People move to Northwest Arkansas (NWA) to enjoy small towns and the great outdoors of the Ozark Mountains. Relocating to this beautiful region requires knowing the right routes that make the most sense for moving vans. It’s always important when moving to any location to make sure your belongings are well-protected and you’re working with experienced professionals. Here are helpful tips for moving to NWA.
About 3 million moves are made across state lines every year in America, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. But less than half of those moves are commissioned by a professional mover. It’s much more efficient to work with seasoned professionals who know how to save time and money, especially if you have an enormous amount of furniture and boxes to move. If you are thinking about moving to NWA, here are some towns to research:
- Bella Vista
- Eureka Springs
- Holiday Island
- Siloam Springs
One of the ways to make your move as efficient as possible is to learn about your destination’s roads and weather conditions. About a third of interstate moves occur in the summer, which is advantageous due to the lack of adverse conditions. It becomes more challenging to move in the winter during stormy season when roads can get slippery. Be sure to choose a mover after you’ve done research on their rates and experience. Make sure they are registered with FMCSA and have a U.S. DOT number.
Planning Your Move
If you already live in Arkansas and are moving to NWA, it’s much easier since you will be dealing with a company that’s familiar with the state’s roads. Make sure your mover is certified, gives free estimates and enjoys answering your questions. The best place to check for fully licensed and insured companies that build reputations on safe and successful moving is the American Moving & Storage Association at Moving.org. Here are some important considerations in your planning stage:
- Understand Your Rights and Responsibilities When You Move
- Ask the movers about their responsibilities for damages that may occur
- Learn how and when pickup and deliver will happen
- Make sure your valuable belongings are sufficiently insured
- Assist movers by answering questions about your destination
Share Photos with Your Movers
When moving to NWA it’s helpful to share photos of your property with movers, which you can do through email. Take photos of every room in your home so that they know what to expect before they arrive. It will give them an idea of your furniture size and the volume of items they will be moving. This knowledge helps them plan out how items will be arranged, space requirements and how long loading will take. Ultimately, this preparation will save you time and money.
Moving Day Concerns
On moving day make sure you assist movers with inventory of your household items and take note of existing conditions. Give the movers the directions to your new home and your contact information so that they can reach you during the move if they have any questions. Be sure to take a final look before the van leaves to make sure you are not leaving anything behind. You should also be available to supervise unloading and unpacking of your belongings.
Moving to NWA can be a fun and adventurous experience. Take time to plan your move by learning as much as you can about your destination and communicating with experienced professionals who are dedicated to protecting your property. Contact us at Winter Moving & Storage to find out more about moving to NWA as smoothly and efficiently as possible.