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How to Choose a Moving and Storage Service

This article is especially for those who are planning to relocate to a new location or to a new state. Before taking a move to a new place you must do a proper planning for the operation.

Besides you have to be very much contemplative about which moving storage you have to choose and what will be their payments. There are thousands of moving companies here to provide you excellent services, but in reality they are giving nothing.

So, instead of getting cheated by them, better you get prepared fully for the whole operation. Several preparations are needed for one to be able to gauge which company would be perfect for the job.


First, you need to prepare a comprehensive list of the moving companies of your area. To recognize them, you can classify them according to their price of services, their insurance policies etc.

Don't worry about how you can look for long distance moving companies, several of them already have websites, so all you need to do is log on to your preferred search engine and key in moving and storage companies.


Second, shorten the list by taking into consideration the other things they offer. You can ask questions to yourself. Have they any insurance policy? How about the terms for claims or damages? Do they require an advance payment? What about refund and reservation rules? Do they offer additional service such as accessory services; packing, unpacking, appliance servicing, etc.

Do they have climate controlled storage? It might seem to be very tiring but you'll see that your labor will be worth it in the end.


Third, you must know your rights and responsibilities as a customer. These are vital not only for your personal life, but also for your daily life as well. If you are aware of the rights and responsibilities, laws, you will be secured from being cheated by the moving companies.

Fourth, the main part of your responsibilities is to be aware of the legalities and the terms of your deal with the chosen company. Read and understand carefully what's written in the Bill of Lading. The bill of Lading in layman's term is the contract between you and the company. This document enlists the type and the terms of service that you have requested form the mover and on the other hand it is where your agreed charges are recorded. Never lose your copy until the move has been completed and all charges or claims have been settled.

Fifth, an inventory of the furniture, appliances, numbers of boxes etc are also important. So, prepare a list of the articles and give it to the company. You can do it at the time of packing and loading.

The last but not the list, as the moving companies and you are part of the state laws. So, be ready for the inspections and other queries in course of the operation. This way your and the states interests are being protected.

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