Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Simple Tips on Hiring a Mover

When hiring a mover, ask for a fixed bid. This will put a ceiling on your moving costs. If you ask only for an estimate, the final bill could be much higher than you expect.

The bid will not include insurance unless you ask for it explicitly. Purchase full replacement value insurance from the mover. Find out which items are not covered under the mover's insurance, and buy a floater policy, also from the mover, to cover them.

Examples: Antiques, artwork. Have the mover pack fragile items, they will not be covered by insurance if you pack them yourself. Buy boxes from a moving supply company. Mover's boxes are typically more expensive.

Caution: Free used boxes from grocery and liquor stores are often infested with mites.