Moving is almost universally accepted as one of the most unpleasant experiences. Even if you are moving into your dream home, the act of moving is never fun.   From moving large furniture to heavy boxes, the dread that often accompanies the moving process comes from a sense of not knowing where to start.

Luckily, there are many moving services available that can help you move without any hassle. This will require a bit of research. Below are some useful tips for anyone hiring a moving company for their next move.

  • Research several company profiles
    • Take the time to compare the services and prices from a few moving companies. This will give you a better idea of what services the local moving companies offers and what you will get for your money.
  • Ask for a free estimate
    • Any reputable company will happily give you a free estimate over the phone. These fees are comprised of the following items:
      • How long will this move last?
      • How many rooms will need to be moved?
      • Is there any large or extremely heavy, or awkward furniture to move?
      • Number of vehicles required?
      • The number of staff required?
      • What floor do you live at? If you live on the top floor and your building has no elevator, then moving will cost you extra. Will your goods require assembling or disassembling?
  • Ask for references. By basing your decision on the satisfaction of previous customers, you can rest assured you have picked a reliable company.

Once you have chosen a mover, you will begin to prepare your home for the move. It is recommended that preparations start at least a week before moving day. This will allow you to take your time and properly pack everything, without the pressure of moving day.