Whether you are moving to a new home in Charlotte, to a nearby city, or across the country, the process can be daunting. At Hornet Moving, we aim to make the moving experience as simple and stress-free as possible. This guide will contain answers to some of the most frequent questions our customers have about the process, as well as tips that can make the experience as smooth as possible.
When Should I Contact a Moving Company?
Packing and moving your home or office can be a complex and time-consuming process, whether you do all the packing yourself or leave some of it to the professionals. It is a wise idea to contact the moving company as early as possible to request an estimate and start the planning for your move. This ensures that you have plenty of time to get everything packed and ready for the move with minimal stress. At Hornet Moving, our team can plan and schedule your move to make the process as convenient as possible.
Do You Offer Packing Services?
Yes, at Hornet Moving, we offer packing services to make the moving process as fast and efficient as possible. We can help you pack all your belongings, or just select items. Our team is careful and conscientious, and they will take all appropriate steps to ensure your belongings are safe, secure, and protected from harm.
How Should I Pack Delicate Items?
For items like dinnerware, ceramics, and glassware, it is a good idea to wrap individual items in newspaper, bubble wrap, or similar packing materials, filling interior spaces with extra material. Place all items in a sturdy shipping box, with extra packing material between each item and in all empty spaces. Protect glass in picture frames with cardboard, then wrap them with newspaper or craft paper.
Should I Empty Drawers & Cabinets?
Yes, emptying your furniture of all belongings will make it easier to move and will prevent damage during transit. Empty all drawers and cabinets, and if possible, disassemble any large or heavy pieces. At Hornet Moving, our experts can help you disassemble and reassemble furniture, and we will wrap and secure each piece for safe and secure transport.
How Should I Prepare Appliances for the Move?
Remove all contents of refrigerators, freezers, dishwashers, clothes washers, and dryers. Disconnect electrical and plumbing connections, using a professional if necessary, and clean each appliance thoroughly. Check the owner’s manual of each appliance for any precautions that must be taken during a move, such as keeping refrigerators upright or securing washers with a stabilizer during transit. At Hornet Moving, we have the equipment to move even the heaviest appliances safely, and we can make sure they receive the care necessary for their protection during transit.
Can I Pack My Plants?
If you are moving to another state, it may be wise to check local regulations to ensure your plants are legal to transport. Some states place restrictions on plants to prevent problems like pest or disease transmission, or to protect local plant species. In most cases, you will be responsible for transporting your plants, as they can easily be damaged in a moving truck.
Local & Long-Distance Moving Services in Charlotte, NC
Are you ready to start the moving process for your home or business in Charlotte? Choose our team at Hornet Moving for cost-effective, professional residential or commercial moving services. We feature a dedicated, experienced team, the latest trucks and equipment, and an unwavering commitment to quality and safety.
Call 704-323-4056 or contact us online to request an estimate today!