Tips for Hiring a Professional Mover
Moving from one home to another is an arduous task; hiring a mover for the job may be even more challenging. But before you decide to forgo the services of a professional, consider the following:
• Do-it-yourself costs can add up quickly: truck rental, equipment rentals, boxes, tape, packing materials and fuel, to name a few. A professional mover will supply the means necessary to relocate you to your new home, without the added burden of the preceding expenses.
• Issues are few and far between with a professional mover. Those moving can avoid damage from a lack of packing skills, personal injury and truck or van accidents by hiring a qualified professional.
• Your possessions will be handled with the utmost care. Moving professionals packing and handling items use the latest technology and advancements in packing materials to transport your belongings safely.
If you’re still not convinced a professional mover is right for you, do some comparison shopping. Get at least three free written estimates, and ask questions if you don’t understand any provisions of the contract. Conducting this research may help ease the process of hiring—and the transition overall.
If you decide to hire a professional mover, look for the ProMover seal when seeking out candidates. This certification, backed by the American Moving & Storage Association, means the mover is fully licensed and insured, and meets high standards for safety and professionalism.
“Millions of Americans have a safe, successful move each year with a certified ProMover,” says Scott Michael, president and CEO of the American Moving & Storage Association. “Hiring a professional mover is a smart decision that saves you time and effort while providing the best protection for your household goods. Just look for the easily recognizable ProMover seal, which stands for honest and ethical business practices.”