From moving checklists to packing tape to transferring phone companies, it’s challenging to know which way is up when you’re trying to move.
Know that your moving experience doesn’t have to be stressful if you hire a moving service.
Great movers do more than carrying boxes. They help you relocate your entire life and get a great start in your new home. Here are three things to look for in a moving company.
Recommendations from People You Trust
The first sign of a great mover is a reputation that precedes them.
Before you call a moving company, talk to your friends, family, and coworkers. See if anyone has worked with this company before, and if so, what they have to say about their services.
If you don’t have a moving company in mind, loved ones and acquaintances are still a great place to start the search. They’re almost always willing to talk about the great experience they had with a moving company. This will help you establish a list of companies to call.
Great Movers Are Great Packers and Organizers
The most stressful thing about moving (besides moving) is packing and logistics. Fortunately, a great moving company is a lifesaver in this regard.
For example, they know which boxes are best for moving, how to pack a room efficiently, and how to prepare furniture for travel.
A great moving company provides a team of experts for your relocation needs, including a moving coordinator who manages all aspects of your move. A moving coordinator helps organize the logistics from beginning to end by reviewing your needs and matching those needs with the appropriate services offered by the company.
License and Insurance with Transparent Rates
Finally, you want a moving company with three things:
- A license
- Moving insurance
- Transparent rates
Don’t ever use a company that isn’t licensed and insured!
Any random group of people can buy a truck and call themselves a moving company. A licensed and insured company is legally obligated to keep your possessions safe.
Interstate movers must be licensed with the Department of Transportation. Once they do this, they’re given a USDOT number that is unique to them. If you want to check whether a company is licensed, ask for their DOT number and search the number in this database.
Do You Need a Good Moving Company?
MEYER Household Movers has more than a century of moving experience in the Northeast region.
We are dedicated to moving your family with the same care we would use to move our own families.