I want to share a story with everyone, a true story in which affected myself and my family a few years back. The reason I feel that sharing my story is important, is that I would hate to see what happened to my family happen to another. We all use movers from time to time, there is never really any telling where we will end up over time, but when we do move we want it to go smoothly and as safely as possible.
A few years ago my family and I were transferred to the Dallas area for work, it was really pretty exciting, a new start and a new job, so we packed up everything we owned and had it moved down here. I kept a bag in the suv with a change of clothes and a few toys for the kids as we were driving to the Dallas area. We had a lot of fun on the way, stopped at a few locations, lots of sight seeing. Everything was looking up and we were really looking forward to a new start in a new place.
We arrived in the Dallas area late, the moving trailer was parked in front of our new home, a lock placed upon it till the next day when it would be unloaded early in the morning, things were looking good, my family and I bunked over at an uncle???s home for the night, we had a big day of setting up our new home the next day, we were pretty excited about everything!
So the following day we get to the house and lying on the ground in the driveway is the lock to the trailer, it was cut and left there, the whole trailer with everything we owned was gone. Sometime during the night it had been stolen, someone or someone???s had hooked up to it and driven off! Of course we called the police, and we filed a report, it was a pretty big deal everything we owned was in there except for a backpack I had had in the car with a change of clothes for the kids and a few toys!
So the trailer, it was covered the owners were able to claim it on their insurance and have it replaced at value, the items within the trailer were not covered, so my family had pretty much nothing, no beds, no furniture, no dishes, no clothing, standing in a house that had nothing in it! My family hit the news over this, we were blessed because the Dallas / Fort Worth community and surrounding area???s came to our aid, but the reason I???m writing this is simple. If you are planning a move, if you are going to move your household or even just a few things be careful when choosing a mover. You want to make sure that in the event something were to happen your items would be covered. Don???t let yourself become the victim as my family was, choose someone with credentials, ask questions, and get the right answers! I work for MoveCo.Net, and I???ve found that there are companies out there who do care, who can assure you of a safe move, who will take care of your items and put a guarantee on it. Not only does MoveCo offer a higher insurance, they offer it as part of the package deal, no additional charge! Be wise when moving, don???t make the same mistake I made, looking at your children and wondering what to do, yeah its not a great feeling, I put this out there and blogged this because there is a big difference between the right moving company and the wrong one!
Site: Here is the news article by Channel 8 News on: March 16th 2010