Need To Hire A Moving Company Last Minute? Follow These Tips
In a perfect world, you would have plenty of time to plan a move. You could start calling roofing companies weeks or even months in advance of your moving date. You could get estimates from two or three companies, compare them, and hire the company whose services best suit your needs. But this is not a perfect world, and you might be in a situation in which you need to move ASAP — and hire movers to help. Here are a few tips to keep in mind should you find yourself needing to hire a moving company last minute.
Be willing to pack yourself.
The full-service moving companies may all be booked, and any moving company that has availability may only have the time to transport your things — not pack them. So, if you can somehow arrange your schedule to allow you to do your own packing and unpacking, so your movers only have to do the transportation, you'll be better off. If you have to rush the packing job and just toss things in boxes, so be it. Just make sure you wrap fragile items; everything else will be okay.
Get estimates over the phone.
It is usually ideal to get a moving estimate in person so the movers can see your items and give you a more accurate cost total. But when you're in such a rush, it's okay to skip this part. Ask moving companies to give you a quote over the phone. This way, you should still have the time to get several quotes — assuming several moving companies are even available on a day you can move. Give the people you speak to over the phone as much information about your items as possible so they can quote you accurately.
Be flexible with your dates.
If you can move things around and make your moving dates a little flexible, you may have an easier time finding a company that can handle your move. For instance, being able to move any day of the week may be easier to accommodate than moving on a specific day. The movers may be able to shuffle their other customers around or move some other work to get to you, but they have to know you can work with that.
With the tips above, hiring a moving company at the last minute is more approachable. For more information, contact a moving company near you.