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34 Questions You Should Ask Your Moving Company

34 Questions You Should Ask Your Moving Company

Moving can be tricky. There are so many things to think about, and it can be hard to find the right people to help you out. That’s why we’ve gone ahead and curated this list of questions you should ask your movers before making any moves.

 

34 Questions You Should Ask Your Moving Company

Questions you should ask your moving company

How many years experience have you had?

Do you have the license?

Do you have insurance?

Can you give me a written estimate?

Do you have any guarantees?

Do you have any references?

What are your moving rates?

How do I pay for my move?

Do you provide a free estimate?

Do you offer storage?

Do you charge extra for rush service?

Do you charge extra for overtime?

Do you charge extra for moving furniture up or down stairs?

Do you have any special equipment?

Do you charge extra for moving heavy items?

Do you charge extra for moving large items?

How long does it take to move?

How long will it take for my belongings to arrive at my new home?

Do you provide a written contract?

Do you provide free boxes and other packing materials?

Do you provide disassembly and reassembly?

How many trucks will be used?

How do you guarantee your workers are trained?

How Much Does It Cost To Move?

What should I do to get ready for my move?

Can you give me a guaranteed delivery date?

How do I schedule an appointment?

How long will the estimate take?

Can I schedule a time when I can see your trucks?

How can I contact you during the move?

Is there anything else that I should know?

Lifehack question – Do you have a referral program?

In conclusion

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Questions you should ask your moving company

 

 

How many years experience have you had?

This question will help you determine how well the company will serve your needs. Experience is important.

The more experience your moving company has, the better they will be at handling all sorts of situations that may arise during a move.

 

 

Do you have the license?

You can check with the local government to see if the company is licensed.

The licenses look like this.

 

Do you have insurance?

When you move, one of the things you’ll need to think about is insurance. In the United States, most insurance policies include moving costs in the coverage amount, so you don’t have to worry about paying for those costs yourself. However, it’s still better to be sure than to be sorry, so make sure you ask your mover if they provide insurance coverage for your moving expenses. If they don’t, it’s time to find another mover!

Ask them if they carry liability insurance, workers’ compensation, and general liability.

It would also not be out of place to ask to send the insurance certificate in pdf format.

 

Can you give me a written estimate?

The estimate should be free of charge and you should be given an estimate in writing before the move.

 

Do you have any guarantees?

You might think the moving company would include guarantees in an agreement, but they often don’t. Take the time to ask about what type of guarantees apply to you and how long you have. You can also check on the Better Business Bureau for information about the company’s reputation.

 

Do you have any references?

If the mover has been in business for some time, he or she should have references. Make sure to call and ask questions about their experience. You should also ask if they would use the mover again.

 

What are your moving rates?

This is a very important question. Ask if the rate is hourly or by weight. Also, be sure to ask if there are any additional charges, such as packing and unpacking, furniture assembly and disassembly, etc.

 

How do I pay for my move?

A good mover will accept cash, check, or credit card. If you are moving out of state, you should pay by credit card, so that you can dispute any charges.

 

Do you provide a free estimate?

An estimate should be free of charge.

 

Do you offer storage?

If you are not ready to move into your new home, ask if the company has storage facilities.

 

Do you charge extra for rush service?

Ask if the mover charges more for rush service.

 

Do you charge extra for overtime?

If your move takes longer than expected, will you have to pay for it?

 

Do you charge extra for moving furniture up or down stairs?

Make sure you ask if the mover will charge extra for moving items up or down stairs.

 

Do you have any special equipment?

This question should be asked before making a decision. It may be helpful to look at the company’s website to find out if they have special equipment.

 

Do you charge extra for moving heavy items?

Be sure to ask if the mover will charge extra for heavy items.

 

Do you charge extra for moving large items?

Remember: Heavy ≠ Large

Large items, such as pianos, hot tubs, etc., are not easy to move. Ask the mover if they will charge extra for moving

 

How long does it take to move?

One of the things that can trip up even the most careful movers is all the extra time it takes because of the traffic. Moving during the week is usually more expensive than moving on a Saturday, and it takes longer too. So, it’s important to ask how long it will take to move. If you have a specific date in mind for the move, it will be easier to plan for. If not, be sure to ask for an estimate so you can plan accordingly.

 

How long will it take for my belongings to arrive at my new home?

Be sure to ask this question so that you will be able to make the necessary arrangements. You should also ask if there is a way to track your belongings.

 

Do you provide a written contract?

A written contract will guarantee that the services are what you agreed to.

 

Do you provide free boxes and other packing materials?

Some companies do and some do not.

 

Do you provide disassembly and reassembly?

If you need furniture to be disassembled and reassembled, be sure to ask about this. This is especially important if you are moving heavy furniture.

 

How many trucks will be used?

This is a good question to ask because you don’t want to be surprised by additional costs.

 

How do you guarantee your workers are trained?

A reputable company should have trained employees. If you need to check on a company’s training, you can call the Better Business Bureau.

 

How much does it cost to move?

Cost is always a key consideration whenever you’re moving, but it’s especially important when you’re trying to plan your budget.

In order to know how much you’ll need to spend, it’s important to ask the right questions. The first one is probably the most important, and it’s the most basic question of all: how much does it cost to move? Get a good answer to this question, and you’ll be able to figure out how much you can afford to spend on the rest of the moves.

The answer to this question will vary by mover, but it’s also dependent on where you’re moving to. If you’re moving someplace relatively close by, the cost will be less expensive than if you’re moving to another state. In the long run, the money you’ll save on moving will more than make up for the additional costs.

 

What should I do to get ready for my move?

Be sure to give yourself enough time to pack and prepare for your move. You should also pack items that you won’t need to use until after you move into your new home. If you are hiring a mover, ask if they can provide you with any packing materials, such as boxes and tape.

 

Can you give me a guaranteed delivery date?

The company should be able to give you a date by which your belongings will be delivered.

 

How do I schedule an appointment?

This is an important question. You can contact most movers by phone or through online forms.

 

How long will the estimate take?

This is a good question to ask so that you can plan your day. You should also ask if the mover will call you before coming.

 

Can I schedule a time when I can see your trucks?

This is a good question to ask because you don’t want to be surprised by a truck that’s too big for your move.

 

How can I contact you during the move?

If you have any problems, you should be able to contact your mover.

 

Is there anything else that I should know?

Be sure to ask any other questions you might have. It’s better to be safe than sorry!

A reputable moving company should be willing to answer any questions you have.
Remember: It’s always better to be safe than sorry.

Be sure to ask all of your questions, and get the answers you need before hiring any movers. 

If you have any other questions, be sure to contact us. We are here to help you with all of your moving needs.

 

Lifehack question – Do you have a referral program?

If you know someone who has moved recently, ask them if they have a referral program.

 

 

In conclusion

Asking questions is the best way to be prepared for your move. Don’t hesitate to ask questions! Remember, a little preparation can go a long way. Be sure to check out our articles with lots of other checklists.

Good luck with your move!

 

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Region: SF Bay Area

Phone: 415-874-1250   

Email: globalgentlemovers@gmail.com

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FAQ

Are you licensed and insured?

Global Gentle Movers is a fully licensed and insured company with over 4 years of experience in the moving industry.

Should I pay if I need to pick up something from the other place on the way?

We do not have hidden charges and extra fees. We include everything you need in our rates.

How long does it take to move?

Many factors influence how long a move will take. But we can say with confidence that our professional team will ensure the most efficient use of your time without breaks.

Can I change my moving date?

Contact us to change the date of your move and discuss a new date. We will discuss all the details and you will not need to pay twice.

How do I book a moving date?

You can contact us by filling out a form on this website, by phone, through yelp or messages and ask any questions about our service and clarify whether we are available on the day of your move. The easiest way is to open the “reservation” tab on our website and fill in the information.

What types of clients do you work with?

We work with any type of client and provide three main types of services (residential, business, and long distance moving).

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