If you are planning to relocate, whether on your own or for your business, there are a lot of different routes you can take when planning on how to go about physically moving your possessions and keepsakes. If you decide to hire professional movers, there are a lot of different factors to consider. Not all moving companies are created equal, and if you are going to invest in relocation services, take the time to research and find a company that will cater to your needs, is professional, and is open and honest with their customers. Trust is important as the moving company you hire will be responsible for all your possessions.
A reputable moving company should be completely transparent with their clients. It is very important to know what you are paying for up front. Some companies will hide costs or misinform you, and then when it comes time to settle up, you have additional costs that weren’t communicated to you. Ask for an exact cost breakdown before you engage in a moving companies services and what additional charges could be incurred due to unforeseen circumstances (ie. additional labour, traffic delays, long term storage, additional stairs, broken elevator, etc). Also, inquire about what services are being offered. Do you need temporary storage because your closing dates don’t line up? Do you need moving supplies, or helping with packing and unpacking? How far are you moving? A good moving company will be able to help you with your various needs and offer affordable pricing. Another important factor is what kind of coverage you can expect if something were to happen to your possessions during the moving process. Remember this company will have everything from your snow shovel to your appliance and other valuable goods. You’ll want to steer clear of companies that cannot offer any kind of valuation or compensation if something were to happen to your things.
If you are investing in moving services, one of the key deciding factors is their professionalism. Are they courteous and polite? How do they present themselves? What kind of reviews do they have? It’s imperative to research and make sure the company you hire has your best interests at heart. Calling friends to see who they have used in the past is a great way to check out what moving services are available and what experience you can expect from them.
Health and Safety
That last thing you need during a stressful move is a company that doesn’t take your relocation seriously. They should respect your possessions and handle your things carefully and skillfully. Proper moving materials, like boxes, moving blankets, packing paper, etc should be used and are essentials for any reputable moving company. Are their trucks and vans up to par and are they insured in case of damage or loss? Don’t feel bad about asking questions. This is a big shift in your life, and you have a right to know that all your possessions are being handled in a professional and respectful manner.
Bekins Moving Solutions is reliable, professional, and accountable. Their commitment to quality work and to their customers has been consistent since 1936 and they have an outstanding reputation in the industry.