Choosing a moving company

Choosing a moving company

When we are trying to decide which moving company to go for, there are a number of factors that need to be kept in mind.  These factors include price, payment method, the contract, insurance, and pickup and delivery dates.

The first thing you need to know is what the total cost of the move would be.  You should obtain quotes from several different packers and movers, and you will need to be able to provide them with information pertaining to where you will be moving items to, when you intend to move, the kind of items that need to be moved, and whether there is any special kind of transport required.  For payment method, keep in mind that some movers may wish to be paid in advance or take a deposit of between 10% and 25% percent of the total cost.

It is crucial to read your contract very carefully.  You should never rely on any promises that are not written down by a moving company.  Once you have signed a contract, it is binding.  You should certainly be on the lookout for any clause that says that there is no guaranteed delivery or pickup date and make sure that the company at least includes an agreement that you do not have to pay a cancellation fee if it fails to pick up your belongings.  An exact delivery date should be given upon pickup.

You should protect your shipment against any damage or loss by purchasing additional valuation coverage.