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5 Questions to Ask Your Knoxville Movers

Between planning a new commute, finding good schools and figuring out where the nearest grocery store and gas station are, moving is a lot of work. If you have already made the decision to hire Knoxville movers, then you have taken a step in the right direction toward freeing yourself up to focus on other tasks. When interviewing companies, here are some good questions to ask:


  1. How Much Will It Cost?


This is often the most important question you will have for a moving company. The budget you have planned for the relocation may devote a substantial portion to hiring professionals, so you want to know exactly how much the job will cost. Some companies charge by weight, and others will charge by the hour. You may be able to save a little money by:


  • Packing up your home yourself to reduce the amount of time movers need to work.
  • Transporting smaller items to your new home to cut down on the weight.
  • Asking companies if they have any deals or discounts for your scheduled move date.


Studies show that June and July tend to be the most expensive time to hire a moving company, so you might try to schedule your relocation around that.


  1. Do You Have Hidden Costs?


Once you get an estimate from a moving company, ask for a list of what that number covers. There are some businesses that may have hidden costs or fees for items such as specialty packing or shipping. Also, if movers will have to climb stairs, they may end up charging you more. Try to get the most accurate quote possible by supplying the company with any relevant information.


  1. Is Your Staff Well-Trained?


When you hire Knoxville movers, you are trusting them with some of your most valuable belongings. You should be able to rest assured that the staff doing the job has been trained on lifting and transporting heavy, fragile or awkward items. A reputable moving company should also conduct background checks on employees, which can also give you peace of mind.


  1. Are There Any Restrictions on What You Move?


Some companies may not be equipped to move certain items, such as especially large or heavy furniture. Additionally, some may suggest that you personally move particularly valuable belongings, like expensive jewelry. On top of the items themselves, make sure the movers are able to do what you need them to, such as move some things to your new home and some to storage.


  1. What Is Your Timetable?


A move that lasts for days is not always ideal, but it may not be preventable. Depending on how large a home is and how much stuff you have, you might have a lengthier move than you expect. Talk to the company about how long it will take their Knoxville movers to get all your stuff out of the old home and into your new one. Be aware that you may need to have some flexibility with this, as unexpected events can pop up on moving day. However, if you have a good idea of when you can expect your things to be unloaded, you can better plan your day.


Hiring movers is a great way to save yourself some time and headaches. Ask potential companies these questions to make sure you get the right company.