You did it! You sold your home, bought a new one, and you’re all ready to move after speaking to a Blackburn mortgage advisor to get the go ahead! The only problem? You don’t have a moving company! Get ready to make some phone calls, because you will need to thoroughly research who to use for your move. After all, your new moving company will be handling some of your most important stuff! Here’s how to choose a moving or relocation company:
Verify Licenses and Insurance.
The first thing you should ask of your potential moving company is whether or not they are licensed and insured. If they aren’t, it’s time to move on to the next company. This might seem harsh, but when you are talking about the safety of all of your furniture, clothes, assets, and more…it’s worth it. Please note that the level of insurance and specific licenses may vary depending on if you’re moving in-state or out-of-state.
Figure Out Their Real Reputation.
Every business presents themselves in the most professional manner online. As an educated consumer, it’s your job to figure out whether or not that presentation is true and accurate. The best way you can figure out your potential moving company’s real reputation is to call on the past experiences of previous clients. You can do this by asking for references, checking their Yelp pages, or through your own word-of-mouth referrals. Don’t let one bad review dissuade you from using a company’s service, but do be mindful of the fact that it only takes one mistake to make your entire experience unpleasant. Do your research and plan accordingly!
It’s your stuff – you’re allowed to ask as many questions as you want! If you have a special kitchen table from your grandfather’s estate that you want moved gently, ask them how they would move it to ensure there are no scratches. Nervous about your electronics? You can always ask the potential moving company what their protocol is for packing up and handling items of high value such as TVs or stereos.
Trust Your Gut.
At the end of the day, your intuition is usually right. If you have a great feeling about a company that has had a few bad reviews, go for it. Conversely, if you have a horrible feeling about a company that has only good reviews, nip it in the bud.
If you’re thinking of moving, you’ll probably be thinking about one of the biggest associated jobs; getting rid of any large items you’ll no longer need. For this you’ll need a dumpster, and there are plenty available, just visit dumpster.co who could help you to locate your nearest dumpster. And one final tip, when you move home make sure you have a list of emergency contacts and details of local tradesmen in your new area, for example if you’re in Perth visit this website for local locksmiths.