Whether moving across the country or just a few miles, moving can be an expensive endeavour.
If you’ve recently made a down payment on a new home, you’re likely to be short on cash. You’ll be tempted to save money wherever you can, but there are a few things to think about when hiring a professional moving company on a budget.
The cheapest movers aren’t always the best.
You should never hire a mover solely based on price. While you want to hire a company that offers you a good deal, hiring movers who offer you a ridiculously low quote can be a huge mistake. The following information describes why hiring the cheapest moving company is not always the best option.
A moving company that offers you a significantly lower quote than the rest of its competitors may not be providing you with the complete picture.
Untrustworthy movers will occasionally fail to include potential fees in their initial estimate. Once you’ve completed the move, you’ll be faced with additional costs that will raise your total cost.
Before hiring a mover, the step is to understand their quote and whether you’ll be responsible for any additional costs.
Make sure you get a written estimate. Having the price written down prevents the mover from trying to charge you substantially more after they’ve completed the job.
Choose a mover who takes the time to learn about your move and provides an accurate, written quote that includes all charges.
Some movers entice customers by offering meager prices, only to steal more money from them once the job is completed.
It is typical to hold your possessions and refuse to release them until you pay additional fees. Other movers may take a down payment or payment for the job and then fail to show up to move your belongings.
While no honest company would mislead their customers in this way, hiring the cheapest mover increases your chances of falling victim to a moving scam.
Instead, make sure any moving company you’re considering for the job has a solid reputation for dependability and honesty. The cost of their services should be considered only after that.
Lack of Experience
Even if they are legal, cheap movers may not be the best option for you. Some companies charge small fees because their workers lack the necessary experience and training to move their belongings safely.
When you hire inexperienced movers, you may find that they cut corners to expedite the job or mismanage your possessions. Damaged goods, missed deadlines, and stress could all be consequences of your decision.
Expert, trained movers are significant if you’re moving valuable, boxy, or heavy items or if you have special moving requirements.
Even if you’re relocating your household from one town to another, you want your possessions to arrive on time and in good condition. In the case of personal possessions, you lose money and emotional pain when you lose them.
Choose an expert mover who treats your possessions as if they were their own and provides extensive training to their movers.
Unlicensed or Unregistered
Moving companies must obtain licensure and registration from both the state and the federal government.
Find out the regulations for movers managing your relocation in your state. If you’re moving across state lines, find out what federal rules govern your interstate movers.
Then, double-check that the movers you hire are properly registered and licensed. These permit the mover to be tracked and held to account, ensuring that they are a trustworthy company with whom you can entrust your possessions.
The mover should also be insured so that you are not responsible for any damage to your belongings or other issues during the relocation. Ideally, the mover should also allow you to purchase additional insurance to cover any damage to your belongings that occurs during the move.
Unlicensed, uninsured, or unregistered movers will offer lower rates to win your business. While hiring them may save you money, you will have no recourse if something goes wrong.
Before hiring a mover, look over their credentials and ensure they’re licensed, registered, and insured.
A low cost may not be worth the possibilities of headaches, worries, and crises if some less expensive movers handle your move.
Whether you’re worried about hidden fees that may appear as your move progresses, issues with timeliness, or the need to be on the lookout for signs of a scam, carefully considering the less expensive moving options available will help you reduce your moving-related stress.
Although moving can be costly, do not skimp on your mover. Hiring the cheapest mover you can find exposes you to the risk of encountering major and expensive problems. The wrong mover can cost you more than they save you, from scams and theft to inexperience and carelessness.
Mayzlin Relocation is a reputable mover with a reputation for highly trained and dependable movers. Our services range from complete packing services to long-distance relocations, all backed by years of professional experience.