Hiring a mover
Hiring a mover takes time,
so start looking for a reliable and affordable service provider well
before moving day. Hire a mover with a good track record, instead of
making a choice only on the basis of the lowest quote. A professional
mover will help you to make a stress-free move.
Obtain movers quotes in
writing from at least three household movers and take time to verify their
credentials and reputation. Check the licensing and insurance details of
the residential movers and find out if they have local addresses.
Call up their offices to see
if they seem to be genuine and answer your questions politely. Ask for
references and call them up to find out about their experiences with the
You can get information
about interstate movers by entering their names, USDOT numbers, or MC / MX
numbers on the Company Snapshot page of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety
Administration (FMCSA) website.
Be careful if a house mover
offers you an unrealistically low moving quote over the telephone or
Internet without seeing the things that need to be moved. Find out if
there are any hidden charges involved. Dont agree to make a cash deposit
before the move.
non-binding estimates, since the charges to be paid at the time of
delivery are based on the actual certified weight of the shipment. This
helps to protect the interests of both the shipper and the home mover.
If you get a non-binding
estimate, you cannot be asked to pay more than 110% of the estimated
amount at the time of delivery. If any additional amount is due, the mover
will have to raise an invoice for it and give you at least 30 days to pay
If you want to be sure about
the amount you will have to pay, you can opt for a binding estimate.
However, this may turn out to be a little more expensive, because moving
services tend to add on a margin while providing binding estimates, to
protect themselves from variances from the estimated amount.
Talk to family, friends, and
coworkers to find out about their experiences with different movers before
you select a moving company.
We can help you to find out
about the cost of hiring a mover. To obtain free quotes from the best
movers in your area please fill out the form provided here. There are no
charges or obligations involved at all and your contact information will
be kept confidential.