Movers – 7 Things To Look For When Hiring a Mover

With so many local movers in your area, you need to ensure that you hire the best mover to move your belongings. Whether you are searching for apartment, furniture, house, long distance, machinery, shed, pool table, piano, mobile home movers, you will need some help to decide who to choose to help you with your move.

movers busy loading

Here are some tips to help you choose a mover:

* Request a free on site estimate

This ensures you get a fair price and you can discuss the prices with the mover. Compare your estimated value of belongings to the moving companies'. You can also request that they guarantee the estimate so it won't be exceeded.

* Check out the insurance policy of the mover

Many movers insure your belongings and include that in the price estimate. You need to inquire the basis of the insurance calculation, whether by weight or by item value.

* Check for no hidden fees

Some moving companies my charge extra for very heavy items that needs dismantling. Discuss these issues with the mover when you receive your estimate.

* Check movers accepted payment methods

Don't make any assumptions here. Some companies only accept credit cards. On rare occasions some accept cash only. Others might accept bank transfers also. So, you must do this check before agreeing to use a mover.

* Are packing material included?

Some moving companies will provide packing material so you don't have to buy these. Rather ask if packing material is included as part of the cost and save you some money.

* Check the movers credentials or credibility

A good mover may be a member of the local business association, so make sure they belong to such organizations. You can also check the Better Business Bureau (BBB) to see if the mover does not have any complaints filed against him.

* Check the quality of the moving companies vehicles

If possible check the condition of the vehicles the mover will use to transport your goods. You really want a reliable mover with an excellent chance of delivering your goods on time.

In closing, when searching for movers, keep these tips in mind. I'm sure these will go a long way to ensure a very smooth and happy moving experience for you.