Hiring a moving company to move your stuff is a great idea. They are professionals and hence they can do a better job. Your stuff will be in good hands so you can move with no unnecessary worrying. You might think that driving a truck with your stuff is no big deal and you could save some money, however during the ride you’ll realize that a mover could’ve done a better job. They’ll know exactly how to load each item so that they won’t break or get damaged. If you have decided to move with a mover, here are some steps to follow to hire the best.
- Do your research
Unless you can place complete faith in a removalist, do not pick one off the internet. You are entrusting all your stuff on them and the last thing you want is to get caught in the middle of a robbery where they take everything you own and vanish. So, first ask your friends and family for recommendations. Check out the phone book or even talk to a local real estate agent. They will be able to recommend trustworthy people. Online mover should be your last resort. Next, ask if the can come to your place, take a look at the stuff and make an estimate so that you know the cost beforehand. Do not hesitate ask any questions you have. Ask them for a policy manual that explains all the rules and policies about the contract, so that you know what action can be taken against them if something is damaged.
- Check their license
Since you are entrusting all your stuff with the interstate furniture removalists, you need to be completely sure on their company genuineness. Ask for their license first of all. A company working for over ten years has better experience and reputation and is true to their work. They also need to have insurance on your stuff for any physical damage.
- Let them conduct the assessment
Once you’ve narrowed down a few companies, have them come over and do the estimation. You can ask them how they did the calculation so that you too are clear on it and they cannot add a few extra charges at the end. Ask about the possible fluctuations in the end price; what kind of extra expenses will have to be borne during the move so that you roughly know how much you have to pay. Compare prices and select the most affordable with quality service.
- Enter into contract and move with them
Once you’ve settled on the price and the date, enter into contract and move with them. Be around when they are loading your boxes so that you can instruct them. However, do not disturb too much, let them do their job.