When preparing to move, there are certain financial considerations that must be made. Possibly the largest percentage of your moving expenses will come from a Moving Companys St. Paul estimate you consider. Statistics show that a typical price is $2,300 for an intrastate move. More accurate estimates say to budget $4,500 for an average 6 room home. These rooms include 3 bedrooms, living room, dining room and kitchen.
In order to secure a moving company to help you move, the first step is to ask a prospective mover for their DOT and motor carrier number. A majority of states will require both numbers in order to be federally registered. When you have obtained these numbers you can check the federally registered mover’s complaint records available online.
Ask a prospective moving company for their written list of tariff items. This is a list of items that the movers can charge you in addition to packing and moving your possessions. Items such as providing boxes, climbing stairs and using their packing tape are included in the list. If it is not on the list that you have agreed to, they can not charge.
A moving company that has been in business for more than 10 years usually has a reputation you can count on. You do however, need to ask questions about the employees. Verify if they are temporary, casual or permanent laborers and if background checks are performed on them. Also ask that if you hire a crew of 4, will it be the same crew that accompanies you to the destination?
Does the company you are interviewing perform the move or do they contract out the different stages in the move? For example, if you are speaking to a moving broker, he can not tell you the estimate that speaking directly to the actually moving company will provide you.
When verifying the Moving Companys St. Paul business documents pay particular attention to the liability insurance and value coverage policy. These two coverage types will protect you most in the case of your valuable assets not making it to your destination. You may have to pay more for a full value comprehensive policy but it is more than a typical, released value. A released value coverage policy typically only covers 60% of the damages or loss that is incurred.