You would think that finding a moving company in this day and age would be easy but it is quite the opposite. Running a quick internet search is not enough because companies can word their websites to get a certain point across just to gain more customers. Calling the company or meeting with them for a one-on-one conference is advised because you are able to talk to the movers and ask all the questions you need.
Here are a few questions you should ask when you meet with movers for a consultation:
- How long have you been in business as a moving company? Although more years in the business does not guarantee good work, it does guarantee that the company has experience in the field. The longer they have been working means the longer they have been exposed to different scenarios such as lost or broken items, wrapping antiques, moving automobiles, and worst of all the new property not being ready to be moved into, With these experiences under their belt , a moving company that has been in the business for a long time should be able to handle any situation that comes their way.
- Do you use subcontractors? It is best to find a company that does not use subcontractors because that means they are completely independent. Subcontractors weigh moving companies down because the movers have to wait on the subcontractors before they can do anything. If they do not have their own movers or equipment, do not hire them. If a company does not use subcontractors, that means they will work on their own time, or more accurately, your time. This ensures that your movement will be taken care of in a timely manner.
- Do you offer any storage facilities? When it comes to moving, anything can happen. This include your new home or office not being ready to be moved into. You can find shelter with a friend or family member but your blessings can not do the same because of how much space they take up. Some moving companies offer free storage for their customers in case something like this happens. This saves you time and money and prevails you from stressing out more over an already stressful situation.
- How much will it be? Affordability is the name of the game and you have to be sure to mention your budget. Moving is physically exhausting, mentally exhausting and financially exhausting. You need to be sure the company you are moving with offers affordable prices and possibly even discounts. This will help you in the long run when you are settling into your new house or office.