5 Tips for Hiring a Moving Company

Dated: January 30 2021

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The process of moving can seem daunting, but with a little help from a reliable moving company, a lot of stress can be relieved. Here are some tips to make sure your belongings are in safe hands.

1. Get references from friends and family. 

You should always do your research thoroughly, reading reviews and local articles or blogs, however, nothing is stronger than a good recommendation from a trusted friend, family member, neighbor or your realtor.

2. Require them to take inventory and do a walkthrough.

A strong, reputable moving company will take steps to evaluate the job ahead of time, including taking inventory of your belonging that need to be moved and doing a walkthrough to note stairways, doorways etc.

3. Understand the contract you are signing.

A contract with your moving company should include the following: description and scope of services, pricing whether it is fixed price or hourly rate, date/s of pickup, delivery date/s, liability and claims protection, and if there are any additional charges.

4. Double check the company's insurance and amount of protection.

There are several levels of liability a moving company offers, but most common are full value protection on items, requiring them to either repair, replace, or provide cash value for items that are lost or damages in the move and alternative liability coverage that requires them to be liable for up to 60 cents per pound of the item in question.

5. Unpack in a timely matter and report problems.

Depending on your contract, you have a limited time to report any issues to the company and file a claim, so make sure to unpack and evaluate your belongings before the deadline passes.

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