A Guide to Hiring a Mover

Are you needing to move homes unexpectedly? On this blog, discover the advantages of hiring a moving company to assist you with an unexpected move.

A Guide to Hiring a Mover

A Guide to Hiring a Mover

22 April 2016
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When you need to be sure that you're putting your best foot forward and getting the most out of moving to a new home, you will need to hire the best movers possible for the task. This might be difficult to do if you have never handled a move of that magnitude and are not sure how to go about it. With this in mind, consider the points below so that you understand how to hire a great mover for your situation. 

Do Your Due Diligence in Screening the Moving Company

As you look to reach out to an excellent mover, you will need to make sure that you are doing your best to research their work and learn how they can assist you. There is no substitute for hiring a quality company, and this will take a thorough initial screening. During this screening, you should first and foremost verify that they are accredited with the American Moving and Storage Association and the Better Business Bureau. You should see if they have any outstanding complaints or lawsuits that discredit them. Further, always get a handful of recommendations from other people who have hired movers, so that you can be sure that they are dedicated and professional. 

Don't Accept Any Services That Are Not in Writing

The best thing you can do when hiring a mover is get each and every service in writing. If they offer to handle any task that you have not gotten a binding estimate for already, decline it until you understand the exact charges. Get estimates on all services in writing ahead of time so that you can price compare between various moving and storage companies. A binding estimate will not have overages, while a non-binding estimate can include services that are at most 10 percent higher than the initial estimate. 

Know the Price Range for Your Move

You won't know what prices are expensive or inexpensive until you get an idea of how much a typical move costs. If you are moving from state to state, a move will cost on average $5,630. If you are seeking an in-state move, you will pay, on average, $1,170. You can also consider getting extras, such as a rental for a storage facility to store your items over time. 

Follow these three tips and use them so that you are able to make the most of your move. Contact a service like All Points Movers, LLC to get started.

About Me
An Unexpected Move

My younger sister married an amazing guy a few months ago. Because they wanted to save some money before purchasing a home, they decided to continue to live in the home my sister had rented for the last couple of years. Unfortunately, they discovered a major mold problem in this home immediately after the wedding. So they were forced to move all of their possessions, including an extensive number of wedding gifts, into another rental home. Because my sister’s job keeps her busy, she knew she needed to hire professional movers. We learned a lot from this experience and I have since realized the great help movers are. On this blog, I hope you will discover the advantages of hiring a moving company to assist you with an unexpected move.