Booking a professional moving company can alleviate any stress related to your move. If you are booking a professional moving company the first thing you want to do is get an estimate. The first estimate is often non-binding and is conducted after you provide basic information about your upcoming move and have the company conduct an in-home inspection. This estimate allows you to see how much the move will cost as well as how much room you need on the truck and any additional costs. You will alleviate the fear of surprise costs by doing this.
All a professional moving company need from you is some basic information about your upcoming move and a professional moving company can provide non-binding estimates for the upcoming relocation.
When you hire a moving company to complete a home estimate for your upcoming move, they will often come to your home and survey all of the items you have including any large items such as pianos or antiques which could be considered valuable. If you have completed the packing they can count the boxes, but if you have not then they can help you estimate the number of boxes you will need in each room. The survey for your estimate will include the space required by your household items as well as the timeline of the move and the distance travelled. They will then provide you with a written Order for Service or Estimate. This estimate is free of cost and is performed without any obligation. The moving company will need to see every room in the house but you can prepare a list of the items you are bringing on the move to help with the estimate. You should tell the movers at this time which items are of high value and which items require special packing.
Once you have hired a moving company you must first be there for the estimate. After the estimate your presence is required on the day of moving, as well as on the day of packing if you are paying for additional packing services. You are also required to be present once the shipment arrives and is unloaded into your new home. During this time you can verify the items and their condition, and check off your inventory sheet to ensure that everything was properly delivered.
No matter your moving needs, when relocating, you can review a myriad of moving company offers from local movers before making your final decision. There are comparison sites which allow you to put your information in and then receive many quotes by a variety of registered, licensed, and insured companies in the area. You can then contact them to request a binding estimate for your move.