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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Are You Planning to Move?

If you are planning to move and will not be getting help from your friends, please read this article from "Moving".   This article reveals three secrets that moving companies do not want you to know. Reading this may save you money and frustration. This is a total copy and paste because the article is spot on. Take a look.

"Moving Company Confessions
When many of us are preparing to move, we are stressed and want the whole process to be as painless as possible. One of the ways we do this is by hiring a moving company. What we don’t realize is that some moving companies are taking advantage of us – getting us for hidden fees or not taking us seriously. To make sure that your moving experience goes well, here are the best tips we found from experienced movers and confessions from moving companies themselves:

Moving Company Confession 1: Fast Service
One of the biggest areas where people feel frustrated is getting their movers to work quickly. Many moving companies pay their workers by the hour, so they try drawing out the move to make more money. We found out this little moving company confession from someone who used to work for a well known moving company. If you are paying for a local move and paying hourly, this can be a problem for you too! To avoid paying too much or slowing your move, call the office if you think your movers are stalling – this will likely save both of you money!

Moving Company Confession 2: Get Quotes

When many of us are in a hurry, we call the first company in the phone book and go with them. For the moving company, this is amazing since they know you aren’t shopping around and they give you the highest price or at least this is what we found out when we got our moving company confessions. To avoid paying the highest prices, they recommend you do the following:
Call at least 5 companies & get quotes
Get your quotes in writing
Make sure someone comes to your house & looks at your stuff to avoid hidden fees
Compare different services for the price

Moving Company Confession 3: Check Credentials & References

Another moving company confession that many people don’t know about is checking credentials. Just because a company says they are a moving company doesn’t mean they are insured and bonded. This is important since they are required to register with the FMCSA. This process is very expensive and many people try forgoing it. To compete with the companies that have to pay for expensive insurance, they lower their costs, and don’t bother telling their customers that they won’t pay for their stuff if its damage during the move. Make sure to always check to make sure that the company you are hiring is insured before hiring them!"

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