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Trusting A Moving Company

Trusting a moving company is very important. There is something weird about a bunch of people coming to your house that you have never met before and moving everything of yours. It can cause some stress but there are ways to check if moving services are legitimate and trustworthy. Here are a couple pointers and tips to check out if you can trust your movers.

Certifications

When looking at a company, what certifications do they have? They need to be a member of AMSA which stands for “American Moving and Storage Association.” Being a member of AMSA you are considered what is called a Pro Mover. Being a Pro Mover means they have agreed to meet the high standards that they have put out as a bar to be set across the world of movers. Check out their code of ethics to find some comfort in how a certified Peterborough Mover would serve you during your move.

Besides being a member of AMSA there are other certifications that can be state or city regulations for moving. Make sure that your mover is certified. The more they are certified by professionals or even government means that your stuff is safe and it will be a trustworthy move.

Reviews

There are a bunch of websites that review businesses and rate the service of each company. Check these websites out! They give you a great idea what you are signing up for. Make sure you read each of the reviews for yourself because you can discern the sincerity of each review. This is where people vocalize their specific concerns so that other people interested in similar service get the services they are paying for. Be attentive to the basic gist of what people are saying because you will usually get a few outliers in each review.

Word of Mouth

Find friends and family that have used moving services before and get their recommendation. This way you have firsthand accounts of people who had an encounter with the moving companies and give you personal feedback. Also it gives you the ability to ask any possible questions that you might have about the company. This is one of the most beneficial ways to find out about the moving company and to get a well-rounded view from another customer. You won’t trust anyone more than your friends and family, so get their opinions on the movers that you are thinking about.

How to Choose Between Moving Companies

Moving and can’t decide which moving company you want to use? There are a lot of moving services and plenty of people who want a good moving experience. We have all heard horror stories about bad moving services and everyone is anxious about the moving process. Don’t be stressed when you move. Hire a local moving service. Here is how you should pick one:

Trust

You want to trust these guys as they move your house. You don’t want any chance of your belongings being stolen and you don’t want any of your furniture to be hurt in the process. Ask around and make sure you find a company that has some level of excellence in their work. Also make sure to check their reviews online and that there isn’t anything about stolen items during a home move or an office move. At the end of the day you want to trust the people moving your belongings.

Expenses

When it comes to moving you get what you pay for. I am one who will always go the cheap route but in terms of moving your home, you should hire a mover. They move, that’s what they do so you can expect when you pay good money that they will do a good job. Look on commerce review sites to check and compare. Compare the services they offer with their move to the price you will pay. Don’t be afraid to spend money!

Speed

Especially if they charge you by the hour, are they fast? Do they work in quick manner? No one wants to prolong the moving process. Are they able to come in and out of your house in quick and orderly way to get your furniture to the other location? Make sure that these questions are answered when picking a moving company.

Services

Service is everything. Every moving company offers different services. This is very important because some very nice moving companies will offer services free of charge. These are the companies that know what they are doing. They will probably offer you boxes, protective coverings, tape, etc. which is helpful for a move.

Recognized

It’s always safer to go with someone who is well known. A company that is established all over the country has probably done something right along the way and can be trusted. There are several franchise moving companies that are well known and very well respected as movers you can trust. Big companies have big expectations for their employees and don’t allow poor quality. This usually results in good service, a good cost and a happy person at the end of the day.

Secret Moving Tips – Packing Protection

These are some secret moving tips on protecting anything that you are moving. As I said before here are some tips that are simple ways to help you relocate. I’ll continue to encourage some little household things that YOU can do to make this go as smooth as possible. Read these simple tips that will help you protect your furniture, appliances and anything packed in a box.

Innovate and Create Protection

So people aren’t out-of-the-box type thinkers what I mean by that is that they end up packing things they could use during a move and they pack them up in boxes. This is where you get to be creative and innovative thinkers. All those teamwork games you played in school when you were young now are coming into play. This is your chance to be the problem solver you always knew you could be!

Things like old sheets that you were about to pack, don’t! Use them to cover furniture or decorations. Use old clothes to cover or wrap things for protection. If you have a bunch of stuff that you are giving away before you move or throwing out be sure to go through it and see if it can be of any benefit. This takes away from the heaviness of boxes and adds protection. This is another often overlooked yet simple step you can take when moving.

Yes, Buying…

I am always a big fan of doing things the cheap way but when it comes to protection of important material I am going to side with the professionals. There are actual protective packaging supplies out there that are specially designed for protecting your items so that your items will endure the move. Good moving companies will be able to supply you with GREAT packing material. There is protective wrapping and tissue material that is very durable that comes pretty cheap. Also, encourage the gripped cushioning. Some of the best moving companies will give you all your moving supplies free of charge if you are moving their moving service which can save you a bunch of money.

No Used Boxes!

This is one of the best pieces of advice for you in your move, don’t use used boxes. Please, get new boxes and I encourage “moving boxes”. I have heard too many horror stories on how people were using old boxes and they broke on the handle and all their dishes broke. Also that their boxes got a little wet and completely fell apart because they weren’t durable but “it seemed cost efficient”. Moving boxes are durable, meant to withhold large amounts of weight and designed to protect whatever is inside. Good moving companies give you their moving boxes free of charge when you use their service.

Do Yourself a Favor

Please, do yourself a favor and use a moving company. It will also benefit your back down the road. Plus, your stress levels won’t be so heightened if you are doing everything. Over 70% of sickness/doctors visits are stressed related illness. Get a Mover, do it for your body.

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