Ideally, when one is thinking about moving and start making plans to do so, the financial aspect of the moving project usually takes precedent especially when it comes to meeting with the moving company. There are, however, other important questions that you should also be asking your movers, particularly about the kind of services they would be offering you as part of moving. You want to also inquire about how they would be handling your loading and unloading tasks, packing and transportation etc. as well.
If you are going to get your moving company involved in the packing process, be sure to have a representative from the moving company show up at your home a few weeks before moving day just so they can evaluate the items that need packing and determine what types of materials and equipment that they would need to use. Also, have a long talk with your movers if you are concerned about fragile items that you may have to move such as chinaware or even antiques and artwork. Whatever it is, you need to also notify your mover so that if they are unable to move these items, they can contract the work out to an affiliated company that does.
Packing is just one aspect of the move to be nervous about, especially when you are not doing it yourself. The next thing that you are likely to worry about is loading. Loading is a very meticulous process which can go much smoothly if the movers have the right equipment to get from your home to the vehicle and back again. Even before the movers get there, let them know about the things in and around your old and new property that may slow down the moving process. This would mean that if you have stairs in your home, a slope or incline outside the property etc, you should inform them so that they would be prepared to bring along the necessary moving equipment. Even information about the type of flooring that you have in each room whether it is residential carpeting, vinyl, tiles or wooden floors, you also need to let the movers know as well so that precaution can be taken when sliding items on the flooring.
Transportation follows the labor of moving; this is the time to find out about how qualified your driver is and about what safety precautions are in place should there be an accident. Should an accident take place would your moving company be able to restore all your items? You need to know if your items would be insured and how the company handles these situations.
Finally, some moving companies offer an unloading service. Find out if your moving company does and if the drop-off would be in one part of the house or if your items would be placed in its designated rooms.Written by Margarita Hakobyan
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