How to Hire a Full-Service Mover

There are many reasons people move: job transfers, relationships that end and the lure of a new home or town. While moving can be stressful, it also gives people the opportunity to explore a new area and discover its hidden gems.

Those looking for a way to make their move easier can hire movers. Whether you’re moving to a new neighborhood in a different part of the city or moving into a house on a quiet street in a suburban neighborhood, movers can help you get settled. Before hiring a mover, you should look for reviews. These will give you a sense of the company’s reliability and professionalism.

You should also ask about the company’s insurance policy. If a mover gets injured while working at your home or damages the items you are moving, you will need to know that they are covered. The best movers have comprehensive liability coverage.

Full service movers can handle all of the details of your move, from packing and unpacking to loading and transporting your belongings. In addition to packing, they can also dismantle and reassemble furniture, install appliances in your kitchen and bath, and dispose of old equipment and boxes.

For long distance moves, full service movers provide transportation, as well as shipping and delivery services for your belongings. They may charge additional fees for services like storage and delivering specialty items, such as pool tables or playsets.

Local moves are usually billed hourly, and the total bill is collected when your movers complete the move. Long-distance movers typically provide a lump-sum estimate that’s either binding or non-binding, meaning it won’t change unless your inventory changes. These estimates are based on your shipment’s weight and the distance to be traveled.

If your move includes a large amount of fragile or valuable items, full-service movers may offer a valuation coverage option. This allows you to insure your items for their replacement value. While this isn’t a requirement for residential moves, it’s a good idea for those moving to a new state or country. In addition, movers who offer this protection will be more likely to honor any damage or loss claims you submit. If you have homeowners or renters insurance, you can also use it to cover your belongings during the relocation. If you don’t have insurance, movers that offer valuation coverage will typically cover your goods up to 60 cents per pound in the case of damage or loss. However, if you want to insure your belongings for their full value, you’ll need to purchase a separate policy. These can be purchased through moving companies or online. The cost of a policy is typically less than a deductible on your homeowners or renters insurance. This type of protection can be especially helpful for those who are short on time or can’t physically move their items themselves.

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