Learn About Full Service Movers
Millions of people move every year, and many choose to use some type of professional moving company. A full service mover takes care of every aspect of moving—from packing to delivery and unpacking all of the boxes at your new home or business. One of the benefits of hiring a full service moving company is the sense of relief that comes with knowing that licensed, bonded and insured movers are handling your move. Since the movers are professionals and are experienced in packing, your valuables and households goods will be moved with professional methods, equipment and packing materials. Untrained packers can damage items through carelessness, ignorance or haste.
There are some companies that will deliver a large, empty container or trailer to your home or business and you have a set amount of time, usually up to three days, in which to pack up and place all of your boxes and furniture in the container. While this type of do-it-yourself moving service can be a viable alternative for some people, and it will cost less than using a full service mover, people who have physical issues and cannot pack or lift boxes themselves, or those with time constraints, will be better served letting full service movers pack and take everything for them in their van.
Choosing Full Service Moving Companies
Research the companies carefully before you decide which company to choose for your move. Some moving companies seem to offer reasonable rates and guarantee the timely arrival of your household goods, but be sure to read the fine print in the contract before you sign anything. Ask for a written estimate of all moving costs. Ask to see the company’s tariff, which is a document that lists the prices for all the moving services as well as the mover’s policies, fees and rules. If the company does not provide you with a copy of this tariff, you should take your business to another moving company.
And finally, even if you purchase insurance for your things, it is smart to also take photographs and write descriptions of any items of particular value, just in case anything is damaged or lost.