Checklist for Choosing a Mover

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What is the purpose of this model?

You will have to move soon, which requires that you look for a mover who will offer you the best service at the best price. To achieve this goal, you must call moving companies and compare their different quotes. Besides, it is essential to check the guarantees offered by each mover carefully.
Based on this checklist, you will know everything you need to check before signing with a mover.

The checklist you need to follow to choose a mover includes:

– an invitation to tender that will allow you to receive several quotes and compare them;

– a selection made according to the guarantees provided by each mover.

Every mover is required to have professional civil liability insurance in case any of your furniture or objects are damaged during the move. You should carefully examine the certificate of professional liability insurance that each mover presents to you and the amount of coverage that this insurance provides in the event of a claim.

Calculation of the total volume of objects to be moved

Your first step is to calculate the total volume of furniture and objects you will need to have transported. In fact, any mover you ask for an estimate needs to know this information.

– Expected total volume of the move: [x] m³

– Is it also necessary to empty a cellar or garage: [yes/no].

In addition to the loading and unloading of the truck:

– disassembling and reassembling the furniture: [yes/no];

– packing and unpacking of fragile items (crockery, chandeliers, etc.): [yes/no];

– packing and unpacking of non-fragile items: [yes/no];

– transport of clothes on hangers to the closet: [yes/no].

Working conditions

– Distance to go: [x] km.

– Loading:

number of floors to go down: [x];

width of the staircase: [x] m;

elevator: [yes/no];

dimensions of the elevator: [x] m × [x] m × [x] m

possibility to park at the door: [yes/no];

use of an outside freight elevator: [yes/no].

– Unloading:

number of floors to climb: [x]

width of the staircase: [x] m

elevator: [yes/no];

elevator dimensions: [x] m × [x] m × [x] m

possibility to park at the door: [yes/no];

use of an outside freight elevator: [yes/no].

Special requests

Think about the goods that require special care:

– Piano: [yes/no];

– fragile antique furniture: [yes/no];

– valuables (works of art, fine furniture, antique dishes, etc.): [yes/no];

if yes, valuation: $ [x]

Review of the guarantees presented by each mover

Type of warranty

Guarantee level

In the event of loss or damage to a piece of furniture regardless of its value

Satisfactory/ Average/ Insufficient

In case of loss or damage to a painting or sculpture

Satisfactory/ Average/ Insufficient

In the event of loss or damage to another precious object

Satisfactory/ Average/ Insufficient

In case of loss of a box containing important documents

Satisfactory/ Average/ Insufficient

In case of loss or damage of dishes

Satisfactory/ Average/ Insufficient

In the event of loss or damage to a household or electronic appliance

Satisfactory/ Average/ Insufficient

In case of delay in the delivery of the move to your new address

Satisfactory/ Average/ Insufficient

Review of the commitment made by the remover in case of damage excluded from his professional civil liability insurance

The mover undertakes in writing to fully compensate the client even in case of damage excluded from his professional liability insurance: [yes/no].

Other verification

– The mover is a member of the Union Chamber of Movers (this guarantees that he is committed to respecting a code of ethics): yes/no].

– The mover is a member of the American Moving & Storage Association (this guarantees that

he is committed to respecting a code of ethics and he is in good standing with the administration, that he is committed to quality service and that he accepts unannounced inspections): [yes/no].

– The mover has obtained a quality label such as ISO 9001: [yes/no].

Comparison of offers from movers with sufficient guarantees

Fill out this table according to the quotations you have received.

Company name of the mover

Amount of the estimate including all taxes

Overall level of guarantee

Company 1

Company 2

Company 3

Company 4

Company 5

Company 6

Company 7

Company 8

Company 9

Company 10

Hope the above checklist helps you to organize your move. Please, write down your comments in the section below. We value your experience and opinion!

Amanda
seo-sem@linkeo.com

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