Hiring a moving company, although it can be expensive, is something that you may want to consider if you lack the time to pack up your house on your own, or have other special considerations.
Moving companies today offer highly customizable packages to meet any need. From bare-bones plans that simply help you pack and/or load up the van, to white-glove services that provide premium packing, delivery, and unpacking of all of your belongings.
One of the most popular trends in moving company services today is designed for the busy professional. This is truly a full-service offering, including finding a home in the location and price range of your choice, researching local schools, compiling a report on shopping and recreation opportunities, selling your old house, and of course packing and moving you.
You’ll need to thoroughly research any company before entering into a contract, including checking references, getting referrals, and finding out what complaints, if any, have been lodged against the company.
Ask friends, family, and business associates for referrals, and ask the moving companies themselves for references, along with information about their standing in the community, and any service awards or other honors they may have received from local business associations.
These companies will also provide you with a complete overview of their insurance coverage, detailing point by point exactly what is covered, and to what degree. It’s imperative that you understand what your responsibilities are, and which belong to the moving company before you sign a contract.
The company you ultimately settle on will need to come out and inspect your home in order to provide you with a proper estimate. It’s a good idea to solicit quotes from several companies before making your final choice.