Getting ready for a local move comes with its own unique stresses, but employing a professional moving company to move your belongings from origin to destination can save you a lot of time and anxiety. By all means, when trying to find a local moving company, you want to make sure you get the best value you can possibly get. As you find and obtain quotes from promising movers in Tulsa, here are a few crucial questions to ask that will aid you to make your decision.
1. Is Your Quote Binding?
Ideally, you'll want to look for a moving company that offers an in-home estimate to give you the most accurate quote possible. Going with a company that provides a binding or "not-to-exceed" price could also give you peace of mind as you make your decision.
2. Will My Things Stay in the Same Moving Truck in Tulsa?
Some moving companies may transfer your belongings onto another truck during the moving process, which should be avoided if at all possible. Unloading and reloading your items means loading and unloading them multiple times, which definitely increases the chance of damage or loss. Except for when 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 reduce that risk.
3. What Type of Valuation Coverage is Included?
Most companies include some basic type of liability valuation included in their pricing, which most likely covers an amount based on the weight of the item that is damaged (for example, $0.60 per pound). But, this coverage may be lacking for things that do not weigh much, but cost a lot to replace. Full coverage options will be available and can be purchased from the professional moving company for added peace of mind and protection.
4. What Services or Materials May Cost Extra?
Make sure to find out exactly what is included with your estimate, along with some other services or materials that could result in additional charges. For example, 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 may face additional material and labor charges from some companies, so it is best to ask about these costs beforehand so there aren't any surprises later on.
5. Is There Anything You Won't Move?
Many movers will give you an all-inclusive list of items that their movers cannot handle for liability or other reasons. Some examples of items you may need to relocate yourself (or make other arrangements for) include:
- pool tables
- grandfather clocks
- children's playsets
At A-1 Freeman Moving Group, we pride ourselves on the comprehensive moving estimates we are able to provide to our customers, all of which include a free in-home consultation. And unlike many other companies, we are also glad to provide expert tear-down, moving and assembly of items such as play sets, grandfather clocks, appliances, pianos and much more.
With over four decades of service to Tulsa and the surrounding communities, A-1 Freeman Moving is devoted to making your approaching local move as smooth 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 item transport.
To learn more about how we can help you or to get started with an estimate for a local move, get in touch with us today. We can’t wait to hear from you!