Your possessions are precious, if you are moving and opt for the cheapest moving company, don’t be surprised if things are lost and broken and nothing seems to end up in the right room. Many people make the mistake of choosing the cheapest mover rather than the best moving company in Springfield MA. If you are planning to move, ask three or four well respected companies for estimates.
There are a few things to take into account to ensure your move goes smoothly:
*Do your homework: If you are moving locally chances is someone you know has also moved recently. Ask people if they can make a recommendation and ask them why this is. If you are moving interstate it might be more difficult to get personal recommendations, this is when you should check reviews on the companies you might consider. If there are one or two less than sterling comments don’t be overly concerned but if there are numerous complaints, move on.
*Talk to at least three moving companies: Even if the first moving company in Springfield MA seems ideal, talk to others as well. Have each company send a representative to your home, while they are preparing their estimate this gives you an opportunity to ask any questions you may have such as specialty packing for cherished antiques or works of art. Never consider working with a mover that will only give you an estimate over the phone, it can’t be done accurately and will result in disappointment.
*Insurance: Interstate movers must provide insurance; the coverage is only 60 cents per pound per item. Often this does not cover expensive items; under these circumstances you can buy insurance that will protect everything while in transit, however, the underwriters expect you to declare high value items. Check with your own insurance agent, perhaps your existing homeowner’s policy covers the move. Take extremely valuable items such as documents and jewelry with you.
Interstate movers will be happy to provide you with a copy of a handbook which specifies your rights as well as your obligations. Get everything in writing, leave no blanks on forms and you can rest assured that your possessions will show up safe and sound at the other end and the move will cost what you agreed to.