Nationwide Movers vs. Local
People have different reasons for why they decide to move. Some have personal and family issues others move because of relocation arrangements for a new job and of course, you have those who areleaving their hometowns to attend college. Whatever the case maybe, moving from city to city or also known as nationwide moving can get a little overwhelming and frustrating. This is not even mentioning expenses for gas. To limit most of these problems, you should decide to go with a moving company that focuses on nationwide moving. Nationwide movers have a difficult job and it can be a long process and expensive. Depending on which company the customer chooses, they are subject to pay for gas as well as labor and these prices are subject to rise. Choosing Buy A Buddy, LLC as your choice of nationwide movers can help eliminate some of these prices. Buy a Buddy has the option for the customers to choose a flat rate hourly with a truck or per mover hourly and truck. This should be a no-brainer. Who would want to pay more if they do not have to? No matter what it is the mover wants, Buy A Buddy will be the perfect fit as your choice. So why choose nationwide movers over local? The answer is simply because the word nationwide says it all. We will take you anywhere in the nation. Deciding to choose local movers has its limits. There is a possibility that local movers may charge extra to go to the next city. Nationwide movers will eliminate this problem. This is because they have the infrastructure to handle the vast distances. While local movers may be limited to a half day of travel, nationwide movers are used to long moves that may last days or in the case gigantic corporate moves, weeks. Nationwide movers charge fair prices for the long hall while a smaller company may overcharge because they do not want to spend time away from home or may not be properly equipped to do the move right. Here at Buy A Buddy, LLC you can rest assured that we have all of the proper equipment staff and training to handle any sized move at any distance nationwide.
Nationwide Movers at the right price
As mentioned, pricing for nationwide movers could vary. These prices depend on the company within distance, gas and labor expenses. With distance, some would jack up prices depending on how far it is a customer is wanting to go, for example, maybe someone is living in Chicago, Illinois and plans to move to Austin, Texas. This is a significant distance. Sometimes an illegitimate company will hold your possessions for ransom and charge all sorts of hidden fees. Here at Buy A Buddy, LLC we will stick with the rate we quoted over the phone or on site. We are eager and passionate enough about our business that we will move you across that great distance at the same price that you knew you were going to pay from the start with no surprises. Obviously, this way is easier on the customer in terms of budgeting. If the customer is able to calculate their time from Chicago to Austin, and they know that they would have to pay a flat rate, this customer would then eliminate the surprise of unaccounted for expenses. One of these expenses could include the cost of gas needed for the trip. Most movers will gladly announce that there is an extra fee on gas depending on how far they have to travel. You can only imagine how much the trip from Chicago to Austin would cost in gas alone. With Buy A Buddy, we calculate everything ahead of time. As far as labor expenses go, movers will have to charge per person or by the hour. Sometimes they even go as far to ask for more depending on the weight of the objects they have to move. This applies to certain furniture as well as other appliances such as washer, dryer, stove, fridge, etc. With Buy A Buddy as your nationwide movers, again their flat rate allows the customer to have a little more breathing room to save money. The customer would not have to come up with more money just because they have heavier items; it would all be included in the flat rate or in the hourly rate.
Nationwide movers at a flat rate or hourly
It will be wise to choose a nationwide mover that offers both flat rates and hourly rates. At least this way, the customer can calculate how much they will spend or calculate how much they are willing to spend. There are good pros that come with both of these options. A pro for the flat rate option allows the customer to eliminate surprises for other expenses that may occur during an assignment. All the customer has to do is tell the movers where they want to go and what they are planning to move; then the company would see how far away this destination is while they generate a price. This price will include everything for the trip needed by the customer. This is really a key aspect because now the customer can plan for this price and balance their gas spending before the trip. Another pro with this flat rate, choosing Buy A Buddy, the customer can pick any place in the nation and they will calculate a price. This company has no problem going across the nation for their customers after all; they are nationwide movers for a reason. Now the pro for choosing the hourly rate should be simple. The customer knows that they have to determine how long the assignment will take before they are ready to do anything. Especially if the customer plans to move to a different city that is further away from their previous residence. You would not want to underestimate the time needed for nationwide movers at the hourly rate. That just would not be wise, however; this hourly rate could help when it comes to labor. No matter how long the job may be, choosing the hourly rate locks in those services for however long it takes them. Let us just say that a job may be around eight hours plus a two-hour drive. When a customer chooses the hourly rate and the company calculated how many hours it may take. This helps you to supervise us and save money by having us only do the work you con not. For example, we can move all of the large furniture upstairs, so you don’t have to. That way you do not have to pay for things you can do yourself like moving all of the small boxes.
Proper packing to avoid damages
Proper packing is critical. There are all sorts of fragile items to consider. Some of which includes glass, electronics such as televisions or computers. You must also think of antiques and other fragile items.Movers should be willing to help pack. These professionals know how critical it can be when moving delicate items. They will know exactly what to do when it comes down to handling your personal belongings. Letting the company handle the packing is a good option the customer can choose to execute. Maybe an item is too heavy or maybe the customer has never handled glass before. Even a television if packed incorrectly can be damaged. The customer can risk losing sound from that television as well as cracking the screen. Only professionals should handle items such as these. They will be sure to handle with care because they know it is part of the job and they also know about that old slogan “if you break it you buy it”. This should never happen, however unfortunately sometimes companies are not that lucky. When this does happen, the company normally takes full responsibilities, however; in retrospect to this, sometimes the company does not have to take responsibility. This is because most movers draw up a contract for their customers. A contract might even release the company of all liability for damaged items. A customer has to be careful when signing anything before a move, there may be hidden fees inside the contract. This is why it is important before choosing any movers to read over any contracts presented carefully. Some people do not but it would be wise if they did. Choosing Buy A Buddy can save the customer a lot of time when it comes to packing. Like other movers, they offer their services up to fully packing to working alongside the customer packing. They are willing to do the whole job but if the customer wants to pitch in it would not be a problem. They are all professionals and know exactly how to handle packing. The best part about Buy A Buddy, they even have experience in moving businesses and offices so they continue to be versatile with their services. For a college student or for a small or big business, they understand where to handle delicacies. So why not choose a good service to do the packing for you. These people at Buy A Buddy even offer cleaning supplies for the unthinkable that could happen as well as the norm. The norm meaning as most apartment complexes would want the tenant to clean their unit before moving out unless they will have to pay extra fees and possibly risk not getting their deposit back. If the customer allows Buy A Buddy to handle the cleaning, as professionals, the customer should not have anything to worry about and they can tread freely knowing they will get their deposit back.
Pros and cons of unpacking yourself after a long move
If packing was not enough, when you choose us as your movers we are even willing to help you unpack. Yes, this means with the initial packing, to the heavy lifting to properly packing fragile items, to even taking the long drive with you to your next city, we will be the movers that stay to help you unpack. Honestly, it should always be this way. Things could possibly happen to items even when they are unpacked. You could easily damage a piece of furniture unpacking as well as packing it. A fragile item may have made it the long trip over but it might break as soon as someone picks it up incorrectly. Let the movers handle all this. Besides, maybe even after the long drive, you may be exhausted. We are here to help you. It is our job to get things done. It would not be wise to tire yourself out and try to unpack. If you want to unpack after a long move we recommend allowing time to get a good night of sleep first then unpack while you are fresh. Remember we are used to doing this all day every day so it may not be ideal to take on so much manual labor at once if you are not used to that type of work. Remember, someone still has to decorate the new place. Other issues may occur as well. If you are are not used to hard labor, you could risk injury. movers are always busy and their bodies are trained and ready for the long hours to put into work. If you are not careful, you open up the possibility of hurting yourself in the process. Caution and safety is always first. Again, after a long day of work and traveling, you may not be up to the task of unpacking. To avoid any other damages or injuries, just let the movers do their jobs because if you were to get hurt, it would defeat the purpose of all the money saved. Remember health is the most valuable asset a person can possess.However, a con of letting movers unpack your items may lead to personal issues depending on how organized the customer would want things. Luckily, you can be there to look over the movers to make sure they are executing the way that you want.
Understanding your Moving Contract
So why is it important to understand your moving contract? Everything mentioned above plays a big role in this. As mentioned, most people opt out of reading their contracts, which could lead to bad outcomes down the road and “down the road” literally. You do not want to be blinded going into a contract that you know little about or know nothing at all. You need to familiarize yourself with every word written, also, make sure an understanding between whoever is moving you and the contract is established. Ask about possible fees that may come up down the road. This is a given right the customer has. If it is listed in the contract, you have the right to ask about it. Ask about any insurance policies within the company as well. Most movers offer insurance on certain items such as electronics and heavy or fragile items. However, this insurance normally has a cutoff limit on cash guarantees. This may mean that if a TV cost $1,000 and it gets damaged, the company’s insurance may cover a certain amount but that amount can very well just be about $500. This indicates that the company pays half while the customer has to pay the other half. Keep this in mind. However, it is still beneficial to read the contract and be familiar with any and every policy it mentions. Buy A Buddy understands all these possible issues mentioned. If there is a contract needed, they make sure that the customer at least understands it before they conduct business. This could be solely because if something unfortunate were to happen, they do not want the customer to be discouraged. They prefer that they know ahead of time to cut down confusion and disagreements. Buy A Buddy prides their business off great customer service and they would, of course, want the customer to come back and/or at least refer them to the next customer. These are great tactics when you are running a business and it creates more opportunities later on. So make sure the next time you move anywhere across the nation, chose Buy A Buddy as your first choice for movers. For even more advice on chasing good movers click here.