How To Choose A Moving Company

Dated: 09/26/2016

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How to Choose a Moving Company

According to recent research, 2 in 3 adults placed moving at the top of their stress list in a poll of 2000 adults who had moved into a new home in the past three years. Beating out divorce, death of a loved one and starting a new job. 

While exciting, moving can be a stressful experience at the best of times. With a great attitude and careful planning, it can make it all a little easier. One of the best ways to make the experience relatively worry-free is to hire a professional moving company. “Trust my precious goods to a moving company, you say?” We know it’s nerve-wracking with all of the horror stories you’ve heard (or experienced yourself), but by doing your homework in advance and asking questions, you’ll end up with a moving company you can trust. The best place to start when looking for a reliable company, is to ask  your real estate agent for recommendations.

 At ART, we work with the best movers in the business and are happy to help you work together. You can also check out professional association websites like the The International Association of Movers for helpful tips, what to look for and more. Once you’ve narrowed down your search, make appointments for a rep to come out and give you a written estimate. It’s essential that the company see the amount of items you need moved, before they can give you an accurate estimate. Anyone who offers to give you a quote over the phone may end up being difficult to work with when it comes to payment and actual moving day. Having everything in writing is the key to a smooth moving day. Creating a list of items to move will help you ensure everything is taken care of and any fragile items can be made aware of in advance. Don’t forget to inquire about moving insurance. Many companies offer optional insurance at a reasonable cost, which may be worthwhile to you. Last but not least, supervise the actual moving day. Ensure you are present to monitor the move. It’s important to let a company do there job without you breathing down their neck, but by being there you’ll be able to answer important questions that may arise. An insider tip: offer a glass of cold water on a hot day or a warm cup of coffee during their break. If you’re pleasant to them, they’re more likely to go the extra mile for you.

Another part of moving is the clean-up and we have an awesome team of experts over at Taylored Restoration that can help with moving-in or moving-out cleaning from blinds to carpet!

Here’s to a happy and stress-free moving day!

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