The stresses of moving are many: organizing, signing paperwork, and switching mail, utilities, and schools are just a few. However, the actual task of moving can be a lot easier than you think with the help of professional movers. Here a few tips for hiring a professional mover.
Check for License and Insurance
Reputable movers have all required licenses, as well as insurance, in place and up to date. Before hiring a mover, ask about these in order to make sure your belongings are in the hands of professionals.
Give Them Time
If you can avoid short notice, it’s best to do so. While there are circumstances that call for quick or sudden moves, the more notice you can give movers, the better. As soon as you have solid moving dates, call your mover and schedule it. This will ensure your movers are available and ready when you need them.
Read the Contract and Ask Questions
When your mover gives you a contract to sign, read it carefully. Make sure you understand every part of it and don’t be afraid to speak up if you don’t. Reputable movers don’t mind going over details with you so that you end up feeling comfortable and informed.
Are you planning to pack your own items or have the movers do it? Are there certain belongings you will move yourself? Communicate with you movers regarding these specifics so that on moving day, there is no confusion. Any special instructions, questions, or requests should be conveyed before the move so that the movers meet all your expectations seamlessly.
Hiring professional movers can relieve you of a lot of strain. When you do, make sure you check their license, insurance, give notice, read the contract, and understand what their job includes. Doing this will make your move easy and as close to stress-free as any move can be.
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