Home in Overland Park? Packing Tips to Make the Move Easier


Moving to a new home is exciting and fun, but packing – not so much.  If you have lots of “stuff” staring you in the face, it can be hard to know where to start.  As experienced Overland Park residential movers, we have a few packing tips to help make the dreaded chore easier.


  • Ÿ  Get started.  It’s easy to think “why do today what I can put off until tomorrow,” but this only prolongs the inevitable.  The truth is, you should start packing a couple of weeks prior to your move.  In doing so, you can go at a slower pace and pack a couple of boxes each day rather than being faced with packing dozens of boxes a day or two before the move.
  • Ÿ  Pack up one room at a time.  Throwing things from several rooms into a single box is only going to result in chaos when you arrive at your new home.  Pack each room separately, and label the cartons/boxes clearly with the room and content description. 
  • Ÿ  Transport heirlooms and valuables yourself.  It isn’t a good idea to move legal documents, family heirlooms, or extremely valuable goods on a moving truck.  There are certain things you can move in your own vehicle, which may even help you avoid boxing everything you own up.
  • Ÿ  Protect breakable items.  For dishes, ceramic or glass knick-knacks, or other breakable items, use plenty of paper bunched up in between the items as padding.  It’s also a good idea to stack plates on their sides with padding in between, rather than flat in the box.
  • Ÿ  Use quilted furniture pads for protection of larger items.  A large mirror for a dresser, expensive art for the walls, televisions – larger breakable items that are too large for boxes should be carefully wrapped with quilted furniture pads for protection.
  • Ÿ  Use boxes designed for moving rather than dirty boxes from the supermarket, and put heavier items in smaller boxes for easier lifting. 


For more tips or help with your Overland Park residential moving needs, contact Metrowide Movers today at 913-681-7700 or visit us online at www.metrowidemoversks.com.