4 Tips to Avoid Mover Drama

By Storbox Self-Storage on June 15, 2011 - Comments off

Moving doesn’t have to turn your life upside down. One way to limit stress while moving in Pasadena is to hire a moving company with a good reputation who will hold up their end of the bargain and make your move a smooth one. However, as a recent Washington Post article emphasizes, some moving companies may try to get big deposits and never show up for the job, or provide low estimates and then raise the price while a person’s possessions are in their hands.

Below are 4 tips to help you avoid mover drama as you plan for your move and transition into your new home:

  1. Don’t procrastinate! – While luck might be on your side, selecting a moving company isn’t something you want to leave up to chance. Look for movers months before your actual move date to ensure you have enough time to find the right services and price.
  2. Do your homework – Evaluate moving company reviews, reputation, special deals, Better Business Bureau ratings, and more. You may even want to ask your family, friends, coworkers, and neighbors about their mover experiences to find out if they have any solid suggestions.
  3. Be careful about signing anything – Signing a waiver with a moving company for your right to file a complaint with your credit card company could lead to a serious headache if they end up charging you more than initially decided. Be sure to read all paperwork very carefully and don’t sign anything if you’re not comfortable with it.
  4. Know what questions to ask upfront – Even the most trusting and reliable moving company can add additional expenses and charge you for things that weren’t previously discussed. Find out if movers will charge for certain packing materials without customer approval or what their policy is for hours billed and hours spent actually on the job.

At STORBOX, we are dedicated to helping you with all your storage needs when moving while balancing your budget. As Pasadena’s Premier Self Storage, our prices are the lowest around and we’ll work with you to find the appropriate unit size for your needs. Call us today at 626-793-9888 for more information.

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