The act of moving from one point to another with all your stuff and usually quite strenuous.The whole planning and organizing is usually very excruciating.This realization has given birth to a lot of moving companies so as to take on these stresses that come hand in hand with a move.Several moving companies are definitely to be found across the globe and therefore quite a bunch in your own area.Below are a few factors to consider when picking out a moving firm;
Perform a thorough research on the moving companies in your area.The internet never forgets, any moving company intending to be taken seriously must already be online, check out what is said on their services.Friends and relatives are also a source of information for those who have used any of the moving firms.Prepare a list of the moving firms you want to get to know more, contact the sales representative and acquire a few references for work they have recently done and get in touch with the clients to understand the pros and cons of using the firm.
Carrying out an inventory of the stuff that has to be moved is a prerequisite of any known moving company.This is so that they can determine the weight of the move and allocate the right resources accordingly.The inventory taken at this point is what is used to gauge a price for the move.Be present during this estimation rather than leaving it to someone else to ensure accuracy of the stuff is achieved as over estimation will end up with a higher quote.
It is very important to have a binding contract drawn up at this juncture for the move.Do not at any given chance, sign a blank contract.The moving dates, the charges to be incurred not forgetting any extra charges are to be taken into account on the contract.
It is vital to consider the valuation and insurance too.The firm you have picked out must have complete insurance coverage as items must be replaced by the moving company.Therefore upon receipt in your new home, open the packed boxes to ensure receipt of your stuff intact.Misplaced or broken items are supposed to be replaced fully by the moving firm, so report immediately you take stock upon receipt of your stuff.Claims are supposed to be done in the allotted window period of 30 days.Sometimes because a move can be quite overwhelming and you find opening of boxes is prolonged unintentionally, if you happen to end up finding a few missing items or broken items months or years later then you have to forfeit any claims.
There are more points to mull over but these form a basis when making a choice for a household moving company.