3 Things You Need To Know About Hiring Professional Movers

If you have an upcoming move, you are probably toying with the idea of hiring professional movers. Professional movers are by far the best and easiest way to move and can ensure that everything goes smoothly. However, if you have never hired a moving company before, you might be wondering where to begin. Here are some things you need to know about hiring professional movers.

How Much Will Movers Cost?

The price of the moving company varies depending on which company you choose and what services you get. Most companies charge either by weight or volume. This means that they need to come and do an in-home estimate, if a company tries to give you a number over the phone, don't trust it. They have no way of knowing what it will really cost. When they come to do the estimate, show them everything. It will only hurt you to hold back on the amount of things to move, since it will only increase the initial bid. By seeing everything, they can give you an idea of what it will cost. They might not be able to give you a hard number until everything is weighed, but they can calculate pretty close.

Will I Only Pay For The Moving Or Are There Extra Fees?

It is important to realize that the weight and/or volume of your belongings will only be one factor in how much your move costs. You need to ask before hand if they have extra fees. For instance, are the moving boxes and supplies included in the price or are those additional? There might be extra fees for moving large things like pianos or big pieces of furniture, and some companies charge extra if they have to do stairs, park far away, and so forth.

Can You Hire Movers Anytime?

Theoretically you can tell the movers the day you want to move and they will make it happen, but realistically you are competing with other customers to get your dates solidified. This means that the earlier you call, the more likely you are to get the dates you want. You can call and hire the company months in advance. In addition, if you are moving during a busy season, like during the summer, you may have slim pickings for the dates. That is why it is better to do it sooner rather than later.

By understanding these things, you can be prepared to hire a professional moving company.