Pick the Right Moving Company

If you have decided to hire professionals to move you and your family, recommendations are a great way to find a moving company. Probably the best way is through a company that prescreens all movers and guarantees that they have the appropriate licensing and insurance. While there are many companies to choose from, there are a few things to keep in mind as you are looking for prospective moving companies. Here are some of them. However, if you are planning to move yourself, or at least pack yourself, click this link to learn how to pack a room.
Only deal with licensed companies. Ask the representative to demonstrate that it carries worker's compensation insurance to protect the moving company and its customers.
Ask about the firm's experience and client list. Call a few clients to verify references.
Ask the movers if they are members of any local or national moving trade associations. If so, contact the associations for further information if you really need it. This is a little over the top and probably not worth investigating, but this is just an option in case you want to be extra careful.
Check out the companies through the Better Business Bureau and the American Moving and Storage Association to see if they have information on them. Again, a little much, but well within your rights if you want to know.
Get a written estimate and determine whether it's binding or non-binding. The most accurate way to estimate your moving costs is to get an in-home, visual assessment from the mover. Decide whether you want full service (they pack, unpack and move everything) or self-service (you pack and unpack everything and they move it).
Insist on a guaranteed price in writing that includes gauranteed pick-up and delivery dates when you are ready to sign the contract. The contract should include a guarantee of how many hours the job will take, allowing an overrun of no more than 10 percent.
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Moving has been ranked by many people as being as one of the most stressful events a family can go through. A good moving company is aware of this stress and can make the whole process much less painful than it has to be.
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