With so many companies offering their services, how would you know which ones to choose? How can you tell the difference between reputable companies and ones that will double or triple the price on the day of the move? This new Alpha Moving and Storage blog post provides you with all the relevant answers and possible solutions.
Learning More about the Moving Industry
First off, you will need to familiarize yourself with the moving industry. You need to check movers with the relevant licensing bodies that supervise their activity. You will also need to check the individual Better Business Bureau reputation of each company you are considering.
The Importance of Receiving an On-Site Estimate
Having an estimator come over to your house is the best and most accurate way of receiving a moving estimate. This way, you will be able to show the estimator all items to be packed, all the access points, discuss elevator restrictions and more. The estimate must include all possible fees and charges and detail packing fees and other potential extra costs.
Comparing Moving Estimates and Lowering your Moving Costs
This is a point that is often mentioned in our Alpha Moving and Storage articles, as it is a crucial one. Always compare the basic charge unit that each mover offers you. In long distance moving, this is the rate per pound or the rate per cubic foot. In local moving, this is the hourly rate. Pay attention – while comparing the hourly rate for local moves, be sure to ask how many movers are included for the price. Having a two-man crew for a five-bedroom move could prove disastrous, no matter how attractive the hourly rate may seem.