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Oldest Moving Company in Boston Provides Tips to Help Consumers Understand Moving Estimates

Humboldt Storage and Moving Assists in Navigating The Many Details Of A Move

 
PRLog - Jan. 17, 2013 - BOSTON -- Humboldt Storage and Moving is the oldest moving company in Boston and has been managing the details and expectations surrounding moves for over 100-years. As a United Van Lines Agent in Boston, Humboldt understands the stress involved during the entire moving process which includes one of the first steps; the moving estimate.

The Boston moving company has several tips to consider when planning a move and understanding the estimate. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nn5uJr5_5d8 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nn5uJr5_5d8)

Dates: Determine the pickup and delivery dates then compare and contrast what different companies offer to assess what will work best for the planned moving day. It is fair to get estimates from as many as three different companies as it is not uncommon for variances in delivery times.

Valuation: Find out the value of goods being transported and be certain the moving company that is chosen accounts for this coverage in the overall estimate. Valuation will protect against loss and damage but is commonly left out of estimates by unscrupulous movers for the appearance of a lower overall cost.

Weight: Although local moving is done on an hourly basis, interstate moves are based on weight. When comparing estimates be sure to note the weights they are based on. Some variance between different movers is normal, but differences over 10-15% are a red flag.

Services: What services are each moving company offering? Moving estimates can often be cluttered and confusing so it is essential to insure all of the same services are included on the estimates for an “apples to apples” comparison.

Type of estimate: Before signing on the dotted line, be certain to understand all the details of an estimate. Find out if the price is guaranteed and understand the factors that determine the final cost. It is important to understand everything that is included in the estimate and not just focus on the bottom line number. As the mover will be in possession of all a family’s worldly belongings, it is important to select them based on services, cost and comfortably and not just price alone.

More tips including an educational how to video on moving can be found here. http://www.movingcompanyblog.com/?p=981
About Humboldt Storage and Moving:

Boston moving company (http://www.humboldt.com/) Humboldt Storage and Moving, founded in1905 is Greater Boston’s oldest moving company and largest United Van Lines agent. The company’s philosophy is “Relax. And get moving.”

Moving is cited as one of the more stressful occasions in people’s lives and the entire Humboldt team goes to great lengths to ensure all customers feel at ease through the entire moving process. The team at Humboldt Storage and Moving are specialists in assisting with sensitive down-sizing for senior relocations, coordinating highly technical biotech/lab and hospital moves, fine art moving and storage, time-sensitive office moving (http://www.humboldt.com/moving_business.shtml) and relocations, as well as traditional residential relocations, local moving, long-distance moving, international moving (http://www.humboldt.com/intntl_business.shtml) and shipping, and packing services. For more information about Humboldt’s expertise and moving services contact them at (781) 821-8777. For additional information visit http://www.humboldt.com/

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