If this is the first time you’re hiring professional movers, there’s a good chance you’re not sure about the process.
Don’t worry; you’re not alone.
Relocating involves many steps. You may have concerns that are worrying you as the big day approaches.
If this is the case, keep reading. We’re going over six questions you may want to consider asking your movers before moving day.
1. Are You Licensed?
Confirm that your movers have the proper licensing.
Federal law requires professional moving companies that work across state lines to be licensed with the FMCSA. Interstate moving companies should provide you with a copy of their federal tariff if you request it.
Also, check with the FMCSA to see if a moving company is up-to-date with their operating license.
3. How Will You Protect My Belongings?
If you’re concerned about your belongings getting damaged during the move, ask what measures they’ll take to protect them.
Qualified companies have processes in place to ensure items aren’t damaged.
If you have specialty items such as valuable artwork or antiques, ask if they treat these belongings differently. This will give you peace of mind on moving day.
3. How Long Will the Move Take?
One of the hardest parts of moving is that it temporarily interrupts your life.
It helps to know how long the process will take.
Your movers should be able to give you an accurate timeline based on the size of your home and the distance they’ll need to travel.
4. What Will the Total Cost Be?
Don’t be hit with hidden fees. Avoid additional costs by asking for a quote in advance.
A qualified moving company will provide you with a total price well before your move and discuss any add-ons with you.
5. What Do You Need from Me?
Ask the moving company what you can do to make things easier on moving day.
They’ll appreciate this, and it will make the move go smoothly.
You’ll likely need to provide a space for the moving truck and easy access to your home. Discussing these details in advance will help you understand what to expect.
6. Can You Help Me Pack My Items?
Many moving companies also offer packing services. If you feel like you can benefit from this, ask if they can accommodate you, and how much it costs.
They may also be able to provide packing materials if you’re having trouble locating them.
Your Licensed Movers Are There to Make Things Easier
You hired movers to make your relocation as easy as possible. Remember, these are professionals who’ve perfected their process.
However, asking your licensed movers the questions discussed above will give you an idea of what to expect on the big day.
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