Professional moving services provide a useful resource and asset to a family or business. Although this can be a highly stressful even, there are many tips and hints that help with reducing the stress, and just following a couple of the tips can greatly reduce the anxiety of the upcoming move.
The consumer should first decide whether or not it is necessary to hire an expert. Sure there seems to be money saved with a do-it-yourself project, but the truth is a bit more complicated. The consumer that chooses to rent a truck and do it personally risks not only damaging their personal possessions, but they also risk their health as lifting anything heavy in the wrong manner can cause serious injury. Many DIY rental vehicles are not properly maintained and can pose a serious risk as a result.
Hiring professional moving services is a better choice because it reduces the wear and tear on personal vehicles, reduces stress, and can actually minimize the overall cost.
Use extreme caution when hiring a moving expert. It is a good idea to ask friends and family for suggestions, and then follow up with the Better Business Bureau. Every company has had its share of bad and good experiences, and both can provide valuable insight to the company’s ethics and policies. Good comments are nice, but bad ones can also be insightful because they will show how the company handles consumer complaints. Are the complaints handled promptly, and is the consumer left satisfied?
High quality and reliable professional moving services guarantee customer satisfaction and property safety.
Take a closer look at the insurance and workers compensation, because a moving company that takes pride in its services takes care of itself first. The employees should be properly insured and have licenses to operate in the state, and employees will be properly trained to handle personal belongings with care. Most companies will provide insurance to the customer as well, but there may be an additional fee.
Ask the representative if any part of the project will be outsourced to another company or handler. Many companies will outsource some of the work, and that means the company hired is not responsible for those contracted individuals. If the company does contract out some of the work, be sure to thoroughly investigate those companies or individuals carefully so the move goes smoothly.
The cost of the move may also be affected by time. Companies tend to charge more and stay busier at the last and the first of the month. A consumer that can move in the middle of the month can sometimes save money. The summer months also tend to be more expensive, so many consumers will save money by hiring professional moving services during off peak months. Keep in mind it is important to call ahead and make reservations as soon as possible to lower the fees and avoid any delays.
Get plenty of estimates before making a final decision. Many moving experts will provide a free, no obligation quote or estimate that is usually good for 30-days, and the more written estimates the customer can obtain the better. Professional moving services are affordably priced, but it is up to the consumer to guarantee there are no hidden fees or surprises. Carefully review the written estimate before making a decision, and ask any questions before agreeing to and signing a legally binding contract.