Whether you are moving across town or across the country, moving is stressful. To reduce this stress, many people hire movers. However, you don’t want to hire movers that are dishonest or don’t pack your possessions properly so they are not damaged. These are a few tips for finding quality movers Virginia.
Referrals and References
If you know someone who has moved recently and has had a good experience, you can ask for referrals, but if not, you may have to conduct some research. First, reliable movers typically belong to associations, such as the American Moving and Storage Association. States also have movers’ associations. You may also check online reviews and the Better Business Bureau for their rating and any outstanding complaints. Also, check the movers’ references.
You don’t want to hire a mover who does not view your possessions prior to having you sign a contract. You cannot receive a valid estimate if the mover does not understand the scope of the move. The person who provides you with an estimate should ask questions about your possessions, the services you require and what your final location looks like, whether you will have stairs and whether a large moving truck will have difficulty navigating the streets in your neighborhood.
A quality moving company will create an inventory of your possession. This inventory serves two purposes: calculating the weight of your move and the space it will take up on the truck and ensuring that your possessions are all transferred to your new home.
Avoid movers that require a deposit. Also, you may be charged extra fees if the movers have to navigate stairs or narrow roads. Ask about these fees in advance.
If you pack your own possessions, your mover is not responsible for damaged items. However, packing your stuff can save you significant money. Movers typically upcharge for boxes and packing materials. In addition, you will be charged labor fees.
Take some of the stress out of your move by hiring high-quality movers.