How to ensure your move is worry-free
The first step is to find a company that is truly top-notch. You can start by using the internet and other sources such as neighbours, friends and family. The goal should be to find at least four well-established companies that have been in long distance moving and storage business for years and can provide references.
Call the companies and schedule a time for the movers to visit and provide a quote. Once you have received several different quotes, narrow the selection by the impression that moving companies left you with. If the movers say they will not visit your home to give you an estimate, continue the search.
Ask the Right Questions
Be sure to ask the right questions from the movers you have selected. You can find out if they will be doing the move in-house or sub-contracting. It is very important that they do not sell the contract to a third party. You can be direct and ask questions about the quotes you have received to the movers.
- What services are included with this estimate?
- Are you going to move yourself or through a third party or sub-contractor?
- How much does your insurance cover?
Be careful and make it a point to check that the moving companies workers are bonded and insured. Find out if they have an in-house claims agent or if the insurance claim is through a third party. Knowing the staff is bonded gives you peace of mind.
A move can also be stressful for the movers and sometimes they make mistakes. A company that has full insurance is more reliable. You can ask questions about what happens if something breaks and what the claims process entails. The process should be clearly explained before signing the contract.