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Understanding The Storage Industry

When I started managing a storage facility to get free rent, I was wondering how much I could possibly learn from the business. However, after working there for several months, I realized that the storage industry was not only highly lucrative, but it was also really interesting and fun. Our customers were loyal and kind, and I realized that I really wanted to understand the storage industry so that I could improve our little business. This blog is all about storage, so that you can learn what you need to in order to store successfully, or even manage your own facility someday.

3 Questions You Need To Ask Movers Before You Hire Them

If you are getting ready to move, you are probably thinking about using movers. Hiring movers is one of the best ways to simplify your move and make sure that everything goes smoothly. Before you hire any movers you need to make sure that you are asking the right questions. Here are some things that you should ask.

Are There Any Dates That Will Save Me Money?

There are peak seasons for movers. Usually the summer is very busy for them, as so is the weekend. This means that if you can find a time that is less busy for them, or if you choose a time that is in the often season, or off week, then you might be able to save money. This is ideal for people who are more flexible about their moving dates. You could save a good deal of money by simply taking a less desirable time.

Can You Itemize The Bid?

Another thing you should make sure you get is an itemized bid. Usually the movers will give you a number that this expect the move to cost. The concern is that it may not always stay within that range. By the time you actually get the bill, it could be different, and if you don't have an itemized bid you won't be able to determine where you can cut costs.

Having this itemized bid will let you know where you have more wiggle room with the cost, and what places you may want to take care of yourself. For example, they might be charged a lot for packaging. If wanted you could provide the packaging to save money.

Are There Any Extra Costs?

This is one of the most important questions you can ask. Usually when you get the bid they are simply bidding the normal move, given all of your belongings, size and weight. However, there are usually extra costs somewhere and you need to know about it. If they have to use an elevator at your new house, or stairs, they might charge more. They may charge more if they can't park close to your new house. There could be more costs for heavy items and so forth. You need to know this before you agree to any movers so that you can know what to expect when you get the final bill.

These are just a couple questions you should ask residential moving services before you hire them.