New Spaces: Hiring People Who Can Move It

RelocationMoving your stuff from your old home to your new one? Hauling all your goods is a serious business, and it pays to get the right guys to do it. Here’s how to find The One.

Call 10 pick 1

Ask for referrals. It is always best to ask around before you pick a moving company. Ask about their previous clients or read their website for feedback. Ask for recommendations from colleagues and friends. If you’ve bought a new home somewhere, you can even ask your real estate agent. Turn the internet into your new best friend. Call and interview the ones that catch your attention before you pick one.

What are You Moving?

The type of service you need depends entirely on what you’re moving. Are you moving your entire house or just the contents? Perhaps you’re looking to for some cheap rubbish removal from your backyard or garage? You don’t have to know exactly how heavy your things are or how much space it’ll take. A good moving company will take a look at the goods before they give you a quote. The cost for moving will depend on the weight of the cargo; so if you get one that’s quoting you a price based on volume, you might have a problematic mover.

Secure Your Stuff

Make sure you have a company that insures their loads. However, it is unlikely that their insurance will cover the entire value of the cargo. Most will only insure up to a certain amount per pound or kilo, and it is up to you to get further insurance on your goods.

It’s Not Just About the Cost

Some companies charge by the pound and ask extra for further service like insurance. Others include this extra service in their fee structure. Make sure you find out what you’re paying for so there aren’t any nasty surprises at the end of the day. After all, moving is stressful enough; try to reduce this stress by making sure everything arrives safely.