Obtain Several Moving Estimates To Make A Decision

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How To Pick The Right Moving Company

Have a few movers visit the location where the furnishings are to be moved from. This gives them the opportunity to see what they must move to complete the job. Discuss all information concerning what you request on the move to the new residence. Make sure that they understand everything that you explain to them.  Get an estimate in writing from each moving company so you can review it on the final decision of which company you hire. The company should give you a contract to sign after you have made the decision to hire them. This is called a bill of lading. An inventory list of all items to be moved and the current condition should be part of the final paperwork you receive. You should receive a document known as an order for service that authorizes the mover to transport all household items to the new location.  Make sure that the moving company has guaranteed you in writing that their insurance will cover any type of damages that occur. You have the right to know what charges that you pay before signing any contract between you and the mover.

Most people consider moving to be a challenge and consider hiring a company to do the job for them. Making the choice in whom to hire to do the move should involve careful research on each company. Here are a few questions to ask each mover to learn more about them.
How long have they been in business?  Years of experience can help you determine if they can safely move your valuables without causing any damage.

Can you move us to another State?  A company should be licensed for interstate travel by the government and have a DOT (Department of Transportation) number for interstate travel.

Does the company have insurance?  Make sure that they carry the necessary coverage in case of an accident.

Do they specialize in moving to high-rise apartment buildings?  A great company will have experience in dealing with difficult moves.

Can they guarantee on time delivery?  People want to know if a mover can be relied on to be there with their furnishing on a certain date.

Checking Websites

Research a company on the computer to learn more about their services. Many of them will detail valuable information about their experience in the field. They may have recent awards or certificates of excellence for providing service above others in the industry.  Positive reviews from satisfied customers are another resource to verify when doing research about a company. Those that have 4 or 5 star reviews are the ones that you can rely on.  The moving company might have a social media site that can give valuable information on how professional they are in the field. Other options can include the Better Business Bureau.

 

Obtain Several Estimates To Make A Decision

Have a few movers visit the location where the furnishings are to be moved from. This gives them the opportunity to see what they must move to complete the job. Discuss all information concerning what you request on the move to the new residence. Make sure that they understand everything that you explain to them.

Get an estimate in writing from each moving company so you can review it on the final decision of which company you hire. The company should give you a contract to sign after you have made the decision to hire them. This is called a bill of lading. An inventory list of all items to be moved and the current condition should be part of the final paperwork you receive. You should receive a document known as an order for service that authorizes the mover to transport all household items to the new location.

Make sure that the moving company has guaranteed you in writing that their insurance will cover any type of damages that occur. You have the right to know what charges that you pay before signing any contract between you and the mover.

How To Pick The Right Moving Company

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Most people consider moving to be a challenge and consider hiring a company to do the job for them

Making the choice in whom to hire to do the move should involve careful research on each company. Here are a few questions to ask each mover to learn more about them.

How long have they been in business?  Years of experience can help you determine if they can safely move your valuables without causing any damage.

Can you move us to another State?  A company should be licensed for interstate travel by the government and have a DOT (Department of Transportation) number for interstate travel.

Does the company have insurance?  Make sure that they carry the necessary coverage in case of an accident.

Do they specialize in moving to high-rise apartment buildings?  A great company will have experience in dealing with difficult moves.

Can they guarantee on time delivery? People want to know if a mover can be relied on to be there with their furnishing on a certain date.
Checking Websites

Research a company on the computer to learn more about their services. Many of them will detail valuable information about their experience in the field. They may have recent awards or certificates of excellence for providing service above others in the industry.  Positive reviews from satisfied customers are another resource to verify when doing research about a company. Those that have 4 or 5 star reviews are the ones that you can rely on.  The moving company might have a social media site that can give valuable information on how professional they are in the field. Other options can include the Better Business Bureau.

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Many professional moving companies include long lists of “non-allowable” items in their terms. These lists include things like perishable foods and hazardous materials, and the reasons that they are non-allowable are pretty obvious. The moving firms don’t want fires, explosions, toxic spills, or rotting food in their trucks and vans. Interestingly enough, when you look at what the best moving firms have to say about non-allowables, most also make a very surprising suggestion.

What is that? Among things they describe as not allowed you see many identify things like sentimental or personal items. Often noting that there are many things that are best taken along with you, personally, they list everything from wills and financial documents to tax records and car keys and photo albums. Read More