Q1. Should I request an in-home estimate from my mover?

December 11, 2017

A number of circumstances will dictate whether or not you should request an in-home estimate. Does either your new or old home have a difficult approach, such as a long, narrow driveway? Is there a particular piece of furniture you are especially concerned about? Is this your first time using a professional moving company?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may want to consider having a moving representative come by your home. S/he can assess the approach to your home or take notes on that unique piece of furniture. If it is your first time using a professional moving company, the representative will provide explanations of the various services the company provides, such as packing smaller items into boxes (e.g., dishes and books), taking bed frames apart, and disconnecting/reconnecting appliances (e.g., the refrigerator and washer/dryer) along with an estimated cost of each service. Then you can choose which services you would like done for you and which you will do yourself.

On the other hand, if you have used a professional moving company before, you are probably already aware of what services the company provides, and you could obtain an idea of cost from your preferred moving company over the phone

Last modified: December 11, 2017

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