Serving Columbia, South Carolina
Blue Chip Moving Company was started 2006 to change the perception of the “average moving company”. We like to be known as the company that made your move so easy and as painless as possible; our slogan at Blue Chip is that we are “Simply The Best, Because We Make Moving Simple”. With our friendly staff and management we have no problem helping you with all your Commercial or Household moving needs. We are Licensed, Insured and Bonded, and you can get a free quote over the phone and an email to confirm the prices on your own time. So just give us a call at 803-201-9551!!!
Every year 1 in 4 U.S. citizens will move. That’s more than 42 million people. In their lifetime a person will move more than 7 times. It has been proven that the third most stressful time in a person’s life is when they move. Moving can create a lot of upheaval. While we might be enthused about the new home, there can also be sadness in leaving behind a familiar home, neighborhood and friends. We don’t need the added burden of being fearful about entrusting everything we own in life to a Columbia moving company.
The right Columbia moving company can take a lot of stress out of the moving process, but finding one may not always be simple. It usually takes more than just looking through the yellow pages of your local phone directory. 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 what you have to move and where you’re planning to move it will have a lot to do in choosing a Columbia moving company.
A Columbia moving company can offer you a wide range of services on top of simply moving your furniture and other belongings. They can rent or sell you sturdy packing boxes, actually do the packing for you, arrange for storage, and unpack everything for you once it reaches its destination. These services will cost extra but it’s good to know they’re there if you should need them.
The rates from one Columbia moving company to another can vary quite a bit, leaving you with some very different quotes for your move. When it comes to your valuables, choosing the lowest estimate might not be the way to go.
Start by simply asking people you know. There’s hardly a person that hasn’t moved at some point in their lives so just start with friends, relatives and work associates. They’re likely to know a good Columbia moving company . Talk to the real estate agent that helped with the sale or purchase of your home. A real estate agent can be a good source of information because they often know about the experiences of their past clients. If you’re move is local, keep a look out for moving trucks working in the area. It’s easy to assume that the Columbia moving company that you see the most often is also the busiest and therefore the most popular.
Do a search on the computer. You’ll find a number of companies that have their own websites that will tell you about their specific services, the locations they cover and even a page where you can enter some basic information to get an approximate price on how much the company will charge. The website will also contain their physical address and phone number as well as an email address so you can contact them with any questions. While you’re searching the internet you can also do a background check on any Columbia moving company that you find.
Once you have your list you need to make a call to the Better Business bureau to ask if any of the companies you have in mind have any complaints on file. Considering the volume of business a Columbia moving company handles it’s not unusual for a company to have a few complaints, but the important thing is to find out exactly what the complaints were and if they were taken care of to the customer’s satisfaction.
It’s a good idea to make a list before you call any Columbia moving company. Write down how many rooms you need to be moved, if you have any large pieces such as a piano or oversized curio cabinet and make sure you include the garage or utility shed if you have one. Your list doesn’t have to be very elaborate but it will help you convey to the Columbia moving company what you need to have moved.
Comparing bids can prove to be confusing. The prices can vary greatly as well as the services offered and the methods used in pricing. One company may charge by the room, another by the load and still another Columbia moving company by the hour.
Make certain you get each Columbia moving company quote in writing and that you understand how the company arrives at their figures. Don’t forget to read the fine print. You need to know what your options are should there be any damages. Some companies won't pay for damages if you packed your belongings yourself unless it can be proved that the damage was a direct cause of their mishandling.
After getting your estimates from each Columbia moving company, you can make some comparisons and choose the Columbia moving company that you feel you can trust to safely move your possessions. Moving can indeed be a very stressful time for many people. You don’t need the added stress of worrying about damage to your possessions at the hands of irresponsible movers. No matter where you move, you want to know you can find a dependable Columbia moving company you can rely on.
"I was so pleased to find this service. It can't be beat! Our two workers were friendly, courteous and worked non-stop until the job was done. GREAT EXPERIENCE - I WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND THEM"
Troy F. Columbia, SC
"Everything was excellent!! Have to admit that I will recommend Blue Chip to all my friends and family!!"
Tavares G. Coumbia, SC