Moving companies do not provide services only to homes and homeowners, but also to college students. More particularly, college students moving to dorms. As there are a lot of things to take care of, it is always best if a moving company is hired to help the student with his/her move. There are several things that one needs to know when moving to a college dorm. If you are moving to your college dorm soon, or you know somebody who is, here are three of the more important things you should remember.
- Hire a moving company days or weeks before the actual move.
As there can be foot and car traffic when moving to the dorm on a school day, it is important to book for moving services at least several days or weeks earlier. Also, doing this will actually help you find a reliable and efficient moving company because you’ll have more time to sift through the options presented to you. Additionally, hiring a moving company early on will also help keep things organized.
- You have to inform the moving company which services you want to avail of.
Some moving companies offer only loading, transport, and unloading services. But there are a lot of companies that offer you the whole thing; the works: they’ll help you with sorting and packing your stuff, loading, transporting, and unpacking. Tell the moving company which services you want to avail of so they’ll know what you need.
- Be mindful of the rates.
Most college students may probably not bother to do this because their parents will be the ones paying the moving company. But there are others who will be saving up money for this, so it is important to ask about things like student discount, payment options, and the like. Additionally, make sure that everything is written in black and white. There should be a contract or a memorandum of agreement between the moving company and yourself. The contract should mention the services you are availing of, as well as the payment option you chose or which discounts apply to your moving package.