How to Pick Home Movers
Planning to change locations? First things first; you need to get your hands on the Yellow Pages or better yet, get yourself a nice cup of coffee and sit down with your computer and start researching residential moving companies in your area.
Second, start calling around; this is the best way to get firsthand information from the movers. Also, you will be able to gauge whether the company seems reliable or not, by the way they handle your queries. But, there are con artists in this world so keep your guard up. One of the best ways to find a good mover is by word of mouth referrals. So, if you know of anyone who has moved recently, ask them which company they used and how the service was. Sometimes, this can save you a long search.
General movers may only offer you the basic service of hauling your things from one place to another. So, you need to make up your mind as to what services you require from home mover. If you need someone to pack, haul and unpack your belongings, then you need to hire a full service mover. If you have antiques and artifacts, then you need to hire experienced art movers.
Thirdly, do you need to move interstate or across sovereign borders. Interstate movers have special permits. International movers are even harder to come by as they must have special licenses. You don’t want to hire a mover and THEN realize that they can’t take your belongings to your new location.
Moving is a specialized service. Therefore hiring a commercial mover to haul your home belongings can unfold a tragedy for you so choose your mover according to the type of move you need to execute.
If a mover tells you that they need to inspect items that need to be moved before they give you an estimate, don’t think them annoying. Think of them as experienced and professional.