You may not be aware of this, but May is National Moving Month. Roughly 40 million Americans move each year and May marks the beginning of peak moving season. Seeing as nice weather typically runs from May to September, a majority of folks looking to move schedule their moves during the summer. After all, in the summer you don’t have to deal with snowstorms or icy sidewalks which makes the entire process much, much simpler. Also, college students finish up their classes in May which makes the impending summer months an ideal time to hunt for a new apartment. Whether you have a spouse and children or you’re single, May is the perfect time to make a move on a new living situation if it has been on your mind.
If you’re in a position to hire professional movers, fantastic! While it does cost more to hire a moving company, you’re getting your money’s worth as long as you choose to work with a reputable company. Professionals specialize in the packing and transporting process and know how to keep things easy and efficient. If you’re looking to protect your belongings and keep your move relatively stress-free, professionals are the way to go. Before you jump into the thick of it, however, it’s important to be aware of what makes up a good moving company.
Here’s how you can spot a spectacular moving company:
They provide a written estimate
If you receive your estimate over the internet or over the phone, that doesn’t exactly make it legitimate. If your company is a good egg, they’ll happily come to your home and take an inventory of everything that needs to be moved. Once that’s finished, they’ll provide a written estimate and go over, realistically, the costs and parameters of your move.
They Won’t Fudge the Estimate
When it comes to moving, costs are important. So, you may feel tempted to go with the cheapest option available to you. But, this is not always the best way to go. If your company is reputable, they’ll include fees for certain logistics. Also, shop around movers. It’s good to get three written estimates prior to making your final selection. If one estimate is drastically lower than the other two, take that as a red flag and not as a positive. With your three written estimates, all the estimates should be within a similar range.
They’ll Have You Sign a Contract
After choosing your mover, they’ll have you sign a contract that encompasses your upcoming move. The important thing about this contract is that it protects both you and the company in the event something goes awry.
Jump into National Moving Month with confidence! If you’re looking for an ace moving company, talk with us here at Mastodon Moving. You can reach us at 774-421-9004 or by filling out an online contact form.