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For a moving experience, choose your mover carefully

March 26, 2010 | Wheaton News & Events

Back in the day, promising to serve up beer and pizza was all it took to rope friends into helping you move. With everyone’s busy schedule — and let’s face it, older backs — moving today may not be that simple. You’ve probably accumulated nicer belongings over the years, which you’d like to protect. When planning your move, here are a few things to consider:

  • Pick your mover like you picked your possessions – very carefully. Because it’s not just anybody’s trinkets, treasures, furniture or heirlooms – they’re yours. Your possessions are part of your personality and lifestyle. They’re what will make your new home uniquely you. A proven, professional mover like Wheaton World Wide Moving is your best assurance of a good move.
  • If something looks too good to be true, it probably is. Get more than one estimate and watch out for low-ball movers. If a mover you are considering tells you that he can move you for an unrealistically low price – be careful. It could mean he will suddenly remember some extra charges once your shipment has been loaded on the truck, the doors have been padlocked and he is ready to drive off into the sunset with all of your worldly possessions.
  • Look high and low. Help your Wheaton World Wide Moving agent calculate the cost of your move accurately by showing them every single item to be moved. Don’t forget to go into the attic, basement, garage, shed, closets and under beds. Reach a clear understanding about the amount of packing and other services needed. Anything omitted from the estimate but added later may add to the cost of your move.
  • Inventory. Your possessions are worth as much in transit as they are in your home. Make sure you know what you are moving. Your Wheaton World Wide Moving agent will be glad to give you a complete inventory form. It can save you money moving – and afterward. The ideal time to prepare your inventory list is while you organize for your move. List your possessions and their approximate value. Photograph or videotape your items room by room.

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