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Moving Tips

Need help moving? Not sure where to start? Are you forgetting something?

Palmetto Specialty Transfer is here to answer all of your questions and help guide you through every step of your move.

Contracting a mover can be a daunting process. Trusting someone with most if not all of your thing (your life!) can be stressful to the extreme. It’s vitally important that the moving service you choose cares about your things as much, if not more, than you do yourself. If your moving service is not conscientious and accountable, your items might not get treated with the respect and care they deserve. With the goal in mind of helping you avoid any unnecessary stress, here are a few ideas and guidelines that can help streamline the process of choosing who you are going to put your trust in.

Let Palmetto Specialty Transfer Do the Heavy Lifting

Though many people are not aware of this, moving is a regulated industry, and as such is subject to regulations they must follow maintain their licensing. Household-goods brokerage services are not subject to the same stringent rules, nor the same supervision. This allows them to, and they often do, cut corners at your expense. It is highly recommended to avoid these services and use a professional, accredited and licensed transfer company.

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Considerations for Choosing a Moving Company

When a company’s representative is on site to prepare an estimate, it is extremely important to show them everything you want to have moved. Inside, outside, upstairs, downstairs, front yard, back yard, even that storage shed out back you haven’t opened in years! For your estimate to be accurate the company representative needs to be fully armed with all pertinent information. Be sure to include any tricky access points or physical impediments. This ensures a smooth, professional and most importantly stress-free transfer!

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How to Get an Accurate Moving Estimate

The more established relationships the company has within a specific community, the more likely they are to want to provide excellent service. There are reasons they’ve have been active in your community for a length of time and they will want to protect and fortify their standing in the area. You don’t want a company looking for a one night stand, but one whom is committed to developing and maintaining a relationship with you, your family, friends and neighbors.

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Make Sure the Moving Company Is Established in the Community

  • Is there any specialty experience the moving company should have for your move?

  • Do you have elevators or sharp angles in your entry and hallways?

  • Do you have specialty items that require extra care and attention such as grandfather clocks, pianos or barber chairs?

  • Does the moving company have experience with your specific type of move––long distance moves, high rise condos or multi-level buildings with steps, big city moves?

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Questions to Consider