Procedures are highly important because they add organization, systemization, and efficiency to everything. This does not go amiss with Ameritex Movers, which is why we developed a simple 10-step moving process that makes moving with us awesome and easy! Here is what you can expect when hiring Ameritex Houston Movers.
Our Stress-Free Moving Process
1. Schedule Your Move!
Now, if there was any way we could receive psychic calls in order to save you the trouble of calling us directly, we would! But technology is just not there… yet! So, when you’re getting ready to move, call Ameritex Movers at 713-484-6683 to schedule your move. We make the moving process so simple because we do this every day and love it. After more than 15 years of moving, we’ve learned a thing or two about making your move stress-free.
2. When Hiring a Mover: Check Out Your Rights & Responsibilities When You Move in Texas
Houston is thriving, and thousands of people are moving to, from and within the city daily. There are many choices when looking for Houston Movers, but how do you really know if the company you’re considering is a good company to hire or not? For starters, we recommend checking out the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles Motor Carrier Division website. This site lets you search to see if the company you’re considering is licensed and registered with the state of Texas.
In addition, be sure to check out the Your Rights & Responsibilities When You Move in Texas brochure, too. This brochure guides you step by step through the moving process to make your next move seamless and stress-free. Moving is serious business. It’s always good to know the background of any company you choose to work with, and we know that being upfront and transparent is the key to practicing good business.
3. De-Clutter, Prepare, and Pack
Before you start to pack, de-clutter your stuff. Why? Well, it not only helps you haul fewer things, but it can be a great money saver and money maker too! After all, one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. After you de-clutter, sell the things you don't want in garage sales, Craigslist, or eBay and make a little extra cash. Also, now that you have fewer things to haul, it will make the moving time shorter, therefore saving you even more money.
When it’s time to pack, start early! Be sure to pack properly by:
- using adequate packing supplies,
- not over-stuffing boxes and containers, and
- not having loose miscellaneous items laying around that could be time-consuming to individually move.
Our motto is, “If it fits in a box, put it in a box.” Don’t forget to label the boxes, too. This helps the movers know where things go quickly and precisely, and it also helps ease the unpacking process. Feel free to call Ameritex Movers any time before your move date for FAQs, packing tips, moving tips, and tricks for organizing and planning a stress-free move.
4. 24-Hour Prior Confirmation Call
At Ameritex Movers, we know you’re busy with the logistics of packing and moving. So let us take the stress of having to remember your appointments, too. Our staff will call you 24 hours before your move to confirm the date, time, and details of your move. Feel free to ask for any last-minute packing tips or anything else. Make sure to know which items we are prohibited from moving, such as:
- Live plants and animals
- Firearms and ammunition
- Any type of explosives, like fire extinguishers and propane tanks.
Double-check our accepted forms of payment, and get ready to see our awesome movers the following day.
5. Moving Day: Your Crew's Arrival
This is it — the “It’s all happening now!” moment. No need to worry, we’ve got it all under control. To help recognize who is who, your crew leader will be wearing a red shirt, and the crew helpers will be wearing brown shirts. Your crew leader will kindly greet you, present you with your Household Goods Proposal/Contract for Moving Services, and walk you through the next steps. Be sure to have the walkways inside and outside of the property cleared of clutter. Doing this helps reduce damages and injuries, and will expedite your moving process.
6. Household Goods Proposal/Contract for Moving Services
The Household Goods Proposal/Contract for Moving Services outlines the details of your move. Please read the information carefully to ensure accuracy and understand limits of liability. You will receive one of two types of proposals. The first is a binding proposal that gives you an exact price for your move. This price factors in the inventory you and the scheduling coordinator have discussed, in addition to mileage, flights of stairs, and the number of crew members needed.
The second type of proposal is called a not to exceed proposal. This type of proposal states the maximum amount for the move. It is generally set up at an hourly rate and indicates the maximum number of hours the Houston movers are contractually bound to charge. In either case, be very specific about the items you have, the services you are requesting, and the conditions of your move. Lastly, the proposal should indicate which forms of payment the moving company accepts and when payment is due.
7. Initial Walkthrough and Assessment
Before we start packing and moving, our crew leader conducts a walkthrough with you to assess everything. During this time, please make any specific requests and discuss items that require special handling. Also, be sure to assess current furniture conditions to help pave the way for a smooth move.
8. Let's Move It!
Now is the time when the move begins. Our movers carefully wrap each item with furniture wrap and free shrink wrap. We also offer three complimentary wardrobe boxes to use to move your clothing. Our movers safely disassemble furniture and wrap everything, and they also re-assemble everything and unwrap it in your new destination. Simple, seamless, and stress-free!
9. Acceptance and Delivery of Payment
Once your moving crew has delivered and setup your last item, your move is complete! It’s like a Genie in a Bottle — you blink and it’s done! But before we leave, there are a few final things to wrap up. You’ll need to sign the Household Goods Proposal/Contract for Moving Services accepting delivery of shipment and be prepared to make payment. As our form of payment, we accept all major credit cards: Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.
10. Final Walkthrough and Equipment Inspection
We like being safe and sure, so we do not run out the minute everything is complete. Instead, we stay a while for the final walkthrough. We inspect the trucks to ensure everything is delivered and that one of your boxes isn’t accidentally forgotten in the moving truck.
Ameritex Houston Movers
Don’t worry, be happy. You’ve found Ameritex Movers to help you with your upcoming packing and moving needs! In just 10 simple steps, your move is done. Ameritex Houston Movers is at your service today!