Tips for Choosing a Moving Company
You cannot help but feel a little worried about hiring shady moving companies to bring your furniture, appliances and other personal possessions to your new house. You have spent lots of money on these things thus you want to ensure that they arrive safely in your new abode. Here are tips to follow when choosing a moving company so that you will feel assured all the way.
You need to review all your stuff. Things you do not need anymore can be donated to charity or you can have a garage sale and make money out of them. With a smaller load, you will have a smaller moving estimate given to you.
Go ahead and call a number of moving companies. At 2 Burley Men we are not afraid of the competition. Just the opposite. We specialize in local and regional moves, but we will give you a highly competitive quote whether you’re moving around the corner or around the world.
Speak to your family, friends, co-workers and neighbors. They are likely to know of both good and bad moving companies. Call each of the companies recommended and then ask them of their storage, length of service, drivers’ and packers’ experience and licenses or permits. You can also call agencies regulating transportation services about the company’s license. You can also check the reputation of the company from the Better Business Bureau about any complaints against these companies.
After obtaining names of some good reputable companies, call them for quotes or estimates. You can also schedule a meeting with their sales representative at your house. He would also be able to make an inventory of your possessions to make a moving quote. Remember that these estimates or quotes are either binding, which means the stipulated amount will not increase, or non-binding which means the cost might increase at not more than 10%. Both types of moving estimates would be followed by a written contract.
After getting quotes, compare all of them. Ensure that you check every detail because one quote may separate expenses for storage, insurance and transport costs while others may not. It can be confusing and difficult to read the fine print but it will ensure that you get your money’s worth. Remember that at 2 Burley Men Moving & Hauling we do not charge for before and after travel time for moves in each of our local moving areas. That can save you a lot of money right there!
Remember that your possessions’ weight may go beyond the estimate. Ask the company of their policy on unforeseen costs and overages. Make sure to check out hidden costs such as insurance, packing fees, appliances’ preparation, packing materials, storage fees, additional furniture charges and even your beds being disassembled. It is better to be careful about expenses when it comes to hiring a moving company so that you will not pay more than what you expected.
The next thing to consider is to get the moving company with the greatest customer service there is. Even if it is pricier, you are given peace of mind as it is a company that would protect your belongings and place importance on their customers and their own reputation.
With these tips, you are more likely to get the best moving comany available. Obviously, we’re confident that you will choose 2 Burley Men for all of your moving requirements.