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3 Things That Can Make For a Better Move

May 26, 2008
If you've ever experienced the daunting task of having to hire a mover or professional moving company to transport all your personal possessions, then you know first hand that developing a certain level of trust is a must. In order to get the trust you need for the move to go as smoothly as possible without incident you need to know what to look for in a mover or a professional moving company.

Moving is a highly stressful situation to be in, especially if your having to make this transition with small children and pets. To get you and your family through the move will require the moving company handling the move to be as professional and caring as possible with all your household belongings. If at anytime you are planning on storing all your items at a storage facility with moving containers then these suggestions will still help you in that situation.

First, you need to always shop around and compare rates and services. The industry leaders will always offer free estimates however I found that most movers provide them at all times. Sometimes depending on the time of year you can get a better deal because business may not be in full demand. Don't assume that the lowest price is always the best route. You have to look into the company's service background, check the moving companies overall ratings and then choose the one you trust over simply choosing the least expensive mover.

Second, make sure that the company you choose has adequate Moving Insurance. You want to make sure the moving company you choose has the insurance necessary to cover all your home contents in case anything should happen to them while in transit or in the packing phase. If you are doing the move yourself using moving pods then make sure that while in transit the moving pod company you select has insurance as well. You can always purchase additional coverage if you feel it's necessary.

If the mover is placing your items in storage for any amount of time, make sure you understand the insurance policy that covers the stored items. Make sure that all your household items can withstand certain climate temperatures. Most reputable storage facilities will keep the temperature to a comfortable setting. However, still make sure that the storage facility is climate controlled.

Thirdly, another important tip is to make sure that you know exactly where the moving company is storing your items. If you think that will need access to the container or storage unit let the movers know because it may make the difference on where they place your items. Keep your personal items with you that you may have concerns about.

Remember that most moving companies and door to door storage container companies may offer certain discounts if you move during the beginning of the month over the end of the month because the end of the month is usually busier for movers, so if you can manage to move early in the month, you could save even more money for yourself.
About the Author
Always compare rates and services from professional Door to Door relocators and Packers & Movers to get yourself a great deal. If self moving compare rates for various Moving Pods services to save money.
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