For more than half a century, the professionals at Charlotte Van & Storage Co. have been helping families and businesses all over the country with their relocation needs. With the help of Mayflower Van Lines, one of the foremost transportation companies in the industry, we have all the support, equipment and state-of-the-art technology needed to tackle virtually any move with ease, regardless of the size and scope.
No matter what type of move you're planning, our focus is to always provide you with the best possible services and customer care. To make sure that we always meet your unique needs, budget and schedule, we start by coming to your home or business and conducting a free estimate and consultation. During this time, we'll discuss your requirements and help you choose the best services to accommodate them.
When it comes to employee relocations, we offer comprehensive services to the employee and/or employer to ensure that your transition is as smooth and stress-free as possible. When you work with us, we offer the following valuable services that you won't find elsewhere. These include, but are not limited to:
- Expense management
- Group move assistance
- Transportation management
- Home finding assistance
- Spouse career assistance
Once you've chosen a moving date and have booked your Charlotte Van & Storage movers, you'll need to start preparing to move as soon as possible. The more time you have to pack and get organized, the less stressful your employee relocation will be. Here, we've outline a few helpful tips to get started:
- Sort your belongings and toss, sell, donate or gift all of your excess or unused items. This will save space in your moving trucks and help you streamline the packing process.
- Set aside valuable items to keep with you and mark them as DO NOT PACK. These include sentimental items, jewelry and sentimental items, personal/confidential paperwork and documents, etc. Any items that are irreplaceable or contain sensitive information should be kept with you during the move and not on the moving truck.
- Close out utility services, set up a forwarding address and transfer any necessary accounts to your new home. That way, everything will be set up and ready to go as soon as you arrive.
- Avoid packing items that cannot be moved, such as flammable, perishable or hazardous materials. Some common items on this list include:
- Aerosol Cans
For any questions or concerns about preparing for your move, contact your personal Move Coordinator for more information and guidance.
When is the best time to move?
Take all factors into consideration when deciding on the best time for you to move. Keep in mind, however, that the summer months (mid-May to mid-September) and the beginning and end of each month (regardless of the season) are particularly busy for moving companies and may require more flexibility and advanced scheduling.
How do I determine which moving companies to contact?
Ask your neighbors, friends, coworkers and family members if they can make recommendations. Investigate each of the movers you select with the Better Business Bureau. Good service is the best measure of a good mover.
When should I contact moving companies for estimates?
Try to provide moving companies with as much notice as possible, especially if you are moving during the summer months. We recommend at least four to six weeks before your desired moving date. This will increase your likelihood of securing the pickup and delivery dates you desire.
What happens when a relocation consultant comes to my home?
The relocation consultant will arrive at your home to perform a visual survey of your items. The consultant must be able to clearly see what is being moved in order to provide you with an accurate estimate. If you know of items that are out of view or will be eliminated, be certain to point them out to the consultant. Once the visual survey is completed, the consultant will calculate the weight, packing cost and any other charges related to your move.
There are many factors that go into a successful move, so it's important that you work with an experienced, reputable moving company during any relocation. Speak with the friendly, knowledgeable experts at Charlotte Van & Storage for more information and to get started on your next employee relocation. We can help you navigate every step of the process and provide the services and care that you need. Call us today or fill out our quick online form to receive your free, no-obligation estimate.