Moving is quite a complicated process and it is highly complicated for first-time movers. If you are a first-time mover and you are hoping to ensure that everything goes smoothly then you should ensure that you don’t make the three moving mistakes that many of the movers make.
Avoiding these mistakes will ensure that your moving process becomes smoother and the entire experience would be quite stress-free.
Not Researching the Movers
The first mistake made by most of the people who are planning to move is that they fail to do a thorough background check on the removalist they select. You should not make the same mistake. You should always ensure that the company you are hiring is fully licensed and insured before you sign any papers.
You should also try to judge the authenticity of the company by checking the reviews of prior customers. It will ensure that you get to know about the pros and cons of the service. It will also ensure that you don’t get scammed by a “here today, gone tomorrow” kind of a mover.
Not Getting the Estimates
As a customer, you must get estimates from each of the moving company you have shortlisted. The best category of estimates is the binding not-to-exceed estimates because the cost of the estimates doesn’t increase no matter the size of the shipment but it can reduce if the shipment is lighter than what was estimated.
It is also suggested that you compare the estimates offered by various companies and choose the one that has the most viable not-to-exceed estimate.
Just remember that an estimate that is too low can be a bit suspicious because you may not get good quality of services or you might have to pay a huge hidden fee later or extra charges on. So, it’s always better to choose a bid that is low but believable.
Not Receiving In-Person Estimates
Another big mistake made by many people who are hoping to move is that they get the cost estimates over the phone only. Though it is a convenient option, it is not very accurate as the mover won’t get to even see the goods that need to be shifted.
They will just have to believe your word. If you opt for this route, you might end up paying extra on a moving day. So, you should always get in-home estimates. It will ensure that the movers survey everything and offer an accurate figure that won’t change much on a moving day.
If you contact a moving company and it says that it doesn’t do at home visits then you should remove that company from your list because chances are high that it might be a rogue moving company.
Now that you know about the top three moving mistakes, you should ensure that you avoid them at all costs because they might cost not only a lot of money but a lot of time and energy as well.