The first thing that you should consider is moving inventory. This is something that is only done by reputable companies as they will take the inventory of all your belongings and determine their weight and bulk. The estimator should always be thorough and check all your storage places such as cupboards among others. Inventory is always important since it acts as the determinant of what you will be charged by revealing the weight and the space your goods will occupy on the truck. Another thing is that you should understand the estimator and make sure that it is accurate,
Besides, you should make sure that you don’t pay large deposits. You should know that it is the habit of good moving companies to request for payment upon delivery and ensure that all your things are in the right condition. Paying deposits in advance are always discouraged because you may be dealing with a fraud and you are not aware as this will make you lose your money as well as your items. Besides, if you have to pay in advance it is recommended that you use your credit card as this can be recovered in time. At some point, they may also damage your property, and with everything done you will have to pay for the damages.
Avoid moving companies with name switch. You will realize that there are some companies that use more than one name. Another thing that you should do is to research on the company name before you engage them. This is one way of distancing yourself away from scammers.
Another thing is to get a reference on movers. One way of getting this is by asking some of your friends, neighbors or colleagues that have hired such services previously. Apart from that, you can ask for references the movers’ associations as this is always a very reliable source. It is important that the mover you are hiring has many references as this will show that they have been to this on many occasions previously.
Another thing that you should do is to avid blank contract forms. It is always important that after an agreement you close the deal by signing an agreement contract form. This has messed many people as they always sign the forms without even looking at what it contains. It is always a necessity that you be well conversant with the contents of the form before you could put your name on it. One thing with blank forms is that the company can fill it with their figures that are different from what you agreed on and you will have to pay.