How to Find a Good Company to Hire for Your Move
A house move involves multiple tasks that you have to plan and pay for- packing, loading, unpacking, arranging the new home. It is hard to manage on our own with packing big furniture pieces, packing china and glassware and loading a moving truck. We often need to hire movers who can help us out during the different stages of the move. It is essential to hire the right removals company. Trusting strangers with your most precious belongings isn't easy. Letting someone in your house to show you how to pack and touch everything you own can be frustrating, but it's best to trust the professionals than to risk damaging your things. If you are still wondering how to choose a trustworthy and reputable company for your house move, here are the things you should consider.
When it comes to making the right choice it is all about the research. You cannot expect that the first company on local listings and the yellow pages will be the best for your move. Moreover, you need to get quotes from at least 5 companies before you decide. When you start your only search you will see that most removals companies have listed not only their services, but destinations they can move to, approximate costs and service history. If you go to a website which doesn't have sufficient information there is probably a reason for that. Don't waste your time calling such companies. A reliable company should have a good and user-friendly website. Start writing a list of companies which are potentially right. Contact them via e-mail or phone and ask for a quote. Don't lie about your home - be precise and give plenty of details - this is the only way to get a precise quote and ideally to be able to negotiate a different fee.
Another way to find a good removals company for your move is by asking around. This is a great way to get recommendations by word-of-mouth, instead of trusting just what you read on the Internet. Ask about good companies and also ask about the bad ones you should avoid. Furthermore, check the websites which list moving scams - it is best to be prepared that not every company, despite how reliable it looks, is to be trusted. You can read about the common problems, usual scams and also about additional charges you should expect. Remember that the quote you get is approximate, but on the actual moving day many extra fees may arise. The key to finding a really good company is by reading all the reviews you can get. It is rare for a company not to have any satisfied clients, but if there have been complaints, problems or unresolved issues, it's best to know about them in advance. Are you willing to trust a company which has 97% positive feedback? If that's not enough for you, then continue your search. It can take you from a few weeks to up to a month to find a reputable company with impeccable service.
Moreover, you will probably have to pay higher fees. However, it is a cost worth spending, because you will know your entire household is in good hands, that you are paying for quality service and this will give you the necessary peace of mind during the moving period, which is always a stressful time.