Don’t all of us wish that when we move to our new house and life, it’s smooth and easy? You’d be lying if you didn’t answer affirmative to that one. Be it any transition in life, anybody would expect it to be without any hassles. It is very important to choose your Mover service with a lot of thought as scams are not very uncommon. We should be very careful of highway robberies and think on these terms before picking someone to transfer all our possessions:
Large deposits are a tell
If a mover charges a ton of cash before even touching the boxes you’ve packed, beware that you might be falling into a trap. Once you pay cash, you transfer the control to them as well.
Why is this company switching names?
If you find yourself asking that question, you’re on the verge of figuring out the answer too. They’re probably a fraudulent company which operates on a variety of names to skip assessment. One should do a good study of reviews and complaints of the company.
Stay aware of extra expenses awaiting
It’s always a good move to discuss payments and additional charges with your mover beforehand so that you don’t get any surprises on the last moment. They might charge you more for that narrow street or the 11th storey house you live on.
Blank contracts are a No!
Never should you ever put your signature on a contract which doesn’t state all terms without ambiguity. Pick-up and delivery date, address, charges, be it any small detail, the contract should have it.
Inventory of things to move
Any experienced mover will make it a point to make an inventory of the things which have to be moved and then its weight. Try to understand how the estimator is working so you can cross check if the price he is quoting is fair.
Opinions matter and experience counts
Always discuss with friends or family before selecting a mover because chances are that they might’ve had to deal with this before you at some point of time. Once you decide on a company, ask them to give references of a few people you could talk to about them as it goes a long way in developing an understanding.
Added cost for packing can be avoided
It is a smart move to pack all the things you want to transfer before the company sends over personnel for moving it. This saves more than you think and also makes it safer as the owner knows what things of his need to be kept where.
Walkthrough is a good idea
It should be known to all that if the estimator looks around and takes notes of what you want to be moved, it’s going to be worth spending!
Protection via insurance
Based on your economic choice, companies offer full replacement or alternative liability for protection of items. Charges differ for both as does the protection level.