There is nothing more complicated then moving your abode, from one state to another. In fact, not even moving your entire household locally within the city is easy, especially for those who don’t really have prior house moving experiences. And, if you have some prior experience of relocating to another state due to job transfer or for some other reasons, I am sure you would agree that packing and moving can actually be the hardest nuts to crack.
Be it arranging packing materials, labors, hiring a truck or insuring the goods, not only it asks for a lot of physical stress, but it is also emotionally tiring. But thankfully, one can hire local moving companies who can take out all these hassles out of the move and make it smoother for you.
But wait! Are all the movers equally capable and competent?
Definitely not, and that’s what make the entire relocation thing even more complicated. I mean, even if you have a hired a local moving company to help you with home relocation, you won’t be able to be sure that the packers and mover team is resourceful and capable enough to pull it off safely.
What’s the solution you may ask?
The solution to get it right is to pay attention to how and which packer and mover company you are hiring. If you manage to bring a truly experienced and efficient moving company on board, you can be rest assured that they are going to get it done safe and sound for you.
And here are the top three things you should always consider when hiring packers and movers for packing, moving or storage service requirements.
Hire relevant moving company
Relevance is always crucial, in nearly everything we do. And when hiring a packer and movers, hiring a packer and mover company that has relevant experience in the kind of shifting requirements you have is very important.
As you may already know that, local moving companies offer different types of services such as:
Local home/office shifting
Out of state moving service
Vehicle shipping to another state
Pet and garden plant moving service
Short term and long term storage service
Now, if you look at it, all moving companies may not offer all of these services, which means a mover that offer local home and office shifting, may not have the resources and expertise to handle pet relocation or vehicle shipping services.
So the simple point is, when you are searching for a packer and mover company near you, you should always look for mover that has relevant experience and specialization. If you are moving your house locally, then look for moving company that specializes in local shifting. Similarly, if you are looking for long distance and out of state move, then look for movers with that specialization. And if in case you want to relocate your pet or garden plants, then look for moving companies who specialize in pet moving services.
The problem is, if you end-up hiring movers who are irrelevant or are not experienced in the kind of service you need, then it may be a bad decision and it may cost you heavenly.
Authenticity of business
Along with relevance, you should always check the credentials of the moving company you are about to hire for home, office or vehicle shipping. And if you are using storage service, then you should be double sure that the company is reliable for storage is a long term contract and you want to ensure that the company will exist that long.
In order to check the authenticity and credibility of the packer and mover company, you should always check their
Business registration papers
Years in business
Liability insurance etc
You are going to rely on a company for safer and secured relocation, if the business is not credible enough, then it may turn out to be a riskier call. Thankfully, you can avoid that by checking the credibility of the business.
With a simple, Google search you can see it yourself that moving scams are real and it happens all the time around the world. Imagine a situation where your goods is loaded, truck have moved and it has not reached its destination, even after a week has passed. Where would you go? Obviously to the customer support team and therefore it is important to see if the company has a good customer centric approach and that they take every customer seriously.
Make sure that company have a dedicated supervisor and one point contact system for all customer service related concerns like delayed delivery, damage, theft etc.
Over to you
Moving is complicated, but a professional packer and mover team can take out most of the hassles out of your move with ease. But the key is to find and hire that experienced, credible and professionally managed mover and packer company near you.
With my over a decade of experience in working with moving companies and talking to individual customers, I can clearly say that there are three major things that one should keep in mind when hiring a moving company, which are:
Relevance – the movers must be specialized in the service you need
Credible – the moving company must have a proper business registration and credible
Support – they must be a customer centric company and address customer issues promptly.
Have you relocated your home or office in the past?
What’s been your experience, and apart from what we have already discussed, what else one should know and consider when hiring a mover and packer company to get relocated safe and sound?
Share your tips and ideas by commenting below.