Choosing the Moving Service You Need
There are a variety of services offered by moving company for a
wide range of prices. Before going for a moving company service
it's recommended that you compare different ones. Asking your
friends about the experiences they had with the moving services
they used can be a good place to start. Alternatively, you can
get information about companies that offer moving services from
the Better Business Bureau (BBB) or the American Moving and
Storage Association (AMSA).
It's recommended choosing a moving company that is a member of
the AMSA or the BBB because their members have agreed to abide
by a code and give you the chance to compare movers and their
Members of AMSA are required to provide disclosure of the moving
information, written estimates of the charges that may occur and
also provide timely service and give a prompt response to any
claims or complaints the customer might have.
After you have your list of moving services providers, you
should provide them with the destination and timing of the move.
Ask for a detailed list of their moving services and an
explanation of the estimates they will provide and get a copy.
After all information is compiled compare the moving companies
you chose to see which best fits your needs and your budget..
If moving to another state make sure you understand the
information you'll receive. The moving company is required to
give you more then just the brochures explaining the moving
services they provide, a copy of a consumer booklet with the
title "Your Rights and Responsibilities When You Move". Besides
that, you should also receive information about the mover's
participation in a Dispute Settlement Program.
The arrangements for you move should be made in advance, 5-6
weeks before the moving date is a minimum.
Before choosing the mover make sure you understand the
following: - rates and charges of the moving company for the
services; - the liability for the belongings; - the way pickup
and delivery will be done; - the claims protection you have.