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Posted: September 22, 2014

How to Choose a Long Distance Mover

Long Distance Movers Winnipeg

If you have a TV, odds are you’ve seen a newscast featuring a furniture-moving horror story. They happen, and they are an unfortunate black eye on an industry that is largely high in quality. In light of this, customers often ask us about these reports and how to avoid these scenarios, so we thought we’d publish a reference sheet on how to choose a mover:

  • Ask family & friends for recommendations – word of mouth is always a great way to find a business.
  • Check with the Better Business Bureau – high complaint volumes should be a cause for concern.
  • Ask your moving consultant to perform a survey – an accurate weight estimate creates more accurate pricing.
  • If you get multiple estimates be suspicious of a price well below the others.
  • If you receive estimates with grossly different weights, keep in mind that they will most likely be charged based on the actual weight of your belongings. A lower estimated weight does not necessarily mean a lower cost on move day. Accuracy is key.
  • If you have concerns visit the mover’s place of business to see their equipment, personnel, and warehouse.
  • Most national Van Line-affiliated movers do not ask for deposits. Be suspicious of a company that wants a large deposit.
  • Ask how damage claims will be handled and find out whom you would call to have this taken care of.
  • Ask the mover to provide a committed pickup and delivery schedule.
  • Ask for the name and telephone number of the agent nearest your destination, so you have a contact at both ends.
  • Ask for a confirmation letter detailing all of your specific moving arrangements and a copy of the price quotation.

If you do your homework ahead of time it will help you make sure your move goes off without a hitch. Choosing King’s Transfer Winnipeg as your long-distance mover will help as well. ;)