Tips for Hiring a Moving Company

by | Oct 9, 2015 | Business

Content sponsored by VA Movers

Moving your household and personal belongings is not most people’s favorite thing to do. Packing, loading, transporting and reassembling your living space is stressful, time consuming and hard work. Professionals like VA Movers can take the stress out, leaving you to take care of other business and focus on your new home destination.

Hiring a moving company is not so easy either. There is a lot to consider when deciding who to let transport your personal belongings and treasured possessions. Knowing some of the basic questions to ask prospective movers is helpful in choosing the most reliable company.

We know about the moving business. Here are some tips.

What to Look for in a Moving Company
Professionals like VA Movers know that each move is unique. Some people like to pack their own possessions and need boxes and packing materials delivered ahead of time. Others what trained professionals to do this for them. The total weight of the load is another consideration a moving specialist must estimate. Each move must be estimated on its own at the home.

Written contracts are another area where you should not compromise. A handshake and a receipt are not enough when you decide to hand over your entire household to someone. Reputable movers will provide a signed contract that stipulates details like price, dates, who packs what, insurance and documentation, storage and where the shipment is to be delivered and when.

Price is always a consideration, and taking the lowest bid is usually not a good idea. There is probably a reason they are cheaper, and it won’t be good for you.

Another thing to think about when picking a moving company is the disassembly and reassembly of furnishings, wall hangings and electronic equipment. Do you want to take care of these details yourself, or would you like your mover to do it for you? Think about this in advance, and then make sure the moving company can do what you want. (The attached YouTube video presents tips for disassembling your furniture.)

Are you moving directly to your new home, or do you need storage of your belongings along the way? Do you want to be responsible for unpacking your possessions and disposing of the packaging, or would you like your moving company to make this part of their job? Before asking for an estimate, be sure you know the answers to these questions.

Moving your stuff isn’t usually the best part of moving to a new home. Professionals like VA Movers can make this part of your next move something you can relax about, letting you concentrate on the more enjoyable parts of relocating to your new home.

VA Movers serves locations throughout the state. Contact the company online at VA Movers or by telephone at 703-665-6697 or toll free at 855-978-6788. Find the company on Facebook at Virginia Movers.


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