Simply put, most people do not like moving. Despite the excitement of moving into a new home and the endless possibilities it brings, the process of moving in and of itself is often grueling, redundant and tiresome. A lot of us have moved countless times, and wrapping kitchenware with newspaper never gets fun. Luckily, there are particular aspects of the move you can outsource, so to speak, even if you are moving across the country. By that we mean you can hire the best moving company to do the heavy lifting for you, quite literally.

By employing a moving company to assist you with your transition, you allow yourself to be more forward thinking, strategizing where you would like to put everything so you are not just plopping everything in the new home and then having to move it all again. The only problem is that you have to find the best moving company around, and that is not an easy task either. We have a few tips for you to help you find your best help possible.

Ask Around

In other words, get recommendations. Your friends, family, and co-workers are ideal sources of information for finding a good company for your move. As a matter of fact, 92% of people take kindly to word-of-mouth marketing, and it makes sense. If your friend is recommending a company, it is fair to assume that they received a well above average service experience for them to give the thumbs up. The best moving companies will do all the talking for themselves, and their satisfied customers will continue to do the talking for them.     

Weigh Out All Your Options

This is the true beauty of a competitive market. You do not have to give a single moving company your business. Rather, you are choosing which company in particular is best to suit your needs. Based on convenience, pricing, added amenities, and a handful of other factors, you can check out a lot of companies in your area. Follow your gut and pick which one you would be most interested in doing business with. A lot of, if not all, companies can offer you in-home estimates. This could also be a deciding factor in your quest for the best moving company in your area. The best case scenario is to come to an agreement on a flat rate. That way, you can conclude the move with no surprises from the original quote. Another deciding factor is looking up the company’s reviews. Whether it is on Yelp or other company rating webpages, you can base your decision on the consistency of other customers’ experiences.   

Make Sure Everything Lines Up

You’ve probably heard some of the horror stories of moving companies scamming hopeful clients in need of help. For instance, a Texas scam company was holding people’s furniture and other belongings hostage after loading up the moving truck. In New York, a group was taking people’s furniture and running off with it. All of these situations involved the victims saying there were undoubtedly red flags from the start.

To avoid all of this, make sure the company you are thinking about hiring is legitimate, reputable, and has all the proper paperwork in line. It should be apparent that they can carry out the services professionally and within the full context of the law. Another way to avoid this type of nightmare is to be sure to start your research well ahead of the moving date. That way, you are not put into a position of desperation and you will not feel as if you have to overlook severe warning signs just to get everything moved at the necessary time.

Finding the Best Moving Company For Your Needs

All in all, moving is not the most fun and/or easy process. With the right moving company, a lot of the stress that goes into a big move can be easily alleviated. By asking family and friends for recommendations, you are improving your odds of finding a trustworthy company. If that doesn’t work, compare companies based on prices and other customer reviews and make your choice accordingly. In any case, make sure all the information on the company lines up to protect yourself from potential moving company scammers. For safe measure, be sure to secure all your most valuable items during the move. By following these steps, you are insuring yourself the opportunity to have a pleasant and seamless move.