Before you formally start packing, decide all the items that you really need and use. You must look around, make a list, and decide the items that you really need then arrange a garage sale or give your excess clothes to charity. After clearing out those excess items, you can plan your moving day carefully. Make sure to move on a sunny day because it is much stressful to move during a rainy day. You can prevent water damage to your boxes as well. In line with this, asking for an assistance from a moving company makes your move more efficient.
There are some things that you need to do before booking a moving company. Below are some simple steps on how to choose a stress-free moving company.
Research three moving companies and read reviews about them. Make sure to pick three moving companies with good moving reviews and reputation. Booking a moving company with good reviews guarantees a stress-free moving experience.
Look for a moving company that is licensed. Do not deal with unlicensed movers. Booking an unlicensed mover might cause you a lot of troubles and delays.
Look for a moving company that is insured as well. You can buy moving insurance from most professional moving companies. Your most expensive items are all covered.
Check if the moving company is a BBB mover. Contact your local Better Business Bureau and check if there are any complaints against that moving company.
If you are done looking for three moving companies that are licensed, insured and there are no complaints against them, then you may start calling them and request for free moving estimates. You should not pick the lowest moving estimate and make sure to consider other factors like their tools, manpower and track record when making your final decision.
After selecting your moving company, make sure to ask in advance about their packing supplies. You can request for their supplies price list and then decide if you let them do the packing of all your items to be moved or if you’ll do it by yourself.