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Top Tips For A Successful Move

Sep 17, 2018

Moving is a stressful time and there is a lot of planning that is involved. Many will recommend that moving a home or business should be left to professional movers. This will alleviate a lot of stress and streamline the entire process. Even though this simplifies the move, how do you choose the right moving company? The American Moving & Storage Association (AMSA) put together a list of the top 10 tips for a successful move.

How To Choose A Moving Company

There are many moving companies out there that all offer the same services. Luckily there are some simple tips to help you choose the right one:

  1. Check out moving company ratings on websites like Yelp, Better Business Bureau and Angie’s List. These sites offer testimonials from real customers to give you an idea of the kind of company you may hire to move your possessions.
  2. Make sure to get written moving estimates. We recommend that all estimates are done in-home and documented so no random charges pop up when you are done moving. It is also recommended you get around three estimates to make sure you are receiving the best price possible.
  3. Avoid any large payments before services are completed. Some companies may want a large deposit to hold the date of your move. It is recommended to be wary of any carriers seeking large down payments or even full payments before the move has even taken place.
  4. Get everything in writing. Like most service agreements it is recommended to have everything documented. This is especially important for the moving document known as the bill of lading.
  5. Finally, when choosing a moving company we recommend to ask questions. The moving process is confusing and it is understandable if you have questions. It is better to ask a question and be fully aware than to blindly trust.

There are many more moving tips that the AMSA has published and we recommend checking them out before beginning your move.

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If you are ever in need of moving and storage services, trust the experts at Oakley Relocation. We are a full-service northAmerican Van Lines agent based in San Diego California. Contact us for a free moving estimate.

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