Hiring a professional mover helps you enjoy the moving experience. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the average American moves 12 times during their lifetime – that’s about every 5 to 7 years. If it’s true that we accumulate more and more stuff every time we settle into a new home, the time may come when hiring a professional mover is easier than doing it yourself. If you’ve never used a professional moving company, it’s important to find out all you can before you place all your worldly possessions into someone else’s safe-keeping.
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• Recommendations from people you know go a long way
• Go with a brand name you recognize such as United Van Lines
• Check with the Chamber of Commerce or Better Business Bureau for local reputable movers
• Do an online search for local movers and read their reviews
• Check out a moving company’s website and make sure they have a brick and mortar location with employees
• Every honest moving company will share their US DOT credentials, services, and industry affiliations
When hiring a professional mover, the size of the company does matter in the outcome of your move. Smaller companies might hire temp labor, but Mesa’s residential moving crews are screened employees only. The mover you choose needs to have the resources available to start and finish your move successfully and efficiently.
The residential moving industry gets really busy in the summer. During peak-season, which runs from April 15th to September 15th, most van lines require confirmation of move dates 2 to 6 weeks prior to the actual move – making it necessary to book your move well in advance. A less hectic time to move is in off-peak (mid-September through mid-April) when it is often possible to book your move and relocate within a few days. When hiring a professional movers ask about their peak and off-peak availabilities.
A very important element of a successful move is an accurate estimate. Mesa Moving & Storage uses the latest technology to determine the weight of all household good items that are moving. Detailed notes are taken by the Residential Consultant during the survey process so when the crew arrives they are aware of any special instructions, the driver has ample space in his truck, and everyone can focus on doing the job right the first time. Be forewarned, when hiring a professional mover, the lowest estimate is not always the best value. Make sure all estimates have detailed line items so you can compare services and the weight of all items moving.
Mesa Moving & Storage is here to help move you home!