From Loading and Unloading to What They Do With Your Belongings
The movers will be handling your most precious and expensive possessions, so it’s important to make sure you know what they do with them. Do they use a dolly or hand truck? What materials do they use for wrapping your furniture? How far in advance should you book the moving company’s services? Here are 10 questions to ask movers before hiring them:
-Do you offer packing services?
-How much does it cost to move my belongings from point A to point B? -What is the minimum number of hours I must pay for when booking an appointment with a moving service provider like yourself?
-Are there any particular things that shouldn’t go into the storage unit myself and my movers should be aware of?
-Can you give me a ballpark estimate for how many boxes I will need?
-How do you protect furniture during transport?
-Do you have liability insurance in case any of my belongings are damaged or lost during the move?
-In what condition will my belongings be delivered to me at the new destination?
-What is your policy on stairs – do you charge extra for taking items up or down them?
-Do you use dollies, hand trucks, or other equipment to move furniture and appliances around? If so, is there an additional fee for using this equipment?
-Can I trust that all of my belongings will arrive safe and sound at the new location?
Once you have asked these questions and received satisfactory answers, it’s time to book the movers! Make sure to get everything in writing, including a detailed moving plan and an estimate of all expected costs. And finally, relax and enjoy your move – knowing that you have taken all the necessary steps to ensure a smooth transition.