Recently, we did our own move. The worldwide headquarters of Kleiner Services upgraded and moved our entire house and family a few blocks. While we still have a few boxes lingering, we both looked at each other and said: “Thank goodness we know professional movers!” Thankfully, we were able to make this decision very quickly. But finding a good mover can be a daunting task for some people. Here are some things to keep in mind when you select the right moving company for you.
The funny thing is most of the world works on word of mouth. So ask around. Odds are you will find someone who has moved recently, and they might have movers to recommend. The words of a satisfied customer carry a lot of weight. The internet is another great research tool. After you have found a few moving companies, go to their website. Read reviews of what clients have to say about the company and their moving experience. After contacting the movers, did they follow up promptly? Top movers will be professional from beginning to end.
This is another opportunity to get a feel for the moving company. If they show up promptly and on time that is a good sign. Some questions to ask: Have your movers been doing this for a long time? If yes, then these might be the movers to place on your short list. Are they experienced enough to ask questions about access, parking spots and elevators, if you have them? Ideally, you want movers who have seen challenges before and know how to problem solve. Whether it’s unusable stairs or a mattress that has to go through a third story window instead of a door, asking good questions upfront is the sign of a smart, efficient mover. Your possessions are very important. Professional movers will take the time to ensure that your belongings arrive at their destination in one piece, but taking the time to evaluate what’s involved in your move. Professional movers will give you accurate quotes that encompass the challenges of your move.
Thankfully we knew these great movers who checked off all the boxes. Us☺