Hiring A Moving Company

hiring-the-right-moversOne of the most important things to remember when hiring a moving company is to take your time to look for the right moving company to do the job. The company you hire is going to be handling everything you own, and you need to feel confident in their abilities. The good news is that there are a number of quality companies that will provide you with a worry-free moving experience. Look for companies that have a long track record and an excellent reputation. You can start by asking friends and families if they have used a particular moving agent or a national van line. Also make sure to check with your real estate agent and be sure to check the Better Business Bureau as well as the American Moving and Storage Association (AMSA).

Since cost is always an important consideration, contact several companies to get multiple quotes. Depending on the size of your move, the moving company may send an estimator out to your home to make sure they have a good handle on what services are to be provided and to give you an accurate estimate. Make sure that the company does not charge you for the estimate as most companies provide no-obligation estimates. Remember, the cheapest price is not always the best choice.

Moving companies offer a variety of different levels of service based on your needs and on your budget. For example, the moving company can provide trained packers to pack your entire household at your existing residence and then unpack it at your destination. They will provide all of the packing materials, including the proper boxes and crates to protect your valuables. They will also label all of the boxes to make it easy for you to unpack when you arrive at your new home. They will even remove all of the boxes when they are done.

Often, you’ve either sold your existing home before your new home is ready or there are delays in closing on your new home. In that event, you may need to store your items temporarily. Most moving companies have warehouses or portable storage options to be able to safely and securely store your items until you are ready for them.

Before you make your final selection of a mover, make sure they have capacity available on the dates you want to move. As the summer is the moving industry’s busiest time, you’ll want to make sure you plan well in advance for a summer move. Once the dates are confirmed, you’ll want to make sure you are provided with a signed estimate detailing your agreement with the moving company.

Good luck. By doing your research up front, you will ensure that you pick the best mover for your needs.