Serving Wilmington, Delaware
For dependable Wilmington movers, SH Haughton Moving Company is the only choice. We stress the careful handling of all property and will promise the safe arrival of your personal belongings.
We move locally and long distances.
Licenses / Credentials :
• Licensed and Insured
• US Dot # 1424027
• BBB of Delaware
• MC # 640125
Over 42 million people move in the U.S. every year. That’s an amazing 1 in 4 adults. A person will make over 7 moves in their lifetime. Research has shown that relocation ranks third as the most stressful event in a person’s life. Even though we may be excited about the move, there can be mixed emotions about leaving behind a familiar neighborhood, close friends and fond memories. The last thing we need to worry about is if a Wilmington moving company will deliver our belongings safely on the other end.
Finding the right Wilmington moving company can make the whole process a lot easier, but it may not be as easy as it sounds. It’s not just a matter of picking up the phone book and searching under “moving companies”. For starters, there are several types of moving companies. Some may specialize in local moves while others will transport your belongings across the nation or even to another country. So the type of move you are planning and even what you need to move will determine the type of Wilmington moving company you’ll need to hire.
A Wilmington moving company can offer you a wide range of services on top of simply moving your furniture and other belongings. They can provide you with packing boxes and other materials, help you with the packing, provide temporary or long term storage if needed, and even unpack everything for you once your belongings arrive at their new home. Of course these services will cost extra but it’s nice to know they’re available if you need them.
Pricing can vary greatly from one Wilmington moving company to another, providing you with very different estimates for the exact same move. Going with the lowest quote may leave you wondering if your belongings will arrive safely and in the end
Begin by asking the people you know. Almost everyone has moved at least once in their lifetime, so ask your family, friends or co-workers if they can recommend a good Wilmington moving company. Check with your Realtor that helped you find your new home. A realtor can usually give you some good recommendations based on the experience of their other clients. If you're planning a local move, look for moving vehicles that are working in your city. If you repeatedly see the trucks and vans of a specific Wilmington moving company, you have to know there’s a reason why they’re so busy.
Check the internet. Most moving companies have a website that will list their services, years in business, geographical areas that they cover, and even work sheets to help you get an idea of what it will cost you. You can find their contact information including an email address incase you have any questions you want to ask before talking with them further. The internet is also a good way to do a background check before calling any Wilmington moving company.
Once you have your list of moving companies in hand, contact the Better Business Bureau to find out if any of the companies have had any complaints filed against them. A Wilmington moving company deals with so many customers it’s not unusual that even a very good company might have a complaint or two. What is important is how they handled any complaints and if, in the end, the customer was satisfied.
Before talking directly with any Wilmington moving company, it’s a good idea to make a list of how many rooms you have and if you have any large pieces of furniture that might require extra work or care to move. Don’t forget to include the garage or any patio furniture. You don’t need to be exact. It’s just to give the Wilmington moving company an idea of what to expect.
You may find that comparing quotes can be a bit confusing. The prices can vary greatly as well as the services offered and the methods used in pricing. One Wilmington moving company may charge an hourly rate, another may estimate the volume based on the number of rooms you need to move and still others by the estimated weight per load.
It's important that you get all your Wilmington moving company quotes in writing and to make sure that you completely understand how they are calculated. Make sure you read all the fine print. You need to know what your options are should there be any damages. If you pack your belongings yourself and something is broken, some companies won’t pay for it unless it was due directly to their mishandling.
After you’ve talked with every prospective Wilmington moving company on your list and taken time to consider their quotes, you can make an informed decision as to which Wilmington moving company you trust to move your belongings. Moving can definitely be a very stressful time. The last thing that anyone wants to worry about is careless movers or lost or damaged belongings. Whether you’re moving down the block or across the country, you need to find a reliable Wilmington moving company that you know you can trust.