Spero Georgedakis knows moving. As the owner of Good Greek Moving & Storage in South Florida, he’s had experience with every type of move involving every type of home.
In a recent interview, The Good Greek outlined what people can expect when they have a typical move with Good Greek Moving & Storage. The following explanations and advice on moving are taken from an interview with Georgedakis. You can watch the full video above.
A typical move with Good Greek Moving & Storage starts off with movers pulling up to your home and, of course, parking in a safe manner, not obstructing traffic and not upsetting your neighbors. Moving day is stressful enough for you and your family – we don’t want to upset the neighbors.
Once the movers are set up they are going to take some precautions. For example, protecting the floors or maybe the door jams. Once the moving process starts, the movers will begin to wrap your furniture to protect it. They also will do any minor disassembly or reassembly, such as your beds.
Once the moving crew drives to your new house, they will unwrap the furniture in the new house, place and set things up where they belong and put everything back together that they took apart.
Good Greek Moving & Storage is a full-service relocation company. What that means is that they can handle anything from a one item move across town to an entire household move across the country. They also provide packing services and crating and uncrating services, which is a specialty service. It’s used mostly to transport artwork and marble pieces. The company also offers storage space.
Before the movers arrive is a good time to purge any items you don’t want to move. This can include items such as old magazines – you don’t want them moved because they take up space and cost you money. The attic is also a spot where there are items you can pull down and get rid of or donate.
Also, with food items that would be in the movers’ possession for an extended period of time, it might be a better idea to donate the food to your local food bank.
If you plan on doing your own packing, make sure it’s all done before movers arrive. That makes for a more efficient move as movers won’t have to stop and re-tape boxes or pack things you didn’t pack in the first place.
Movers cannot transport all items, depending on the circumstances. For example, one thing to consider are the transport of any plants or pets. Movers won’t take pets or plants across state lines. Locally, it might be done, but it’s worth considering moving some of those items in your own car.
There are different levels of coverage that the moving company should offer to you before the move starts. The standard level of coverage is what all licensed movers must offer at no cost. It covers items based on weight, not value. You get reimbursed at 60 cents on the pound, which is really a reimbursement toward a nick, a dent or a scratch. It’s not meant to replace your items.
Good Greek Moving & Storage always offers customers the option of purchasing full replacement insurance through a third-party. Georgedakis warns that you shouldn’t buy any full coverage protection from a moving company because movers can’t really sell insurance – they’re movers, not an insurance broker.
Also, check your renter or homeowner insurance policy, you may already be covered.
Once the movers arrive at your new location, know where you want items to be placed. That makes for a much more efficient move that ends up finishing a lot quicker.
Tipping is not expected nor is it required. However, it’s always appreciated and there really is no set percentage.
This is some of the expert advice to keep in mind as you prepare for your move. Take the time to shop around for a quality mover, especially one that offers full service and can meet all your moving day needs.