There’s a lot involved in the moving process, most of which takes place before the actual day. One of the many things you’ll need to do in advance is to get in touch with your moving company so they can come out and give an estimate. During an estimate, the company will come to your home and assess how much you have and what they believe it will cost to transport it to your new home. It’s pretty straight forward, but you can simplify this process even further with a little preparation.
Contact the moving company early.
Call and schedule your in-home estimate as early as possible. Even if you don’t have an exact moving date, they can hold onto the information for when the time comes. If you wait until closer to the move, you run the risk of not getting the estimate done when you need it. Plus, the date of your move may affect the price, so it’s best to get it done at least four weeks in advance.
Have a list of questions ready.
Make a list of questions to ask when the moving company arrives for the estimate. Ask about how they determine the cost, if they have packing services, and inquire about fees in addition to any other questions you may have about their services.
Waste money on packing material.
Many companies provide packing services and provide their own materials at discounted rates or for free. Purchasing them in advance will only rack up unnecessary expenses.
Have a friend stand in for you at the estimate.
Scheduling conflicts happen, but it’s important to do what you can to be there. As you talk to the people who will be handling your items, you’ll gain peace of mind. Plus, by talking to them, you may come up with other questions you may not have thought of previously.
If you’re starting the process and looking for a reliable and affordable moving company to help, turn to A Smooth Move based out of Cincinnati, OH. They offer free estimates and upfront pricing before your move. They even provide their own materials to save you money. All their trucks are fully insured and immaculately clean to ensure your items arrive at your new home safely. Visit them online or call them today at (513) 481-1316 for more information.