Does Your Mover Have Any Weird Policies? Here’s Why You Should Ask

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So, you think you’ve grown out of your family home. In that case, it’s time to go online and look for a world-class moving company. Without a truck and helpers, the process is stressful and ten times as difficult as before.

Usually, customers search for mundane features because they think they’re important. While insurance policies and experience are crucial, it’s not all about the boring. Sometimes, you need to concentrate on the wonderfully weird and wacky management methods that moving companies set out.

You never know when they might come in handy. Here are four more reasons why you should ask.

Homing Pigeon

Not everyone is lucky enough to have pets that will find their owners. Dogs and cats aren’t homing pigeons, so you need to bring them along for the ride. However, some movers aren’t pet-friendly. Why? It’s because there are customers who have exotic animals. Whether they are dead or alive – taxidermy is a real thing – they might not feel comfortable transporting a flock of owls across the country. As a result, their policy on animals can stretch to common pets such as canines and felines. Always check before booking their services if you’re an animal lover.

Jesus Christ

Religious freedom is a thing in the US and it’s not something anyone would disagree with. However, it can get in the way regarding moving home. If a person has a belief, they are entitled to refuse to provide a service on these grounds. Therefore, the driver might decline to transport goods which impact their constitutional right. For the most part, it’s not a problem as the majority of people will grin and bear it to keep the peace. Still, it’s nice to know if there are any problems when there’s a library full of scripts and texts to ship.

Hablas Ingles?

Moving abroad is common nowadays, and you can’t do it alone. That’s why movers go the extra mile – to help you settle in. However, it’s difficult for them to do that when they don’t talk the lingo. You’d be as well off to do the talking yourself and try and figure out it alone. Moving and storage companies that speak a host of languages should be able to take care of the negotiations so that you don’t have to. It’s wise to ask how many languages their employees speak before agreeing on a deal.

Mileage

Sometimes, you need professional help for the smallest of jobs. While they look easy, it’s hard to move things that are heavy and bulky and a weird shape. At least with industry experts, they have the know-how and the tools to do a good job. But, some companies won’t take the role if it involves moving a bookshelf from one room to another. It’s a waste of their time and not worth the cost. Others will as it depends on their policies, so ask them if there is a certain criterion, such as mileage, you have to hit.

Remember that the usual suspects – insurance, experience, reputation – are vital too.

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