The first thing when moving is, make sure you get some cheap moving boxes, haha. Really, it’s don’t attempt to do it by yourself. That’s everyone’s first mistake. The best thing to do is think about hiring a moving company. Make sure you hire a good one; you don’t want some guy moving your things that isn’t caring for them properly.
You also have to make sure that you don’t break the bank, too. Here is how you can go about doing this:
1.Get recommendations from friends, family, coworkers, anyone you know. Ask around, I’m sure someone you know has moved before; they should be able to help you out with a good moving company. Social media is a good way, too.
2.Read a lot of customer reviews. It’s important to know what other people thought about the moving companies near you so you can get a good idea of who is trustworthy. Make sure you use a reputable site like Yelp when researching. Online reviews are made from satisfied or disgruntled customers so it should give you a pretty good idea of what to expect from the moving companies near you.
3.You need to get some estimates of how much this is going to cost. You’ve probably found a few movers that you like by now so give them a call and explain how far you are going and how much is being moved and get an estimate from those companies. It is important to know the cost before going full steam ahead.
4.Have the moving companies come out and do a home survey for you. Online quotes and quotes over the phone are a good ball park number but they can change drastically when they get there and see how much is going. So having someone from each company come out and do an assessment of what’s getting moved is a good idea to get a more accurate finalized number.
Now that you have gotten a good list of some reputable moving companies, how do you go about analyzing and picking the best one at the best price? First, do not go off of just the price alone. That’s a good starting point, but you don’t want that to be your only judging factor.
1.You have to check the legality of the company. Make sure that you go online and ensure that they have all the proper licensing, insurance, and registrations that are required by the USDOT. Make sure you do your due diligence and check out the background of each company.
2.You need to make sure that they are dependable, too. Check their status with the American Moving and Storage Association (AMSA). Being a member of AMSA is a great testament that they are a reliable company.
3.Make sure they have top ratings from customers and even the BBB. This will make sure that you will be happy with the company.
4.Compare the quotes you have and choose the best one with the best quality. Don’t just go off your gut feeling either.
5.Make sure that everything you set up with your mover is crystal clear. You want to make sure you comprehend everything, so if you’re not sure about something then you should ask your mover, don’t be afraid to either, it’s your stuff, right?