It can be difficult to start the moving process. You’ve got a hundred things added to your checklist, so finding time to research moving companies is hard to do. But, hiring a company that’s professional, knowledgeable and easy to work with will make the process so much easier in the end.
The United States Census Bureau reported that the average American moves 12 times in his or her life. And, according to the American Moving and Storage Association, nearly half of all moves are completed in the summer, between the first of May and Labor Day.
This is why we call May “National Moving Month,” starting busiest time of year for us. More than 37 million Americans change residences every year, and we usually see a steady increase from April to August. Our local franchise has grown every May for ten consecutive years.
If you’re thinking about moving this month, or during the summer, this is important to consider. Our schedule fills up quickly, so its best to be prepared before you start calling. Every other moving company will also be busy, and they will all try to earn your business.
Make sure to research different moving companies, the value of their offers and the rate of their services. You may want to check Florida’s moving and storage association to learn what regulations apply to local movers.
We recommend you ask these questions when calling a moving company:
- Are you licensed?
- Do you employ day labor or full-time workers?
- What is your minimum rate?
- How do you charge?
- What payment options are available?
- Is a deposit required?
- Does your company provide worker’s compensation insurance?
- How do you train your team prior to them working at my house?
- How are my belongings protected?
- Do you offer free estimates?
- What is your cancellation policy?
- Is there a contact number I can call on move day if there are any questions or challenges?
TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® is licensed, bonded, and insured for all of our workers. We employ movers and drivers full-time, so you won’t have day laborers on your property. We have affordable hourly rates, and will provide you an on-site estimate so you can budget accordingly. Of course, we pro-rate by the hour. That means you won’t be charged with an extra hour if we’re not on the job. All of our employees go through extensive training with a moving team lead, but if you have any problems or questions you can call us.