AFY Kim Blue - Home Buyers Guide V1 - 3020

experience. Have at least three companies to compare services and reviews from before making your final choice. • Choose local. Oftentimes, local companies are the better choice in terms of budget and availability. • Ask for an in-house cost estimate. Let the movers see your belongings and inform them of the distance to your new home so they can quote you an estimate. • Look at the fine print. Check their cost estimate for hidden charges, insurance coverage, payment terms, and policy on damage to items. Compare these with the other movers you’re considering and base your decision on your comparisons. When making your final choice for a mover to hire, keep in mind that getting the cheapest mover doesn’t guarantee that you’ll save in the end. Cheap could mean mediocre service and damaged items, and you may incur other problems along the way. Choose wisely and take the above factors into consideration.

RENTING A U-HAUL

The U-Haul truck you rent to load and move your things when moving to a different location is a less-expensive alternative to professional moving firms. Unlike movers, you do the packing, loading, and driving yourself. This could be a great way to save on moving costs, but only if you have a manageable amount of property to bring with you. The truck size matters. It’s imperative that you pick out the right transportation for your impending change of houses. While the objects from a one-bedroom apartment might just fit a 16-cubic- meter truck, the content of a fully furnished three-bedroom house might require up to two or three trips of a 26-cubic-meter truck. Make sure that you spare yourself a lot of grief and get the right

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