Tips To Select a Good Moving Service

Moving can be termed as a process of shifting an entire household to another place. There are a lot of things that you will need to adapt in terms of lifestyle but your immediate concern should be to get your belongings to the new place safely.

In this scenario, the best thing that you can do is to hire movers. Although you can hire a truck and drive your items to the new home by yourself, it is strictly not recommended if you are not sure if you are capable of ensuring the safety of your items. Therefore, hiring professionals remains to be your best bet.

In this article, we are going to talk about the steps to hire professional movers for your move.

Get written estimates from different movers

First of all, search for the moving companies working in your locality. You can make list in your smartphone or computer. Get their contact numbers and call them to discuss about your moving plan. Ask for the writer estimates. They are going to send you their written estimates by mail.

Do a little comparison

It is not a good idea to select the mover based solely on the lowest estimate. You will need to see what service they are providing. In many cases, the people looking spend less no matter what remain at the losing end. The factors that you will need to count in other than price may include additional services, year of experience, reputation, and complaint history.

Be wary of unusually lower estimate

If a company comes up with an unusually lower estimate, you should not hurry to make a deal. The reason is that companies offering extremely lower estimates often turn out to be scammers. They either raise the costs drastically after getting away with your belongings or they just disappear with your money or belongings.

Ask for the license

A legitimate moving company is going to have a license by US Department of Transportation (USDOT). Moreover, it is a major requirement of Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration for every mover to meet safety and financial standards.

You need to ask the movers to provide you with their USDOT number. If you are moving to another state, you will need to search through the database of Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

Read the reviews

The word of mouth is sometimes everything that you need to know in order to make a judgment about a moving company. Therefore, it is pretty important to check online reviews about the movers. There are many trusted review websites that post the reviews after making sure that it is being posted by real person.

Don’t forget to read the paperwork carefully

Before you make a deal, you will get the paperwork ready for you to sign. It is basically a contract between you and the moving company. Therefore, you need to read the paperwork carefully. Take your time before deciding to make a deal.

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Avoiding Stress While Moving In Winters

Moving is a tough phase of life, no matter whenever you consider it. And when you make a plan to do in the hostile weather, you can easily expect the things to get a bit more stressful. Yes, we are talking about a winter move, which surely seems like nothing less than a silly idea.

But the matter of fact is that you can make the winter move quite stress-free from a number of aspects. If you want to avoid stress while moving, you will need to think about making the process convenient, less time consuming and cost effective. Good news is that you can make this happen while moving in winters.

Make a plan

One thing consistent about winters is its unpredictability. You never know when it starts raining or snowing. Therefore, you always need to have a backup plan to deal with the uncertainties during the move. The backup plan refers to the preparations for the safety and to keep you warm if the temperature drops. Moreover, the plan of moving should be executed after finding a safe window by looking at weather forecast. Since your move will be handled by a moving company, you will need to talk with movers to discuss if the weather allows safe move.

Check the route

Rain and ice can make the roads slippery. So you need to make sure that your moving route is allowing safe travelling. The weather department of the country will provide you with the information about different routes. You can see what route suits you the best. You can also discuss it with your movers.

Make sure that your new home is ready

When you move during winters, you are going to have to make sure that your new home is ready to provide you with the comfort right at the moment you arrive. For this purpose, you will need to ensure that all of the utilities, including the heating system, is up and running. You can talk with the home seller to insist about the working of those systems.

Clear the path

While there is very little to nothing that you can do about the selected route, you certainly need to do something about the walkways, pathways, steps and deck. You will need to make sure that all of these areas are clear for moving. Consider getting a shovel with you because you never know when you are going to need it to clear the area from snow.

Keep the warm beverages ready

This is what you need to do for your comfort and that of your movers. When you reach the new place, you will quickly need to relax a bit. And your movers are also going to appreciate a bit help from your side. Therefore, warm beverages such as tea, coffee or green tea can be quite refreshing for everyone.