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Need Help With A Move? 4 Things You Must Consider Before You Hire A Specific Moving Company

by Marie Cox

When you're planning to move, hiring a moving company makes the most sense because you can receive professional help from movers who will take on the challenging work for you. However, before you hire any moving company, you will need to consider a few simple things that will help you decide who to go with for the assistance you need. 

Are You Moving Locally or to an Entirely Different Area?

Some moving companies only provide local services, so this is something to consider when contacting different companies to get rates from them. If you're moving from one neighborhood to the next, this isn't a big deal. However, if you're moving to a city hours away from your current one, you want to find a trustworthy and reliable moving company that can handle the process of transporting all your belongings such a far distance.

Do You Care About White Glove Services?

Many moving companies provide something known as "white glove moving," where they're extra careful with your belongings while taking a very meticulous approach to the moving process. If this is something you want, you need to make sure the moving company you're thinking of hiring offers it. If not, you will need to look for a company that does.

How Much Help Will You Need?

Consider how much help you will need when moving. For example, you may prefer packing everything yourself and only want the movers to carry your items to the truck before driving them to your new place. However, if you want to deal with the least amount of stress possible during your move, you may prefer having help with packing, covering furniture in protective materials, heavy lifting, transporting, and unpacking. Think of what you need help with and ask the moving company if they can assist with everything you need.

What Do the Reviews Say?

Don't forget to read reviews. Even if a moving company can do everything you need, such as handle the moving process from start to finish and relocate you to a new home that may be hours away, you still want to know what others have said about their experiences with that company before you book them.

Before you choose to hire a specific moving company, consider these simple things. While many moving companies are available, not all offer the same services or follow the same protocol. Make a list of your specific wants and needs, and then reach out to the company to ensure they can offer what you're looking for in a moving company.

Contact a local moving company to learn more.