How to Hire a Good Moving Company
After figuring out that there's no way you’ll be able to fit all your belongings in your own car, and giving up your endless fight with the packing tape, you may finally decide that hiring a team of professional movers is the better route to take to get your belongings from point A to point B. But with all the options out there, how do you know you're picking the best people? Here are some tips that will help you hire a good moving company.
Make Sure They’re Going Where You’re Going
This may sound like a no-brainer, but make sure you hire a moving company that travels to your new location. This is especially the case for long distance and out-of-state moving. You may be tempted to use the same moving company a friend did, but if they don’t travel to where you’re going, you’ll have to find different movers.
First and foremost, check the online reviews of a moving company. Sites such as Google, the BBB, and Facebook don’t allow for the alteration of reviews so you can trust the feedback you’re seeing. You want to aim to use a company that has a majority of 4-star and 5-star reviews since you’ll know that other people have had good experiences with them in the past.
Choose Licensed and Insured Companies
Always ask for the company’s license and insurance information to make sure that they will take responsibility for any mishaps that may happen during the moving process. This also ensures the company is a professional and registered one, and not just a group of people offering manual labor.
Get Everything in Writing
If you think you have found a moving company that fits your needs and budget, make sure you get every detail of your service in writing. This can include, but not limited to:
Initial Costs: Your quote, the base costs for your inventory, the distance you’re moving, and labor.
Extra Fees: Any extra costs associated with special circumstances, such as moving from a 9th-floor apartment or a single-floor home to a two-floor home.
Your Contract: This should be filled out entirely and with great detail. Never sign a blank contract that could be altered with other information by dishonest companies.
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