There are many factors to consider when preparing for a move. In addition to gathering supplies and figuring out logistics, you are likely to be hiring a moving company. Hiring movers is a great way to simplify the moving process. With the help of professional moving experts, the moving day will run smoother, leaving time for you to carry out important moving day activities. So, when it comes to finally deciding on which moving company to go with, here are a few things to keep in mind:
License and Insurance
It is in your best interest to never use a moving company that is not licensed and insured. Only movers who are officially licensed are legally bound to protect your property. For interstate moves, movers are legally required to register with the U.S. Department of Transportation and are then provided with a unique USDOT number. To check whether or not a company has a valid USDOT number, you may search the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s database. Intrastate movers have regulations based on the state in which they are based. It is very important to remember to verify the certifications of your moving company as no one wants to lose or break their valuables during a stressful move.
A Successful Track Record
While it is nice to give a leg up to a new business, using a moving company that has experience is often the best way to go. Due to online reviews and other information found online, you may be able to grasp a general idea of a company’s record for being on time, fair rates and the condition of one’s possessions. Older companies tend to have better reputations than new companies with less experience.
A Good Fit for Your Individual Needs
Everyone and every move is different. Whether or not you are moving from a three-bedroom house or a studio apartment, you will need to ensure that the moving company you hire accommodates all your things as well as what you need. It is good to consider the truck size you will need during your move, whether or not the company can provide additional packing supplies and the time window in which you need the company to be available. When picking a moving company, think about what you need from the company and then ask questions to ensure you are getting the best fit.
When you call a mover to book their services, the rate they provide you will be based on the hours and movers you’ll likely need. However, this is just a base estimate and may not be the final price you pay. While you are on the phone with the moving company, be sure to ask what constitutes an extra fee, and, if a company is hesitant to provide this information, that company might not be for you.
At Arthur Perez Moving Professionals, our moving professionals are sure to provide the best service for you during stressful moves. With low rates, proper insurance, and a successful track record, we check all the boxes for a great moving company. Call us today for more information on our rates and to plan your move!