Tips for Choosing the Right Moving Company

tips for choosing the right moving company

We all know that moving home can be a stressful experience. This is why hiring the right moving company is key to minimizing anything going wrong during your big move. With this in mind, we thought we would outline some tips when selecting a moving company to carry out your move.

Make sure you get references

We would recommend that you contact family and friends for any references. This helps narrow down the search to companies that were cost effective and performed well for their moves. If your close circle of friends and family don’t have any references, a good list of moving companies can be found on the American Moving and Storage Association website.

Try and avoid packing costs

We would recommend that you try and avoid packing costs by packing your belongings away yourself. It can get quite expensive if you pay the moving company to pack your items, as they will charge you for boxes and other packing materials, as well as time and labor.

For some, packing costs will may be essential if you don’t have the ability or time to pack yourself. If you are in this situation, make sure you ask about the experience of the packers. You want to ensure that your personal belongings get to your new property safely and without any breakages.

Look out for extra fees

Sometimes extra fees can be charged if for example you live in a two-story house at the moment, or are looking to move into one. These fees can get out of control if you are moving from or into an apartment on the 11th floor of a large apartment block for example. Under these circumstances, you will be charged by the moving company to go up stairs and elevators. This is why it is key to ensure you ask your mover about any additional fees. It could be an expensive mistake otherwise.

Don’t pay a big deposit

Reputable and trustworthy movers won’t demand a big cash deposit before carrying out a move. Make sure that you only pay upon delivery of the service you have requested. If you have to pay in advance of your moving date, you will have little to no control over the move from then onwards. These are just some of the tips that you should follow when choosing a moving company. You may wish to check out the services offered by ABC Movers –

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