How To Select The Best Moving Company
Choosing the right moving company can be difficult. With so many options and prices, it’s hard to know where to start. In this article, I will break down the process into 4 steps that will help you find a mover for your next move. Follow these steps and soon enough you’ll have all of your belongings in their new home!
Step One: Know Your Moving Needs
First, you need to decide what your moving needs are. Are you going across the country or just down the street? What types of items do you have and how many? Do I need a mover with an elevator for my apartment building? Knowing these basics will help narrow down your options when searching for movers.
Step Two: Get Estimates from Movers
Next, find out which companies offer estimates as well as quotes in an easy-to-understand manner so that you can compare prices before making a decision about who is right for your move. Some companies might not provide this information online but if they won’t give it to me over the phone then I’m probably won’t be choosing them.
Step Three: Learn movers lingo
Moving is a process that has its own language to it. Here are some terms you should know before the actual move day arrives:
-Packing Supplies, this includes boxes and tape but also labels for your belongings as well. Movers will provide packing supplies if they’re appropriate for what you need them for (i.e., dishes). However, many companies require customers to pay an additional fee per box or bag of packing supplies so be sure to find out how much these items cost!
-Doors & hallways – These two things might not seem directly related at first glance however when moving furniture into your new home there could be issues with tight door frames or narrow staircases which can make maneuvering big items with the movers difficult.
-Door to door vs. Loading dock – The difference between these two is that loading docks are usually built into the back of a business and don’t require you to enter through their front doors which means movers can easily load items from the truck straight onto your property without any disruptions!
-Box Types – When moving it’s best not to use boxes with windows on them because they’re often too heavy for even one person let alone multiple people carrying at once. Cardboard boxes made out of corrugated fiber board or chipboard will work much better so be sure to have plenty available if possible!