Video Moving Tips from Allied Van Lines

Video Moving Tips from Allied Van Lines

October 10, 2022

The Top Ten Mistakes To Avoid When Hiring a Mover for your Residential Move

For great tips from Allied Van Lines watch the video above. If you’re in a hurry, here’s a quick rundown of the top ten mistakes to avoid when you’re looking to hire a moving company.

  1. Deciding to go with the mover that has the lowest price
    • Often times quality goes hand in hand with price. Be careful of low quotes and hidden extra charges.
  2. Getting moving quotes over the phone and/or submitting an online inventory list of things you will be moving
    • Without actually visiting your home, moving companies cannot give you an accurate estimate.
  3. Not receiving estimates from several moving companies
    • You can’t know what is fair, unless you get estimates from at least three moving companies.
  4. Not researching the moving company
  5. Not planning ahead
    • The summer is the busiest time of year for movers, so book your mover well in advance of your planned move date if you’re going to move during the warmer months.
  6. Not asking about extra costs you might be charged
    • Moving companies may charge extra for moving items up and down stairs, not having a parking space close by, and packing supply fees.
  7. Not asking the right questions
    • Moving companies may charge extra for moving items up and down stairs, not having a parking space close by, and packing supply fees.
  8. Not checking with the Better Business Bureau on the mover’s complaint record
    • It is rare to find a moving company that is free from complaints. You can see how the complaints were handled as well.
  9. Not informing the mover of any unusual situations they may run into before the move
    • It’s important to tell the moving company of problems like parking issues, difficult access, limited hours, and elevators and stairs.
  10. Forgetting to keep track of the different estimates you receive

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