Moving companies are the only businesses that can help calm the anxiety that an impending move can stir up. Finding the right moving services will help to alleviate any fears that one might experience from a move while they can also provide clients with helpful tips on how to pack, materials to help them with their packing and the contacts needed to get them set-up with decent insurance coverage. In fact, good movers will even provide that insurance coverage. Therefore, anyone facing a move is best to start early when it comes to researching moving companies and what they offer. Facing a move without an expert in your corner is never a pleasant experience.
The best way to find moving companies that will offer you what you want is to get a short list of those firms most likely to offer what you need. Everyone’s requirements in movers will be different. Some people are quite happy doing most of the heavy lifting themselves and merely need the moving services to load, drive and unload their truck at the other end. However, at the other extreme you have folks who would rather not bother with any of the packing and leave everything up to the movers. Naturally the kind of movers you would hire for both experiences will be different – and the price difference will certainly be reflected in the price that they charge.
Door-to-door service will obviously cost a lot more than a basic moving package but will result in a much quicker and easier move on your part. However, if you are prepared to pack and to help with the loading of the truck, the you can opt for a lesser service that will be reflected in the final price you are charged. You will also be able to find moving companies that meet in a happy mid-point for those who require a bit more than the basic service but not the full, white-glove moving services offered by door-to-door contracts.
When you have your shortlist, always get the moving companies to send a representative to your home in order to get the most accurate estimate possible. You should also ask plenty of questions. Do not take for granted that all moving companies have the same kind of service. Ask if there is a surcharge for navigating stairs. Ask what they do in case of rain showers. Ask them how many men will be assigned to your move – this is especially relevant if you will be charged by the hour. It is not hard to calculate that only two men will take much longer than three or more men – even if the initial outlay per man is more. Ask them if there is a surcharge if your new home is located beyond a certain number of kilometres away.
As long as you ask the moving companies at which you are looking to clarify all of the questions you might have, you can be sure of hiring the right one for your needs.
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