How to Choose the Moving Company that’s Right for Your Family

How to Choose the Moving Company that’s Right for Your FamilyThe decision to hire a professional moving company to handle your move is easy for some and difficult for others. The big question is: How do you find the perfect moving company that’s right for your family?

The market is full of moving companies, each offering a variety of services. With a little research, you’ll find that different moving companies have different qualities that make them ideal for certain customers and scenarios. While researching each of these topics should be a part of any moving company selection process, you should also feel free to select a moving company that provides services that meet your needs. Sometimes selecting the biggest company or the cheapest company isn’t the best answer. As you review your options, remember that a few things are non-negotiable.

  1. License and Registration, Please. You should never do business with a moving company without confirming that the company has an operating license and is insured. It’s also a good idea to research the moving company’s track record. Contact your state protection agency or the Better Business Bureau to find out if the company has a history of complaints.
  2. Make Mine a Green Move. People interested in finding a moving company whose business practices match their environmental concerns have more options now than ever before. If you’re in the market for an eco-friendly moving experience, look for a moving company that reuses its moving boxes, operates bio-diesel trucks, uses moving pads made from recycled materials, and rents packing crates.
  3. All-Inclusive Service. Some people opt for the services of a moving company because they don’t have the time, ability, or desire to move their belongings themselves, and that’s okay. If you’re someone who likes the idea of hiring professionals to get your couch up the stairs, an all-inclusive moving service may be for you. Most all-inclusive services also include packing as part of their service, so packing professionals will arrive at your home to pack your goods before the movers arrive to take them away. This ensures your belongings have the best chance of arriving safely, and you can rest easily knowing your possessions are insured by the moving company should there be an accident. Many all-inclusive moving companies will also unpack your belongings when they reach their new home.
  4. Be Aware of Your Options. If you’d prefer to pack your own materials and you’re simply interested in hiring a moving company to transport them, you can contact a professional company to inquire about this service. Some moving companies, however, may not be willing to carry freight they didn’t pack for insurance reasons. You can also research movers that provide portable moving containers. They will leave the container at your property, allowing you to pack your belongings when it works for you. Then, when you’re finished, contact the company and they will bring the crate to your new home.

Moving is a big project – one of the most stressful your family can ever experience – and how much of that project you want to handle yourself is completely up to you. We recommend that you research moving companies to help determine what’s important to you in your moving company. Be sure to ask knowledgeable friends, family, and co-workers for advice with helping you to get the best price on the move that fits your needs.  Optimally, when you understand what you value in a moving company, you’ll be better equipped to discover the one that’s right for you and your family during the moving process.

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