When you move house the process can be very stressful. There is so much to do already, the last thing you need is to have a moving company make things harder. If anything, a moving company should be making your life easier. To help you hire the best help for your house move, we have 8 identified important things to look for in a moving company:
1. A Good First Impression
When you first call or email the company, they should be helpful and polite. You should feel like you are in good hands, and like you can ask any questions that you have. First impressions are important as they give you a really good idea of what to expect later down the line when you’re in the thick of moving and you need them to be helpful, quickly.
Knowing that the moving company you have hired know the local area well, and know what they are doing, is very reassuring. Ideally they can problem shoot anything that comes up, so that you don’t have to.
The moving company that you hire should be insured so that anything they break when they are moving is protected, and you get compensation for that breakage.
4. Various Services
A moving company that offers a great service is really useful. A moving company that also offers a connection with a cheap self storage unit, vans of various sizes, packing services and more, is even more useful. It means you can use one company for various services, which saves you time.
5. Good Feedback
At the very least the company you inquire with should have some testimonials for you to look at. At the most, they will have feedback online you can look at. If they have negative feedback, don’t panic. Look for how they have responded to that negative feedback. The best companies value any feedback that they get and use it to improve their services.
Having a rigid plan with no leeway is really stressful when you are moving house. You’re already dealing with so many logistical issues anyway, you don’t need a moving company to add to those issues. They should be flexible within reason, helping you work around moving dates and other dates and times that could change. They should also be able to work around adverse weather. The more flexible they are, the more helpful they will be when so many other aspects of moving are rigid.
7. Friendly Staff
Sometimes you can really like a company because the staff are really friendly. Friendliness goes a long way in such a stressful situation. Look for friendly staff who you actively want to speak to and work with.
8. Good Rates
The best moving company won’t necessarily be the cheapest. What you really want is a company with the most value to their rates. Value is really important when it comes to spending money on such an important service.
Hopefully our 8 tips above have helped you know what to look for in your moving company. Remember to speak to at least three companies and don’t be afraid to ask questions. The right moving company could help your house move run smoothly, and ultimately help you feel less stressed overall.