Getting ready for a local move has its own unique stress level, but getting a professional moving company to move your things from point A to point B can save you a great deal of time and agony. By all means, when trying to find a local moving company, you want to make sure you obtain the best value you can possibly get. As you interview and obtain quotes from possible movers in Wichita Falls, here are some important questions to ask that will assist you to make the best selection.
1. Is Your Quote Binding?
Ideally, you'll want to find a company that conducts an in-home quote to give you the most accurate estimate possible. Hiring a company that offers a binding or "not-to-exceed" price can also give you peace of mind in your decision.
2. Will My Belongings Stay in the Same Truck in Wichita Falls?
Some companies may transfer your belongings from one truck to another during the hauling process, which should be sidestepped if possible. Unloading and reloading your items means handling them multiple times, which definitely increases the chance of damage or loss. Except for when storage is needed, finding a local mover that will keep your belongings on the same truck for a local move from point A to point B will shrink that risk.
3. How Much Valuation Coverage is Included?
Most moving companies cover some basic form of liability valuation as part of their services, which most likely covers an amount based on the weight of the item that is damaged (for example, $0.60 per pound). However, this coverage may fall short for items that do not weigh much, but cost a lot to replace. Full coverage options will be available and can be purchased from the mover for added peace of mind and protection.
4. What Services or Materials May Cost Extra?
Be sure to find out exactly what's included with your quote, and ask what are some other services or materials that could result in additional charges. For instance, if you'd like your delicate furniture to be pad wrapped or have protective padding placed on your carpet while moving larger items, you might face additional material and labor costs from some companies, so it's best to find out about these expenses beforehand so there are not any surprises in the future.
5. Is There Anything You Will Not Move?
Most all movers will provide you an all-inclusive list of things that their movers cannot handle for liability or other reasons. Some examples of things you may end up needing to transport yourself (or make other plans for) include:
- pool tables
- grandfather clocks
- children's playsets
At A-1 Freeman Moving Group, we pride ourselves on the accurate moving estimates we are able to supply to our customers, all of which include a free in-home consultation. And unlike many other moving companies, we're also able to provide expert tear-down, moving and assembly of items such as play sets, grandfather clocks, appliances, pianos and much more.
With over forty years of service to Wichita Falls and the surrounding areas, A-1 Freeman Moving is dedicated to making your upcoming local move as easy as possible. All of our moving crews are background checked and drug tested, and they have an average of 10 years of experience in packing, furniture protection, safety and loading.
To find out more about what we can do for you or to get started with an estimate for a local move, get in touch with us today. We can’t wait to hear from you!