There comes in a time when we all will have to pack-up and move. Some to college, some to a new apartment, nut most into a new home. Whether you’re moving across or across the country, chances are you’ll need to hire a moving company.
Moving is stressful enough, so if you’re going to pay someone to help, you want a process that’s easy to navigate. You don’t want to end up with a huge headache.
If a move is on the horizon there are things you need to know ahead of time. Keep reading to learn more about the seven services you want in a moving company.
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1. Out-of-State Relocation
Your move may take you out of state or even across the country. This could turn into a multi-day event.
There is a lot that goes into out-of-state moves. Long-distance moving companies have federal regulations they must comply with. Laws limit the number of hours a driver may drive in a 24-hour period.
2. Packing Supplies
It is easy to assume that a moving company will provide packing supplies. This is not a service all companies offer. The customer will want to know ahead of time what supplies they will need.
The movers also need to give the customer a date when everything needs to get packed up and ready to go. This includes labeling the boxes and notating what rooms they will go in at the new location.
3. Proper Equipment
Your valuables need to be handled with care. Asking the moving company about the equipment they use for large pieces is crucial.
Your valuables, big or small, get handled with care. A small company may not have a furniture dolly and motorized lifts. Some companies have to lease equipment. This will increase your cost and can delay your move.
In instances when your move from one place has to happen before your new place is ready, your items must go to storage. A moving company that has a warehouse to store your items is a plus.
5. Packing and Unpacking Services
Not all moving companies offer packing and unpacking services. When inquiring, ask about combo moving and storage companies. It will save you time and money.
6. Fleet Services
Every home can’t get packed up and loaded into one moving truck. Local moving companies can make multiple trips. If you need a long-distance moving company, ask if they have a fleet of trucks. Otherwise, you’ll have to pay for them to lease vehicles.
7. Multiple Payment Methods
Moving a home is not inexpensive. You can easily go into five figures, especially if you’re moving out of state. Inquire with the moving company if they offer a finance plan to cover the cost.
It’s Time to Go
A moving company offering all seven services is a plus. Make sure they are reputable, licensed, and insured. You’ll also want to make sure their employees are bonded.
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