In the moving process, choosing your moving company will be one of the most important decisions you can make. This video will outline 10 common mistakes people make when contracting a moving company, and more importantly, how you can avoid each of them in order to make your move as effortless as possible. Allied.com
10 Common mistakes to avoid when hiring a mover:
1. Deciding to go with the mover that has the lowest price
2. Getting moving quotes over the phone and submitting an online inventory list without in-home estimates or visits
3. Not receiving estimates from several moving companies to compare fair prices
4. Not researching the moving company for proper licenses and complaints
5. Not planning ahead
6. Not asking about extra costs or fees you may be charged
7. Not asking the right questions
8. Not checking with the Better Business Bureau for previous record of complaints
9. Not informing the mover of any unusual situations that you may run into before the move
10. Forgetting to keep track of each in-home moving estimate
Today Spokane Movers, American Van Service, announced the record breaking numbers for last month’s Spokane Chief’s Teddy Bear Toss. Every year American Van Service moves the teddy bears from the event at the Arena to the Spokane Fairgrounds for processing and eventual distribution to local children in need.
Every year the Chiefs’ fans participate in the national teddy bear toss. From Ontario to Seattle, hockey fans across the continent anxiously await the first goal of December. As the fist goal is made, thousands of fans toss new and slightly used teddy bears onto the ice.
Then event coordinators collect the teddy bears for needy children in the area. Millions of teddy bears have been collected over the years and last month was no exception. Spokane Chiefs’ fans tossed 6,560 teddy bears onto the ice for the Teddy Bear Toss. The 6,560 teddy bears was Chiefs franchise record for stuffed animals.
This year the teddy bear toss was co-sponsored by The Spokesman-Review Christmas Fund and the Gus Johnson Ford Christmas Caravan.
Jason Farrow, Co-Principal and General Manager, of Spokane Movers, American Van Service said, “This is our home and we truly enjoy helping out the kids of Spokane. We’ve been doing this for several years, and as long as Spokane Chiefs’ fans keep tossing teddy bears onto the ice, American Van Service will be there to transport them for processing.”
American Van Service is the oldest and biggest family owned and managed movers Spokane. Being the Allied agent for most of easter Washington keeps them busy, but never too busy to help Spokane area charities.
For over 50 years, American Van Service has been moving Spokane area families and businesses. As one of the preferred Spokane movers for Fairchild Air Force, American Van Service also get the chance to help our our military families.
There are a number of questions you can ask Spokane movers to help you choose the most reputable firm to handle your moving needs and to ensure that you have a positive moving experience.
Does the firm offer affordable rates? Do they offer free estimates? When giving Spokane movers information about what you have to transport, be honest about how much you have. Special packages might be available to get you a lower rate. If you’re uncertain how much furniture you have, see if the Spokane movers offer free estimates.
Spokane Movers Are at the Top of Their Game!
Good movers are licensed and insured. This is an important quality especially if you have expensive goods that require special handling. If your most prized possessions are too large for you to move yourself, take photos of your possessions before they are packed in case an unforeseen accident arises. Good Spokane movers do their best to avoid accidents.
Ask how long the Spokane movers have been in the moving industry. Even if you found a firm through a reliable referral, you still might want to find out how long they’ve been in business for your own peace of mind.
Find out if there is a minimum or maximum amount of furniture the mover hauls. Some firms will ask for one room, others may want to move more than that. Find out what will happen if you don’t meet the minimum or if you exceed the maximum on the quantity of items that you’re moving.
A Variety of Services Are Offered by Different Spokane Movers
Movers offer services that can include moving your furniture from the original location into a truck, and unload them into your new home or office. Some movers will park a storage pod outside your home and you load it up yourself. This type of service will significantly lower your moving costs but requires more work on your part. Let the movers know if there are stairs that have to be negotiated inside or outside of the building.
Also, ask the moving firm they will unload your truck or just their own vehicles. See if your mover offers a packing service or if they sell packing supplies. The price of moving is significantly less if you wrap and package all your own smaller household possessions.
Does the company move pianos? There are those Spokane movers which transport pianos and should be notified ahead of time. Pianos require special handling and significantly contribute to moving costs.
Once you start to pack up a home you may realize you have accumulated too much stuff, and you might want to know if your Spokane mover offers dump runs. We don’t realize that much of our clutter is unusable and having a truck at hand to make a dump run can offer peace of mind and minimize any stress in the moving process.
Some movers also offer cleaning services and provide storage. Others might even be interested in purchasing items or give you referrals about selling what you might not want to take with you. Spokane movers offer a variety of services when you’re ready to make a move!