Moving can be one of the more stressful events in a person’s life. What begins as excitement about a new home or city can end up in frustration and emotional upheaval in your life. Fortunately, many of today’s professional moving companies can handle the entire moving process for you. Everything from planning and packing to delivering and setting up.
It is very important though to review their policies, procedures and credentials before you sign on the dotted line.
Four good tips for selecting a reputable mover:
- Movers should offer an on-site estimate – When hiring a mover to handle your move, you should never accept an estimate before the mover has been on-site. The professional moving company should schedule a visit to your home, reviewing and estimating all your household belongings.
- Make sure the mover is bonded and insured – Without these credentials, your moving company isn’t responsible should something happen to your personal belongings. In addition, they aren’t liable for injuries that happen to their workers or your family and property. Ask your mover to provide proof of license, bonding and insurance before hiring them.
- Get a detailed estimate – obtain a detailed list of the estimated cost of your entire move. Before you sign any contracts, find out if there are any extra fees for special services, supplies, or labor. These “little” extras can add up fast. Your mover should provide a complete list of your belongings, how many hours needed for your move, number of trucks used and any other extra costs associated with your move, providing a total cost of your move.
- Choose a mover with uniformed and trained employees – select a mover that has employees that are fully trained and arrive in uniforms. This kind of attention to detail demonstrates their concern about your home, your safety, and getting the job done correctly.
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