To error is human but our goal with this 2 Part blog is to help you minimize those errors when choosing your next moving company. If you are willing to invest your hard-earned money to hire a moving company you might as well give up some of your precious time to make sure the money you are spending will not be wasted.
Here is our list of the most “Common Mistakes” when planning to hire a moving company:
1. Poor Budgeting
Relocating is a significant expense. Between closing costs, security fees, and deposits for utilities, relocating to a new home or apartment can be a significant outlay in cash. Not having enough funds budgeted for this process can leave you without enough money to pay for the mover’s services. This will cause a major issue with the people that have all of your earthly possessions on the back of their truck.
2. Not Getting an On-Site Estimate
No one moving job is the same. Having a representative from the moving company you want to hire come to your home, look at everything, and talk to you in person about your specific needs will help get you the most accurate estimate and ensure no surprises on moving day.
If you believe that if you don’t tell the moving company about special items or circumstances, then you won’t have to pay for them or they won’t be an issue – you are sorely mistaken. Some common things include a Baby Grand piano you didn’t tell the movers about, a tricky driveway that will not allow the big truck, or an extra room of boxes in the basement. These types of omissions will cause your estimate to go out the window and the job to be delayed or cancelled because the movers might not have all the tools they need. This type of dishonesty can also play a factor in Common Mistake #1 above.
4. Not Understanding the Seasonality of the Industry
Most companies, especially a really good moving company gets very busy in the late spring and summer months. If you need a late spring or summer move, be sure to plan enough in advance to get on their schedule for the date and time that you need. Also realize that more people schedule their relocation on the weekends, so planning to move during the week may be a better option.