Preparing to move across the town and it is as complicated as moving to another state. The hardest job is boxing up your belongings and transporting them to the new home. Furthermore you would also be consistently worrying about trusting your valuable items to strangers. Finding a dependable moving company would certainly cause the stress levels soar. So it is best to comply certain steps for choosing a proper moving company.
Choosing a moving company is the thing you should do and this is not a complicated process as it appears to be. Ask your friends, neighbors and family members about movers that they have employed in the past. Sometimes the estate agent that you deal with can provide you with a list of local companies since they deal with movers all the time.
When you have gathered some phone numbers and names, you should call those companies and ask some questions such us offered services, prices, insurance coverage, policies and etc. Ask for their DOT number and check up on it on Department of Transportation website. Make sure you hire a company that is accordingly licensed with your state. The next step is check the dependability of the company with Better Business Bureau or any other consumer organization.
Then cut down your list to the movers with good reputation and get the address of at least two or three companies. You will be able to avoid scammers by easily voiding companies that do not have a physical address.
The next main thing is to get the quote for your move. It is always recommended to arrange on-site estimates which are normally provided at no cost. Keep in mind that some moving companies will give the moving quote over the phone without evaluating the possessions to be transported. The moving companies apply a broad variety of rates. Some companies would charge by an hourly rate while other would go by total weight. Usually local moves are charged by the hour and long distance moves are charged by the weight of the shipment. Some movers would charge extra for large furniture, supplies and stairs, make sure to have all this information in writing
With the moving quote in your hands, it is time to select the moving company that is right for your needs and budget. You should evenly deliberate your feeling, provided services as well as the price while making the final choice. Get a written agreement from the movers before the moving day. Now you will be able to relax and spend more time on other things.