Whether you're moving across town or across the country, hiring a moving company will make your life much easier. But it is essential to hire the right moving company. Use the following tips to help ensure that you have a positive experience with the moving company that you hire:
Properly Licensed and Insured
A reputable moving company should be properly licensed and insured. Before hiring a moving company, make sure they have a U.S. Department of Transportation number issued by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. It is also important to ask about the insurance that a moving company has; the company should have workers compensation insurance and liability insurance so you are not held liable if a mover is injured on your property.
Binding Written Estimates
When hiring a moving company, most people want to know exactly how much the bill will be after everything has been moved and unloaded from the truck. Unfortunately, without a binding written estimate, your total cost may be more than you expected. In order to keep costs under control, it is in your best interest to get a binding written estimate before you hire a moving company.
A reputable moving company will accept credit cards and checks as a form of payment. Beware of moving companies that will only accept cash payments-- this can be a red flag of a moving company that is not very professional or organized. Your best bet is to pay with a credit card so you can dispute the charges if there are any issues.
How Long a Company Has Been in Business
The length of time that a moving company has been in business will not predict exactly what type of service you will receive, but if a company has been in business for a long time, it usually means that the company is very experienced and has managed to continually attract new customers. It is usually in your best interest to use a moving company that has been in business for a while, especially if you are planning a long-distance move.
What is Included
Before signing a contract, it is important to understand exactly what services you are agreeing to. Some moving companies offer a variety of services, such as packing services, while others simply load items onto a truck and take them off the truck when they reach your destination. Knowing what to expect will prevent surprises or disappointment.
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28 June 2017
I try to keep my living expenses down to save money for my family. But when we faced moving from one state to another last year, I didn't know how to do so without breaking my budget. Fortunately, a relative of mine suggested that I ask a moving contractor for help. The contractor helped me plan a moving strategy that not only saved me money on boxes, supplies and transportation, they also provided tips on how to make the move easier once we arrived to our destination. I learned so much about moving that I developed this blog. I offer tips on how to move on a budget, select the right moving supplies and even how to pack your belongings properly. If you're ready to get started, keep reading. Thanks for stopping by and good luck with your move.