Millions of people across the country move from one place to another, its become common practice today more than ever before. The fact that so much moving is taking place means very little goes wrong in the process nowadays. Even so, you cannot afford to work with the wrong team of movers. No doubt the moving industry has its share of scams and unscrupulous service providers. A good way to minimize your chances of a bad experience is to ensure you are informed each step of the way until your goods reach their intended destination in good shape. Read through to find some information to get you started in the moving business.
First you must know how the movers arrive at their charges for moving? The best movers in the industry will charge you based on the weight of your goods and the space they occupy in the moving truck. Needless to mention, movers will invest their time in ensuring they get the accurate measurement of goods that ought to be moved from point A to B? Should you therefore encounter an estimator who isn’t thorough, you might want to think otherwise as they may end up giving you an exaggerated quote along the way when its already too late to start looking for another mover. Still on point, you should be wary of estimators who will take a quick walk-through with you without asking questions of what needs to be moved. Items that you plan to leave behind, donate or sell could occupy a substantial amount of space on the truck, costing you unnecessarily.
Never agree to pay the entire amount of a large deposit before your goods are delivered to their final destination. If you must pay, only pay upon safe delivery of your goods and preferably use a credit card to protect yourself from fraudulent activities. Still on matters security, how about you avoid a moving company that has a name switch. It isn’t uncommon to find some companies trying to avoid Better Business Bureau assessment, hence will come with a variety of names. You cannot afford to work with a shoddy company so ensure you verify the company has a physical address with relevant information about insurance and licensing. When you call the moving company, the employees should be able to answer the phone with the full name of the company. Take time to establish whether or not they have valid state and federal license numbers to operate as a moving company.