Moving houses can be a stressful and tedious process in itself. If you are moving long distance it can be even more taxing. As a result, you need to secure the services of a moving company familiar with and skilled in long distance moves. To do so, you need to do your homework and look at different companies because not all of them will be able to meet your needs. Below are factors to consider when choosing one for your long distance move.
There are many movers available to help you move who will all contend that they are the right one for the job. However, there are just as many companies with bad reputations as there are good and therefore you need to research them thoroughly.
To ensure you hire a reputable moving company, ask for a reference from a family member, colleague, or friend. People move all the time and chances are you know someone who has hired a mover and can give you honest feedback. Also go online and read reviews from people who have hired the very company you are considering. These reviews will be honest so you can trust them.
The total cost of the move will be a major determinant in the company that you hire. While many people think that companies charge around the same amounts, this is not necessarily true.
When looking for a moving company, be sure to get 3 to 5 estimates from different companies. They should be all around the same price so be wary of the ones that are not. A price too cheap may indicate the company is inexperienced and will not do the job correctly. A price too expensive will mean that you are overpaying.
3. Licence & insurance
When any move occurs, you need to be protected against injury and the damage of any of your belongings. Otherwise you may face lawsuits and costs to replace your items. Therefore, any mover you hire should be licenced or insured, but preferably both.
If a moving company has a licence, this indicates that they abide by the rules, laws, and regulations of the jurisdiction they are in. Therefore, you can rest assured that they will be mindful of them and do a good job. If they are insured, this means that you will be fairly compensated for any damage that occurs during the process of the move.
Before hiring a moving company, you need to confirm that they are able to help you with the move you need to make. If not, you will be frustrated and disappointed as you will not be receiving the service you need with no time to make other arrangements.
When hiring a company, take note of the service you need beforehand. If you require a full move service that can help you with packing and loading, confirm that the company you are considering offers this service. If you have delicate items such as antiques and family heirlooms, confirm that the company has experience in packing and transporting such belongings.
5. Type of move
The moving process is tedious and you want it to go as smooth as possible. If you do not hire a moving company with experience and knowledge of the move you are trying to make, it will not go as well as planned.
Some moving companies are more skilled in some areas more than others. For example, if you are trying to hire someone to move your house, do not hire a company that has more experience with commercial moves. If you are moving long-distance, confirm that the company offers this service. Otherwise, you will end up with a company that does not have sufficient resources to complete the job.