A change is as good as a rest, or so the saying goes. You have probably built your family home and want to move there, or maybe you want to change offices and move to a bigger or smaller one depending on your needs. Either way, you have the stuff to move around or you have decided due to logistics you will need to seek professional help.
Rest assured your greatest task would be to find the most reliable service providers to help you move into your new home. Most certainly you can get some leads from local companies that provide these services, but settling for that one service provider could be the most daunting tasks you could ever do. Here are the costly mistakes you should avoid that will help you get good movers to ensure the transition is smooth.
The first costly mistake you will make is getting quotes from less than three reputable movers. Regardless of where you are moving from and shifting to, the rule of thumb is to ensure you have at least three movers on your list of potential service providers. It would even do you good if you collected quotes from at least five service providers to help make a thorough back-to-back comparison and settle on the most ideal of them all.
When gathering moving estimates from different service providers, it is highly recommended that you have a mover visit your current premises. This is to be able to review everything that is being moved and provide an accurate moving estimate. You should look at this initial visit as more of an accountability move where the service provider commits to ensure all the inventory they have seen will be delivered to its final destination.
You might also want to avoid the costly mistake of settling for the cheapest service provider on your list. Be watchful of how different service providers are quoting and settle for one whose charges seem more reasonable in comparison to the rest.
The other costly mistake you will make will be not to ask all the questions you could be having. Just ensure you ask all the right questions you could be having regarding their services, how they handle delicate items etc. to avoid regrets later on when the movers are long gone and you have losses to count. One of the most important questions you could ask is on any additional charges the company makes on different situations. For instance, some movers may charge you extra to carry stuff up and down the stairs. Such things as the cost of packing supplies if your items are not properly packed or parking fee if there is no secluded parking for the moving truck are other charges you might seek clarity on.