How to Hire a Moving Company

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How to Hire a Moving Company

Overwhelmed by the thought of packing up all your belongings into boxes, trying to organize and keep things labeled only to realize that you still have to haul all of your belongings to the next home waiting for you! Hiring professionals to come and help get your move down with you or for you should be as easy as 1-2-3.

A few questions you will want to ask: Are you certified by the ICC? Do you charge by the pound or by the hour? How much insurance do you carry? Are there any items you charge extra to move, such as china, pianos, pool tables and the like? Are you bonded? Can I call to find out the location of my things during the move?

These questions are important for you to get answers to and also for your peace of mind. 

Once you’ve hired a mover, there’s still more work to be done...

* Make yourself a checklist of things to do every week for each week prior to the move. Stay as organized as possible.

Ask your moving company to assign three movers to you—two to load and unload and one to guard the truck to prevent theft.

Talk to your insurance agent about liability. Does your current homeowner’s policy cover your possessions during a move? Moving companies’ basic insurance coverage usually allows a set amount per pound per item, and it’s usually not enough, so find out how much the company carries and then buy extra insurance if necessary. Remember that most companies don’t accept liability for breakage of any items you pack yourself.

Confirm the arrangements with the moving company a couple of days before your move.

Keep in mind that moving is a daunting task and to ask for help and hire professionals is one of the few things you can take off your plate to have to worry about. 

If you need referrals, send us an email and we will help get you in touch with a well trusted moving company.