In our last blog, we blogged about a moving company horror story that was relayed to us by one of our prior clients. She had never hired a moving company before, so she had no idea what types of questions she should ask, and the types of things she should look for.
For this post, we wanted to address both of those items.
- Be sure you hire the correct type of moving company. If you’re staying local, or you’re not moving out of state, you can start your search by looking for an intrastate mover. This type of mover specializes in shorter distances. On the other hand, if you’re moving half way across the country, you’ll want to search for a reputable interstate moving company. Long distance movers need to follow regulations set forth by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. Keep in mind, that an out of state move will cost more than a local one.
- Make sure the moving company is licensed and insured and be sure to do your research! Ask them to provide their registration number! If you’re able to get a referral from a friend or family member, this will be a great place to start. If you can’t get a referral, be sure to research the company to see how they’re ranked with the Better Business Bureau. Are they accredited? Do they have a Yelp or Facebook page? What have their prior clients said about their experience with these movers? If the company doesn’t have a BBB rating and if you can’t find them listed on social media, these are big red flags.
- When you start to place calls to Boulder, CO moving companies, be sure to have a list of questions ready. Find out what type of moving supplies they use and ask whether they reuse their supplies. Do you really want to move your clothes in a wardrobe box that has been used by 12 other clients? We’re guessing the answer is no.Do they use subcontractors, or do they only work with their own people? Ask if they’ll provide you with a written estimate. A legitimate moving company always provides a written estimate to their clients. You should also ask if there are circumstances in which you’d need to pay additional fees. For example, some movers will charge an additional fee if they need to move furniture up or down several flights of stairs. Some companies require clients to pay a fuel surcharge.
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