On The Move: Next Stop, Your New Home!
So, you have spent the time looking for the perfect house. You finally found it – congrats! You’re getting close to closing the deal and moving to your wonderful new digs.
Moving Day is near, and you can pack, load, haul, and unload yourself if you wish to do so. If not, you’ll need movers! I recommend getting bids from several moving companies be one of the first steps you take before moving to a new house.
You will find a variety of service options and price ranges from which to choose, whether you are moving across town or across the country -- or the world!
Call a lot of companies and ask for estimates. Ask each one exactly how charges are calculated and what is included – is it simply by the hour? What about mileage? Do you pay for breaks and lunchtime? What about a trip charge?
Also, how much insurance is included in the estimate? What is the cost for more coverage? Are there provisions for fragile or unusually valuable items? Is the delivery date guaranteed in writing?
If price is an issue for you (like most of us!), ask if there are ways to cut down on the bill by providing boxes and doing your own packing. Movers in this economy are likely to be competitive, so comparison shopping will help you get the best value for your moving dollars.