Planning for a move can be stressful on its own. To ensure things run smoothly with your move, these do’s and don’ts will help keep stress levels down.
Hiring a moving company is one of the most common actions taken by people that have to relocate. But unless you know how to properly approach this situation and follow the right steps, there are a score of things that could go wrong and cause you more stress than is necessary. A moving firm I can vouch for personally is Sprint Removals.
The following do’s and don’ts will increase your chances of having a positive experience, especially when it comes to dealing with long distance moving companies.
Do: Ask for Details
One of the most important questions to ask a potential moving company is if they handle their moves directly or if they hire subcontractors to perform the services. If it is the latter, press them to find out the name of the subcontractor, business location and contact number. Use this information to find out if the subcontractor is legit and reputable.
Don’t: Hire a Mover Company Without Knowing Their Process & Fees
While rates for hiring mover companies do vary, it is a good idea to find out exactly what services your money will be paying for. Find out how the company plans on conducting the move so that you’re aware of their methods and any risks that may be present. For example, according to AllState.com, if your situation requires special accommodations, such as using a semi truck for the bulk of the drive, then switching to a smaller truck to move your belongings within city limits, this could mean higher costs and more risk of damaging your things.
Never underestimate the power of a personal referral from family, friends or coworkers. It is often easier to hire a moving company that you know has provided services to people you know and trust. However, this doesn’t mean you shouldn’t still check out the credibility and reputation of the company. It’s best to cover all your bases in the beginning, even if the company was referred to you.