When it comes to hiring a moving company, there are many things you should consider before choosing one. Hiring quality movers are a must and it’s in your best interest to know what’s going on through every step of the process.
Here are 5 qualities you should look for in your movers:
When you contact a mover to book your service, you’ll get a rate based on a variety of factors. However, in some cases this can be a base rate and doesn’t include other services such as extra packing materials, moving large items, and other incidentals. Be sure to look for a moving company that gives you a transparent flat rate and is forthcoming with exactly what you’ll be spending money on. Additionally, look for cost-effective movers that keep the whole process in-house from start to finish and offer solid service at an affordable cost.
You should also look for a moving company that follows government compliance and is licensed to service your type of move such as business, military, or personal. Ask about insurance information as well.
Every move is different. Whether you’re moving your 5 bedroom house or a one bedroom apartment, you’ll need to make sure your movers can accommodate all of your needs. Some things to consider are safety of shipments, timeliness of service, communication, cost and other specialized services such as crating, vehicle transport, warehouse storage, moving insurance, appliance and IT setup. The best moving companies offer customized relocation solutions along with standard moving services to ensure the smoothest move.
You’ll want to hire a moving company that offers excellent customer support. Look for a company with easy-to-access support or even better, a dedicated moving coordinator to help you through every step. This person can assist with all moving components like scheduling, communication, and expectation management from start to finish to ensure a seamless moving experience.
Last but not least, look for a moving company with lots of experience. The last thing you want to do is hire a new moving company and find out that they don't have a clue what they are doing or haven’t prepared for unexpected events. Experienced movers know how to lead a team and get your things from one place to another without damage. They are also experienced with last minute changes in the moving process such as change of destination, job status, delays, and more. Experienced movers will have dedicated resources that will allow for the process to move smoothly so you can maintain your peace of mind.
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