When it comes to moving, there are a couple secrets that you should know for the 2015 moving season and new resident of Connecticut, Christina Leoni, learned one moving secret the hard way.
July is the peak-moving month, as it is the very last month that families can scramble to try and get their move completed before their children have to go back to school. As a result, not only are Birmingham moving companies bombarded with moves, but so are the rest of the movers across the nation. On top of that, most homeowners do not do their research before hiring a local moving company. The end result, the homeowner hires the moving company that offers the best price, their move is completed (with the moving company most likely inflating the original quote), and there commonly is damage to furniture or lost items, which is exactly what Leoni learned.
Once Leoni’s move was completed, she realized that she was missing very personal belongings. Leoni paid one moving company $4,000 to complete her long distance, intrastate move. They moved Leoni’s entire life, and they stole a piece of it as well. According to Leoni, during her move she lost an old cedar chest that held generations of family history, photos, and awards.
Birmingham movers, The Better Business Bureau and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration urge homeowners who are moving to make a list of all of your belongings and make sure that each item arrives at your destination. Have the moving company that you hire sign off on the list before your move, so that they know that your list matches theirs and vice versa, and then all items should be accounted for. If your mover knows that you are knowledgeable about the moving process and are fully capable of holding them responsible, they will be more willing to make sure they do a good job.
However, there is one secret piece of advice that Leoni took from her unfortunate moving experience; take your personal belongings with you. The only true way to make sure that the items you cherish most are not lost or stolen is by having them in your possession.
If you are moving to Birmingham, don’t fall victim to fraudulent moving companies. All My Sons Moving & Storage has been moving families like yours for over 20 years. Our professionally trained moving crew will handle your move as if it was our own family, from our family to yours.