Moving can be tedious task, especially when you have so much stuff to take with you Packing up, getting a trucking, loading and unloading your things, driving to your new home – the entire process is just hands down stressful and time-consuming. Of course, you can always hire people to do these things for you.
The only problem here is choosing the wrong mover. All of them will claim to be the best, but only you and other consumers can say that. To ensure that your stuff is safe, look into a few things before deciding on a particular company to hire.
First and foremost, how much would you be glad to pay a moving service? Everything you want them to do will go into your bill, so factor that into your calculations. If you have a limited budget, balance quality and convenience with cost. That means you will have to do part of the job yourself – the easiest parts – and the hardest tasks will be done by the mover. It’s also wise to ask for two or three estimates from different companies so you can compare their pricing.
Distance to Travel
Moving long distance means you have to consider two key points – the cost of your move and the movers you can choose from. Some local companies only move within the state. If you’ll be moving to another state, you’ll have to book moving services in advance so you can be sure they will be available when you need them.
Many movers will pay only part of the value of your belongings when they get stolen or broken. Whatever the details of their insurance coverage, make sure you know. If you find their coverage inadequate, simply add more coverage.
Knowing how much insurance coverage a mover provides is one thing, and knowing whether they have a reputation for stealing or breaking things is another. Go online, do your research and pay attention to reviews on independent consumer websites. Visit the Better Business Bureau website to look for cues of consumer issues. The number of years the company has been in business is another sign of their reputation. Remember, disreputable companies normally don’t stay around very long.
Finally, ask your prospective mover for references. Excuses are unacceptable. If it seems like a big deal for them, be suspicious. If they are honest and provide good service, they should be enthusiastic about letting you connect with their old customers. Otherwise, there’s something they don’t want you to know.