When it comes to moving, the task can be both exciting and stressful. Packing and preparing your belongings takes careful preparation. You also have to decide if you will be moving your items, especially the furniture, by yourself or if you will hire a moving company.
Furniture moving companies can help make the transition easier for you. But finding the right furniture moving company may take a little time and research. You will need to check and compare companies. There are five things that you should check when comparing furniture moving companies.
Rates and prices
A company’s rates and price should not be the only deciding factor when you pick through furniture moving companies. But it is a good place to start. Keep in mind that you tend to get what you pay for. You may not always want to go for the lowest rate or price.
If a company charges a much higher price for their services ask them why. It may be that a company offers more services in their standard rates. Check with each company and see what is included in their pricing. Keep an eye on competitive rates, reviews can help sort through the best offers and pricing.
A great way to know about furniture moving companies is by comparing their customer reviews. The best way to know about any company and their reliability is through previous experiences. You can easily go online and check customer reviews for most furniture moving companies. Or you can also ask a company for recent references.
The services offered by a company will vary and the best thing to do is choose one that best fits the services you are in need of. Not all furniture moving companies are created equal. Each company will have some form of list for the services they offer. Check them all and compare.
Some services may include:
Quotes and extra charges
A binding quote and the extra charges could easily knock off some furniture moving companies from the list. Some companies will offer to come to your home and give you a binding quote. This is a guaranteed estimate that is based on your inventory. In many cases, your quote may be based on an hourly rate. Usually, this is for local moving jobs. In these cases the quotes can be given over the phone.
There may be extra moving charges depending on the company and the difficulty of your move. You want to pick a moving company that won’t have any of these extra charges. Most moving companies that charge hourly factor, these fees into the time. Check and compare each companies fee rates and exactly what fees they add.
Some fees that may arise include:
You should always check whether or not a company carries insurance. Some companies may not offer insurance. Another option may be an outside insurance provider. Check these out with each company. Look for policies and procedures in case of damages. You want a company that is easy to work with if something happens.