Let’s face it, when it comes to packing up and moving, it can be extremely stressful. There is a never ending list of things you need to do; from getting your house ready to sell, to packing up and getting your new home ready to move into. For many, one of the hardest tasks on their to-do list is packing up and moving all their belongings to their new location. Worrying how to fit everything in boxes and who will do the heavy lifting, can make you feel like moving was a horrible decision.
But the good thing is, you don’t have to do any of that alone! One important thing to add to your to-do list when you learn you are moving, is to research moving companies in your specific area! Many of them are equipped to help you properly pack, move those heavy, big items and make sure all your belongings get to their new location safely. But what should you look for in a moving company? Here are a few tips to help guide you in what to look for, when trying to make this decision.
It is most likely so, that you know many people in your life who have used moving companies before. Sometimes, their recommendations may be better (and more trustworthy) than what you may find via Google search. Asking those you know, especially if they live near you, could make choosing the moving company you want to hire very easy. Keep in mind, someone you know may have had a bad experience with a company who may otherwise be known for providing great service. Maybe they were late or had hidden fees they didn’t mention. It also could be those you know had an amazing experience with a moving company that may not be well known yet. Maybe their business just started and they don’t have many reviews. Starting with friends and family may guide you to a better decision than strangers online. But make sure you rule out all options.
It can also be that maybe you don’t know anyone who can offer you insight on moving companies. So sometimes, going by reviews is the best way for you to decide who you want to hire. Search and gather a few names of moving companies in your area. It is so important to read both the good and bad reviews. Maybe something that bothered someone else, wouldn't bother you. Or maybe something someone loved, you wouldn't like. Weigh all the pros and cons to help you make your decision.
A Good Fit For You and Your Needs
At the end of the day, the moving company you decide to go with has to be able to meet your needs. Whether someone else on the internet felt they did or not. If you feel they have the team to do heavy lifting, help you pack and move your boxes and get everything safely to where it needs to go, that is the moving company for you. Everyone’s moves are different. Some move right down the road, some move across the country or even just a few states over. It is up to you to decide if they can meet your needs. But again, how do you know that?
Do they have a truck big or small enough to fit all your belongings?
Are they available on the dates you need them?
Can they provide extra moving supplies like blankets, boxes, bubble wrap- or whatever other you may need.
Most times, when hiring movers, they will give you a quote based on the number of hours they feel it will take to get everything packed up (if it needs packing), moved out of the house and loaded into the truck. And also how many movers they will need to use. It may be beneficial to find a moving company who will come to your home and take a look at your bigger objects, get a better idea of what items will need extra packing and take a look at how many items you actually have. This could help them give you a more accurate rate. Just confirm (and take a look at the contract) that there are no hidden or extra fees involved.
License and Insurance
Another thing to look for when hiring a moving company is if they are licensed and insured. Anyone can buy or rent a truck and consider themselves a moving company. In order to make sure your property is legally protected, confirming the moving company you hire is licensed and insured is a priority.
While moving can be stressful, you can easily simplify it by hiring a moving company. Following these few tips can make that process much easier, too. If you are in N Broward County, Miami metropolitan area and surrounding areas, Weston Moving And Storage is an experienced moving company, known for being one of the most trusted and safe movers in Broward County. So look no further and reach out if you are in the area and in need of movers to help you and your family with your next move!