Tips to Choose a Reliable Moving Company

BY: ON THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2017

Moving to a new house or apartment is always a great life change. It is like starting a brand-new life. You are full of expectations and joy but then you realize how much you need to do to move all your things. Many people do not use services of moving companies and start preparation long time before the day comes.

Let's be honest – it is a real headache, and there is no guarantee that you will not miss something no matter how thoroughly you prepare. Moving is not something you do every day and you cannot predict everything. It is much better to call moving experts, who will ease your life and take care of almost everything moving related for you.

If you go online, you will easily find tons of moving companies offering services in your location. But are they reliable? Do they provide high-quality services? These are the questions most people ask when they face with the need to find a good company for the first time. Here are simple tips that will ease your search:


Search locally first.

It is better to hire a company that is based in your area. With yelp.com your search should be quick and efficient since this online tool has a long list of moving companies basically anywhere.


Read comments and reviews.

Moving companies with experience and history will have reviews on the Internet. The more you can find, the better. You will find both positive and negative comments but consider what prevails.


Get estimates.


Select three companies and ask each of them to send you estimates. A reputable moving company will send a representative to take a look at your place to make estimates. Be suspicious, if the company representative does not come but sends estimates late or has poor communication you may want to reconsider. Moreover, the fee for services should not be very low and should not be excessively high. If all three companies send you more or less similar estimates, all of them should be reliable.


Reservations and Deposits.

Most moving companies ask for a deposit, but it usually does not exceed 20-25 % of the estimated cost for the services. If you are asked to pay the whole amount in advance, you’re probably dealing with a scam company.


Always check credentials.

Find out as much as possible about the moving company you are planning to hire. Check whether it is legally registered, including its vehicles. A moving company must have a license that allows it to provide moving services.


Taking into consideration these simple tips will help you find a good and trusted moving company. Your moving experience shouldn’t be a nightmare, it should be the beginning of something new and beautiful.



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Amelie Blanche

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