Moving to a new home can take up a full schedule, especially on moving day! A great way to make the whole process much easier for you is to hire professional budget movers. A number of companies in Auckland can help you move locally as well as inter-city, but you need to be cautious while hiring someone. It’s not that every other moving company intends to cheat you, but that it’s easy to miss the details when you’re caught up in the frenzy of moving.
Let’s look at a few things that will get you started on the process and ensure that you hire the right people for the job
Do an Online Search for Local Companies Near You
Thanks to Google, we can now find almost any service we want online. But, not all online sources are 100% trustworthy. It’s good to find a few companies and check reviews online as they’ll let you know of any past experiences of customers. If the company offers references, great! You can understand customers’ experiences from them first-hand. But try not to rely only on Google. Which brings us to the next point…
Ask for References From Friends & Family
You can ask friends, family, colleagues, a friend of a friend, a distant aunt, or just about anyone you know to give you references for moving companies that they know or have relied on in the past. If someone you know has had a good experience with a company, find out more about them. Phone them and find out if there’s someone who can come and look at the things that need to be moved, discuss with you, and then give you a quote.
Get Multiple Quotes
Different companies might have different prices based on the number of things that need to be moved, the size of the vehicles they’ll need, the number of people to send, etc. If you live on or are moving to an apartment on the 5th floor, let’s say, then they might charge you extra for the hassle involved. Discuss your situation with the company and get quotes from at least 3-4 of them.
Verify Company Credentials
Hiring movers means placing all your most valuable items in their hands (literally!) and trusting them to do the job. Ensure that you make a sound decision after considering factors other than price, like reliability, experience, reviews, etc. The details of the charges must be mentioned beforehand and agreed upon by both you and the company. Beware of additional charges and extra fees which may go unnoticed but cost you later!
A little bit of research and vigilance on your part will get all your belongings to your new house without worry. That’s it, happy moving!