Working out the details of a local move comes with its own unique anxiety level, but hiring a professional moving company to transport your belongings from origin to destination can save you a great deal of time and stress. Of course, when attempting to find a local moving company, you want to make sure you are getting the best value for your money. As you interview and acquire estimates from potential moving companies in Little Rock, here are a few crucial questions to ask that will assist you to make your decision.
1. Is Your Quote Binding?
Ideally, you will want to find a company that offers an in-home consultation to give you the most exact estimate possible. Going with a company that provides a binding or "not-to-exceed" price may also give you peace of mind in your decision.
2. Will My Items Stay in the Same Truck in Little Rock?
Some companies may transfer your stuff from one truck to another during the transporting process, which should be averted if you can. Transferring your possessions means loading and unloading them more than once, which inherently increases the chance of damage or loss. Unless storage is required, finding a local mover that will leave your belongings on the same truck for a local move from point A to point B will diminish that risk.
3. What Type of Valuation Coverage is Included?
Most companies incorporate some basic type of liability valuation included in their services, which should cover an amount based on the weight of the item that is damaged (for example, $0.60 per pound). But, this coverage may fall short for items that may not weigh a lot, but cost a lot to replace. Full coverage options should be discussed at the time of your in-home estimate and can be purchased from the moving company for added peace of mind and protection.
4. What Services or Materials May Cost Extra?
Make sure to ask exactly what's comprised in your quote, along with some other services or materials that could cost you extra. For instance, if you would like your fragile furniture to be pad wrapped or if you would like protective padding placed on your carpet while moving heavy items, you might face additional material and labor costs from some companies, so it's best to find out about these costs upfront so there aren't any surprises down the road.
5. Is There Anything You Won't Move?
Many movers will give you an exhaustive list of items that their workers can’t move for liability or other reasons. Some examples of things you may need to move yourself (or make other provisions for) include:
- pool tables
- grandfather clocks
- children's playsets
At A-1 Freeman Moving Group, we take great pride in the accurate moving estimates we are able to provide to our customers, all of which include a free in-home consultation. And unlike many other moving companies, we're also able to provide expert tear-down, moving and assembly of items such as play sets, grandfather clocks, appliances, pianos and much more.
With more than forty years of service to Little Rock and the surrounding communities, A-1 Freeman Moving is devoted to making your upcoming local move as stress-free as possible. All of our moving crews are background checked and drug tested, and they have an average of 10 years of experience in packing, furniture protection, safety and loading.
To find out more about how we can help you or to request your quote for a local move, get in touch with us today. We look forward to serving you!