4 Important Questions to Ask a Moving Company in Cliffwood, NJ

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Unlike the images (and jokes) often seen on TV, New Jersey is a beautiful state with many wonderful and exciting towns. One of those towns is Cliffwood, NJ, which sits on the coast of the Garden State. If you’re interested in knowing about Cliffwood or moving into or out of the city, the information below will be beneficial. It’s the 4 important questions you should ask a moving company in Cliffwood to ensure your move is smooth and stress-free. Does this sound like the info you’re looking for? If yes, then read on!

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Where is Cliffwood, NJ?

Cliffwood is on the New Jersey coast on Lower New York Bay, about an hour from New York City, making it a great place to live if you work there. It’s also close to Keyport, Old Bridge, Middletown, Haslet, and Keansburg, NJ. If you like going to the casinos for a fun night, you’ll be glad to know that Atlantic City is only 90 minutes from Cliffwood, making it an easy day trip.

What are the Best Neighborhoods in Cliffwood, NJ?

Interestingly, there is only one neighborhood in Cliffwood so asking about the “best neighborhoods” is a bit of a moot point. That neighborhood is Cliffwood Beach, an unincorporated community in Aberdeen township, which is located in Monmouth county. With about 3,100 souls, Cliffwood is a tiny town but still one of the best in this part of New Jersey.

4 Questions to Ask a Moving Company before Relocating to Cliffwood, NJ

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When moving, unless you move your things yourself, you’re going to need a moving company. Yes, most movers and moving services are very similar, but certain services and items offered can change from one company to the other. Therefore, it’s vitally important that you ask questions of any mover you choose to move you to Cliffwood. As getting answers beforehand is much better than having headaches afterward while your stuff is kept on a moving truck. Those 4 questions include, but aren’t limited to, the ones on our list below.

1. How Much will the Overall Move Cost?

When moving, it’s essential to get several moving estimates from professional movers to compare prices “apples to apples” as they say. Without estimates, you won’t know exactly what a mover will charge you, which is not a good place to be, especially when moving a long distance to Cliffwood. So you need 3 or 4 free quotes to compare things like the actual cost to move, the cost of packing, insurance, mileage, and any miscellaneous services you might need. By the way, we recommend choosing the estimate in the middle, not the lowest or the highest.

2. Do you Guarantee Pick-Up and Delivery Times?

One of the most important aspects of moving is being able to leave your home when required and get into your new home on time. To do that, your mover will give you pick-up and delivery dates, as well as packing and (sometimes) unpacking dates. The question you need to ask them, is do they guarantee those dates? If they do, great! You can rest assured your things will be picked up and delivered on time. If not, however, you leave yourself open to the possibility that your movers will not show up, or deliver, on time, throwing a serious monkey wrench into your moving plans.

3. Are your Prices Guaranteed or Locked In?

The price of your moving services is more important than pickup and delivery times. We talked earlier about getting estimates but, the fact is, estimates are only that; an estimated moving price that can change when your things are delivered. When you arrive in your new home, your Cliffwood movers might charge you much more than the estimate. (Movers rarely charge less.) Therefore, you must ask if your movers can guarantee their price or lock it in so that it won’t change upon delivery. (We suggest you check moving company websites, Yelp, and Facebook for customer satisfaction reviews.)

4. How Much Insurance Do I Need?

This last question concerns insurance, which is critical when moving. The fact is, moving is a stressful, risky, and dangerous proposition. The fragile and valuable things you own are at risk of being lost, damaged, destroyed, or stolen. For that reason, getting Insurance on your move is essential. To determine how much you need, you should ask your moving company. One suggestion is to take out more insurance but a higher deductible, which will lower the cost. That way, if there’s a total loss of your truck, you’ll get back more than enough money to replace all of your furniture and household goods.

Take Care of Your Storage Needs with iStorage

If you’re moving to Cliffwood, New Jersey, soon, but don’t have a new place to live yet, you’re going to need storage. For that, your best choice is iStorage. iStorage offers clean, safe, and secure storage options in Cliffwood, including car storage. We also have climate control storage and can give you excellent moving advice before you arrive.

If you’re unsure about where to store your goods, you can also call iStorage and a friendly on-site manager will help you to find storage or help with planning for a move. No matter the storage needs you and your family have, iStorage can help. We’re proud to be the best self-storage location in the Garden State, helping hundreds of thousands of families store their goods safely every day. If you have questions about storing your things in Cliffwood, New Jersey, give iStorage a call today! Until then, we wish you the very best of luck with your move!