Everyone's move is different in nature. If you are looking to move just a few objects, you need to look for movers who specialize in 10 items or less move, because the cost will reflect accordingly. A large size mover might have to charge additional cost for being such a small move. They have operating expenses that you do not want to be responsible in paying for your small move. Look for movers who have different specializations.
You need to do your research and make calls. It is your duty and responsibility to do that before you move. Moving companies also have to abide by some rules when it comes to charging their rates and providing you with services that meets your expectation. Below are some tips to abide to prior to looking for a mover.
Tips on choosing a household good mover
Because of the internet, there was a surge of moving company entering the market without much difficulty and taking advantage of it. More and more movers feel they have the liberty to take advantage of customers because no one does anything to regulate the market.
That is why it’s your job to focus on your search and to make calls and see what mover is reputable based on their past performances.
You need to schedule appointments for onsite estimates for someone to come in and have a look to what needs to be moved. Once done, an estimate will be sent to you for cost of services rendered. It is difficult to accurately determine the cost because of difficulty access, how much packing supplies may be used for the move etc.. However, an idea of the amount of hours and men will be on the estimate to complete the move successfully.
When representative is onsite, make sure to ask about past customers and if possible for you to contact several of them. You need to take into consideration that past customers may not want to be bothered by your calls, so privacy maybe of an issue. Past customers need to give authorization to the mover to share names and phone numbers.
The estimate needs to be detailed. Ask as how the cost is being presented, and if something is unclear, ask questions. Tariffs per hour have to be mentioned; cost of using trucks and equipment needs to be mentioned, as well as packing supplies. You do not want any surprises at day of move.
When moving long distance, there are more factors to be taken into consideration. To get a truck chartered for you only will cost you an arm and a leg, but if you share your load in a large 53 foot trailer, you can save a tremendous amount of money. Depends on your budget, you need to ask for choices to the mover as to what option best fits your needs. Look into options, but if you are adamant about having your stuff in a truck, exclusively, be ready to dash out a lot of money. Moving cost a lot, and depends on what you are looking for, it can cost way more. Be smart, do your research, ask as many questions as you possibly can, and make your selection.
Whatever happens after that, you can say that you've done everything in your power in doing your homework. Any issue arising is because of bad luck.