A change is always as good as a rest. It could be you have your family home ready that you want to move into, or maybe you are changing offices to a smaller, affordable one or a bigger one to accommodate more people. Either way, you have the stuff to move around or you have decided due to logistics you will need to seek professional help.
Rest assured your greatest task would be to find the most reliable service providers to help you move into your new home. While the yellow pages may offer valuable listings of both local and distance moving companies, getting the most effective moving company can be very challenging. Be watchful of the following costly mistakes, and you are sure to reduce your chances of having the most horrible moving experience.
The first costly mistake you will make is getting quotes from less than three reputable movers. Regardless of where you are moving from and shifting to, the rule of thumb is to ensure you have at least three movers on your list of potential service providers. It is actually advisable you have up to five movers to allow you make a thorough comparison on the terms and conditions, estimates, costs, etc.
When gathering moving estimates from different service providers, it is highly recommended that you have a mover visit your current premises. At the very least, you will be assured of an accurate moving estimate as it will be made in line with the inventory that needs to be moved. It is more or less a way of holding the home movers accountable as they will have seen and quoted all inventory that needs to be moved.
You might also want to avoid the costly mistake of settling for the cheapest service provider on your list. Rogue service providers tend to lure clients with special deals, low costs and such like enticements so be watchful and ensure the quotes are within the range of what the average of all service providers are offering.
You should know by now that hiring movers is not an easy task, so you had better arm yourself with all relevant questions that you need to be addressed. The last thing you would want is to have regrets when the damage is done already especially if you had the chance to ask the questions. One of the most important questions you could ask is on any additional charges the company makes on different situations. These may include such costs as moving things up and down the stairs if for example you live or are moving to a house on a higher floor. Such things as the cost of packing supplies if your items are not properly packed or parking fee if there is no secluded parking for the moving truck are other charges you might seek clarity on.