Household Moving Tips: Finding the Right Mover
Finding a moving company that can handle all your worldly possessions and make sure they get from one end of the country to the other in one piece can be a pretty daunting challenge. There are a lot to choose from, and some of the services can be difficult to understand without reading about it online and talking to someone familiar with the household moving process. One of the most important things that you can do when it comes to trying to find a reputable household moving company is to gather as many household moving quotes as you can – usually anywhere from 5-10 is a good number – and then doing some homework regarding how reputable of a company they are.
One of the best ways to do this is by reading different online reviews of their services. Auto transport, household moving – just about any industry is going to have a system for customers to review their services so other customers can read how good a job that company did. This is something that the industry has really revolutionized about the way we deal with businesses, and in something as important as trusting everything you own to a moving company, you want to make sure that their reputation is solid and they’ve done good work for other people in the past. Keep an eye out for companies that have a lot of bad reviews and those that have a mix of both. It can be hard to determine who was at fault if something goes wrong with a shipment, so make sure to read what customers say – and if the review site allows movers to respond to criticism with their own view on what happened that’s even better.
Another great way to find out about household moving companies is to talk to them over the phone. Seriously, once you get a few different quotes make some phone calls and talk to representatives of those different household moving companies. This is especially true if it’s your first time shipping your household items, as there are going to be things that you will want to discuss with an agent prior to booking your order with a company. Ask them about the services they offer and how their payment methods work. Do they take a deposit, cash on delivery, or some other method of payment? How long will it take, and how willing are they to work with you in terms of budget and time tables? These are important questions to ask, so make sure you do.
If you’re interested in finding the right mover for you, take a minute to fill out our free household moving quote request form on our Household Moving Articles page. Not only will you get access to our exclusive household moving quote request form, which you can fill out to get multiple free household moving quotes emailed to you within minutes of submission, but also you will gain access to our library of helpful household moving articles, which will explain a lot of things you may not know about the household moving industry. Our articles can give you a leg up in finding a reputable and reliable household mover and give you information on what to expect. You can of course contact one of our own agents toll-free at 800-930-7417 if you have questions or need some help getting your quotes, and if you’re shipping a vehicle along with your household items you can get quotes for both via our auto transport quote request form, to the left of this post (and on our homepage).