The thought of moving from a place you are familiar with, to one that you are yet to experience can cause anxiety. That is why you should avoid more stress by ensuring that the moving company you choose if effective and efficient. The challenge always comes in identifying one that will not disappoint. Some of the steps you can take to ensure you get the right company include:
1. Getting recommendations:
Do you know someone who moved recently? Can their share their experience and the name of the company they used? Getting a recommendation saves you the time and costs of seeking contacts and making winded calls as you try to book a company to move you. Alternatively, you can go online and do a search that will led you to some of the popular movers in the area. Watch out for reviews to narrow down on who to work with.
2. Contact them for pricing and moving details:
Even after you get recommendations, you should contact the company to get estimate pricing. Share your budget with them and have them send you their estimates. From that, you can know if you can afford the company, or if you should keep searching for other movers. Make sure you get all the details of their terms, including whether they will help you bundle your boxes into their trucks, or they expect you to do it yourself.
3. Ask about insurance and license:
No matter how good the deal the company is giving sounds, never take it unless they are licensed. You do not want security officers confiscating your items as part of an illegal deal. Another focus should be on insurance. Think of what would happen if the company loses some of your precious items. Who will compensate you? You need to use a company that is insured so that in case of loss, your items are covered.
4. Consider your individual needs:
Your needs should be the priority when choosing movers. If you have a lot of stuff and you feel like the company should provide you with packaging materials, then you should consider that when deciding on who to hire. If there is one that does not work on a day you intend to move, then consider expanding your search until you get a company that will provide your needs.
5. Read through the fine print:
Some sly companies like hiding details of extra costs and liability in a sea of words. Most often, clients avoid reading through an entire contract because they feel it is too wordy. Take your time are read through each word if you can. If things are not clear, you can always call them for clarification. Only sign the contract when you know what is in it. Otherwise, once you sign, you may not be able to go against it.
6. Cut on costs:
Some of the things you can do include getting your own packaging and having your friends help you pack. This would limit the money you spend on hiring a company to help you pack before moving you. You can also choose to arrange your own house once you move to cut on costs.