Moving can be challenging, but if you are moving a large home with a lot of valuable and high end furnishings and pieces, this can add to the stress. Finding the right moving company is important, and the lowest price doesn't always mean the best option. Here are things to discuss in full detail with your local movers before you pick a company to use:

Packing Information

Ask about packing procedures and packing supplies. You want to know what types of tools they have, what their procedures are for heavy freight and valuable items, and what type of supplies are provided for the packaging.

You want to know that everything is bubble wrapped if needed, if furniture will be dissembled, and if there are items they suggest you transport on your own. Get all the details before you pick a moving company.

Insurance for Loading and Travel

The moving company should have insurance coverage for a variety of things. The coverage should include protection and coverage of these things:

  • Liability coverage if their employees get hurt during the move
  • Vehicle protection if the moving trunk is damaged, stolen or in an accident and totaled
  • Monetary coverage for all your items inside the vehicle during transport in case of an accident or theft
  • Coverage if the drivers hurt others on the road or damage other property

You don't want to get stuck paying for a slipped disc one of the moving company employees suffered from during the move, or be without replacement options and the money of the value of your items if the truck is in an accident.

White Glove Unpacking Approval

Request to have all the items unpacked in the new living space. You can then inspect your valuables and belongings to ensure they are in the same condition as when they were packed. The services and items must meet your approval for full payment of the services. If there are issues, you will have to take it up with the manager right away. Any company that stands behind their staff and services should offer this.

Don't add any more stress to the upcoming move that you have, especially if you need to get a large property with a lot of items moved in a short amount of time. Instead, have a couple of moving companies come to your home to give you an accurate estimate, and go from there.