If you are considering moving, you are probably wondering if it is worth hiring movers. There are many people who have had great experience with movers and feel that it is the only way to pack up your family and move cross country. Here are some of the things that you need to know about hiring movers.
1. Have Them Come To Your House To Give You A Quote
When interviewing movers you might be tempted to have them give you a quote over the phone. Good moving companies won't even offer that and will insist that they come and do an in home assessment. In addition, it is better for you to let them see everything. If you hide anything from them, or try to make it sound less than it actually is, you are really just hurting yourself. They will give you an estimate based on all of the furniture and belongings that they see, so you might get a low estimate, but in reality when they actually come and move your stuff, the final bill will be higher.
This is why it is better for both of you if you allow them to come into your house and assess everything that will need to be moved, and if you are honest with them. This will be the best way to figure out just how much the move will cost.
2. Always Ask About Extra Fees
Many times the initial quote will just include the moving of your items. This is the bulk of the expense so many people think that once they have that, it is done. However, this is not the case. Many times the movers will have extra fees for things like walking far distances, heavy items, if you need packaging materials and so forth. Before you hire anyone get a detailed list of what extra fees will be so that you can be prepared.
3. Get Insurance
The movers might offer insurance through their company, if they do you should take it! You should never try to move your belongings without having them insured. This will only protect you if the truck is vandalized, there is a crash, some thing is broken or damaged during the move and so forth. If the movers don't offer insurance, talk to your home or renters insurance to buy additional insurance while moving.
By considering these things you can get the most out of hiring movers.