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3 Things you Need to Know: Choosing a Mover

Posted on: March 10, 2017 Baymeadows Moving and Storage January 18, 2018

There are so many decisions that need to be made and so Choosing a Mover | Bay Meadows Moving & Storage | Jacksonville, FLmuch work to be done when moving houses. One of the most important decisions concerns the hiring of a mover. After this has been done, you’ll need to establish whether or not you’ll require the assistance of a company that offers full moving services. If you’ve decided to hire a professional mover, here’s what you should know.

  • Don’t settle for anything less than in-home estimate

Some movers will suggest that you talk to them or fill an online form to outline the details of the goods you plan to move. They’ll then provide an estimate based on your application. Consider this a red flag. Since full-service quotes are often based on the quantity and weight of your belongings, you want an expert to come to your home and see the commodities so they can offer the estimate. Doing this any other way may result to an unexpected quote. If the estimate is not binding, you can be surprised at how much you’ll end up being charged at the end of the move. Some companies use smart algorithms to do their estimate, but these depend on you doing a proper inventory. You may decide to go this route if you don’t mind, but make sure you get a binding estimate.

  • You should know your company’s full valuation protection plans

As a legitimate mover, Baymeadows Moving and Storage lets its client know about the minimum valuation. This amount is often included in the initial move estimate. However, it should be known that such an estimate doesn’t cover the full value of your belongings in case of any loss or damage. By law, moving companies have to inform their clients of these possibilities, as well as the cost of obtaining an additional coverage.

  • Decide what you can do

Some moving companies will lower their prices if the weight of the shipment is low and if you do some packing yourself. Therefore, consider each item in the room and pack whatever you can on your own. If you have a van, you can move a few commodities by yourself and leave the delicate and heavier items to the professionals.