How to Pick the Best Moving Company for Your Next Commercial or Residential Relocation
Whether it's personal or related to your business, your upcoming move should be a smooth, hassle-free process taken care of by licensed professionals. The trouble is, with so many choices available, how will you pick the best moving company for the job?
Simple. Green Wheels Moving & Storage's long-time experts are here to break it down for you.
Choosing the Moving Services that Make the Most Sense for You
Choosing the right moving services can seem daunting, especially if you need help figuring out where to start.
That said, ensuring a successful and stress-free move is essential.
What Type of Move Do You Need?
To get started, you'll want to consider the type of move you're making and whether it's:
What Level of Service Do You Need?
You’ll also need to decide which level of service complements your goals and budget the best.
Your options will include:
- Full-service moving
- Partial service moving
- Packing service
- Unpacking and furniture reassembly
- Truck service
- Loading and unloading service
What Items Do You Need to Move?
In addition to this, it’s vital to think about the type of objects needing to be carefully protected, lifted, and unloaded, such as:
- Pool tables
- Hot tubs
- Bulky or heavy items
- Office equipment
- And more
This step is important because different types of moves may require various services, such as packing, loading, and unloading, as well as international shipping considerations when moving a long distance.
Selecting the Best Moving Company
Next, a little research is required. You can begin this process by reading online reviews and investigating referrals from friends and family to find a reputable and reliable moving business.
From there, it's sensible to reach out to several different moving businesses that perform the services you're interested in. With several quotes in hand, you'll want to compare services and prices, ensuring to check for hidden fees or extra charges.
Moving Insurance and Planning
Another consideration that shouldn't be skipped is understanding the level of insurance offered and if it covers the value of your belongings. If something goes wrong during transport, you'll want to make sure the company you select is covered for the full value of your possessions.
Lastly, it's essential to be very clear about your moving date, ensuring your prospective mover and all the equipment needed are available during that time.
By taking the time to consider these factors, you can choose the moving services that make the most sense for your needs and ensure a smooth and successful move.
What Goes into Estimating Moving Costs?
Several factors go into estimating moving costs, including, but not limited to:
- Size of the move
- Time of year
- Type and quantity of services your move requires
- Moving equipment required
- Insurance coverage
- Special handling
- Moving storage
- Packing materials
- Fuel surcharges
- Stair fees
For example, long-distance moves typically cost more than local moves, and moves during peak seasons, such as summer, are often more expensive.
The number of items and the total weight of the shipment also affect the cost, as larger moves require more time and resources. Additionally, the type of services required, such as packing, loading, and unloading, can also impact the cost of your move.
Understanding which services apply to your move will help you narrow down your list of potential businesses to work with. It will also allow you to focus on connecting with a company backed by proven experience and all the credentials, licensing, and insurance needed to protect your belongings and peace of mind from start to finish.
Get More Than One Moving Quote
Our experts recommend obtaining moving quotes from several companies to estimate moving costs accurately.
Typically, each company will send a representative to assess the items to be moved and provide a detailed estimate based on the specific requirements of your move.
Remember, it's essential to be upfront about the services required and any special requests to ensure an accurate and fair estimate of the total moving costs.
Tips for Hiring House Movers
Our number one tip for hiring the best house movers?
Find a company with experience moving similar items to your own. If you have unique or precious furniture, décor, or technology, you'll want a professional with proven experience at the helm.
Next, decide if full or partial moving services suit your goals.
Here are some things to consider:
- Do you want all your household items to be packed by professionals, or are there some things like clothing and special items you'd prefer to pack yourself?
- Do you prefer to provide or have packing materials provided?
- Do you want professionals to take care of loading and unloading your items?
- Do you want professionals to take care of unpacking and furniture reassembly?
- Will you need storage solutions?
Steps to Take Before Hiring Commercial Movers
No matter which industry your business belongs to, you deserve commercial movers who put your best interests first, so don't settle for subpar service or a quote that doesn't align with your interests.
Instead, seek out affordable moving options that are tailored to your choices.
Here are indicators to look for that will help ensure your office movers or commercial moving service is the right choice for your business:
- Up-to-date licensing and full insurance coverage
- A long-standing reputation for delivering exceptional moving service to our local business community
- Reasonable rates that reflect the true quality of service provided
- Excellent reviews and word-of-mouth recommendations
- A comprehensive consultation process where you feel all your questions have been answered and your concerns are addressed
- Written estimates that cover the entirety of your proposed relocation
- No hidden fees
If a candidate on your list doesn't measure up to the task, feel free to move on to a company that will go the extra mile to ensure your commercial move is a complete success.
Choose Movers Who Protect Your Belongings and Peace of Mind
Green Wheels Moving & Storage experts have equipped you with this article to help you choose movers who protect your belongings and give you peace of mind— no matter where you're headed.
If you have additional questions or would like to explore a free estimate or consultation with us, we're always happy to help.
Connect with us by dialing (866) 406-6837 to discover a world of innovative moving solutions tailored to you.