The Best Tips For hiring a moving company
When hiring a moving company, its important to do so as far in advance of your move date as possible – moving firms who do all of the packing and moving for you expect to be able to come out and assess your belongings, for insurance and truck/personnel cover.
Before hiring a moving company It’s Important To De-clutter
You at least want to have a guesstimate of how much you’ll have de-cluttered before you move so that they can give you an accurate quote. If you overestimate the space you need, you’ll not get a refund, and find that space is wasted – especially, if you book a larger truck than you require.
Too small and you may find that your belongings don’t fit, or that you get charged extra. You also might not get to move that day, if they have to unload one van and reload another, or book another transport for your belongings.
Allowing a company to pack your belongings isn’t without risk, so before hiring a moving company, be sure to check their credentials and references thoroughly.
You’ll have items you don’t want them to pack – make sure you pack them yourself, or tell them, clearly what you expect them to pack and not pack. Its always good to take an inventory before allowing anyone to come in and pack your belongings – and if you can, take photos.
Most companies provide insurance and are consummate professionals, but some can cause more damage than the cost of hiring a moving company, and its important to have redress when moving belongings.
Their insurance should be carefully examined to make sure it covers everything – this will also give you an idea of what they will and won’t pack – and what extras (such as mattress covering) they’ll provide.
Companies can come in and pack your house in as little as two days – so its important to know what to expect and when to expect them. You will want to stay and watch them packing (and possibly pack some of your own things) so make sure to allow for that when planning your move.
Questions to Ask Before hiring a moving company
If you’re looking for movers to help you move from one state to another, the moving company should have a U.S. DOT number, which is a unique license number issued by the United States Department of Transportation. Check the validity of your mover’s DOT number in their database.
Moving within your own state necessitates the use of a state-licensed moving company. Never hiring a moving company who do not have a license number in moving business, and make sure the company name matches the license holder’s name.
This ensures you’re dealing with a legitimate business. It’s also a good idea to hire movers who have been in moving business for a while. Many phony moving companies change their names in an attempt to avoid a bad reputation.
What do hiring a moving company rates include?
Low rates do not always imply a low final bill from moving companies. Inquire about the number of movers who will be on the job, how they intend to protect your belongings, whether there will be additional charges for things like fuel or the type of building (if you live in an apartment building without an elevator, for example), and how long they estimate the job will take.
All of this has an effect on the price. Extra men and equipment can result in unexpected costs. A moving company is only permitted by law to provide rates over the phone, not estimates. Before you hire movers, see if a representative from the company will come to your home to provide a free onsite estimate.
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