Top 5 Mistakes to Avoid When Picking a Moving Company
It’s a fact of life: moving is stressful. There are so many balls to juggle at once, but letting one drop can have unfortunate consequences. It’s almost too easy to let some important things slide or leave to the very last minute. Picking a moving company should not be one of those things.
Here are the top five mistakes to avoid when hiring movers, courtesy of Nobel Relocation.
#1: Waiting the Week Before to Hire Movers
Hiring a moving company should be your very first step after finalizing your move date. Even if you’re not scheduled to move during peak relocation times, you’d be surprised how quickly companies in your area get booked up. The last thing you want to worry about is not being able to find someone to haul your stuff away. We recommend booking early to secure your truck. The second you book your moving company, instant relief will wash over you.
#2: Ignoring Customer Reviews
Don’t just take a company’s word for it. Customer reviews are incredibly important. They’re unfiltered and unedited recounts of true experiences with the moving company. Why wouldn’t you want to know what a mover is really like beneath all the ads and promises of quality service. Before requesting an estimate, snoop around sites like Facebook, Yelp, and Google Places to get a sense of the real customer experience.
#3: Skipping Over the Fine Print
If only paying someone to move your furniture from one place to another was as simple as loading them with as much pizza and beer that they could consume. All professional moving companies will demand that you sign a contract, so even if you’ve been promised one rate, you should always make sure that what you’re signing reflects that rate. Otherwise, you could be hit with expenses you weren’t expecting.
#4: Hiring the Cheapest Moving Company You Can Find
Moving is expensive, whether you’re shipping off to a new country or moving to the next block. Hiring the cheapest company possible can seem like a great way to save your money. To some extent, you get what you pay for. Always ask yourself why company A is so much cheaper than company B. What services aren’t they offering? Are they not bonded? Can you live without them wearing uniforms? Do you really want to trust a man with a van who posted a poorly written advertisement on Craigslist? These are critical questions you should be asking yourself before you enter into a deal with someone in charge of moving your possessions.
#5: Hiring the Most Expensive Company You Can Find
Hiring someone who charges a premium rate for doing the same thing as the Craigslist mover also isn’t the answer. Why is this expensive company charging so much money? Are they offering added benefits that don’t really matter to you? Do you really need these add-ons and extras? If they’re willing to go the extra mile, are you willing to pay for it? Or are they that expensive because they’re in such high demand? Be critical when searching for a moving company, and be wary of movers that charge too much or too little.
Contact Nobel Relocation today for all your moving needs.