You might already have an idea how moving feels; most people would find it very stressful, time-consuming as well as expensive. Moving companies are known for its services to make things a lot easier, smoother, and less stressful, but if you’re making the wrong choices, you should expected things to get a lot disappointing. It will definitely be your worst nightmare when things go wrong; most especially if you make bad decisions for the sake of saving money, cutting corners in order to save more time, or acquire wrong advice. Below are some of the things that are crucial for your decision to choose the best moving company that will meet your needs.
Do a thorough research on moving companies
You might have already been advised to follow some recommendations from your family or trusted friends when looking for a moving company. Unfortunately, such decision may actually be as bad as picking a number out of a local phone book while closing your eyes. This is because people trust more than thinking about verifying these kind of recommendations. If, indeed, you choose to consider their recommendations, then might as well do some research on them.
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Make sure you get written estimates
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You might have asked a few number of moving companies near your area for which each of them promised to give you a rough estimate through phone call or an email. You have to make sure that all final bids are written in a full estimate with all the parameters clearly pointed out based on what you agreed. An accurate quote can only be achieved when all the details are clearly pointed out that is inclusive to your move.
Working with a licensed moving company
There’s really nothing wrong about having your cousin or brother-in-law use their truck to help you out in moving. Of course, you’ll be the one responsible for the health of your family and friends who will be helping you through your move. Whenever you hire a moving company, it would be best if you hire one with license and is bonded and even fully insured.
Check out a company’s service history with the Better Business Bureau
It doesn’t really matter how reassuring the sales person of a certain company is when it comes to quotes, you still have to take your time looking up their customer service history of the company. You need to search for customer complaints via the internet. It is very important that you be able to take a look at customer ratings. Do keep your eyes open for a spotty record of the company especially when it comes to handling customer complaints.