Cheap Movers in Douglas
When relocation is looming, you may be wondering where to find a cheap yet reliable mover in Douglas for help. Luckily, they’re all around you. All you need is the Internet to search for the movers nearby and you will see that you have an extensive list to choose from. The way to go about finding the one that’s right for you is simple, as long as you know a little about moving companies and what qualities they should carry. So, to help you understand what it is you’re looking for, we are here to fill you in.
Hiring Professional Movers
Moving companies must abide by all local, state and federal laws. They must also maintain certain qualities too. So to know what it is you should be looking for in a mover and to have more of an understanding on how to find one, continue reading below. Then, apply what you’ve learned and take your time finding the right mover for hire.
- As an accredited mover, they will have a license through the State of Arizona, a registered USDOT number, and other valid certifications.
- Any moving company licensed through the state must also abide by the insurance laws. Every state sets their own laws regarding how much insurance coverage a moving company should offer to their customer. If the minimum isn’t enough protection for you, ask the mover about additional insurance coverage options.
- It’s crucial that the moving company upholds a positive reputation. By reading reviews and testimonials online, you will quickly learn what past customers thought about their relocation experience through the mover.
- They should own or have access to high-quality equipment, tools and transport technology. Trained, experienced employees are also a plus. All of these components guarantee that your stuff is kept safer during the process of moving.
- Available, helpful and kind customer service representatives are a great sign. You want to know that if you have any questions or concerns, they can be addressed immediately.
- Make sure they are capable of handling the type of relocation you have to plan for or a number of moving and storage solutions that they can modify to help you.
Aside from the things listed above, you may also want to look into the mover’s rates. Some of them will have the prices of their services listed on their website, while others prefer that you call in. Nevertheless, it’s important to gather quick quotes so that you can use them with the rest of the learned information so that you can make a wise decision on who to hire.
The Cost of Moving
You won’t likely get an exact cost for your moving services until the professionals have come in to inspect your home or until the entire move has been carried out. This makes it hard to determine how much you owe. Unless you know what it is that affects the cost of your moving services. Here are some of the things that will affect what you owe the movers…
- How much all your stuff weighs (your belongings are weighed once they’re loaded onto the moving truck)
- How many miles the movers must travel from one location to the next
- The price of fuel per gallon at the time of the move
- What services you choose to take advantage of
- How much time the move takes to carry out and how many laborers are needed
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Of course, other matters might also sway the cost of your move but it all depends on the movers you hired. If you’re worried about the price being too high, there are ways you can keep the cost lower. Here’s how…
- Go through all your stuff and throw away anything no longer of use. If it is in good condition, you may want to consider selling it. The less stuff you have to move, the lower the cost of moving will be.
- It’s wise to use the proper packaging materials while packing but you can cut corners by using newspapers, linens and other soft materials around your home to bundle items so they don’t break or to fill voids in boxes that you’ve already packed.
- Opt out of optional services even full packing services. Although it’s a lot easier to let the movers pack for you, you can choose to pack on your own to save more money.
- If possible, try to schedule your move during the slower months of the year when movers tend to drop their rates. You may also want to inquire about any discounts or promotions you might be able to take advantage of.
About A1’s Moving and Storage
A1 likes to provide those that come to them for help with options. We take pride in helping nearly anyone with their relocation regardless of its size or nature. That’s why we offer all of the following services and features…
- Local Relocation
- Long Distance Relocation
- International Relocation
- Full Packing Services
- Full Service Moves
- Military Base Moving
- Student/College Dorm Moving
- Expedited Services
- Storage Solutions
- Office Moving
- Commercial Moving
- Residential Moving
- Automobile Shipping Services and Much More…
Preparing for a Move
There’s no better way to ensure that the move goes as planned than by preparing for it. Although you will be relieved from a lot of the responsibilities involved in the relocation, there are some things you will be held responsible for, such as…
- Finding a trustworthy person to take the kids on moving days
- Keeping the house clean and making sure there’s nothing lying around that could cause an accident as the movers are working hard to get your stuff out of your home
- Making sure that there is somewhere safe for the movers to park the truck near the doorway of your home
- All boxes must be packed up, labeled and ready to go
- You must have all documents requested by the movers ready for them when they arrive
Written By:Joe Webster
Joe Webster began his journey in the auto transport field by attending the University of Southern California (USC), where he graduated with a Bachelor of Business Marketing.
After college, he started his career in the auto transport industry from the bottom up and has done virtually every job there is to do at A-1 Auto Transport, including but not limited to: Truck Driver, Dispatch, Sales, PR, Bookkeeping, Transport Planner, Transport Manager, International Transport Manager, Brokering, Customer Service, and Marketing. Working with his mentor Tony Taylor, Joe Webster has learned the ins and outs of this industry which is largely misunderstood.
With over 30 years experience in the industry, we've been helping people ship their vehicles, motorcycles, RV's, heavy equipment, household goods and more across the country or overseas without a hitch. Ask us anything.