12 Things to Do When Hiring a Mover
Are you moving? Here are 12 things you need to know now.
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Ask about fuel fees and road tolls
Book your mover before they get too busy
It's tempting to rent a truck and round up some friends to help you move. However, if you’re moving more than a dorm room, it’s time to hire a real professional.
It’s easy to pick the mover with the lowest price. However, when selecting your mover you should carefully consider reviews to ensure you’ll be satisfied.
It’s tempting to throw all your stuff in boxes and move it all to the new location. However, you can significantly lighten your load by cleaning out.
Moving is a long process that requires planning in advance. Oftentimes, moving companies will get booked in advance - especially for moves at the end of the month.
Moving companies may be able to offer additional services like storage services or appliance installation.
Ask your mover for packing suggestions
Know what is included in your estimate.
Create detailed labels for your boxes
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Make sure you have your mover's cell phone number so you can get in touch if they aren't showing up.
If you see something that is broken, take a photo of the damage and file a claim with the moving company.
Torrential rain or blizzard conditions may force you to reschedule your move for the safety of your movers.
You can avoid this problem by measuring in advance or by disassembling your furniture.
To avoid injuries, tell your movers about any obstacles in your home, such as tight corners, slippery stairs, or wobbly furniture.