Ensure Your Next Move Goes Smoothly
Moving can be a stressful process for many Americans. Here at the Mobile local movers, we want to help you prepare for your next move and ensure the process is as stress-free and enjoyable as possible. We have been helping families and individuals move for decades, so we want to help you navigate the process with ease. Read on to learn more about how you can make your next move an easy experience.
Always research the moving company before committing. Like in many industries, some movers might be less than reputable and might try to take advantage of you. Do your research and rest assured you sign on with a company that has your best interest in mind. Ask friends for recommendations and look up the companies ratings on the Better Business Bureau. Don’t know who to ask? Take it to your social networks! Someone in your network either has a personal experience or one from a close friend they can likely offer as help.
If you are moving across state lines, look up the moving company’s Motor Carrier number in the US Department of Transportation and make sure that they are registered and insured to cross state lines. Also, you can check out their record—good or bad—and also read tips from others on moving from state to state.
Get a written estimate of costs for moving day. This should include labor, an estimated time frame, and also factor in any items that might incur a moving fee, like a piano. Understand that a written estimate may change the day-of moving, but having a rough amount to prepare for will be an essential step in a successful move.
Take inventory of what you are moving. Ask the movers to prepare a rough inventory sheet or make your own using Excel. Take photos of items that are valuable and of their condition prior to moving. While it may seem like an extraneous task, if anything happens or is disputed with the moving company it is better to have evidence to back your statements.
Set specific pick-up and delivery dates with the movers for your belongings. Also, know what is expected of you. Know the liability involved for yourself and for the movers, and if you have a complaint it is best to present it to the company sooner rather than later.