Looking For Local Full Moving Services? How To Compare Companies And Costs

Posted on: 18 December 2017

If you are looking to find a local moving company that can help you with an upcoming move, it's important to know what is included with the price that you pay. Some companies have all-inclusive packages, while others advertise for services and don't provide things that you would assume you get for the cost. You want to call around and talk with the managers about the following things, so you know what you are paying for before the company shows up at your house to start the packing and moving process.

Packaging Materials

If you have a lot of custom or valuable items, then you want to make sure that they are packaged with the proper materials, and that they are treated with extra care. Make sure that the packaging materials included isn't limited to boxes and tape, but that they also have foam, wrapping options, or other materials to make sure that there aren't damages.

Insurance Coverage and Additional Options

The moving company will have their own insurance to protect their trucks and their drivers, and maybe a minimal amount of the items that they are carrying. They may offer you to purchase an additional amount of coverage through them. If you don't think the insurance offered through them seems sufficient, you will want to talk with your own personal insurance provider to see what temporary coverage you should invest in.

Travel Time and Storage

The time when you need to get the items out of the old property, and when you can get them into the new property, may cause a complication. Talk with the company to see if you can have the items sit in the truck overnight or for the time that is needed, what this will cost, or if it's included. You also need to know how long it will take them to pack up the space and unload it into the new space, and if this time will affect your rate.

If you want to have a full service moving company come to your property so they can do all of the work that is required to physically get your current living items into your new space, getting quotes and knowing what you are willing to pay for is the first step. Make sure that you know what services you are getting with what cost, that your items are insured, and that the moving company can work around your schedule.