Choosing right movers for you valuable stuff
Many consider moving to be one of life’s most stressful and least fun events, especially the actual process of getting all your stuff from point A to point B. Once you’ve made the big decision to pull up stakes and then figure out all those important details such as where you’ll work, where you’ll live and where the kids will go to school, choosing a mover may just be an afterthought.
How can you make sure that this — or worse — won’t happen to you during your move? Here are some tips.
Check your movers license
To do business across state lines, the mover must be licensed with the central government and have a Department of Transportation. You can find out if an interstate mover meets the requirements by checking the local or national license issued for mover company.
Local or Domestic Moving
While a national moving company is best for an interstate move, stick with a local business for a move that’s across town or anywhere within your state. Smaller companies may hire day labor or temps who are untrained or unknown to the company, which can result in problems if there is any loss or damage. large companies may not offer the crews, insurance and services you need and can sometimes transfer your property to another company or crew during transit.
Get an estimate, and get it in writing
You should get estimates from more than one moving company. And make sure those estimates include everything in your home you want moved.
Be assured you’re insured
While your mover is liable for your belongings as they’re being handled and transported by the company’s employees, there are different levels of liability, or “valuation. “You need to understand the level that will apply for your move.”