In need of local moving services to help transport your belongings to a new location? Here are a few services to look for that will help ensure optimal efficiency and convenience:
Moving Supply Sales
Not all moving companies sell supplies like boxes and tape, which means that their customers have to go through a third-party to get the supplies they need. This is not only inconvenient, but time consuming and can make the process of your move more stressful overall.
Make sure that the company you hire to load the moving truck and transport your belongings sells at least the basic supplies you'll need to get everything packed up in anticipation for the movers to show up.
They can deliver the supplies to your home before you're scheduled to move so you have time to pack everything up without having to worry about heading out to buy boxes, cardboard wardrobes, and protective blankets for your valuables.
Extended Labor Hours
Another service your moving company should offer is the opportunity to have the moving truck loaded during the evening or on a weekend morning if your schedule is tight. If you have only normal business hours Monday through Friday to choose from, you may have to miss out on income from work or the opportunity to bond with family and friends if you're not staying in town when you move.
The moving company you hire should offer extended labor hours that accommodate both your work and lifestyle schedule to ensure that your move goes smoothly and to reduce your stress levels throughout the moving process. In a worst-case scenario, you should be able to schedule labor hours outside of the moving company's regular hours for an additional fee.
Another important service to look for when choosing a moving company to work with is transportation protection guarantees. While it's a good idea to purchase insurance for any valuable item that your moving team will be transporting, the moving company itself should offer a variety of insurance options and offer their own guarantees that will help ensure that your belongings stay safe until they reach your new home.
Make sure that you understand how your stuff will be protected by reading any insurance policies that the moving company sells carefully so you know exactly what to expect if something goes wrong and you have to make a claim of some kind. If you have questions, your moving company should be able to provide clear and precise answers before you have to decide how to protect your belongings.Share
22 September 2017
While I lived in a small town my entire life, in my early 20s I decided to move to a big bustling city. Since the cost of living was so low in my hometown, I was able to afford a rental home. However, with my income, I realized I could only afford a studio apartment in my new city. I did not want to get rid of all of my furniture and belongings that would not fit into my new small apartment, especially my prized collection of antique dolls! I was worried my dolls would not fare well in storage, but I learned that any collectible can be kept in great condition when prepared properly for storage and kept in the right unit. I decided to share what I have learned about choosing storage units and keeping collectibles in great condition while in storage on my new blog!