When you’re moving to a new home, you may be inclined to take care of the move yourself. After all, you don’t have that much to move, right? Unfortunately, you may find yourself in over your head sooner or later! Even if you could reasonably take care of your move on your own, you may still want to go with a moving company simply because it’s much easier and more convenient. If you choose to use a moving service, there are a few things you need to know to ensure that it goes as smoothly as possible. Check out the tips below to help make your moving service experience a good one.
Ask About Discounts: The company you’re considering may offer some discounts depending on your status or memberships. For example, if you’re a member of AAA or AARP, you probably qualify for some discounts from moving services in your area. If you’re a student or a member of the military you may qualify as well. If your company doesn’t offer any discounts, don’t be afraid to shop around and find one that does.
Check for Reviews: Look online or ask around in your area to find reviews and word-of-mouth recommendations that may help you choose the right moving company. A company with a lot of great reviews is always going to be a better choice than one that doesn’t have anyone talking about it.
Ask About Insurance: Most moving companies will offer their own insurance plans or contracts that specify what will happen if some of your belongings are damaged or go missing during the move. If yours doesn’t, ask about this right away. And if they don’t offer any information about potential insurance, then you should choose a different company. It’s up to you whether or not you want to pay for additional insurance for your belongings during a move, but you should always have that option. You may also want to call your own insurance company to ask about this possibility too.
Understand The Details of the Contract: Last but not least, always ask for the details of any moving company contract. Be sure you understand who will be at fault if anything goes wrong, and make sure you understand the fees completely before you sign. Always get the fees in writing, too, so that they cannot be changed after the move has taken place. Find out, too, how you’ll receive payment or compensation if you use the company’s insurance and something from your belongings is damaged or goes missing.
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