Top Tips For Hiring Professional Movers

Posted on: 9 June 2023

If you are moving to a new house, hiring professional movers is almost always easier than orchestrating a DIY move. But if this will be your first time hiring movers, or if you have not hired movers in a while, you could probably benefit from a few tips. Here are some top ones to implement along the way.

Be upfront about the size of your home and the distance you are moving.

When you call or email various moving companies about their services, be upfront about your details. Tell the companies how big your home is and about how many things you have. Also, tell them where you will be moving. By offering this information upfront, you make it easier for the moving company to tell you about their availability. For instance, if you tell them you need the contents of a 1000-square-foot home moved 20 miles to the east, they may tell you they have availability. On the other hand, if you were very vague about your needs, they may have had to tell you "no" because they don't have enough time for the biggest of moving jobs.

Decide whether or not you want them to pack.

You can have a moving company pack for you, or you can pack yourself. Decide upfront whether you want to pack your own things. This will help you better focus your hunt for a moving company. In other words, if you want your movers to pack, then you only need to spend time getting quotes from moving companies that offer packing.

Ask about insurance upfront.

Moving companies should carry insurance. This insurance will reimburse you if your items are damaged during transport, or while they are being carried in or out of your homes. One of the first questions you should ask a moving company is what insurance coverage they offer. This way, you can be sure to hire a moving company that offers enough insurance to cover all of your items. If certain items are excluded from insurance, this also gives you time to make alternative plans for those items. For instance, if jewelry is excluded, you can plan on transporting your own expensive jewels.

If you follow the tips above, you will have an easier time finding a moving company that truly suits your needs.

For some more information about the moving process, contact a moving company in your area. 


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