When it’s time to make a move, when you need to get your family and all of your personal stuff across the city or across the country, it really helps to do your homework.
There are lots of different moving services you can use, and many different strategies you can select from to create a successful moving plan. But unless you pay attention to the details – you might not like what you get. Moving is a complicated logistical process, and things can go wrong.
Avoid some unpleasant surprises by paying attention to these three key things when you are about to move.
DMV Registration in Texas
In some states, such as Texas, moving companies are supposed to register with the DMV so that the state office can prove that they have met various consumer protection standards.
But if you call a company out of the phone book, you have no way of knowing whether they have complied with the standard or not.
However, you can make one easy call to the state’s DMV and ask. The DMV can give you that information, and they can also forward any some other types of information about the moving company’s Better Business Bureau rating and more.
This is a good place to start when you’re choosing a moving company and putting together a plan that will work for your family.
The Nuts and Bolts of Mover’s Liability Insurance
Did you know that movers are insured by the pound?
That’s right – typical movers liability insurance covers items at a rate of $0.60 per pound.
When you think about it, that’s really not a lot, especially for high dollar accessories or appliances that might not weigh too much, but carry quite a bit of value for you and your family.
So it’s important to ask the moving company about getting additional insurance in place. You’re going to be happy you got additional insurance if you end up needing it to cover damage that occurred on the road.
Moving Company Estimates
Different moving companies estimate costs in different ways. Some are more forgiving than others when there’s a discrepancy and clients want a reduction in cost.
With Almighty Movers, you know what you’re getting right up front. We work transparently and honor our customers, and that leads to a relationship of trust. We know that when you’re moving you need help – not an adversarial third party demanding that you go along with whatever they say. In other words, customer service is paramount in the moving industry, but try telling some companies that. Particularly with locally based firms, you can get into trouble with stubborn business owners that don’t want to honor an original estimate for one reason or another.
Take a look at our website to see how we work and keep us in mind for your next move.