How to Find the Best Moving Company

March 4th, 2016

So, you have decided to move and now you need to find a moving company. Getting recommendations from friends and family is great, but the best method is probably finding a company that verifies movers are all prescreened and with the appropriate insurance and licensing. Since there are a large number of moving companies out there, there are a few vital things to remember when picking a moving company.

Ask for the company history and their clients. Calling a few of their clients for references and listening to their experiences with the company can be very helpful.

Only work with licensed movers. Ask the company to show you that they have workers compensation insurance to protect the company and the clients.

Company credentials. Ask the company if they are members of any national moving trade association and if they accredited by the Better Business Bureau. Both of these can offer insight into the company, whether they have any complaints by clients and how they were resolved.

Ask for an estimate in writing and figure out if it is non-binding or binding. The best method to get an accurate estimate of your moving expenses is to get a visual assessment of the home by the mover. Then you must choose if you would like the company to handle the entire moving process (packing, unpacking, and moving) or if you prefer to pack and unpack and they move everything.

Moving can be one of the most stressful events for many people. It can put a family through difficult times and cause high levels of stress and anxiety. The right moving company takes this into account and ensures the process is as smooth as it can possibly be and assists in any way to make the move less painful than it usually tends to be.