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Selecting Moving And Storage Companies

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There are several things you should consider when you are selecting moving and storage companies. If you are in need of a moving and storage company, this means you are leaving the safety and security of your household goods in the hands of professionals. There are several ways to make sure you are selecting moving and storage companies that will take good care of your important possessions.

Here are seven steps to follow when selecting moving and storage companies:

  1. At least eight weeks before you are planning to move, start researching moving and storage providers.
  2. If you know others who have used any of the companies you are considering, ask about how the company performed. Ask if the movers were on time with adequate equipment for the job and if any items were damaged.
  3. Consider how much of the packing, driving, and hauling you want to do yourself. You will save money by taking on more tasks yourself. But you can save time and stress by having professional movers take care of packing your household goods, loading them into a truck, driving the truck and unloading it once you arrive at your new home. If you hire a moving company that operates a storage facility, you can also have movers unload your belongings into your storage unit.
  4. Secure written estimates from at least two moving and storage providers that fit your needs. Do get as accurate of an estimate as possible, invite representatives of the moving and storage companies into your home so they can get an accurate idea of how much you have to move and store.
  5. If you need to store some of your items, look for a storage facility that is convenient to where you will live or work. Visit the facility to see if it is clean, safe and secure.
  6. Before selecting moving and storage companies, check to ensure that the providers you are considering have all the licenses needed to operate in your state and are in good standing with the entity that issues licenses. Check with the local Better Business Bureau to see if there are any complaints on file for the moving and storage providers you are considering.
  7. Once you have picked a moving and storage company, secure a contract. Make sure you read and understand all the terms of the contract before you sign it.

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