Mistakes to Avoid When Hiring a Moving Company

Aqib Ijaz

You need to take a few precautions when you hire a mover company. You need to do your research and ask the right questions. This is your chance to interview the company and assure you are making the right choice. When it comes to moving to another place, people rush the hiring process and often end up hiring the wrong company. To make sure you don’t, read the following tips.

Not Doing Your Research

It doesn’t matter where you want to move from and move to. It’s best to find at least 3 movers. For best possible results, get quotes from at least five companies.

Get costs, and learn from other’s experience with the company. You have to do your research, and getting background checks helps to ensure you hire the right one.

Not Showing Your Home before the Move

When you ask for moving estimates, have the mover visit your home. You need the company to review everything you are moving for a proper estimate. It makes sure the mover sees everything you move to make the inventory, and it will match in the end.

It will be ideal if you create an inventory list before the company quote or estimate. This will provide the moving company with everything you plan to move. It will also help you to ask the companyto mention items that need special handling.

Choosing Only Over Price

You can never know whether the least expensive mover or most expensive is the ideal one! The only way to assure is through conducting proper research.  Compare at least three to five movers, and find the most affordable one. If it is way cheaper than others, then it means they are unreliable and has no standards for their services.

Unreliable companies often try to lure people with low costs, discount deals, and other offers including free facilities. So, before you fall victim to one, you should learn to identify them.

If you consider where to move, and if the move will be complete in one day, then a small moving company will suffice. If you are moving a long distance, and it can take more than two days, then it’s best that you better hire a well-renowned company with the means to entertain your needs.

The crux is, you have to know which type of move you are going to make, and which type of mover can help you out.

Skipping the Right Questions

When you hire movers from Montreal, you have the right to a few questions. There are many details you need to cover to ensure the company is reliable, and your stuff is in good hands. An ideal mover has to provide you with all the info you need, and anticipate questions before you ask.

Moving companies do this all the time, and they expect you to have a few questions. You have to ask the company about the following:

  • Registration Number
  • Rates, and Estimates
  • Subcontractors
  • Additional Charges
  • Insurance
  • Added Transfers
  • Storage Service
  • Packing Service
  • Referrals and Recommendations
  • Complaints and Claims

About Retire Early Lifestyle

Billy and Akaisha Kaderli retired two decades ago at the age of 38 and began traveling the world. As recognized retirement experts and internationally published authors on topics of finance and world travel, they have been interviewed about retirement issues by The Wall Street Journal, Kiplinger's Personal Finance Magazine, The Motley Fool Rule Your Retirement newsletter, nationally syndicated radio talk shows and countless newspapers and TV shows nationally and worldwide. They wrote the popular books The Adventurer's Guide to Early Retirement and Your Retirement Dream IS Possible.
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