Entrusting your valuable belongings to strangers is very difficult. This is one of the reasons why moving is so stressful. When planning a move, you need to do your homework. Moving is a lot of work. You need to start planning and doing research months ahead of the time.

To be sure that you entrust your belongings to the best moving company, you need to do research on different companies. Check reputations, find reviews, and talk to other people who have recently moved. The company that comes up most often with good reviews, is probably the best.

Follow our tips for finding the best moving company to make sure you have peace of mind.

Time in business

Find out how long the company has been in business. The longer they have been in business, the more experience they have. Check their track records to see if they always deliver good service.

Licensing

Check whether the company is licensed with all the necessary organizations. Moving companies need licenses for different things including moving cross state.

Insured

Make sure that the company that you are considering is insured. You don’t want to have a problem in recovering your things when something happens to the truck.

Awards

Finding out if a company has won awards or received accolades for their service should be easy. Companies who have won awards and have been praised for good service is probably your best bet.

Online reviews

There are several review sites online these days. You can just Google the company name and ‘reviews’ and you will see what people say about them. This should give you a good idea of whether you want to use them or not.

Rates

Contact the company and do some more online research to find out about the company’s rates. Make sure that you know exactly what is included and excluded from the rates. Find out if moving on certain days or during certain seasons will cost less or more.

Details of moving day

Find out how many movers will be at your house. Ask whether they are doing the wrapping and packing or do you need to. Ask for a timeline for moving day. Find out if the company will come and do assessments or estimates on site.

Difficult moves

If you know that there will be difficulty with the move, you need to inform the company and ask If they can handle it. Moving a piano or other awkward furniture can be difficult. Stairs, elevators, and tight corners or small spaces can also make moving difficult. Such moves may need extra movers or specialists.

Questions to you

After all the information that you have gathered, make note whether the company has ever asked you questions. A legit company will have a lot of questions about your move. A lot of information is needed on both sides to make sure a move happens efficiently. If they don’t ask, find someone else. If you are moving from Melbourne to Perth or Brisbane, then consider hiring a specialist mover who is experienced in moving interstate to these cities