When you are moving to a new home you are going to want to have Peace of Mind in knowing that you not only chose the right moving company for your relocation but they can do the job that you need. Moving can be stressful as we are sure you are aware of and the last thing you need during your move is a surprise that could stress you and your family out.
If you are working with a reputable moving company then you should feel confident knowing that they are licensed, that they offer the right protection for your household goods, and that the crews are probably trained. But you may have a few other questions.
When you are choosing a moving company for your upcoming relocation, we suggest a number of questions you should ask before using that company.
Are you working with a moving company or a broker?
One of the most important questions you need to ask when you get on the phone is whether the person you are speaking with represents a reputable moving company or if they are a broker. The Internet has opened up numerous opportunities for brokers to bid on your move and then sell that move to another company. Because you may have no control over the situation, we highly advise against going with any type of situation such as this. The short answer? Use an established and reputable moving company.
Are you working with a full-service moving company?
Not all moving companies offer the same services so it is important to ask your moving consultant what the company offers, what is involved in the move, and if there is anything you may need to do yourself. If you have hired a full-service moving company, there really shouldn’t be any worries during your entire move. A full-service moving company will offer packing, crating of high-value items, loading, and of course unloading as well as placing your household items exactly where they need to be in your new home. Other services include storage if you need it as well as disassembling and reassembling furniture.
How does the moving company keep track of all your items?
It’s not enough to just have a company move your items from one home to the next with no systems. When you meet with your moving company you should ask them how they will keep track of everything you own so you don’t lose anything. Here at Humboldt, we keep an extensive inventory of every single move. Our crews are obsessive about making sure what comes out of your old home goes into your new home.
What if my moving date gets changed?
Sometimes the date of your move may change for various reasons. The closing date on your home may get moved up or there is a problem that arises that you may have no control over. Ask your moving company how they handle changes in moving dates.