Hiring a moving company to do all the heavy work of relocating your household can take some of the stress out of the experience and save you some time overall. Here are a few things to compare when consulting with potential moving companies and deciding which one to hire:
Whether you're on a tight deadline or you simply want to stay on track with your various moving goals, it's important to make sure that you know what to expect from each prospective moving company you consider hiring when it comes to labor timelines. Find out how many people each company will assign to packing and moving your stuff at any one time, and how long it should take the team to clear out each room in your home. This will help you determine which company is likely to provide you with the speediest service and make it easy to plan your move from day to day.
Protection of Valuables
It is also a good idea to specifically discuss the protection of your valuables when consulting with potential moving companies so you know whether you'll need to buy special insurance for anything to provide peace of mind. Ask each moving company you consult with to provide you with an itemized list of insurance options and guarantees in writing so you can compare the information side-by-side and determine which option will protect you the best. Find out how long it would take to receive compensation for a piece of expensive artwork or jewelry if it's insured through the company you hire and something happens to it while it's being moved. And take the time to inquire about deductibles for any insurance options that are available to you so there are no unwanted surprises to deal with after your move is complete.
While you may assume that your belongings will be put on a truck and taken directly to your new home, that may not be the case depending on which moving company you decide to ultimately work with. Some companies may pack your stuff with other peoples' belongings in the same truck if your household isn't big enough to fill the truck's storage capacity. Other companies may store your stuff overnight before transporting it to your new home. So, it's crucial to find out exactly how your belongings will be transported and secured to ensure that it ends up at your new home unharmed.
These are just a few of the considerations to make when comparing prospective moving companies to one another. Make a list of your own and utilize it as a basic outline during your consultations.Share
19 May 2017
Hell, my name is Damian Daniels. My career forces me to move constantly, often all across the world. I have had more three-month-long leases than I can count. Because of all the moving I have had to do, I have really gotten it down to a fine art. Moving is almost like breathing to me and I can do it at the drop of the hat. So I decided that my knowledge and experience might be useful to someone else, so i decided to create a blog that is dedicated to moving and storage. I hope that we continue to learn and grow together and make the world our home.