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Dallas, Texas, home to the iconic Cowboys football franchise, has become the Lone Star State’s most exciting city. What was once a center for oil and cotton production has developed into a suburban metropolis and a hub for commerce, with sprawling neighborhoods, a towering skyline, and everything a person could need. The population has exploded to over one million people, and the city continues to draw new arrivals every day (it’s now the 9th most populous state in the nation). If you’re thinking about moving to Dallas, then y’all have come to the right place. This blog will provide some helpful tips and tricks for relocating to the city, so that you can have an effortless and enjoyable moving experience. Knowledge is power, and the information in this blog will save you time and stress. Here we go…
Moving to Dallas- How To Simplify Your Move
The first thing you need to understand, is that moving, in general, is extraordinarily difficult. You might think that you can do it yourself (and maybe you can), but it will save you time and money to partner with a professional moving company. Look for a long distance or local moving company that has roots in the area, because they will understand the nuances of moving to Dallas. Once you’ve found some potential Dallas movers, make sure you do your background research and confirm that they are licensed, insured, and reputable (your local Public Utilities Commission and the Department of Transportation can confirm licensing information for you). If they are fully licensed, insured, and in good standing with those organizations, then it’s time to get on-site estimates to get a binding, “not to exceed” moving quote price for your move. When you’ve contracted a moving company, gotten a solid price, and have a moving date set in stone, then it’s time to prepare for the move itself. Here are some preparation tips for moving to Dallas--
- Always keep your most valuable items (wallets, ID’s, birth certificates, personal electronics, etc.) in one box that will stay with you throughout the move. The last thing that anyone wants is to have a panic attack during the unpacking process when they can’t find their social security card. Avoid the scare by keeping all of these items in a clearly labeled box, and make sure that this box travels with you, so that you know of its whereabouts at all times. If the box has to travel with other boxes, carefully label it, so that it’s easily discernible.
- The best time for moving to Dallas is between July and August when the area sees the least amount of rainfall and inclement weather. Rain, sleet, hail, snow, and ice can all slow a move to a crawl, so avoid moving to the city during the winter. Also avoid moving in June, when summer rains reach their peak and can bring your moving to a grinding halt. With sunshine and blue skies galore, July and August are the perfect months, but remember to have water available for your movers so that they don’t suffer from heat exhaustion.
- Crate your flat-screen TVs, artwork, antiques, and other delicate or fragile items. Moving to Dallas (hell, moving anywhere for that matter) is hard on your belongings, especially the fragile and valuable items. Make sure that all of the abovementioned items are protected by hand-built moving crates. These can be crafted by your moving company, or you can attempt to create them yourself, but your most precious furniture and belongings are not safe without them. To build a moving crate, you will need packing materials (like bubble wrap), cardboard boxes, shrink wrap, and tape. You want to wrap the item in packing materials, and then lock those into place with shrink wrap. Once you’ve padded and shrink wrapped the item, you want to cut the cardboard so that you can wrap it around the item. Fully cover the item with cardboard, and then seal the material in place with tape. A correctly constructed moving crate will look like a box that has been built for the item. Additionally, you can order moving crates that come pre-padded and built.
Moving to Dallas with Acclaimed Movers
If you’re ready to begin the process of gathering estimates from Dallas moving companies, then you need to start with a free, no-obligation quote from Acclaimed Movers. For the better part of a decade, Acclaimed has provided comprehensive, luxury moving services in the Southwestern United States. The company personalizes each move, and provides assistance from start to finish, handling the logistics and preparations (including comprehensive packing assistance) in addition to the labor and transportation. Acclaimed performs both local, and long distance moves, transporting homes and businesses to locations all around the world. Each of their Dallas movers is a clean-cut, experienced professional, who goes through regular training to make certain that they can properly pack and move any item. The company uses cutting-edge tools and packing materials on every relocation, and always transports belongings with precision and care. The goal at Acclaimed Movers is to make a lifelong customer out of each person that they help, while developing a reputation for trustworthiness and reliability. When moving to Dallas, you need a company that embodies the spirit of Texas. You need Acclaimed Movers.
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