Questions to Ask a Moving Company

Preparing for a move can be stressful, but College Hunks is here to eliminate this stress! We have compiled a list of questions to ask your potential moving company, and why you should ask them.

What type of insurance is included? And is there anything else available?

Why: This is an important question because you want to know if something were to happen, who is responsible for the damage. If the company is fully bonded, licensed, and insured, it will be a weight off of your chest in case anything were to go wrong. It’s also smart to ask if there’s extra insurance available in case you feel the need to bump up the coverage.

What happens if something were to break?

Why: It’s always best to be prepared for the worst. You’ll want to know the process of filing a claim, who is responsible, and how it will be resolved.

Do you offer on-site estimates?

Why: It’s best for a company to see what you have in order to provide the most accurate quote. This will reduce the risk of the price changing at the end due to hidden items or costs.

Do you offer packing? If so, are materials included?

Why: You may not want to pack things yourself; you may want the professionals to do it to ensure the safety of your items. It’s also important to know what they provide versus what you should have ready for them.

What forms of payment do you accept?

Why: It’s important to know what forms of payment is accepted so that you will have it on hand at the time to pay. This will minimize any possible issues when it comes to payment.

Will my items be transferred?

Why: Sometimes during long distance moves, companies will transfer your items to another truck. This can increase the risk of something being damaged or lost.

What is your cancellation policy?

Why: It’s important to know what it entails to change the date or cancel the move altogether.

Next in the series: Helpful Tips for Packing Your Valuables.

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