How to Hire a Moving Company 

Moving to a new home is more of challenging experience than an exciting one. There are so much things to do, and if you don’t have a concrete plan, you would find yourself overwhelmed with all the things you need to do. If you’re going the DIY way, be careful. Not all moves go smoothly as planned, especially if you decide to do it on your own. If you haven’t considered it yet, hiring moving safes Broward will help you make the move less stressful. The following are our tips when hiring one in case you changed your mind.  

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Get References 

One of the first things you can do is get references on moving companies you found online. Take advantage of technology and fast communication to do this. Check the website of the company, read the reviews and go through their social media accounts. Word-of-mouth is still one of the best ways to get good referrals, so ask your family and friends who have had great experiences of a particular moving company.  

Ask About the Inventory 

Before the final cost of the move is determined, the moving company should be able to take inventory of the items you’re going to take with you. The large component of the price would be based on the space and weight of your belongings. Be there when he checks the inventory, or you can do it yourself and give him the list. The estimate should be accurate as much as possible.  

Ask for a License and Insurance 

The moving company should have a license. This certifies that the company is licensed to take operations. The insurance is also a great indication that the company is serious with their job and will take responsibility if the items are damaged or lost. This would also be a relief to your part. In case something happens, at least the items and the workers are covered. It also wouldn’t hurt if you ask what kind of coverage they have. There are insurance plants that offer full replacement protection or just an alternate liability.  

Don’t Sign a Blank Contract 

Everything should be written in the contract. The final cost and extra fees should be listed on the contract, as well as the pick-up and delivery dates. The inventory list should be there, so double check the list in case you missed one item. If you lost something, at least it is indicated in the inventory list and then you can file a claim. Reread everything before you sign the contract.  

Beware of Extra Fees 

A contract is important, so you would know if you will pay extra fees when the items are delivered to you. If you’re moving to a 10-story apartment, then the moving company will charge you with fees for negotiating the stairs. If you’re moving to a place with a narrow street where the truck can’t fit, the items will be transferred to a smaller truck. All of these have fees, so ask the moving company to write it all down.  

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