Whether you are moving across the country or just down the street, hiring a mover to help is important. If you have never hired a mover before, then there are some things you are going to need to know. Below we will go over some tips that will help you choose the right company for your next big move.
To find the best moving companies in your area, start by asking your friends and family. Many have probably moved in the past and have a company they would recommend. If no one you know has experience with movers, you should turn to the internet for help. Search for moving companies by name and you will likely find their reviews. Make sure to choose a company that has many different positive reviews and avoid those with a bad online reputation. If you have no luck online, you can always check with your local chamber of commerce and they should be able to provide you with a list of a few qualified moving companies in your area.
If the company you are about to hire asks for a large upfront cash deposit, find someone else to work with. No reputable moving company will ever ask for cash up front. If you give cash, there will be no proof that you ever paid the company any money. Some dishonest people will take advantage of this situation and even steal your hard-earned money. Also, before making a payment to any moving company, make sure that a contract has been filled out and signed by both you and the company. Having a contract in place will protect you from hidden fees or last-minute charges. For more information on how to avoid fraud when hiring services, please check out this wonderful link. These tips will help you avoid getting ripped off.
Finally, you will want to ask the moving company for some references. These will be past clients that the company has provided moving services to before. When you get the references, make sure to follow through and call them. A quick phone call can save you a lot of headaches down the road. While it might be a bit awkward to call them out of the blue, it will provide you with valuable information that you can use to decide. However, if a company refuses to provide references, it can be a sure sign that the person you are dealing with is not a professional mover. To learn more about the questions that you should ask your mover, please visit this site.
These tips will come in really handy on your quest to hire a professional moving service. Remember to take your time and research each company that you plan to do business with. This will save you loads of time and money in the long run. Moving can be costly, so finding the right company to go with is very important and worth the effort.
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St. Patrick's day is March 17th so its approaching quickly. I have a few ideas on art and food projects that i want to do with the kiddos. Hopefully I will have enough time to complete them and share them with you. This was a super easy one for those little hands. I cut the stripes of colored paper but if you are working with a preschooler or school aged child then they can practice cutting. The two toddler boys here only had to glue the pieces on their piece of paper. EASY, but they enjoyed it! :) It sure has brightened my kitchen with them hanging on the fridge! :) I also talked more about the Promise God gave us with the rainbow since I know that history a whole lot better then the history of the Irish Holiday!
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