Moving house is a stressful event that almost all of you have experienced at some point or the other. This process is overloaded with hundreds of small details that need your attention leaving you exhausted.
Executing this daunting process own your own is not worth the time, effort, energy and money that it requires, especially when you an option for hiring professionals to do the job.
Professional movers ensure you comfortable and hassle-free moving experience at an affordable price. They help you move your stuff from one place to another efficiently.
However, finding the right professional moving service can be quite overwhelming. You have to keep in mind many factors while choosing the movers that suit your style and budget.
Let’s have a look at some of the tips and tricks to find the best one for your move.
Check for license
Every company offering house moving services must have a license issued by the local authorities. It is compulsory by law. The license is issued after satisfactory testing of their ability to operate the moving process. They cannot attain a license without undergoing professional training to move items.
You should double-check whether they possess a license before hiring a moving company for yourself. A reputed moving company will never hesitate to show their license.
Conduct background checks
Ensure you check their reputation and trustworthiness from every angle. You can’t just have faith at some random company as you are sharing your address, giving them access to your new home. You don’t want a company that sends their dishonest men to your home, especially if you live alone.
Make sure the company hires employees after complete verification.
Expertise in moving special equipment
Ensure that the movers are able to move your special items with extra care. They should understand the importance of different components of the item. Make sure they have right-sized trucks, and moving equipment such as lifts, ramps, and trolleys to handle your stuff carefully. Special equipments such as piano, aquarium and other fragile items need extra care to move from one place to another.
Clarify with your mover beforehand if he is able to deliver such equipment to reduce the chance of increased cost or adding the charges on the very day of moving.
While shifting heavy items or through trolleys, floor of the house may get damaged causing scratches, dents and other damages. All movers do not provide boxes and protection while moving houses although most of them do.
So, before hiring the moving company, ask them what all measures they would take to protect the items as well as floors, walls of your home. Some moving companies use rubber wheel trolleys other use special carpets to create proper pathways for moving the items at additional charges.
Check for insurance
Movers are legally required to assume the liability of goods being relocated. Ensure the moving company that you are planning to hire offers you a decent moving insurance cover. The company would compensate for any loss or damage during the transit. Moreover, it also involves treatments of any injuries catered by the movers during the moving process.
Check for the type of liability insurance the moving company is offering you, take time to review it properly and choose the best one according to your needs.
Solicit for referrals or recommendations
It is wise to ask for referrals to the moving company. Considering recommendations from family and friends while hiring movers is a good idea. Your neighbours can also recommend you the services if they have used any. Another way to hire a reliable house moving company is to look up the directory sites online that has a list of screened professionals with a complete background check.
If you are moving within Singapore only, it is better to hire a local moving agency. You can also ask movers to provide you with the list of their past customers and contact them to know their reviews. You cannot blindly trust a company with your valuable items.
Finding movers is a daunting task. Consider these parameters while going about the various options of the movers and make a secure decision for the best services for you. You can always clear your doubts by asking relevant questions you have in your mind. The attitude with which they listen and answer to your queries says a lot about the moving company.