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Moving Tips

On the move but don’t know how to begin?
Let CMM guide you with some pointers to help you relocate safely and swiftly.

Find a moving company you can trust.
Ask your friends, neighbors, and co-workers for moving company recommendations. Then research the companies you have on your shortlist paying attention to the services they offer and customer reviews. The best moving companies have the best reputation.

Be sure to ask the potential movers these questions:

  • How long has the company been in business?

  • What are the pickup and delivery processes?

At CMM, we provide customers with a comprehensive move estimate. We include itemized charges for labor, truck, packing materials, travel time, and valuation coverage or insurance. Make sure you agree with all charges in the written estimate before signing a moving contract.


Take inventory of your belongings.
Divide your belongings into three categories:

  • Items to be handled by movers

  • Items you will move yourself

  • Goods that you’ll sell, donate, or throw away.

After you’ve decided on what needs to be moved, make a list of those items and the number of boxes you’ll be handing off to movers and those you’ll be handling yourself. This will help you keep track of your belongings and locate items if misplaced or lost.

You will save money if you pack most of your items. CMM does also provide this service, give us a call and we’ll help make packing easier for you.

Utilize temporary storage.
Ideally, you’d like to relocate all your belongings from your old to new home. But you may need to store some (or all) of your possessions for days or even months during the relocation. CMM can offer recommendations on storage rentals. 

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