When you hire a moving company that has a solid reputation, you immediately feel at ease. A trusted mover is well aware that some people are extremely nervous about leaving such an important task in the hands of a complete stranger. Top-quality moving professionals also understand just how overwhelming even the simplest move can be.
One thing that few people do is take the necessary time to learn what the moving process involves. However, before entrusting anyone, you should spend a few minutes getting educated so that you know exactly what to expect when hiring a reputable mover.
- Planning Your Move – Most professional moving companies have a website where you can fill out a move request form online or download it and mail it in. Not only does this streamline the planning phase, it gets the ball rolling so that a representative will visit your home or place of business to provide you with an accurate estimate. This is only possible when an on-site assessment of your goods is conducted.
- Packing and Loading Your Goods – Depending on your personal preferences and budget, a professional mover will load and unload the boxes that you packed onto the moving truck or pack your belongings for you in addition to loading and unloading. In fact, with the add-on packing service, a professional moving crew will unpack everything once your goods are delivered to your new address. This add-on service offers two key benefits. First, the crew knows the right way to pack and uses only high-quality materials and supplies. Second, because everything is packed correctly, there is less risk of your items being damaged.
- Delivery of Your Goods and Payment – A professional mover will never ask for money upfront. Instead, you will be expected to pay the full balance once your goods are delivered. Payment options vary. In most cases, moving companies accept cash, traveler’s check, or certified check. In some instances, companies will allow the customer to pay over the phone via a debit or credit card. Keep in mind that in addition to the cost of the move itself, you should tip each crewmember 10 percent to 15 percent based on how well he or she did the job.
As you can see, there are definite advantages in using a professional mover. While a trained and dedicated crew handles the majority of the work, you can relax or handle other matters.
For more information about working with a professional mover please call Republic moving and Storage today.