Are any of your items oversized?
Most moving companies will charge you extra for any furniture or items that are particularly large or heavy. This is because such items are hard to carry and will sometimes require different equipment or techniques. Each moving company will define such items slightly differently so you must find out if any of your belongings fall into this category. If you do have some such items, you will need to let the moving company know; This will allow them to provide you with an accurate quote and prepare themselves properly for the job.
Does any of your furniture require disassembly?
Depending on the layout of your home, some of your furniture may have to be disassembled. Similar to the transport of oversized items, this will cost extra and the moving company will have to be notified beforehand. To find out if this is something that you will need, there are a few things you must look at. The first thing to check is if any of your furniture is too large to fit through any doorways or stairwells. Any items that cannot fit through such places will then need to be checked to see if it is possible to disassemble them.
This will depend on both the furniture in question and the capability of the moving company. Even if furniture can be disassembled, the difficulty of disassembly will vary greatly. Discuss the furniture with the moving company and find out what your options are.
Are both your current and new homes accessible?
The accessibility of your homes will affect both the cost and difficulty of moving. You will need to check for anything about your homes that will make it harder to load or unload furniture. This includes factors such as where the moving vehicle can park, the floor that your home is on, the width and shape of any stairways, and the width of any hallways. As with other factors, you will want to discuss these things with your moving company.
How much will hiring a moving company cost?
Before hiring a moving company, you will want to get a detailed quote for the job. This should include any costs that you will have to pay. Ideally, you should be getting quotes from several different moving companies and comparing the prices offered to you. This will allow you to find the most affordable option. It is worth noting that you shouldn't just go for the cheapest option. It is also important that the moving company can meet your needs.
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