With a few exceptions, all people move one time or more in their lifetime. The reasons are often as simple as they are obvious. The first move is mostly when you leave your parents’ home to start living on your own. It can be because of studies in another city, or you got a job in another city or country. After a few years, or maybe many years, it can be time to move again for some reason. This is when most people notice that this move won´t be as simple as when you moved out from your parents. This time you have a lot more to handle. Mainly you have a lot more things to move. It may even be a whole house full of things, with storage spaces and maybe a garage to pack up into boxes to bring to your new house or apartment, maybe just a few miles but it can also be hundreds of miles. It is a lot of work to handle whether it’s a short move or a long one. You need to make a decision whether you want to do everything yourself or if you want to pay a mover to do it for you. Some find it easy to hire a mover while some want to do it themselves to feel secure about all things when they are packed. There are lots of movers with different niches, like moving private houses and another specialized in moving companies.
Traps to avoid
In the moving business, like any other business, there are serious companies but also dishonest ones. Making a judgement on this can be hard but by taking different precautions you can minimize the risk of being cheated. It can seem easy to pick the cheapest one but by examining before you hire you can avoid some traps that could make your move a nightmare instead of a dream start in your new home. It is more common today that movers are reported for fraud. The type of fraud can vary but it is mostly the same businesses that are found in the reports. The customers are affected in different ways depending on what fraud they were put out to. It is often hard to discover that something isn´t right with the movers since you often pay up front and then they never show up and make the move. Another type of fraud can be that the mover adds extra fees and won´t do the work until it is payed. Recklessness is another type where things are ruined and the customer is left with broken things.
Warnings – don´t disparage
How the movers want to be payed is usually the first warning. If they want to be paid cash in advance, you should tighten your ears. It can be that the movers pay their workers without taxes. Another warning is the agreement, an unclear deal or a total lack of agreement can be devastating. If the deal can be interpreted in different ways it is not safe, there is a big risk that there are loopholes that can make a lot of trouble for the customer. A strange behaviour from the movers may be the biggest warning of all. Most businesses are very customer oriented and put them in focus. The ones that don´t, probably don´t care about their customers, they just want their money. They may even try to pressure the customer for more money. As soon as you can hint a bad feeling between you and the mover you should cancel the deal and hire another company. It is always a good idea to take references before you make an agreement, not only when it comes to movers!