Saturday, May 23, 2009

What to Look For Before You Sign a Moving Company

Inexperienced people might wonder as to why it is always difficult to pick a mover. If you haven't have an experience in moving, probably you won't be able to take things as seriously as it should be. Pre-moving phase is the most vital time, since lots of decisions have to be taken during this time.

Prior to reach out to a mover for the moving quotes and estimates you need to decide which items will be moved Before reaching a mover, decide which items will be moved and which ones will be disposed off. Evaluate what kind of services would you like to get. If you are not confident enough, you might rent a packer to get all your things packed professionally.

Contact a number of packers and make a good list. Talk to all of them severally prior to signing a mover. Ask your friends and other consumers and try to know their experiences with their moving companies. You have to judge the price that they are charging. Compare all the prices before you come up with your decision.

Suppression of facts might prove to be a fool's errand on your part. Inform your mover of every possible situation (if any) that will help them to make a more correct estimate of your move. Make your moving company aware of all kinds of conditions like road access, parking problems, delivery restrictions etc.

Reliability of a mover is one most significant thing! Check out your mover's reliability. Reviews on the web is the one of the best ways to get information about a mover. For more information you can call the Better Business Bureau (BBB) and request information about a moving company.

Before signing a mover don't forget to check the DOT license number. Experienced people won't recommend any mover without a the valid license.

Last but not the least, make sure you understand all the points related to coverage for loss or damage of your shipment and all extra charges that you might have to incur, if any.


  1. Hey, great post! Around here (Canada) moving companies have a rep of moving drugs from the coast with other peoples belongings. Finding a trustworthy one is tough - you don't want your house contents confiscated along with a drug haul.

    This whole blog has some great advice for what is usually a very stressful time.