There are many benefits to moving, including reducing costs and getting a fresh start. But, moving can also be a stressful and time-consuming process. Hiring movers can help make the transition smooth and hassle-free. Professional movers are trained to handle the logistics of moving, as well as protect and secure belongings during transport. They also understand parking regulations and traffic patterns, which can save time when it comes to unloading and reassembling furniture.
Choosing the right movers depends on your needs and budget. Some companies patriotic movers provide a full range of services while others specialize in certain types of moves, such as long-distance or interstate relocations. Some even offer add-on services, such as vehicle transportation, storage and valuation services.
The most cost-effective way to move is with a full service company. These movers will pack, move and unpack all of your items for you. They’ll use specialized packing materials to protect your belongings, and they’ll load them safely onto the truck. They’ll then drive the truck to your new home and unload it for you. In addition, full service movers will make sure all of your boxes and other packing materials are properly disposed of at the end of your move.
Part-service movers are less expensive, but they’ll only assist you with the heavy lifting. They’ll typically give you a quote after conducting an in-home survey or a detailed inventory of your belongings. They’ll also provide you with an estimated cost based on the weight of your items and the distance of your move. It’s important to get multiple estimates from different movers so you can compare prices and choose the best option for your budget.
A mover’s price is determined by how much stuff you have, how far your move is and whether any special services are needed (like packing or disassembly). Additionally, movers may charge extra for certain kinds of items, such as bulky furniture or pianos.
You’ll want to ask any potential movers for references and reviews, as well as a copy of their licenses and insurance. It’s also a good idea to get estimates in writing. Be wary of movers that only provide over-the-phone estimates, as these can be inaccurate. In most states, movers must carry liability insurance, which pays up to 60 cents per pound for lost or damaged items. You can also purchase full-value protection if you want additional coverage.
If you’re happy with the work of your movers, don’t forget to tip them! In the same manner as you would tip a waiter or taxi driver, 15-20% of the total cost of your move is customary. This shows your appreciation for their hard work and can help ensure that they’re motivated to continue providing quality service in the future. Click here to contact Allied today to learn more about our services and to request your free estimate!