Moving can be a lot of hard work. Sometimes too much for friends and family to help with. That’s where professional movers come in. There are a lot of things to consider when you’re looking for help with a move, so we’ve put together a list of tips to help you understand what to look for in the right company.
Do Your Research
When it comes to hiring the right mover, you may start by asking people you know and trust for recommendations. If they don’t have a recommendation you may decide to search online. No matter what companies you consider, be sure to research. Check out the online reviews to make sure you’re looking at a reputable company. If you find a lot of negative review you should continue your search for the right company. Read some of ours 5-star reviews here.
Determine the Moving Services You Need
The type of move, the size, and distance will help you determine which moving company is best suited for your needs. You will need to decide whether you’re seeking a few extra hands to assist you, or if you’ll need a full-service moving company that comes in, packs your belongings, transports them, and unloads at your new home. Remember, the more services or time you need, the more costly the move will be. Need help deciding what’s best for you? Contact us.
Get a Quote
Next, you’ll want to acquire quotes from you top moving companies. Be sure to read any fine print that may be attached and look for any hidden fees. For example, many long distance container movers have a weight limit on the container before extra fees kick in. When in doubt, ask. Get a quote from us here.
Consider Using A Packing Service
If you’re like most people, packing is probably the least enjoyable part of moving. Look for a moving company, like Elite Moving, that offers crating and packing services—this option can really reduce the stress on your next move. Learn more about our packing services and moving supplies here.
Acquire Insurance Coverage
Ask about insurance protection for your belongings, and be sure to get details about coverage in writing. We offer additional coverage options here. You should also check to see if your homeowners’ insurance policy applies while items are in transit to your new home.
Consider the Level of Experience
While it can be tempting to hire a local moving company that offers really cheap prices, it’s important to know that the moving industry is filled with inexperienced movers. This is why checking reviews and testimonials is so vital. Look for a professional mover who has the experience it takes to do the job right.
Ask The Right Questions
Choosing the right professional moving company is easy if you are appropriately informed. Ask the contending movers a few fundamental questions and then to choose the one that has given the most satisfactory answers. You may be surprised how many moving companies can easily fail this last test of yours.
Here’s a simple list of questions to ask your candidate moving companies:
- How long has your company been in business?
- What kind of insurance or “valuation” do you offer to protect my goods?
- Do you have the required moving equipment to complete the job?
- What type of deposits do you require?
- What is your cancellation policy?
- What steps do you take to prevent property damage?
- What is your policy on specialty items?
- What will happen if any of my items get broken or go missing?
- How do you handle disputes and complaints?
Take some time to gather all of the information you need and make it a point to communicate with each company you contact. Take the initiative and learn as much as you can before you make your final decision.
Remember, hiring the right moving company can make the transition to your new home an easy and stress-free experience. Make sure you take the time to find the right professional moving company you can rely on.