Making a Move: How to Choose the Right Moving Company
Moving can be an exciting event, but it can also be incredibly stressful. One of the most important decisions you have to make is choosing the right moving company. Queens Movers are proud to offer professional and reliable services for both local and long-distance moves, whether you’re relocating across town or across the country. But how do you select which company is best suited for your move? We’ve put together a guide on how to choose the right moving company so you can get settled into your new home as quickly and efficiently as possible.
Do Your Research
One of the best ways to sort through potential movers is by doing research online. Searching reviews on sites like Yelp or Google Plus will give you a general idea of what people think about a particular service provider. If there are too many negative reviews, then that could be a sign that it’s not worth hiring them for your move. Another option would be asking friends and family members who have recently moved if they’d recommend their mover – word-of-mouth recommendations will often provide more accurate information than just relying on online sources alone. It may also be helpful to check out each company’s website and read up on their policies – this way, you’ll know exactly what services are included in your quote before making any commitments.
Get Multiple Quotes
Once you’ve narrowed down your list of potential movers, it’s time to start requesting quotes from each one. Make sure these quotes include all applicable fees such as taxes, fuel charges, packing supplies, etc. so that there aren’t any surprises when it comes time to pay the bill. Also make sure that each quote is based on an in-home estimate – this means someone from the moving company will come out and assess all of your belongings before giving an estimate for the cost and time needed for completion (the more stuff you have, obviously the longer it will take). Once you have multiple quotes in hand, compare prices and pick whichever one seems most reasonable given everything else involved with your move (such as distance traveled).
Check Licensing & Insurance
It’s important to make sure that any removal company you’re considering is properly licensed and insured to protect you against any damage or loss during the move. A reputable company should always have adequate public liability insurance so that if anything happens while they’re handling your belongings, you won’t end up footing the bill. In addition, reputable removal companies should also have workers’ compensation insurance so that if one of their employees is injured while working in your house or apartment complex (which, unfortunately, sometimes happens), they’ll be covered by their own policy rather than yours! You can usually find this information on their websites or contact them directly with questions about their licensing/insurance status before you book them for a service.
Read reviews & ask questions
Before signing any contracts with a particular mover, read customer reviews carefully and ask questions about anything unclear about fees or services offered (or lack thereof). Often people don’t realize until after they’ve booked with a mover that certain things weren’t included in their quote – such as storage fees or additional transportation costs – which can add hundreds of dollars to their final bill! So double-check up front so there aren’t any surprises later on. In addition, look for signs such as timely responses, professional attitude, communication skills, etc. These small details may seem insignificant, but they could end up being very important when deciding between two different removal companies!
Choose the right option for you
Finally, once all the research has been done and all the quotes have been compared – choose the mover whose service best suits your needs. Don’t hesitate to ask if anything is unclear; reputable removal companies should always respond promptly and professionally. Remember, whatever choice you make should ultimately result in a safe, stress-free move – no matter how far away the destination may be! Queens Movers are here to help every step of the way!