Moving can be a very exciting time in your family’s lives. Unfortunately, logistics can also make it a nerve-racking experience. Packing, transporting and unpacking all of your earthly belongings is understandably a daunting undertaking.
Letting a local moving company handle that stress lets you regain the joy of embarking on a new adventure. However, you should only hire reputable moving companies you can trust to handle the entire moving process (which is often more than just packing boxes into a large truck).
So, how do you go about finding them? We’ll walk through some of the most important characteristics to look for in your next moving company:
- Moving Company Reviews
- Specialty Items
- Temporary Storage
- Packing Services
Online Moving Company Reviews
One of the best ways to start your search for a moving company is online.
Search through Yelp and ask for recommendations on local Facebook groups. When you start building a list of companies, review their websites to see if they feature testimonials or up-to-date information. Reputable movers will also have active blogs like ours full of valuable moving information.
Do they Move Specialty Items?
What particular services will you need?
Take stock of your home and belongings. If you have specialty items such as a piano or maybe an over-sized piece of furniture, you will want to use a moving company that has experience handling those types of items.
Companies such as Priority Moving Services will be able to handle a wide range of items. Contact us and ask how our we can safely move your specialty items beforehand.
If you have a lot of items but are moving into a smaller space, you may need temporary storage.
Many moving companies such as ours have storage facilities as part of their business and can hold your excess items until you determine what’s best for them. Compare the facilities, services, and rates of moving companies in your area to ensure that your needs are met.
When moving, packing is an expense that is often overlooked. Not only can packing materials be expensive for individuals, but also a lack of expertise can end up damaging your more delicate items.
Reputable moving companies offer packing services that can save you time and money. For example, because Priority Moving Services can buy boxes and shipping blankets in bulk, we can charge significantly less in comparison to an individual purchasing materials for just one move. We also have more than 10 years of experience in packaging furniture and belongings properly.
Finally, the best moving companies are often the most professional.
The best moving companies give a naturally positive impression through their website, by referrals, or over the phone. They’ve also been in business for a number of years and don’t just move as a side job. For companies such as ours, our careers are our passions, and that’s why our clients are partners for life.
About Priority Moving Services
Priority Moving Services is one of the top-rated moving companies in Portland Oregon since 2006. Our friendly team of licensed and insured movers are readily available to help your family or business move down the street or as far as the West Coast.
Contact us today for a free moving consultation or if you have any questions about packing, storage, or shipping.