How to Choose a Moving Company? Tips for Hiring the Best Movers
When moving day is finally over and you’re settled in your new home, you want to be able to spend your first night in your own bed, relaxed and happy knowing that everything went according to plan. You want to be able to say that your movers did an excellent job, that they moved all your belongings safely and efficiently while providing great customer service and clear communication.
With so many options out there, how can you make sure you hire the best moving company? Here’s our advice.
Find Reliable Movers You Trust
If someone is going to be responsible for handling your belongings — especially your most precious ones — you want it to be someone you can rely on. So how can you decide who to trust? A large part of it is asking the right questions when you interview moving companies.
It’s also a good idea to make sure that the people carrying your items are actual employees of the moving company you hired, instead of day workers. At Priority Moving, all our workers are employees of the company. That means they’re covered by our workman’s compensation policy, so our customers couldn’t be held liable if an injury were to occur. It also means that, when you work with us, the movers who come out to your move are the same people you see on our website and read about in our customer reviews.
Read Moving Company Reviews
The best moving companies tend to get great reviews on trusted third party websites, like Yelp, Angie’s List, Google, and others. Some sites, like Yelp, even allow customers to post photos along with their reviews, so you can get a sense for what their experiences were like.
Reading through customer reviews can also spark important questions that you may want to ask any moving companies you’re considering. For example, if a customer posts a photo of movers lifting a piano, you might want to ask the moving company if they can move your piano too.
Make Sure Your Moving Company Offers the Services You Need
Ask moving companies about their service offerings to make sure they align with your needs. Do you need someone who can store items you don’t need or don’t have space for? Do you need packing services in addition to transportation? Maybe you want to be more involved in your move and just need help with the heaviest pieces of furniture.
Whatever you need, it’s important to choose a moving company that can handle every aspect of your move skillfully. Talk to your moving company about your situation, ask questions, and voice any concerns you have. The best movers will be happy to talk through your options with you and answer all your questions honestly before you hire them.
How Much Should it Cost to Hire Movers?
Cost is an important consideration when choosing a moving company. You want the absolute best service at an affordable price, but it’s not as simple as comparing hourly rates. It also depends on how well the movers perform and how quickly they work. For example, if you hire the company with the lowest hourly rate, but they take longer to complete your move, they may end up becoming more expensive than a company with a higher rate who moves more efficiently.
Your best bet is to read reviews and learn about moving companies’ service rates online. Also, ask if the company you’re considering can offer an in-home estimate.
Ask Us Your Questions
Priority Moving Services is a locally owned, full-service moving company working in Hillsboro, Portland, and surrounding areas. We understand that our customers trust us with their most valuable and prized possessions. We take that responsibility seriously and treat every move with the utmost care and respect. We want you to have the best moving experience possible.
Do you have questions about how we work? Are you interested in a free in-home estimate? Contact us today.