3 Things To Consider When Using Moving Companies

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When planning on moving home there are a few things you need to consider with your preparations.  As well as gathering the supplies and figuring out how things are going to get done, you also may be considering into a moving company. Hiring professional movers is definitely a brilliant way of simplifying your move. Although it does add to the costs, moving home can be extremely hard work and involve a lot of heavy lifting. By using movers, you are freeing up your time for other important tasks. Have a look below at 3 things you should be considering when using moving companies.


When completing your search for the perfect moving companies to use for a move to a new home it’s a good idea to use online reviews to learn more about them. Previous customer tens to leave reviews whether they’ve had a good or a really bad experience, and both of these are things to consider before you hire a moving. It’s definitely worthwhile looking at some review sites and familiarising yourself with which companies suit the needs of your move. If you’re looking for a reputable company trey looking at for more information. 

Cover and License 

When you’re looking at moving companies it’s a good idea to make sure they have the correct licenses and insurances and you shouldn’t ever even consider using a moving company that isn’t licensed and insured. Anyone can buy a truck and pose as a moving company, but the only the companies that are official are legally bound to protect your property.Some Mover such as interstate are required to register with the U.S. Department of Transportation, they will be provided with a USDOT number and you are able to check this as well as any valid insurances before using them, if they can’t provide either of these then you’re not protect and it’s probably wide not to use them.  

Good Rates With No Hidden Costs

When you are looking to book a mover it’s best to have a think about the rates, they’ll most likely give you a rate based around a number of hours and number of employees you’ll likely need from them. It’s a good idea to keep in mind that this is classed as a base rate, and it most likely won’t include any extras such as any packing materials you may require, potentially you may find that they charge a higher rate to move larger, heavier items, or charge for unexpected add-ons. Most moving companies won’t be able to give you an exact figure and only an estimate on the phone, not until they come to visit your property and assess the move as a whole. Make sure you ask about things that could be classed as an extra charge and if the company isn’t open with the information, it’s probably best to move on to somebody else who is more transparent about the costs. 

Do you have any other things that you should consider when using moving companies? Please share them in the comments section below. 

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