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Is Your Family Moving? 5 Tips for Hiring the Right Movers

If you plan to move within, to, or out of Connecticut soon, you need to start thinking about movers to help you get the job done. The good thing is you can find the right company using the following tips.

1. Need for Storage

When you start looking for movers in CT or your current locale, you might forget about the other services you need. For example, it may be a good idea to ensure that the movers you hire have short and long-term storage units.

You can place items in there that you don’t want in your home yet. Even if you aren’t sure you need this service, it is good to have access to it just in case. Most of the time, you get a pretty good deal if you store your items with the moving company you are working with already. These units are usually located close to you, so you should be able to check on these items with ease.

2. Consider Full Service

Some companies provide a full packing service. This means you get a team of professional movers to come to your home to pack, load, unload, and unpack all of your items for you.

It’s easy to focus on finding a moving company that’ll get you from point A to point B without considering the little things. Those who need extra help should consider taking advantage of it. Keep in mind that a mover is trained to pack things efficiently and safely. The likelihood that your belongings will get to where you are going in good condition is higher if you choose this route.

3. Think of Disposal

You’d be surprised how many people worry about disposing or recycling stuff while moving. Even if you don’t think you have things to get rid of, you’ll see that once you start packing things might change. Maybe you find a box of stuff you simply don’t want to wear anymore, or perhaps you find faulty items.

There’s no reason to keep these things, and it makes unpacking harder when you get to your new home. The problem is recycling or just dumping stuff can be difficult when you’ve already got other stuff going on. You may even have to take things to the city dump, which can be a grueling process. Go ahead and forget about this task, and leave it to the moving company since good ones offer this service as well.

4. Pay Attention to Details

The next thing you have to worry about is the details. There’s a lot of little things you need to pay attention to when hiring a moving company, like the fees. Good moving companies won’t charge you unnecessary fees, such as packing costs if you aren’t using their materials.

What you want to do is ask about every fee you’re being charged, and make sure the answer you receive makes sense. It may also be a good idea to avoid a moving company that is charging you a high deposit; the bulk of what you have to pay should be paid after the job is done. Read the contract offered, and be sure it includes things like insurance just in case something happens to your belongings during the moving process.

5. Look for References

The next thing you want to do is look for references. Chances are that a long-lasting moving company has reviews you can read online, and you need to make sure you do just that.

Sometimes, there are reviews from past customers on the company’s page, but don’t be afraid to look through third-party review sites. You might find some negative reviews, but don’t concentrate on those. No company has been able to satisfy every customer perfectly, so what you want to do is get a general feel. If most people like the company, then you are probably on the right path.

These are just some tips that could help you and your family get the right movers for your move. It might take some time to find the right company now that you’ve got more to do, but you’ll be happy once you see you made a great decision.

Tim Esterdahl

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