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5 Important Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Moving Company

When hiring a moving company, make sure not to overlook some important facts that might determine your choice. It is important to understand what a certain company provides so that it fits your needs perfectly.

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Before signing a contract, go ahead and ask these few simple questions:

1. What is an estimated price quote?

Once you begin planning your move, it is recommended to plan a budget. This will help you avoid any surprise spending and organize finance in advance. Ask your moving company how the price is determined. It usually includes several factors:

  • Total weight of your possessions - you might save by discarding some items that you no longer need and this will directly affect the price
  • Season - you might be able to save by simply postponing or moving when the season is not at its peak

Other factors also impact the price, so getting an estimated cost before hiring is a smart move to make.

2. Are there additional fees?

After you get an estimate quote, double-check for any additional fees that might apply. Sometimes certain expenses are hidden like a surcharge for fuel, charge for oversized items, extra charge for carrying items up and down the stairs, etc. Take all into consideration and make sure you understand exactly what is included in the price that is quoted.

3. Is the moving company reliable?

When you are moving you want to make sure that you hire a well-trusted company. Nothing can spoil your moving experience like things arriving late or valuables being handled unprofessionally. Some questions to ask are:

  • • How many years of experience does the company have?
  • • Are there some references from satisfied customers?
  • • Will proper documentation follow, including a moving contract?

You can also go online and research by reading customer reviews or their ratings.

4. How long it will take to move?

This is a good question to ask since it will determine the hiring date. It will also benefit your planning in terms of your arrival at the new destination. You want to arrive in time and not have the moving truck waiting as this can also be charged additionally.

5. Do they provide items insurance?

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Some moving companies might offer insurance-like service, which means you will be reimbursed if anything gets damaged along the way. If your moving company does not provide moving coverage, go ahead, and explore options of getting insurance from other sources. It will give you peace of mind to know you are covered in case something gets broken or lost along the way, especially if some of your items are of higher value.

Asking all the questions and understanding the moving process does take a bit of time. However, it will contribute to the overall moving experience and help you prepare in advance. Hiring the right moving company might be the most important step in your relocation.

Movit Movit is here to answer all the questions that you might have while preparing for your new home.

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