Whether you are relocating to a new home or a new office, you have to pick the best option for you making your move as stress-free as possible. Continue reading to learn more about which five questions to ask about a long-distance moving company before choosing a mover.
1. Are You a Certified, Licensed Moving Company?
Any reputable business will have no problem providing you with documentation proving that they are, in fact, a licensed moving company.
You want to make sure that the moving company that you choose is verified by the United States Department of Transportation (USDoT) under the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMSCA).
2. Do You Offer All of the Services That I Need?
Can the moving company you’re looking into do it all, from packing supplies to shipping your belongings to unpacking the truck? A long-distance move is about more than the loading and delivery of your belongings.
Ask your potential moving companies about all of the services they offer and match up to the requirements you have set for your movers.
3. Should I Expect Any Additional Fees?
Moving is already a stressful feat. The last thing you want is to find out at the last minute that there are additional fees for something you thought was standard. You don’t want any kind of surprises on moving day. Ask the movers from the beginning if your move requires any special services that require additional fees.
4. Do You Have References?
Ask potential professional moving companies for references before hiring them. You will be trusting your expensive belongings and keepsakes to them during the move. An experienced, professional, trustworthy moving company will be happy to provide you with references.
Also, take the time to explore and do your own research about the company. In addition to references, Don’t rely on references alone, also pursue online reviews. See if you can get input from friends, family, and others in your community who have used the same professional movers.
5. When Can I Expect My Delivery?
If you are working on a set timeline or are a little impatient when it comes to waiting, you want to know when to expect the truck’s arrival. Maybe traffic or other issues may prevent you from making it to the new house or office on time, so you want to be prepared.
Most companies will have a time frame for estimated arrival or offer a tracking system to know exactly when the truck will be at the new home or office.
Choosing a Mover, Making the Right Choice
Now you know what to look for when choosing a mover for your next relocation; you’ll be prepared to hire your new mover. Pick the right one for you!
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