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What not to do when hiring movers

April 13, 2018

We’ve spoken a lot about the things that you need to do in order to prepare for a move or to hire a reliable moving company. But what about the things you shouldn’t do when hiring movers? Yes, these things exist. And they can cause you a lot of headaches if you don’t avoid them. So, what are they? Well, without further ado, here’s the list of things you should not do when hiring movers.

Don’t pick the first company that comes along!

When moving, you have to make sure that you get quotes from at least three different moving companies before signing anything. No matter where you’re going and what you have to move, just picking a random company can be a big mistake.

While most companies out there are reliable, there are some that will try to scam you. And others might not be as good as they pretend to be. This is why it’s so important to do your research before choosing a mover. It’s the best way to save money and to make sure that your belongings will be delivered safe and on time at the new location.

If you want to be safe, get quotes from at least five companies. You won’t regret it.

Don’t be shy! Ask your movers to visit and review your home before hiring them

If a mover sends an employee over to your house to review everything, you will get a more accurate estimate. And the movers will also know exactly what they’ll have to deal with. This way, there will be no unpleasant surprises and fewer things that can go wrong.

Additionally, you can create an inventory list. It will provide the movers with everything that you’ll be moving, but will also remind you to ask them about items that require special handling.

Don’t choose a mover only based on price

Price is important, but it shouldn’t be the most important thing on your list. Remember, if you hire cheap movers, you might also get a cheap service. Instead, make a list of pros and cons. See what you get for the money that you’re spending. You might find out that it’s better to pay a few extra bucks and to be safer, than to save money on the move, only to spend it later to fix broken furniture or damage to your home.

If you want to save money, you can do it by requesting quotes from different companies. It might not be much, but you will save. And if you hire the right movers, you’ll see that the investment will pay for itself in the end.

Remember, many untrustworthy companies will try to attract clients by offering them very low prices, only to scam them later. If you’re looking to save money, you should definitely stay away from them, as you might not only lose the money, but your belongings as well.

Don’t hesitate to ask questions

You might be shy or you might just not want to do it. But you have to. Don’t hesitate to ask question. The moving process is extremely complex and if something goes wrong, it will cost you, because your belongings are the ones being transported.

Good, reliable movers will provide you with all the information you need. But you shouldn’t hesitate to ask them if there’s something on your mind. By asking questions, you can make sure that you’re dealing with a reliable company and that everything will go as planned. The movers will definitely not mind. Any additional details they may get will make the job easier for them.

Don’t hesitate to ask about extra fees

When it comes to money, some people prefer to avoid the subject. You shouldn’t. In fact, you should always ask your movers about extra costs that might apply to your move. Such costs may include charges for moving things up and down stairs, not having a parking space nearby or packing fees for the things that are not packed. Ask about these extra fees and you will be able to save money.