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Investing in a new property involves committing to a significant financial investment. This investment is spread over a considerable volume of commitments, making it vitally important that you draft a detailed financial budget. Not only will this enable you to forecast the unexpected – providing some needed wiggle room – whilst ensuring that you are able to keep your spending on track.

1. The Deal

If the deal looks too good to be true, then it probably is.

2. Recommendations

Ask people you know and trust for moving company recommendations.

3. Estimates & References

We recommend getting in-house estimates from at least 3-5 moving companies. Don’t forget to ask for references.

4. Local

If issues arise, it’s easier to deal with a local company.

5. Inspection

A good mover should inspect your premises to determine size and difficulty of job in order to give you a proper up front quote. Don’t take phone estimates.

6. Storage

If the mover claims to offer storage services, we recommend going to see the facility just to make sure that your items are being stored in a safe and secure place.

7. Damage

Find out how damage is handled. It should be stated in the contract. If not, use another mover.

8. Insurance

Determine how irreplaceable items are valued and dealt with.

9. Existing coverage

Find out if your current household insurance coverage covers any damage to furniture related to a move. You never know.

10. Liability

Ask the moving company about liability coverage on damaged furniture. If they don’t offer it, consider going with someone else.