Posted by on Aug 9, 2012 in Local Moving Companies |

3No doubt moving is one very expensive undertaking at this time and age. Carrying all your stuff and relocating to a different house across the street, a different town/city, a different state or even a different country can be very demanding. There is so much that is involved, and as many agree, working with professional movers can make the process quite easy and less daunting.

But working with a mover is one thing and sifting through local moving companies to find one that is ideal for your needs is a different thing altogether. With all the delicate things you will be carrying over, you need to ensure the move is as safe as possible. Here are some dos and don’ts that you should keep in mind when you are comparing and contrasting local moving companies to hire and work with.

The Do’s

Before committing yourself to any deal, the first and most important thing you need to do is to research on the company you are considering. Never append your name and signature to any contract or agreement before reading the history of the company in question. When doing your research, you may ask to speak to past references and ask for its credentials.

You also have to ensure you know how the local moving companies that you are considering calculate their costs. No doubt you should have at least 3-4 companies that you will be making an apple to apple comparison on their rates, services, estimates etc. How does the company you are considering calculate its costs? If nothing is clear, rest assured it is your legal right to have everything explained to you and in details.

The Don’ts 

Never append your signature on anything that you do not understand. Go through the fine print, ask whatever questions you may have and seek clarification on any doubts before you commit your time, money, and valuables. These are legally binding documents that may land you in big trouble if you do not exercise caution.

You should not also pay for the services until all your valuables have been unpacked into your new place. In case of any items, boxes or packages missing, you should never sign the paperwork until you have everything intact. The move has to be completed from start to finish before signing the paper work and releasing the payment.

These are just cautionary measures that you have to take to ensure a successful move. Rest assured when you get a good service provider, the move would be straight forward with no hassles.