4 TIPS FOR FINDING THE BEST MOVING SERVICE FOR YOU
Are you planning to move in the near future? There are many different moving options out there and while moving your belongings by yourself can sometimes be exactly what’s needed, going with a moving company often makes the most sense. But with so many moving services and movers out there, it can be difficult to know where to start. In this article, you’ll be given four tips for finding the best moving service for YOU. Hopefully, this will lessen the amount of work you have to do and will make for a smoother, more enjoyable moving experience!
1. RECOMMENDATIONS ARE A MUST
When you begin the search for the perfect moving service that fits your needs and wants, it’s always a good idea to ask for recommendations from the people in your life. Family, friends, and co-workers can all provide valuable advice on which Toronto movers to hire (and which ones not to hire – something that is just as important to know, if not more so). And once you have a few possibilities, give each moving service a call to begin narrowing down the field of potential moving services.
2. DO A BACKGROUND CHECK ON POTENTIAL MOVING COMPANIES
You’ve gotten recommendations from your friends, called those moving companies, and found a couple that sounded good to you. Now what? Well, you’ll need to get on the phone again (or go on the internet) and check out each moving service. Call or email the Better Business Bureau. Read reviews of each company online (disappointed customers can be very detailed, vitriolic…and helpful). Find out all you can about each company before you ask for an in-home estimate and definitely before you sign any binding contracts. At the first hint of anything shady or unprofessional, cross that moving service right off your list.
3. GIVE THE IN-HOME ESTIMATOR FULL ACCESS
Now that you’ve scoped out your options and found out that that moving service that looked good was well recommended by the Better Business Bureau and Yelp, it’s time to ask for an in-home estimate from your chosen moving service. When the estimator arrives, you’ll need to show him every room, lawn equipment, and piece of furniture that you want moved. It’s crucial that the estimator see everything that needs to be moved so that he can give an honest, in-depth estimate. That way, there won’t be any surprises for the movers or for you on the day of the move.
If there are two or more moving services that look good to you, repeat this process with each company’s estimator and compare the estimates afterward.
4. MAKE YOUR CHOICE
If you have requested and received an estimate from more than one moving company, now is a good time to make your choice about which movers you’ll be hiring to transport your furniture, furnishings, and valuables. Make sure you get every agreement in writing. And maybe even leave a review of the company yourself after the move so that other people like you can find the perfect moving service to meet their needs.