Questions Before the Move

Begin your move with confidence and preparation.

Get prepared for your upcoming move with these frequently asked moving questions and answers.

Moving can be confusing. We understand if you have questions before your move even begins.

Customers often ask us about certain aspects of moving. Below is a list of common questions we are frequently asked. We are sure you can relate to most of them!

Moving Questions #1 – How to do I choose a mover?

– When people look for a mover they usually ask friends, or scurry the internet for answers, and read reviews. Reviews tend to feel like you are asking a friend for their opinion. They give you a better sense of what to expect from a moving company. In reality, the best way to choose a mover is to find moving company with years of experience and a proven reputation. Be sure that the company is fully licensed and insured, and has a good rating with the BBB. Like Collegian Movers, you want to hire a moving company that offers you dependability, options, and flexibility.

Moving Questions #2 – What do I need to know about pricing?

– Pricing is usually a major concern for our customers. Understanding the calculation of your final moving bill is important so that an accurate comparison can be made. Many moving companies don’t make it easy to understand the cost of moving. Local moves within Connecticut are typically priced using an hourly rate. Although it sounds easy to compare the rates, be certain to compare the number of trucks, men and fuel surcharges at each hourly rate as this may not be the same from company to company. Interstate moves are generally priced using a flat rate and this can make the pricing easier to compare. Just be certain that your moving quote includes all the items of furniture you are moving and the number of boxes being moved.

Moving Questions #3 – When is there a difference between an estimate and the actual cost of a move?

– This is another top concern for customers. At Collegian Movers, we provide our customers with a written estimate, a detailed list of their moving items, and we include all of the details regarding their upcoming relocation. Remember, the estimates you receive are all based on these details being accurate. If you do not include an item in the planning discussions and then want it included on move day, your bill may change from the estimate.

Most moving companies base their estimate on the items list you provide, so be as accurate as possible. If you want an estimate that is “right on”, be sure to double check your itemized list and don’t attempt to leave off any items in hopes of a smaller bill. In the end, it is the poor planning that costs the extra money.

Moving Questions #4 – How do I find movers who are reliable?

– What do I do if my movers don’t show up on the day of the move?  First of all, this would never happen with Collegian Movers as we pride ourselves on being 100% reliable. So, when selecting a mover to be certain that they can guarantee you this same reliability. We have been told by our customers that they choose Collegian Movers because of our reputation for reliability. We have been providing this reliability to our clients for over almost 30 years. Aside from checking out our online reviews, you should also check to see what the BBB says about us. Other ways to be sure that you are using a reliable moving company like Collegian Mover is to confirm that they are associated with the American Moving and Storage Association and or in a partnership with the American Moving Association for Consumer Protection.

Let us answer your questions about moving.

If you have any concerns about moving or would like to begin the process of getting a moving quote, speak with one of our helpful moving experts.