When you have a move on the horizon, you will likely have numerous tasks to get done so that you are prepared for your move. Getting the help of a professional moving company like Joe’s Moving and Storage is one step that you can take to make your move smoother. There are other things that you should do before you hire a mover, on your moving day and when your items are delivered to your new home or business location. If you take the time to prepare, you may enjoy a much easier process and the peace of mind of knowing that your assets are being handled with care.
If you plan to hire a moving company for your move, choosing the right mover is important. You should make certain that you familiarize yourself with your rights and the responsibilities that you have when you move. When you find a mover, make certain to check with the Better Business Bureau and your friends and family about the mover’s reputation. It is important to ask your mover what responsibilities it has if your belongings are damaged and whether or not the mover has a settlement program for any disputes. If you will be moving across states, it is important for you to check that your mover has a USDOT number and is registered with the FMCSA. Ask about the mover’s scheduling and when you can expect the move to be completed. Finally, make certain that you have enough insurance to cover your belongings in the event something happens.
When your moving day arrives, you’ll want to make certain that you are available to answer any questions that your movers might have. You should remain there until your movers are finished loading all of your belongings. Do a walk-through with your movers so that they can correctly inventory all of our goods. Review all of the documents with which you are presented before signing them, and ask any questions that you might have. Make certain to keep your bill of lading until your goods are delivered to you. Do a final walkthrough of your home to make certain that nothing was forgotten, and provide your movers with your contact information in the event that an issue arises.
When your delivery day arrives, you need to make certain that you are present and available when the movers arrive. You should pay what you owe according to your agreement before your household goods are unloaded. Make certain to supervise the unloading and packing of your belongings, taking care to note any damages that have happened during the move on your inventory. If your belongings suffered damage, you will want to take pictures and discuss it with the moving company.
Founded in 1974, Joe’s Moving has helped many satisfied customers with their moves for more than 40 years. We are proud that our client base is made up of more than 70 percent of repeat customers or people who have been referred by their families or friends. We handle both residential and commercial moves, and we have helped numerous major corporations with their moves. We have a large, modern fleet and a 20,000 square-foot facility to help our customers with their moving and storage needs. To learn more about how we can help you with your move or to book your reservation, call us today.Download this PDF Checklist