Moving into a new home is a major life step for many people. Finding the right people to help you with the move can be the difference between an easy move, and a hard one. To help make your move as easy as possible here is how to hire movers that will get the job done right.
Start With Recommendations
More than likely, someone you know in your area has had to move before. Whether their experience with their movers was a positive or negative one, you can learn from it.
If they worked with a great mover who exceeded their expectations, you can consider working with the same people.
If they had a bad experience, you know not to bother looking into that company.
You can also find recommendations on review websites like Yelp that can help you determine who to look more into working with.
Check For License And Insurance
Once you have narrowed your search, you will need to check to make sure the movers you are considering working with are fully licensed and insured. If they are not, they are not legally obligated to protect your personal belongings. As a result, if they lose or damage your personal belongings, they do not need to replace or compensate you for them.
So, make sure you only work with people who can prove that they are fully licensed and insured.
Ask About Fees
Next, make sure the mover you are considering working with does not have any hidden fees. Sometimes, movers charge extra for things like stairs, narrow hallways, or long walking distances.
Ask about these beforehand to make sure the price they give you at the start is the price you pay at the end.
If they admit that they have fees, consider working with professionals who do not or have them come look at the place you are moving into beforehand so they can tell you the price of the fees from the start.
Make Sure They Can Help
Different moving companies provide different complimentary services. If you need a company that provides packing tape and bubble wrap, make sure you ask before hiring them. Also, make sure the company you choose can accommodate your extra heavy furniture and has enough space in their trucks for all your belongings.