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Avoid these Moving Mistakes

new houseHere are some tips to help your moving experience go as smooth as possible:

  • Check that the moving company is licensed – There are a lot of unscrupulous movers with less than honest business practices. To avoid this pitfall, only used licensed moving companies. In addition to checking the moving company’s certifications, also look for reviews on sites like Yelp or check to see if it has any complaints on sites like Ripoff Report.
  • Plan ahead – Regardless of the amount of items you are moving, it is always good to have a plan in mind before you undertake this task. Give yourself at least three weeks to pack and arrange for movers. Moving can be a very stressful time so adding to it by completing everything at the last moment will only add the frustration.
  • Get estimates – You should try to get all quotes from the moving company in writing. Ensure you are clear on how much it will cost per hour and if there are any penalties for overtime. Depending on the size of your house and the distance you are moving, you will need at least a minimum of three hours for the movers to get everything going.
  • Purchase insurance – Most moving companies offer insurance or you can seek out your own policy. It is always good to have a plan in place in case any of your items gets damaged during the move. However, hiring a reputable moving company with experienced and well-trained workers will lessen the chances of damage to your items.

While moving can be a bit of a headache, it doesn’t have to be if you follow these tips. Moving during off peak hours will also help you to save a few dollars on moving costs.


Choose 1st Choice Movers in Jacksonville for your move!

When you’re planning a residential move or are moving the location of your business, it can be a very overwhelming and stressful experience. If you add up all of the expenses, from gas, supplies, and rental truck, to hiring movers and a driver, it can get quite expensive. Fortunately, there are local companies like ours, 1st Choice Movers, who can help you with all of your packing, storing, and transporting needs. We aim to make the process go as smoothly and stress-free as possible for you and your family. Call us today at (904) 731-7223 to request a free quote!