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, there’s always the option to hire professional movers so you can relax and let them do the work.
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 be sure that your belongings will be in safe hands, consider the following before committing to any moving company:
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. Also make sure to ask for quotes from two or three different movers and compare their prices.
Distance to Travel
If you’ll be moving long distance, consider two things: how much the move will cost, and which moving companies you should choose from. Some local companies only move within the state. If you’ve moving to another state, book their services ahead of time so you can ensure their availability.
Movers usually only reimburse part of the value of your possessions when they get damaged or stolen. Regardless of their insurance coverage details, what’s important is you know. If you find their coverage inadequate, simply add more coverage.
It’s one thing to know how much you’re covered for your things, and it’s another to know if a mover has a reputation for stealing or breaking items. Get online, do some homework and focus on reviews published on third-party consumer websites. Check with the Better Business Bureau. Another sign of their reputation might be how long they’ve been providing professional moving services. Remember, disreputable companies normally don’t stay around very long.
Finally, don’t think twice about asking for references from your potential mover. Excuses are unacceptable. If it seems like a big deal for them, be suspicious. If they have nothing to hide and are proud of what they do, they should even be excited let you talk to their previous customers. Otherwise, they’re clearly hiding something.