Are you moving to a new home? If you decide to hire a moving company rather than tackle the whole process on your own, here's what you need to know for choosing wisely.
1) Choose packing professionals.
Anyone can place your belongings in a box. But is that enough to make sure your items arrive at their destination safely? Everyone has possessions that carry special significance, and their emotional value makes them irreplaceable. Whether you are moving across town or across the country, don’t risk damaged or lost belongings. Make sure that the crew packing up your home has the experience and training they need to do it the right way.
2) Ask for references.
The company you are considering should have been around long enough to collect references from satisfied customers. While you’re checking, make sure the company is insured and has an actual physical address. These steps help you trust that the company you’re considering is legitimate.
3) Don’t assume anything.
It may seem like a given, but ask for proof of insurance and registration on their moving trucks while you’re checking references. Unscrupulous moving companies try to cut corners and save costs, or simply don’t pay attention to important details. This is not the kind of company you want as your relocation partner.
4) Talk to your consultant.
Ideally, an established moving company will assign a knowledgeable moving consultant to your move. Your consultant will provide peace of mind as he/she walks you through the process, addresses any concerns and answers your questions.
5) Ask for an estimate and read it.
Reputable moving companies will provide a detailed estimate in advance. Request a walk-through of your home if you feel that would generate the most accurate quote. Review your moving estimate carefully with your consultant, ask questions, and make sure you understand what is being offered for the price. Don’t miss out on any included services!
Moving can be a stressful time. Having the support of a professional moving company every step of the way will ensure your move goes smoothly. Not sure where to start? Contact Bisson’s certified moving consultants for the first step of a stress-free moving experience.