Home movers are professional companies hired to help in the moving process. These companies have expertise in handling possessions with care, and though there are other companies specializing in commercial or industrial moves, some may have experience in moving all types of property. When choosing a company to help with the move, a client should make sure the business has the proper credentials.
Hiring a professional does not have to be expensive, and there are ways a consumer can save money while obtaining a stress-free move.
Start by looking for promotion codes or cards. Often, local publications will have printable coupons, so scan newspapers and magazines for money saving promotions. Home movers are generally more expensive on holidays or at the end of the month. Avoid those three-day weekends, and try to plan the big day for the middle of the month and during the week.
Handle the packing and unpacking without help. Consumers can save a lot of money by doing this step personally, and keep in mind that it does not have to be knocked out in a single weekend. Pack a few boxes every day for a couple weeks before the trip, as those few boxes can really add up.
Pass on any optional insurance through the company without first getting in touch with existing carriers. A homeowner’s policy may already have provisions for moving, so contact the carrier and check. This rate may be significantly lower than the business’s.
Make sure the company does residential moves, because commercial and industrial outfits can be more expensive and difficult to deal with. Hiring a company that offers residential help well help a client save money.
The cheapest company is not necessarily the best. Established home movers may cost more, but the consumer is getting experience on their side. With large residential properties, it takes time to pack, load and haul without damaging the property. An experienced operation understands how to get the job done with less damage, even though it may cost more.
Home movers will need to possess up to date licenses and permits for the location and kind of hauling they do. Interstate, intrastate and local moves all require their own paperwork, so verify the information provided by the company. There are local and national consumer agencies that can assist in this verification, and if anything does not add up, go elsewhere.
Check for complaints with the Better Business Bureau. A complaint is not necessarily a sign to go with someone else, but established companies should handle most complaints satisfactorily. A history of unsatisfied customers and complaints is a sign to ditch them.
A written estimate or quote is an important piece of information to analyze. A low estimate may hide unexpected charges and fees after the completion of the project, so read the contract thoroughly. In some states, Texas included, it is law that a contract have a ceiling rate.
Hiring home movers can be a daunting task, but an established, reputable company is a valuable asset. There are ways the consumer can save money without risking quality. Be sure to thoroughly investigate any business before signing a contract, and then keep copies of that contract on hand during the experience. Moving can be worry-free with the right outfit.