How To Choose The Right Moving Company
Do you have a move in your future? You’re not alone. Statistics show the average American can expect to move 11.7 times in his life. While some of those moves are just cross-city jaunts, approximately 15 percent of the 32 million moves each year are out of state.
Sadly, only around 20 percent of all movers use a Top Rated Moving Services Company. The vast majority, nearly 80 percent, elect to move on their own.
One of the best reasons for hiring a Top Rated Moving Services company is experience.
Practice makes perfect as they say in any endeavor and Top Rated Moving Services does a lot of moves annually. If you hire Liuggi and Friends Pretty Good movers, chances are Liuggi only does around 6 trips a year out of state.
And chances are Liuggi’s crew, which gets replaced around 6 times per year, are no experts at packing, particularly with delicate items such as Grandma Anne’s vintage and irreplaceable china.
Movers are efficient.
America’s Top Rated Moving Services are extremely efficient. Not only will they get your good professional packed with the utmost of care but they do it quickly
By the time you can pack one box, professional movers can pack 4. And the breakage rate for professional movers is very low compared to those who attempt to pack by themselves.
Professional movers are great at relocating hard to move items
Your guarantee of reliability
When you sign a contract with a moving company they will have you sign a bill of lading stating exactly when the movers will arrive, how long it is estimated it will take them to move and pack your goods, and that your household goods will be packed with safety in mind, and approximately how long it will take to deliver your goods to your destination.
The reason you will want to hire a Top Rated Moving Services company is that you want a company that will not only agree to do all of those things but will be there long after your move.
Many frequent movers have heard horror stories about how they or someone they knew hired a mover, only to find out they went out of business during the move and those in the moving crew sold their goods over several states.
This type of thing never happens with long-established moving companies.
Top Rated Moving Services company has plenty of insurance options. There are actually two kinds of insurance for moving. All out of state movers are required to provide two types of insurance options.
The first type of insurance is called “released value protection.” This is basic insurance and is rated at 60 cents per pound. So a washing machine that comes in at 200 pounds, if its damaged, will pay back the customer only $120.
Since a good washing machine will cost you close to $700, released protection just won’t cut it.
The second type of insurance is called “full value insurance.” Here you set the value for every item, but your coverage is only for what is on the manifest. If you are moving a Cartier diamond bracelet valued at $5,000, the insurance company pays nothing if the item is not on the manifest.
Most people, realizing the limited value of basic insurance choose to take out full value insurance. And you pay for the insurance based upon the value of the goods being moved. If you have a truckload of goods estimated at $100,000 you will typically pay around $1,000 for the full-value insurance.
Most companies that are reimbursing their employees for a move will also pay for full value move insurance.
One of the major reasons for hiring a reputable moving company is to reduce the stress on the family. There are a million things for most people to take care of before they move. Workers might need a week or more just to clear up all their assignments at the home office.
Meanwhile, there are things to take care such as school records for the kids and to be sure all the local bills are paid off in a timely manner.
With so much going on, having a reliable mover can help you relieve the stress.
Those who haven’t been through a move several times discover quickly how well a move coordination specialist from the moving company is worth their weight in gold.
Knowing exactly what to expect prepares families for the rigors of a move.
End destination referrals
Although moving companies are not in the real estate business, they are often your premier source for stay at your end destination.
Remember that virtually 100 percent of their customers need a place to call home, whether it is an apartment or more likely a home, customers can use a moving company as a great partner to find the right real estate agent.
Qualified drivers and crew
Moving crews work as a team and are a tight-knit group. At a reliable moving company, you won’t find 21-year-old truck drivers on their first trucking license. These are high-paid crews that work together and get the job done safely.
Crews also come prepared to move practically anything.