Moving is exciting, but it can also create some significant hardships. In fact, experts consider moving to be one of the most stressful events a person can experience. One of the best things you can do is to find a moving company that is reputable, affordable and takes the stress out of the move. After all, you should be able to enjoy your new home without the additional worry of packing and transporting everything you have ever owned.
Finding a moving company isn’t that difficult. All you have to do is search for movers in your region and you will undoubtedly find multiple options. However, finding a good moving company is much more challenging. You need movers who will take care of you and your belongings. You need to make sure that they will be expedient and professional. You also need to ensure that they will not overcharge for the services they offer.
There are a couple of ways to start your search for movers. Many people prefer to talk with friends, family members and colleagues. They like to ask for advice and personal opinions about the services of specific companies. This is a great way to learn more about movers from the people you know and trust. Others may prefer to start by looking at online reviews. These spaces are not as reputable, simply because some reviews may not be legitimate. Likewise, it is not uncommon for people to only leave reviews when they are unhappy, which means you may see opinions that skew to negative. The best way to keep online reviews in perspective is to look for repeated red flags. If a mover has multiple reviews that say items were damaged or services weren’t as they were advertised, you can assume those are correct and move on. However, if you read mostly positive reviews with only one or two outlying problems, you should be able to ignore the negativity without worry.
Narrow down your choice of movers to a top three, and then contact each of the companies. Ask about their policies, insurance, what additional services they offer and if they can provide a list of satisfied customers or other references. You may even decide to get quotes from each of these companies, and then compare those quotes to one another. Always keep in mind that some companies may charge more while offering more services. Some may charge less while only offering the basics. Depending on your needs, you may find that one of these options is much better than the other. For instance, if you are a student moving from apartment to apartment, you might not need as many extras as someone who is transporting an entire household.
Not everyone has time to thoroughly vet every mover they consider. This is why websites are so important. The simplest way to choose a mover is to look over their site. The more information they have, the easier it is for you to make a choice. A mover that only offers a form for you to complete may not be as customer-service friendly as a company that has full details about all services, locations, and insurance coverage. Likewise, a mover that has testimonials on its website can show without question that they have a history of making their customers happy.
You should be able to call the company to ask questions, but if you are short on time, you might want to complete an online quote request. Most movers will be able to get back to you in a short amount of time. They will either have solid numbers to share or they will set up a time to look over your space to provide an accurate quote.
Interacting with the company can help you to make the best decision of all. If you feel confident with their friendliness and customer service, you can be certain you will be satisfied with your move.