Finding the Best Moving Company for You
Let’s face it, when you’ve bought a new home you’ll have a million things on your mind and it may seem like you have far more important things to do than finding the right moving company. Many people take this step for granted and sometimes that can be a costly mistake. Remember, you are selecting the people who will be in charge of handling some of your most valuable possessions. It’s important to choose wisely. Here are a few tips that should help make the process much easier:
– Do your research
The first step you take should be to go online and check out as many different moving companies as you can. You can even find websites specifically for reviewing movers. And don’t forget word of mouth! If you have any friends or acquaintances who have moved recently, ask them if they would recommend the movers they used. A friend’s word will always carry more weight than an anonymous review that you found online.
– Ask about their license and insurance
A good moving company will have all the proper licenses and comprehensive insurance. Make sure the company can show proof of both before hiring them. You definitely want that insurance, which will protect the value of your things in case there is a catastrophe. This is definitely not something you want to learn about only after disaster has struck.
– Find out about all hidden fees
Many moving companies have fees that may not show up on the initial estimate. You don’t want to be blindsided at the end of the process by large fees that you weren’t expecting. Make sure to find out upfront what fees you will have to pay when all is said and done. When you get that estimate, ask if there is anything is that you will need to pay.
There are other things you should look for. A good moving company will likely have a presence in the local area that goes back for years with plenty of positive word-of-mouth. A good moving company will also send a representative to your home to get an estimate of the job and answer any questions you might have well before the move takes place. Most important of all, a good moving company should make you feel comfortable and secure and confident that your possessions will make it to your new home safe and sound. Do your home and plan carefully. You do not want to take this step for granted.