Makakilo - Kapolei - Honokai Hale, Hawaii
91-178 Malakole St., Unit A
Kapolei, HI 96707
(808) 682-2500

5 Important Questions to Ask When Choosing a Moving Company April 14, 2017

Makakilo - Kapolei - Honokai Hale, Ewa
5 Important Questions to Ask When Choosing a Moving Company, Ewa, Hawaii

Moving is one of the top stressful events someone can experience. Having open and clear communication with your moving company, however, can help reduce the pressure and make the process smoother. As an expert source for home moving and storage in Kapolei, Hawaii, Aloha International Moving Services know how important having crystal-clear communication with clients is. Knowing the right questions to ask before choosing a moving company can ultimately mean all the difference. Here are five considerations to help make the difficult decision:

  • Payment & Transportation Fee: You should never pay a moving company the full moving fee or a large deposit upfront. Payment should only be completed after your possessions have been safely transported to their destination. Also, before paying, double-check to ensure everything is accounted for. If not, verify the missing item or items in the presence of the movers to prevent miscommunication.
  • Insurance Specifics: Purchasing moving insurance only to find out it doesn’t cover a specific damage or problem can be an unhappy surprise. Before signing the dotted line, talk with the moving company to get a complete understanding of what the insurance does and doesn’t cover.
  • moving companyHidden Costs: Before agreeing to the move, you should request a full list of expenses the moving company charges. If some of these, such as an additional cost for moving large objects like as a piano, are not mentioned upfront, you will get blindsided with the extra expense.
  • Licensed & Insured: Every reputable moving company should be both licensed and insured. Also, each company will have a unique USDOT number, and you can search for the business on the Department of Transportation site to make sure everything is in order.
  • Experience: Depending on your current residence or where you are moving to, the movers might have to contend with challenging locations, such as cramped elevators, small hallways, or lots of stairs. Let the moving company know upfront about any difficult situations they may encounter. This is also a good time to let the moving company know if you have any special considerations regarding your possessions, like pianos, especially valuable and fragile goods, etc.

Aloha International Moving Services is committed to delivering the highest quality moving services to all residents of Oahu. With that goal comes clear communication with all clients to ensure every move is conducted professionally and without any confusion. For more information, call (808) 682-2500 or visit the website today.

Other Announcements, Events and Deals from Aloha International Moving Services, Inc.
Moving Company's Guide to Packing, Ewa, Hawaii
Whether you’re moving across town or the state, packing a crucial part of the process. However, you may not be sure where to start. Fortunately, Aloha International Moving Servi...read more
Your Moving Checklist From Oahu’s Best Moving Company, Ewa, Hawaii
There is no denying that moving is stressful, and perhaps your last experience was less organized than you would have liked. Rather than dreading your upcoming move, make the process...read more
Why You Should Hire a Professional Packing Service for Your Move, Ewa, Hawaii
Packing is one of the most important tasks to address when you relocate your home or business. After all, this process is essential to keep your belongings safe and minimiz...read more
5 Tips for a Smooth Corporate Relocation, Ewa, Hawaii
Relocating a business can be far more involved than moving a family from one home to the next. While your employees may be accommodating, you shouldn’t ask them to help with the move...read more
 3 Tips to Make Moving to a New Office Easier, Ewa, Hawaii
A move is an exciting time, whether you’re starting fresh in a new office or a new home. However, a few hiccups always seem to occur during a move, making relocation more stress...read more