Follow These Five Tips for a Successful Move in Honor of National Moving Month – May 2017
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 12 percent of Americans move to new homes every year, with 3 million moves from one state to another and 800,000 of those moves handled by a professional mover. As the nation kicks off National Moving Month to start the busy summer moving season on May 1st, here are five tips to ensure you have a safe and successful move as you prepare yourself for the transition
Be wary of any “guaranteed” estimates offered over the phone or online. Make sure you show the mover everything that needs to be moved and get at least three estimates to compare. Avoid any that are too high or too low.
Check the company’s ratings with the Better Business Bureau, and ask family and friends for referrals.
Make sure all agreements are in writing and get a copy of everything you sign, especially the bill of lading. Never sign any blank forms. Ask questions if you don’t understand something, and make sure your mover has your cell phone number to reach you.
Find a certified professional mover. For free estimates at no obligation to you, get free referrals from the American Moving & Storage Association at www.moving.org or you contact Cord Moving and Storage Company or call at (800) 873-2673 ask for a relocation specialist that can set up the in-home survey – estimate on the spot.
“Choosing a professional mover is a smart decision that saves you time and effort while providing the best protection for your household goods,” said Scott Michael, president and CEO of the American Moving & Storage Association. “For all the help you need to plan a successful move from start to finish, go to Moving.org. You’ll also find nearly 2,800 certified professional movers called ProMovers. All ProMovers are fully licensed and insured, and meet high standards for safety and professionalism” Cord Moving and Storage is proud to be one of the best St Louis moving companies and have offices in Memphis, Belleville, IL and Dixon, MO.