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Considerations to Make When Choosing a Moving Company

Moving can be tedious task, especially when you have so much stuff to take with you Packing your things, renting a truck, loading and unloading, driving to your new address – all of these can be time-consuming and just downright stressful. Of course, there’s always the option to hire professional movers so you can relax and let them do the work.

The only problem is when you pick the wrong mover. All of them will say they are the best, but it’s only you and other consumers who can decide on that. To make sure your belongings are safe, you have to consider a few things when deciding which company to hire.

Your Budget

First of all, how much will you be comfortable spending for moving services? Everything you want them to do will go into your bill, so factor that into your calculations. If your budget is rather small, you may have to balance quality and convenience against cost. That means you may have to take care of some parts of the job yourself – the easiest if you will – and the rest will be handled by the moving company. Also, ask for two or three different quotes from different movers and make price comparisons.

Distance of Travel

Moving long distance means you have to consider two key points – the cost of your move and the movers you can choose from. Some local companies only move within the state. If you’ll be moving to another state, book them ahead of time so you won’t have a problem with availability

Insurance

A lot of moving companies will only pay you a fraction of the value of your things when they get broken or stolen. Regardless of their insurance coverage details, what’s important is you know. If you think their coverage is inadequate, you can get additional insurance.

General Reputation

It’s one thing to know how much you’ll be covered for insurance, and it’s another to know whether a mover has a reputation for theft or damage. Get online, do some homework and focus on reviews published on third-party consumer websites. Check with the Better Business Bureau. How long the company has been in business is also an indication of reputation. Remember, disreputable companies normally don’t stay around very long.

References

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 are honest and provide good service, they should be enthusiastic about letting you connect with their old customers. Otherwise, they’re clearly hiding something.

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