For most, moving is enevitable. Whether you are moving for work, school, or to be closer to a loved one, you are likely to make at least one large move in your lifetime. Moving is not an easy task, it can be very stressful and there are many decisions that you will need to make when planning your move.
If you decide to hire a professional moving company, make sure that you get your money’s worth by hiring a reputable, honest, and dependable mover. Hiring the wrong mover can be avoided with a little time and research.
Find out what previous customers have to say about the moving companies in your area. You can find moving company reviews online at websites like yelp.com or angieslist.com. Reviews written by pleased or disgruntled customers can provide a lot of insight on what you can expect. You can also visit the moving company’s website in order to find information on the company as well as customer testimonials.
Make sure to take advantage of a free in home estimate. Take the time out of your day to meet an estimator in your home. It can make all the difference in the estimate you receive. It’s important for the moving company to see not only what you are moving but where you are moving from. An estimator will be able to determine if a large truck can access your home or if you will need a shuttle, which is a smaller truck used to transport your goods from your home to the larger truck that will be hauling your shipment.
When comparing multiple estimates, make sure you are comparing apples to apples. Just because one estimate is lower doesn’t mean it’s the best way to go. Make sure that the lower estimate includes the same costs as the higher estimate. If you don’t compare the estimates accurately, you may be unpleasantly surprised by extra charges, such as a shuttle.
If you are moving out of state, make sure that your mover has provided you with a copy of Your Rights and Responsibilities When You Move. Your mover is required to provide you this literature by federal law. This book will help to ensure that you understand your rights and responsibilities as well as the terms and conditions of your contract and how to handle questions and complaints.
Even though moving is stressful, hiring the right mover will allow to ease some of the stress. Follow the above tips and of course, please don’t hesitate to visit our website in order to learn more about the services we can provide to you or your company, as we service local, out of state, corporate, and commercial moves.
You can also reach us toll free at 1-800-926-2770 with any questions regarding our moving services.