Optimizing your move whether it is a short distance or long distance, across the city or across the country is key for everyone involved in the process. From packing tips to save time and practices people can enact to relieve their stress from the situation there are many tips to provide to people moving house to make the process smooth and stress free.
Moving companies are able to help out their customers by providing these tips during the moving process but their may be some tips that your moving company may no think about. Below are some key tips we think will help you a great deal when you’re moving.
1. Research Your Moving Company
Obviously companies love it when customers are eager to sign and get started with their business. These businesses should be being asked the tough questions before handling your delicate and personal items. You want to be doing your due diligence in researching the policies and past customer reviews of the company you choose to trust with moving your things. By doing this not only do you eliminate your own personal stress by having it moved by someone you trust but you also drastically eliminate the chance of damage to your property.
Read the Reviews!
Reading customer reviews on the company you choose is one of the most important points of reference today. By reading the reviews you not only get the general overview of the company’s professionalism and level of service but you also get insight into how they deal with problems that may arise or if you are dissatisfied with their service. This is one of the key factors into how your experience with a company can be impacted.
Key Questions to Ask
- Are you properly insured and licensed?
- Are your employees experienced movers with full time positions?
- Are pickup and delivery dates guaranteed?
- What is the process for disputed or damaged property?
- Are there and hidden costs that I may not be aware of?
2. Compare Rates and Estimates
Filling out a quote at the first company you choose to speak with is not where your search should end. The best way for you to get the best value for your hard-earned dollars is to shop around. Discuss with the moving company the details of your move which could impact the cost and logistics of the job. Be sure to schedule an in-person consultation so the movers can get a well rounded idea of the moving job. Depending on the price, service history and any extra services offered you will be able to make an educated decision on which company to go with to make sure your move goes off without a hitch.
Photos, Photos, Photos
A picture is worth a thousand words. Make sure that before the movers come to pick up our things, take a lot of photos. This will ensure that your property arrives in the same condition as it was when it is picked up and if it is not, you have proof that the damage was not your doing.
3. DIY is Always an Option
It’s always in the back of your mind that saving the money and doing this yourself is the way to go. Before you do this you really need to survey the situation at hand. Key questions to ask yourself are:
- Do you have access to a large enough vehicle?
- Do you have friends or family to assist with the moving?
- Are you able to round up the proper supplies to keep your property safe during the move?
- How far is your travel? Across the city is a lot easier than across the province or country
Make it Easy!
These are all things you want to consider beforehand to make sure that you don’t run into any problems with your move or damage any of your belongings. When moving, preparation is always key and can make a big impact if not done correctly. If you need a moving company to keep your belongings safe and secure. Give us a call today, whether it’s across the city or country we will be sure to make your move as smooth as possible.
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