Moving can be one of the most stressful things you’ll ever have to do in your life. Whether you’re moving down the street or relocating halfway across the world, the process can drain both your energy and your bank account if you aren’t careful about how you choose movers and packers in Dubai to help with the process. Follow these tips to ensure that you hire the right people for the job, and keep as much money in your wallet as possible.
1) Get quotes from multiple moving companies
When hiring a moving company, it’s important to get quotes from multiple companies. Since all of them are going to have their own requirements as far as what you’ll need to do to get your stuff safely from Point A to Point B, getting several quotes will give you a good idea of who’s offering what. This will also give you an idea of whether or not you can afford services like insurance, which some movers and packers offer (and may be worthwhile). You should definitely go with a mover that has been highly rated by previous customers.
2) Verify the company’s licensing
Make sure you’re hiring Chughatta movers and packers in Dubai moving company by verifying their licensing status. Check your local municipality to find out which businesses have been licensed to operate within your area. Go to each business’s website and look up their license numbers—they should be clearly displayed on each page. Once you verify that all movers are properly licensed, call them directly to ask about availability and rates. All companies should be happy to share details with potential customers; if one doesn’t want to give details over the phone, look elsewhere for service.
3) Check out their insurance coverage
when you’re hiring movers, make sure their insurance covers your valuables. A mover should provide you with a list of items that are considered valuable based on their insurance policy. If your most valuable possessions don’t match up with what they consider valuable, then it might be time to find another moving company that will take care of you better. (Source: Allstate)
4) Select movers based on past experience
One of your first steps should be to check references and reviews from past customers to find a mover you can trust. Looking at a company’s Better Business Bureau profile is also a good idea, as you can learn about any unresolved complaints or other issues people have raised. You should also interview several movers before choosing one; if you’re looking to save money, it may be wise to hire more than one company. With reputable companies, there’s little reason not to get multiple estimates.
5) Schedule an estimate appointment
When you have an idea of what you need to move, give your local moving company a call. The person who answers should be able to tell you if your move is within their scope of business. If it is, they’ll ask about your move. Listen carefully so you can provide accurate information. The person at the other end will want to know: how much stuff you plan on moving; how long it will take; where it needs to go; who else (if anyone) will be helping with packing/unpacking and driving; if there are any staircases or elevators that need to be navigated, etc.
6) Save time with an inventory list
Spend time on an inventory list to make sure you don’t leave anything behind. It’s important to be organized from day one so that you can devote your attention to more pressing matters, like setting up your new space or getting ready for a big presentation. If there are any items that may not come with you, ask a friend or family member if they can hold them at their house until you have access to another home. But whatever you do, don’t forget about anything!
7) Pack valuables last
Don’t put delicate items in boxes until everything else is packed. You don’t want them tossed around or crushed, even if they have their own special box. If you need to pack your jewelry, put it inside a sealed bag that’s cushioned with tissue paper; then place it inside an airtight container or sealable plastic bag before packing it in a box. Use bubble wrap or newspaper to prevent small breakables from getting jostled out of place. Don’t overstuff your boxes, because that makes them hard to close securely—and thus more likely to break open during transit.
8) Focus on protection, not weight
There are numerous options available when hiring movers and packers in Dubai that can help keep your possessions safe. Though moving companies have insurance, some may not be willing to cover your items under their policy or at all if you don’t take steps to make sure your items are properly protected. So consider these tips before you hire moving companies to make sure that everything arrives safely from pick-up to drop-off. It will save you hassle later if they do get damaged during transit!