Packing up your life and moving to a new home in Dallas can be a stressful experience. From meetings with your real estate agent to clearing out your old cupboards, it often feels like the list of things to do is never-ending. To lessen the stress, most people opt for the helping hand of a moving company. Not only can hiring a Dallas moving company like Delicate Moving result in a much safer moving process, it can also offload some of the dreaded tasks that have been keeping you up at night, too. Ready to make the move? Here are 6 questions to ask moving companies before the big day!
1. Do You Offer Storage Options?
If you’ve got some time between moving out of your old home and into your new one, it’ll be necessary to find somewhere to store your possessions. Delicate Moving can offer an all-in-one solution, picking up your goods, storing them and then moving them all to your new home on the requested date. Rather than going through the stress of working with several different companies, your Dallas movers can do everything for you.
2. Are Your Movers Fully Insured?
You might not think that this should be one of your questions to ask moving companies, but it’s one of the most important things to clear up. If you work with a company that doesn’t insure their workers, you’re completely liable for any injuries that might happen on your property. It’s for that reason that it’s important to only work with movers who have insurance. At Delicate Moving, all of our Dallas movers are fully insured, and our company is licensed by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), giving you complete peace of mind.
3. Can You Help with Packing?
When you lead a busy life, the thought of coming home to pack up your possessions can leave you running for the hills. Don’t you sometimes wish that you could pass the buck to someone else? Luckily, with Delicate Moving, our experienced Dallas movers can help you pack as much or as little you like – from a few boxes to your full home. We’ll pack all of your possessions safely, efficiently and securely, meaning you can be sure that they’ll all get to your new home in one piece. We can also pad and shrink wrap your drawers if you want to leave clothing or linen items in them, saving you the hassle of reorganizing them at the other end.
4. Do You Offer Dismantling and Reassembling Services?
When packing large items like beds, wardrobes and pool tables, it’s inevitable that they’ll need to be dismantled and reassembled to get them through the front door! It’s important, then, to ask your moving company if they can carry out this service for you. Delicate Moving is able to disconnect all of your non-gas appliances and both dismantle and reassemble your furniture for you, at no extra cost.
5. Are There Any Items That Can’t Be Moved?
Before arranging for your Dallas movers to pack up your home, you’ll need to clarify if there are any items that you need to take care of on your own. Delicate Moving is able to pack and move almost all of your things on your behalf, but there are some things that it’s your responsibility to move yourself. TxDOT forbids us, by law, from moving the following:
- butane or propane tanks,
- combustible or flammable chemicals,
- acids of any kind,
- combustible engines containing fuel or oil,
- aerosol cans,
- charcoal briquettes,
- or animals.
In addition to this, we strongly recommend that you move sentimental items, cash, small electronics, jewelry and prescriptions by yourself, too.
6. Is the Delivery Date Guaranteed?
Making a long-distance move? One of the main questions to ask moving companies is whether they can guarantee a delivery date. No one wants to be waiting days, or even weeks, for their things to arrive – especially when you’re trying to settle into a new city! With Delicate Moving, our long-distance Dallas movers can let you know the exact date that your possessions will arrive so that you can get on with exploring your new neighborhood!
There are so many questions to ask moving companies but hopefully this article has you covered! At Delicate Moving, we want to take the stress out of your big move and can help you with all aspects of moving to a new home. If you’re looking for a Dallas moving company, we can’t wait to hear from you. Give us a call at 214-390-6714 and let us know exactly how we can help!