If you’re moving to Colorado Springs, you’ll find a city of about a half-million people where faces are friendly and Nature’s beauty is on full display. Pike’s Peak overlooks the city, and within city limits proper you’ll find the amazing pink rocks of Garden of the Gods, a piece of land deeded to the city with the stipulation that it always remain a free city park.
For many in Colorado Springs, military relocation is a way of life, with several Air Force and Army bases. It’s also close to Cheyenne Mountain, home of NORAD-North American Aerospace Defense Command.
Colorado Springs moving companies, then, are very skilled at getting families both into and out of the city. Your first step should be to get moving quotes from Colorado Springs movers. Moving is a competitive business, and the more quotes you get the more you will learn about Colorado Springs relocation guidelines.
Colorado Springs Movers Tips:
Get some references to start:
You can get referrals to Colorado Springs movers from your family and friends, but don’t overlook the Internet. Movers who advertise on the internet sometimes provide great moving rates simply because the sheer volume of business that comes through internet referrals makes them more competitive.
Get rid of unneeded items:
As you consider and compare quotes from Colorado Springs movers, you’ve got to do what you can to curtail your full service moving costs. Start right now to go through your belongings. If you don’t use or wear something regularly, you should sell it, give it away, or throw it away.
Most Colorado Springs movers charge you by the pound, and you don’t need to pay to move something that you really don’t need. Will it pay to move some of your larger items? For appliances or large furniture items such as dressers, if they are old and chipped, consider whether you want to move them. You might do better to pitch them now and apply the money you’re saving toward new ones after the move.
Get your kids involved in the move:
As you go through the process of getting quotes from various Colorado Springs movers, ask if they have resources on recreation for the family. If not, send your kids on their own internet project-to make lists of things to do in your city. But don’t overlook their worry about leaving behind old friends: Provide them with a camera and scrapbooks so that they can take photos and write down addresses to help them stay in touch and preserve memories. And remember that children of all ages are capable of taking a box into their bedrooms to begin packing.
Do your due diligence:
No matter which Colorado Springs movers end up on your final short list, you’ve got to check them out with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. You can enter your Colorado Springs movers’ USDOT number on the FMCSA website to get a Company Snapshot, including its safety record and past crash information.
Choose Colorado Springs movers that are private carriers, not brokers, and not for-hire motor carriers. While the FMCSA has a website geared just for movers, its information for customers is at www.ProtectYourMove.gov. Your mover should give you a copy of the FMCSA’s pamphlet on Your Rights and Responsibilities When You Move, but you can also get it at that website.
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