Relocating? Five Questions to Ask Your Mover
By Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group
Who is my primary contact point during my move?
You will want to make sure that you have the contact details for your customer care coordinator so it’s possible to check in and also let them know in case there are any adjustments on your end. Additionally it is a good idea to ask for the driver's contact number, just in case you need to get in touch with them directly regarding loading or delivery details. Lastly, make sure and ask for an afterhours contact in case something unexpected comes up after 5pm or over the weekend and you need to talk to someone right away.
Will there be additional expenses outside the written quote?
Almost all moving companies will provide you with an itemized written quote with the charges you will incur. Be sure to read this document thoroughly and understand what is included and what is not. For instance, some movers will not include empty box pickup in their pricing, which may bring about extra costs. If you find something on the moving estimate that you do not have an understanding of, check with your relocation consultant or customer service coordinator for clarification.
When should I expect my belongings to be delivered?
The last thing you want to do is wait for days or perhaps weeks for your belongings to reach your new residence. Your moving company should be able to supply you with a good indication of when your things will arrive. Typically a delivery window is available until your items are loaded and then, the driver will be able to supply a more precise delivery date. You will additionally want to ask about how they will deal with things if they will be late due to unforeseen scenarios.
Will there be anything that cannot be shipped with your moving company?
For the most part, moving your home means moving your home furnishings, personal possessions, clothing, as well as other household items. These should never be a problem. Having said that, there are several items, including flammable or explosive materials, which can't go on the moving truck. And there are other items that it may well be advisable to self-transport, such as cash, jewelry, collectibles, artwork, as well as other valuable pieces.
What protections do you have in place due to COVID-19?
You want to do everything that you can to protect your family's health and well-being. The last thing you want is a lax crew interacting with your family and belongings. Be sure that your mover and crew are sticking to adequate protocols, wearing face masks, washing hands, and social distancing.
Choose the Right Mover
You're ready for a brand new life in a new location and all which is remaining is to pack up and move everything there. Doing it on your own is a pain. Asking friends and relatives to help is difficult. Working with a professional mover in Dallas, alternatively, may be easy and pain free. At A-1 Freeman Moving Group in Dallas, we understand precisely how crucial it is for you to trust your movers entirely. We assure you that we are all set, capable, and pleased to provide you with excellent moving services. Get in touch today!
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