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7 November 2013

Mistakes to Avoid While Moving Out

So, you are planning to shift to a new home or are temporarily moving out your items to a storage facility. Well, what you need to make sure is that your moving process is smoothly handled and taken care of.  There are some common mistakes that you need to avoid and your moving out is going to be a cake walk! 

Improper Billing:
Well, this is the most common scam that takes place. Companies promise you an estimated amount and then the bill is much more than that you were told. This is a way of cheating customers, that many rogue movers use. Apart from this, what these kinds of companies also do is tell you that they wouldn't start the moving process unless the entire payment is done. What you need to do in these cases is check the company’s payment policies, if there are any complaints about the company from any customers and make sure you are given a realistic estimate value. Also, taking everything in written document is highly advisable. Rogue moving companies try to settle things orally; avoid these companies completely. 

Moving is a complicated and tedious task, agreed. However, this is the main reason you are employing a moving company.  There are some companies which are utterly careless about your belongings and handle them in a totally unprofessional and reckless manner. Well, there could also be some horrifying and unfortunate situations where you realize that some of your goods are simply ‘missing’. So, what do you do in these cases? It’s simple! You ensure that you have insurance for all your belongings that you are handing over to the moving company. This makes it mandatory for the company to either handle your goods in a neat manner or pay up for the damage caused by them. 

Huge Deposits:
Generally, moving companies have a small amount of deposit that they take from the customers. Well, it is ‘small’. However, there are rogue companies which demand humongous amounts as deposits, to block their calendar for you. Smell a rotten rat and immediately consult some other mover. No reputed company will ask for a big amount as a deposit. 

In a nutshell, these are the mistakes that you should strongly avoid to ensure that you are not dealing with a fraud company. 

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