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March 20, 2018

5 Questions to Ask When Finding Local Moving Companies in Little Rock

Find Local Movers - Local Moving with A-1 FreemanWorking out the details of a local move comes with its own unique anxiety level, but employing a professional moving company to transport your stuff from one residence to the other can save you a lot of time and worry. Certainly, when making an effort to find a local moving company, you want to be positive you obtain the best value you can possibly get. As you look for and obtain estimates from possible professional movers in Little Rock, here are a few important questions to ask that will aid you to make your decision.

1. Is Your Quote Binding?

Ideally, you'll want to look for a mover that provides an in-home quote to give you the most specific quote possible. Hiring a company that offers a binding or "not-to-exceed" price can also give you peace of mind in your decision.

2. Will My Items Stay in the Same Truck in Little Rock?

Some movers may transfer your stuff onto another truck during the transporting process, which should be avoided if at all possible. Unloading and reloading your items means loading and unloading them more than once, which could increase the risk of damage or loss. Except for when storage is needed, finding a local mover that will leave your things on the same truck for a local move from point A to point B will shrink that risk.

3. What Type of Valuation Coverage is Included?

Most moving companies cover some basic form of liability valuation as part of their services, which most likely covers an amount based on the weight of the item that is damaged (for example, $0.60 per pound). However, this coverage may not be enough for items that are not heavy, but cost a lot to replace. Full coverage options will be available and can be purchased from the professional moving company for added peace of mind and assurance.

4. What Services or Materials May Cost Extra?

Be sure to find out exactly what is covered in your quote, along with some other services or materials that could cost you extra. For instance, if you would like your delicate furniture to be pad wrapped or have protective padding put over your carpet while moving larger items, you might face additional material and labor charges from some companies, so it is best to ask about these expenses beforehand so there aren't any surprises later on.

5. Is There Anything You Will Not Move?

Many moving companies will provide you an all-inclusive list of items that their workers can’t touch for liability or other reasons. Some examples of items you may end up needing to move yourself (or make other provisions for) include:

  • appliances
  • pool tables
  • grandfather clocks
  • children's playsets
  • pianos

At A-1 Freeman Moving Group, we take great pride in the comprehensive moving estimates we are able to provide to our customers, all of which include a free in-home consultation. And unlike many other movers, we're also happy to offer expert tear-down, moving and assembly of items such as play sets, grandfather clocks, appliances, pianos and much more.

With over four decades of service to Little Rock and the surrounding areas, A-1 Freeman Moving is committed to making your upcoming local move as smooth as possible. All of our moving crews are background checked and drug tested, and they have an average of 10 years of experience in packing, furniture protection, safety and loading.

To find out more about how we can help you or to get started with an estimate for a local move, contact us today. We look forward to serving you!

The Mickelson Family
The Mickelson Family
Best. Move. Ever!
Very pleased with the overall respect and care the men gave to my possessions. Even mailing me very quickly the only thing lost in transit. Would recommend to anyone needing a long distance move.
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