Moving Blog
February 20, 2023

How to Secure the Ideal Moving Company for Your Needs

Getting Ready to MoveBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

Should you be getting ready to move, there will be a lot to pay attention to: closing on your new home, learning the new neighborhood, changing your address, and so much more. But lots of people neglect a very important detail: selecting the best moving company based on their specific requirements. The below information will help you take this vital step and sidestep unwanted issues on moving day.

Think About Out What Services You Require

Certainly, the initial task in picking the ideal moving company is to figure out the moving services you will require. In the event you are looking to have someone professionally pack your things, load, and unload them for you, a moving company can save you time and probably your back. Selecting professional movers is additionally a wise choice if you are moving a long distance rather than only across town, even though the professionals will help with local moves, as well.

If you will need help transporting vehicles such as autos, motorcycles or boats, storage of belongings, or disassembly/assembly, check the moving company's website or give them a call to see if they can provide these services.

After you know what you will require for your move, you are on your way to researching and finding the moving company that can meet your needs.

Find Licensed, Insured, and Experienced Movers

Realizing that you have picked an unlicensed moving company which could be less than trustworthy can be an issue on moving day. Finding a professional mover who is reputable, licensed, and insured is very important. The good news is that you should check the FMCSA website to ensure a moving company you thinking of hiring has been licensed by the federal government.

Experience is also vital. It is usually better to select a more experienced moving company which may charge a little more as opposed to take a chance on an unknown mover who provides you a cheap estimate for their services.

Making a list of potential moving companies that are experienced as well as licensed should give you an idea of where to look next.

Ask for Referrals and Check Reviews

It's not enough be certain your moving company is licensed, but at a minimum the next chore is also easy: finding companies' online reviews can provide you a good idea of what your experience with a particular moving company might be like. You will get an idea of the price, service quality, and also speed.

If you know of anybody who moved not too long ago, specifically in your area, getting referrals can be a good idea. You can additionally have the ability to ask questions about their experience, cost, and also scheduling.

Get Estimates

Understanding the amount a move will cost upfront should help you to be ready for moving day and can also help you not have any unpleasant surprises. The majority of movers should be able to provide you an in-home estimate, or can do an estimate via video chat, if that is easier. These quotes usually are more correct because your professional mover in can see specifically the amount of household goods they are moving, how complex the move will be, and the amount of time it will take up. Always be sure to obtain this quote in writing, should an issue should come up down the road.

Once you obtain quotes or estimates from a few moving companies, it’s time to compare. The lowest price, however, is not always the best choice. Make sure your quotes detail which services you are getting for your money.

Watch Out for Possible Issues

It is good practice to stick with your gut. If something feels wonky, it may be smart to move on (pun intended) to the subsequent moving company on your list. Reputable movers should be licensed and insured. Estimates that feel too good to be true are another possible red flag.

Will You Be Moving Soon?

When you are moving, there are bound to be a lot of details to consider, and your moving company could be one of the main factors in whether your relocation goes smoothly or has troubles from start to finish.

With the best professional moving company, your change of residence will go forward much more smoothly, and you might have more time to relish the experience of settling into your new residence. If you have questions, call us at A-1 Freeman Moving Group. We are happy to assist.


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