Planning a local move comes with its own unique anxiety level, but getting a professional moving company to move your possessions from origin to destination can save you a lot of time and anxiety. Certainly, when attempting to find a local moving company, you want to be positive you are getting the best value for your money. As you look for and acquire estimates from possible moving companies in Denver, here are five important questions to ask that will help you to make your decision.
1. Is Your Quote Binding?
Ideally, you will want to look for a moving company that conducts an in-home quote to give you the most specific quote possible. Going with a company that offers a binding or "not-to-exceed" price can also give you peace of mind in your decision.
2. Will My Things Stay in the Same Truck in Denver?
Some movers may transfer your stuff onto another truck during the hauling process, which should be avoided if you can. Unloading and reloading your items means loading and unloading them multiple times, which could increase the chance of damage or loss. Except for when storage is required, finding a local mover that will keep your belongings on the same truck for a local move from origin to destination will shrink that risk.
3. How Much Valuation Coverage is Included?
Most moving companies incorporate some basic form of liability valuation included in their pricing, which should cover an amount based on the weight of the item that is damaged (for example, $0.60 per pound). However, this coverage may be lacking for things that may not weigh a lot, but cost a lot to replace. Full coverage options are usually available and can be bought from the mover for added peace of mind and assurance.
4. What Services or Materials May Cost Extra?
Be sure to ask exactly what is covered in your estimated rate, and ask what are some other services or materials that could cost you extra. For example, if you'd like your antique furniture to be pad wrapped or have protective padding placed on your carpet while moving larger items, you may face additional material and labor costs from some companies, so it's a good idea to ask about these costs ahead of time so there are not any surprises down the road.
5. Is There Anything You Won't Move?
Most all moving companies will give you an all-encompassing list of things that their workers can’t move for liability or other reasons. Some examples of things you may end up needing to transport yourself (or make other arrangements for) include:
- pool tables
- grandfather clocks
- children's playsets
At A-1 Freeman Moving Group, we take great pride in the accurate moving estimates we're able to give to our customers, all of which include a free in-home consultation. And unlike many other movers, we're also able to offer expert tear-down, moving and assembly of items such as play sets, grandfather clocks, appliances, pianos and much more.
With over four decades of service to Denver and the surrounding areas, A-1 Freeman Moving is committed to making your next 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 item transport.
To find out more about what we can do for you or to request your quote for a local move, contact us today. We can’t wait to hear from you!