Published on Saturday, 30 June 2012
Moving can be very stressful and expensive, especially if you don't know how to find a good moving company. On the other hand , why do you need such services on the first place. Well, first of all because you cannot do it yourself. You cannot lift all the heavy stuff and load them in a moving truck. Secondly, if you don't have a moving truck, how will you transport your stuff from one place to another? But, why do I need the best moving company ? The answer to this question is simple; if you don't hire the finest you risk your things to be damaged or lost when you get to your new home.
Having established , why you need a moving company, let's see now how you can find the best. There are several things you can do .
First of all, use the internet to get all the information about moving companies in your area. Today all business organizations have a web site, so it should not be a problem for you to find any information. You should also try to find opinions of other people, who have used such services. You know the most effective way to find professionals is the word of mouth. If you cannot , however, find a website you can always use your phone book. It is important to find a moving company, that has been in the business for years, so to make sure that they are really good at what they do.
When you have chosen your service provider, make a visit to the company to see what their office is like. Many people judge a given business by their office; the bigger the office is the more profit they have; and more profit means more clients. When you visit the office you should investigate the moving trucks. Look for any noticeable and not so obvious damages that may harm your belongings. You should also ask for an official document , which proves that the truck is in a good condition.
You should also set an appointment with every company you have chosen to come to your home and do a home - estimate. It is important home estimate to be made, so that the company will know how much stuff will be taken and how big the truck should be to contain your belongings.
When you interview each company, ask questions about the prices. This you will need, so as to make a comparison between the companies. Furthermore, find out how each company is determining their prices, whether it is based on the size of the luggage or the distance. You should know that every company is obliged to provide with a booklet which describes your rights and responsibilities when you move. They should also provide you with a guarantee in writing and signed. You will need this guarantee in case something valuables breaks or get lost during the move. When you speak with each company, try to find out are there any additional services that they can provide; there are some companies , who pack your stuff before loading them. If there are such services, estimate how much will this cost you.
When you find a service provider that can offer you all these services and options you can start with your packing. Another important thing to do is book your moving truck at least a couple of days before you move. This way you will be sure that you will have a truck available to you on the day you need it.
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