Should you buy moving insurance?
After a long and tiresome apartment searching, you’ve finally found the right one for you. A shiny, new home in Coral Springs. What more can you ask for?
But now that the excitement has settled down and the moving date is approaching, you’re a bit unsettled. You just bought a huge, new flat screen TV. Your laptop is your life. What if something happens to them?
It’s important that you feel secure that everything will just work out fine. The process of moving is stressful enough as it is: you have to find a local moving service, prepare everything, pack, label all the boxes, meet the local movers, let them know the order you want things moved, clean the old apartment, and finally unpack at the new place.
It’s a huge logistical task that will wear you out, so it would be ideal if there weren’t any further mishaps to throw you off the track.
Should you consider getting moving insurance?
You’ve seen celebrity moving services recommend getting one and though your stuff may not be worth as much, it still has a sentimental value. And some things, like your computer, are even important for your livelihood.
There is no easy answer to this question. But there are some things to consider.
The cost of moving insurance
If you’re moving to a new place, there is a good chance that you’ve already spent a lot. Even if you didn’t afford the ultimate celebrity moving extravaganza and you’re doing most of the work by yourself, it’s still a significant amount.
Would purchasing a moving insurance really pay off?
If you have a lot of valuable stuff, antique furniture and electronic devices, perhaps it’s worth to pay the extra amount to have your mind at ease. But if you only own very basic type of furniture, some boxes with clothes and maybe a few breakables, is there really a point?
If your stuff only has sentimental value, most likely the amount you’ll get for the broken furniture will be minimal and it won’t help you feeling better. You’ll only get a few bucks for that broken clay vase that your best friend got you for your birthday and that reminds you of everything you went through together.
Also, most items that we possess are tough to break. With the exception of TVs, most other big things like tables, cupboards or beds are strong and durable. It would take a pretty significant fall to break them.
If you feel more at ease, you can always move the computer and that expensive china that you got as a wedding present, by yourself.
In the end, most likely you won’t end up needing the insurance.
Why is a reliable local moving service better
Way more important than buying moving insurance is to have local movers who you can rely on. Take your time and do your research. Find the best local movers you can possibly get. Read other people’s reviews. If you have friends who have recently moved, ask them to give you a recommendation.
Narrow the results of your research to a few local moving services and give them a call. Though it’s likely that all the calls will sound similar, listen for the details. How polite do they seem, how serviceable? Ask them as many questions as you want. They should make you feel at ease even before you make a deal.
Once you gather all the information you need, make a choice. Arrange the time and date of the move and start packing. Make sure that you label your boxes clearly, so your movers know exactly what they are handling.
Let them know which boxes should they pay special attention to. Also, if you have any preferences regarding the order in which you want your stuff moved, let them know. Don’t stand in their way, but make sure all your stuff is handled with proper care and attention.
At Orange Movers, we make sure that you get your very own celebrity moving experience. We pay attention to your instructions, and handle your stuff as if it were our own. Our team of professionals has a lot of experience with delicate moves and we assure you that moving to your new home in Coral Springs will go without any problems.
We are always open for discussions; feel free to let our expert moving team know how you want your things handled.
In the end, it’s a fine balance
No one can really know what will happen during your move.
It sure would be great to have a full on celebrity moving experience, where you don’t have to do anything or worry about things breaking.
Unfortunately, for most of us, that isn’t an option.
So, when making your decision, be realistic. How much really valuable stuff do you have? Try to make a list and add an estimated value to every item. If the resulting sum is significant, think about getting a moving insurance.
But, it’s likely that it will add up to be just a little over the amount you’d pay for the insurance.
And in this case, hiring a reliable, professional local moving service is really more important than spending an extra few hundred bucks on moving insurance.