Moving is a big deal. It takes time, energy and most importantly – requires professionals, so a reliable moving service. You need to know that your things will arrive safely at your new location. Finding a moving service company sounds pretty straightforward, but in practice it isn’t. You can’t let just anyone pack and move your stuff. How do you know who to trust with your most valuable possessions?
When you Google ‘moving service’ you will get thousands of hits. But how do you know which one is the right one?
Here’s the list of things to guide you when choosing a moving service:
Recommendations and referrals are the cornerstone of any business. Especially the one where you provide services to your customers. If you have a specific company in mind, ask around if anyone has used their services before. Do your homework. Conduct online searches for testimonies, customer reviews or complaints. This is the easiest and the most reliable way of knowing whether you should hire a company or not.
Make sure that the company is insured. Check if they have a license number on their website. It’s not a good idea to use a moving company without a license number. This means they are under no lawful obligation to deliver your things where you want them. You basically have no protection over your valuables. If something breaks or simply disappears there will be no compensation.
Getting a moving quote is one of the first steps when moving. This helps you get an estimated cost so you can plan the whole moving processbeforehand. By getting an accurate moving estimate you can know what to expect and how much it will cost you. Also, make sure there are no hidden fees. An in-home moving quote is the most accurate – this way professional moving companies can see exactly how much stuff you have, and whether there will be any additional costs.
A reputable moving company should provide you with information about your rights and responsibilities. You have the right to demand a clear moving contract so that you may know that your possessions are safe. Professional companies will ensure that you understand the terms and conditions before you sign anything.
Packing things yourself for the move? Do you know where to start? This moving calculator by Home Depot can help. hdmoving.com
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Sterling Van Lines will wrap all of your items securely in clean, protective pads to prevent scratches and other incidental damage before moving as part of our standard moving service at no extra cost. Packing loose items in boxes with proper protective material and securing the boxes is a paid packing service.