Thinking of moving? Let us give you a run-down of the services we offer, depending on where you want to move, and some tips to get there.
This option of ours allows you to relocate from one state to another and is overseen by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. If you are looking forward to hiring an interstate moving company, try and get a breakdown of the total cost in writing. Branch Out Moving and Delivery is the long-distance North Carolina Moving Company that can help you move items out of a storage unit to carry them safely to another destination. We’ve 20 years of experience in the moving industry, so we can tackle every challenge associated with moving.
Intrastate occurs within a state’s borders, for example, moving from Durham to Raleigh. This type of movement is regulated by the North Carolina Utilities Commission (NCUC) within the state. In light of North Carolina’s regulations, intrastate movers need to get a permit from the Utilities Commission to proceed. It is important for a mover to conform to the state’s requirements. Branch Out is your certified moving company in North Carolina, working well within state regulations, and has a flexible work schedule, to boot.
Here are some of tips for hiring a moving company. Why not try using them when you’re moving across North Carolina?
Determine the Reputation of the Moving Company
As enthusiastic as you may be about moving, it’s important to hire a moving company with a good reputation. Check the company’s credentials, read customer testimonials, and analyze the company’s ratings to make sure that you’re on the right track. Also, see if a particular mover shows up at the U.S. Department of Transportation’s website. For a local mover, contact the moving companies in North Carolina for their North Carolina Utilities Commission Certificate numbers. It’s a good idea to see if there are any complaints against the company.
Get the bill of lading (BoL)
The bill of lading is a legal document that includes the terms and conditions of your move; it’s provided by your mover. Ask them to cover both intrastate, interstate moves in the bill of lading, and read out the document thoroughly. Get a photocopy of it and keep it with you until you’re moved into your new home.
Get Everything in Writing – Services and Their Cost
Ask your mover to provide a written estimate of the cost of services you will likely make use of. This will help you assess whether you really want to have a mover do a certain task. Get written estimates to save yourself from the last minute changes the mover might make for the services they’re hired for.
Fix Date and Time
Give the date on which your mover will have to do a pick-up and delivery of your goods. It’s always a good idea to book in advance, than to discover that the mover is fully booked on your moving day. Get the time they should be at your door, in writing as well.
Ask for a Written Inventory
Make a written inventory of the boxes the mover will be delivering to your new home. This is important so that you can claim any damages to your valuables during a move. Take photos of every item (just a recommendation).
Know about the Moving Company’s Policy
Before you hire a moving company, research their policy for lost and damaged items. This will help if anything unfortunate occurs during the move. You can then subtract the expense from the cost you need to pay the mover. If a company describes its liabilities to you itself, perfect.
That’s all you need to keep in mind before moving across North Carolina. We hope that this article makes your moving journey less taxing.