It’s not uncommon for homeowners to feel overwhelmed and frustrated by the process involved
in finding a reliable moving company. With so many movers to choose from, it can be
challenging to even know where to start so you can find the right company. Many people who
have moved in the past have had some really bad and unpleasant experiences which makes them
hesitant when it comes to hiring movers. On the other hand, some homeowners have had good
experiences and can highly recommend working with a moving company. The difference
between these categories is an experience. Before you go ahead and put your signature on the
dotted line, it’s important that you keep in mind a few things. Here’s what every homeowner
should know about moving companies.
What type of Mover do you need to hire?
An important question you must ask yourself before you start looking for a reputable moving
company is on the type of move you’re making. The mover you need to hire is dependent on the
type of move you’re making. Is it an intrastate or interstate move? How far are you planning to
move? These are the factors that will limit or rather determine the type of moving company
you’ll need to hire.
Do your Research
One way to avoid being a victim of moving company scams is by doing your research. Your
research should involve checking the history and reviews of at least ten movers before selecting
a few. You want to understand if the company you’re about to hire is a rogue one. Researching
also helps you to know the different details that will be involved in your move. It’s
recommended that you avoid soliciting bids online as most moving jobs involve physical
inspection before an accurate quote or estimate is provided. Find out whether or not you’ll be
responsible for packing. Due diligence is very important.
Ask the Right Questions
As part of your due diligence exercise, you should ask as many questions as possible so you can
understand and know what to expect. Always remember it’s upon you to choose carefully the
moving company that will handle your move. Before setting up an appointment or schedule for a
meeting with a mover at your home, it’s important that you interview each of them over the
phone and narrow down your options to the top three that can meet your needs. This will save
you much time and effort.
Plan ahead of time and be Prepared on Moving Day
Planning ahead of time allows you to have enough time to research and find the right moving
company. The last thing you want is rushing and moving up and down trying to find a mover at
the last minute. Don’t stress out about your move. Simply plan in advance and you’ll have ample
time to find the best moving company. Understand that moving companies want you to be
around on a moving day so you can help and ensure a friendly service. Don’t just take off
immediately the movers arrive assuming they will handle all the work.
Report any Damages Immediately
Once a moving company has moved your belongings to your new home, it’s important that you
check and inspect them for any form of damage. Any type of damage should be reported to the
moving company immediately. Don’t make the mistake of assuming that everything is fine. It’s
recommended that you take pictures of the important items before and after the move. You don’t
have to take pictures of every item you have. This can take a lot of time.