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Knowledge You Must Have Before You Deal with a Mover

Knowledge You Must Have Before You Deal with a Mover

Imagining yourself moving all of your furniture and belongings accumulated over decades of residence can feel overwhelming and stressful. If you are considering hiring professional movers, there is a lot to consider first. Finding the right moving company involves knowing something about the moving process, typical obstacles, and a general knowledge of the way the business works. While moving companies can be a great help to you during such a stressful time, there are things you should be aware of before you decide to deal with a mover. Taking precautions and performing some research before hiring a mover is an important step to ensuring that your move goes smoothly and without complications. Here are some things to consider before you choose a moving company and what you should look for: The Estimate Process Various moving companies go about the estimate process differently. Many movers tend to rush through a walk-through in which they determine the estimated costs for the move including the length of time it will take from start to finish. Unfortunately, these estimates are usually not guaranteed and if they are, they can swindle you into binding contracts without the proper information provided. When a company representative comes to your home to provide an estimate, there is a lot they need to consider including the logistics of the move, the amount of items you’ll be transporting, and the amount of time it will take to do so. If the in-home estimate takes five minutes, you might be in trouble. An accurate, thorough estimate takes a bit of time to conduct, and you shouldn’t settle for a moving...
What Characteristics You Should Seek in a Mover

What Characteristics You Should Seek in a Mover

Moving is a process that generates a ton of stress from start to finish. Having a good moving technique down does not come naturally, and the average family or household requires help getting the process going. There are many unforeseen issues that can arise during a move, so it’s essential to have knowledgeable, professional help throughout your move. Hiring a professional moving company may be new to you, and there are certainly qualities that you should look for in a business before hiring one. Every moving situation is unique; for instance, your individual needs might be different from that of a family of seven. Truly knowledgeable professionals will be able to find solutions that work best for your own circumstances. There are other things to look out for in a moving company, and they are all equally important. Doing research before you choose a company to move your precious belongings is a responsible step to take, and it will likely leave you with a more positive end result. For a little extra help in the research phase, here are some of the characteristics you should seek in a mover: Reputability This is usually the first place we start when researching any business or service before investing our money in them, and it’s a good place to begin. You can start by looking at a company’s online reviews to investigate the impressions, opinions, and level of satisfaction from others who have utilized their services. Keep in mind that while not all clients will be pleased equally with a company’s services, it is important to find the baseline of customer satisfaction....
What to Look For When Hiring an Interstate Mover in California

What to Look For When Hiring an Interstate Mover in California

Choosing the right moving company can be the first step involved in what can be a messy, complicated process—especially if you don’t have access to need-to-know information about your movers beforehand. Movers in Southern California areas like Santa Clarita often have to travel far distances to get to their destination locations—whether you are moving across the county or across state lines, finding the right moving company can feel overwhelming, but is essential to the overall success of the process. Interstate movers located in California aren’t always familiarized with the areas they move to, which is why it is important to do research ahead of time on prospective moving companies who can help make it go a little more smoothly. Knowing what to look for is critical in order to find a reputable, trustworthy moving company, so here are a few suggestions on what to look for when hiring an interstate mover in California: License & insurance The company you choose should be properly licensed and insured to pull of a long distance move. In order to perform local moves, the business must be licensed in the state they conduct their business. A company’s state licensure will likely be somewhat different than their interstate licensure to move to certain states—check out the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s guidelines for moving companies, and verify that the prospective company is registered through their website. There are designated rules and regulations that all moving companies must abide by, so look for any red flags about potential violations that are documented in the company’s history. While this doesn’t always indicate a company’s reliability accurately,...
How a Mover Can Relocate Your Heavy Items Safely

How a Mover Can Relocate Your Heavy Items Safely

Loading and transporting mass amounts of non-breakable items such as clothing or books is not usually what stresses out a mover, but it is the heavier items that generally make us clench our jaw in fear over a move, losing sleep at night over the complex logistics of how to go about moving such items. Moments like these make us throw our hands up and surrender to the fact that sometimes we need to hire professionals who can help us with tasks we’re simply not familiar with, and that fully depend on technique and expertise to execute properly. Hiring a professional moving company to help you relocate your heavy items safely is sometimes essential to the moving process—it can prevent damage to family heirlooms, antique pieces of furniture, or expensive, irreplaceable prized possessions. It is best to put your faith, and furniture, in the hands of experts who have plenty of experience successfully moving. Typically moving companies have specific protocol when moving larger or heavier items that make the process smoother, less dangerous, and more successful. Here are some ways that a professional mover will go about relocating our heavy items: Enough preparation by experts Preparation is key in order to pull of the move of a heavy item. If you choose a moving company that has a protocol nailed down for moving heavy pieces of furniture then you should notice that they pay close attention to how to best prepare for the move. For instance, they will likely send a moving technician over ahead of time to help prepare, protect, and thoroughly measure the item before moving day....
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Steve Dallas
Steve Dallas
15:26 23 Apr 13
The reason we chose Watford Moving & Storage was in one word - Daniel O'Brien - well maybe that's 2 or 3 words. If you'd like to deal with a moving dealer or representative, then call another firm. If you'd like your move handled by the owner of the moving company, then call Daniel O'Brien. Daniel was prompt, professional, personal and really did a near-perfect job in moving my wife and me from Calabasas to The Villages, Florida. In addition, Daniel coordinated the move of my parents larger home in the same moving van to Florida as well - all without a hitch. The Watford moving men were were hard working and honest, telling us when they made a mistake. As important, the same men who gathered our belongings on one end delivered them on them on the other . . . helps with pride of ownership of the job. Anyway, if you must move from beautiful Southern California then you need look no further . . . these are your guys.
John Stephens
John Stephens
18:07 29 Jul 13
I have used Watford Moving & Storage for the last ten years. I move every 2 - 3 years and call these guys. They arrive on time and are very professional. They are very careful with all my furniture and fragile possessions.Highly recommend Daniel and his team!!!
Mark Reynlib
Mark Reynlib
15:57 26 Nov 16
Great company.
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Roberto Zavaleta
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