Aug 12, 2016
Don't Sweat the Big Move
You've been preparing for this day for many months. It's the day of the big move and you'll soon be leaving behind your old home in favor of your new life in Ward Village.
After countless hours spent planning, a new chapter in your life is about to unfold. But first, you'll have to get through the move. Yes, the dreaded moved. But this time, it's going to be different. This time, you've got the right kind of help.
As you've (perhaps painfully) learned in the past, moving isn't for the faint of heart. But with the help of a variety of services offered in Honolulu, the days of broken items, unyielding stress, and strained backs are over. Yes, there are a number of operations offering services that not only strip away the stress of moving, but they do it all with the utmost precision. So what should you look for in a mover? Reliability, friendliness, and care.
Kama'aina Movers, which holds a four-and-a-half star review on Yelp, has been a household name in Hawaii for years and are regarded as some of the best movers in the city, priding themselves on customer service and a fair rate. It's recommended that you book two weeks in advance, but if the company has openings, they'll fit you in at their first convenience. A typical move from a three to four-bedroom home into your new digs at Ward Village requires two trucks and four movers, but Kama'aina Movers has built a reputation for doing it all with ease, care, and courtesy.
ODMIS (Ohana Delivery Moving and Installation Services), also based in the heart of Honolulu and located less than a few miles from Ward Village, offers more than just heavy-lifting help. In addition to packing and moving your belongings, they'll also help install appliances and even offer an organizational service if you're so inclined. According to the company, "We're full-service movers, from packing, unpacking, and crating to home organization, office relocation, and white-glove delivery services. At ODMIS, we're committed to be your reliable, professional, and caring partner. We pay attention to detail and work efficiently and effectively."
Now that you're familiar with a few of Honolulu's most recommended moving companies, it's time to gather a quote. We recommend calling up three to five different businesses (see below for our list) and requesting estimates. Once you've found your movers, it's time for you to prepare for the big day. After you've organized, planned, and purged your unneeded items, we recommend packing a lunch, coffee, and snacks ahead of time (You Move Me movers will often bring you coffee the morning of your move)as many of your everyday items will already be packed up. Have a pet? It's always a good idea to have someone care for your special four-legged friend during the day of the move. Lastly, make sure you have a clear walkway for your movers to make their way through the house. When you finally move into your new home, ensure that you let the staff know what day and time you're arriving and request access to the service elevator and any other help you may need from them.
With a little planning and the right team behind you, the big move just might not be quite the hassle you've envisioned.
Top-Rated Movers on Oahu:
- ODMIS - Ohana Delivery Moving and Installation Services (808) 687.0670 / 1088 Bishop St. Ste 1223, Honolulu, HI 96813
- Kama'aina Movers (808) 275. 7155 / 2630 Kapiolani Blvd., Honolulu, HI 96826
You Move Me (808) 216.6860 / 6800 Kalanianaole Hwy #136 Honolulu, HI Quick N Quality Movers: (888) 547.8046 / 1050 Lunalilo St Apt 1006 Honolulu, HI 2 Guys & A Truck (808) 542-3766 / 905 kalanianaole Hwy Box 1101, Kailua, HI 96734
This list is not a complete listing of available vendors. Inclusion in the list does not constitute an endorsement, representation or warranty of the vendor by Ward Village, Ward Management Development Company or any of its affiliates, parent entities, directors or employees.
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