We all get excited about moving to a different place, meeting new people and experiencing a different lifestyle. It gets your adventurous spirit thrilled and you can’t wait to make it happen. However, we get back to reality to face the dreaded moving date. Moving and packing makes everything so exhausting that you can’t wait for it to be over. If you’re doing it DIY you can save tons of money but it can also add more stress to what you’re feeling right now. During this time, maybe it’s the right time for you to consider hiring a moving company.
Hiring a moving company is no joke either as you would completely trust stranger with your life possessions. To make it easier for you, we compiled some easy tips for you to choose the perfect movers:
Get friendly suggestions. Now, you probably have some friends or relatives who have some experience in moving. You can ask them for suggested moving companies that they previously worked with. Get a summary of their overall experience and even the price range that you’re suppose to expect. If you don’t have friends, you can ask an online community for recommendations and some feedback about moving companies. (If you’re in Jacksonville,FL, we recommend http://www.tandemovers.com/ponte-vedra-movers/.)
Learn to scrutinize. This is a must if you already have decided on what companies to go for. Do a deep research on their history, experience and their reviews. Also, you need to check if they are accredited and licensed to move your belongings by checking for their US DOT number which is a license number released by the US Department of Transportation. Additionally, check if they have insurance as well to protect your personal items. When you want to entrust people with your things that you worked hard for, make sure it’s people who are credible in their business.
Get in-house estimates from different companies. When you’re choosing the perfect mover, you start with 3 or 4 choices. Have the different companies do an in-house estimate and compare their prices. Always ask for a hard copy of the estimate and keep it in a folder. If you have the estimates, you can try to negotiate for a more competitive price.
Ask for any strange policies. Different companies may have different policies. Always ask if any inconvenient situations may cost you extra. Some of these situations may include stairs, parking space and so on.
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