Moving to another home is a process fraught with difficulty. You'll need to sort through everything, transport it, transfer utilities, and manage your schedule. That's without the effort of trying to find a Ventura moving company you can rely on! At Hilford Moving & Storage, we understand that it's hard to find good help in the moving industry. Many low-cost companies are unlicensed, untrained, and unprepared to handle fragile belongings. To keep you from picking the wrong company for your relocation, here are a few of the more common pitfalls and how you can avoid them.

Not Comparing Moving Companies

Homeowners should definitely shop around when it comes to picking a Ventura moving company. This allows you to compare prices, so you know what is fair for your area. It also allows you to find out more about what services each company offers, and their local reputation. We give you everything you need to know about Hilford Moving & Storage from our price estimates to previous customer reviews.

Not Researching the Moving Company 

This is another important aspect of shopping around. Be sure to ask questions and get answers about:

  • Licenses and Certifications
  • Insurance Options
  • Any Extra Fees
  • Rate per Pound
  • Rate per Mile
  • If They Subcontract Work to Other Companies
When you reach out to us, we'll be happy to answer all of your questions and provide the information you request.

Not Getting an Accurate, In-Home Estimate

There are some Ventura movers who accept an online inventory list of your belongings, then provide a moving quote via the phone. Going with one of these movers can leave you on the hook for extra charges if your estimate wasn't accurate. Hilford Moving & Storage provides an at-home consultation and price estimate of your moving costs for free.

Not Planning Ahead 

Some customers wait until the last minute to call us about moving their belongings. However, this can be a challenge during our busiest season, summertime. You may not get the date you want or have to pay extra ahead of time for short notice. Try to call your mover several weeks ahead of the day you plan on leaving your home, so you have the best chance of getting the moving day you want.

Not Communicating With the Mover

As the client, you have a responsibility to let your Ventura mover know if there are any special considerations for your relocation. This can include, living in a multi-story apartment building without an elevator, having multiple pets to keep track of, or even needing extra help with packing on the big day. When you choose Hilford Moving & Storage, we'll have a move coordinator stay in touch with you to ensure that all of the requirements of your relocation are met, there aren't any surprises.

When you are ready to pick a reliable, trustworthy Ventura moving company, give Hilford Moving & Storage a phone call. We'll be happy to go over our moving services with you and answer your questions. You can also fill out our online form to schedule a free, at-home consultation and price estimate right away!

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