Tips for Finding a Top Notch Moving Company

People are making moves all over the country, all the time. Because of this, more moving companies are popping up, which can mean more due diligence for consumers that want the best service bang for their buck.

In this guide, we want to present some of the important things to look for when it comes to finding a good moving company in your area. Keep these things in mind, and you should have a more simple, and stress-free time finding the best fit for your situation.

  • Check for company reviews online on important websites such as Facebook, Yelp, Yahoo, Google +, SuperPages, WhitePages, YellowPages, and the BBB. The more of these sites you visit for information, the more of a variety of reviews you can see. Fake reviews are common these days, so it’s important to get your information from multiple sources.
  • Read about them on their website. Many companies will have an ‘about’ page that tells how long they have been in business, where their location is, and other various pieces of information that could be of value to your search.
  • Call the company to see how they treat you. If a moving company can’t help you very well on the phone, they may be the same when it comes to the actual moving process.

These are 3 of the best ways to make sure a moving company is legitimate. On top of them, there are other things to consider when it comes to choosing a company.

  1. Never pay a large deposit. If the company is reputable, they won’t ask for the money in advance unless it is a big moving project.
  2. Get referrals. Friends and family can be a great source for recommendations, but so can those than come from the American Moving and Storage Association, which provides list of reputable movers in different areas of the country.
  3. Watch for Hidden Fees. If you are moving into a difficult area such as apartment with several floors, you may end up being charged for negotiations with stairs and elevators.
  4. Be Sure That the Company is Insured. If the moving company you hire breaks, drops, or damages something and are not insured, the may not be held liable. Make sure the company of your choice is insured so that your belonging can also be.

7 Mighty Tips for Moving With Pets

Moving with pets can be very difficult. They are our furry friends and we do not want them to get uncomfortable along the way. So here some tips on how to move them easier. They may still be uncomfortable, but we can always make it as comfortable as possible.

1. Inform Your Vet
Let your vet know that you are moving to a new area. They may know who to recommend to you. They can also give you any vet records that there are and make sure your pet is up on their shots. If your furry friend gets car sick, the vet can give them something for that as well.

2. Update Tags
Update any tags you have on the pet. If they do not have tags, it is best to get some at this point. Make sure to put your cell phone number on the tag so it is easier to get a hold of you. Keeping the tags on after the move is best as well. People do not know you yet or your pets, this way they can get a hold of you if your furry friend gets lost.

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