Even if you’re super organised, moving is stressful. Hiring a moving company makes it a little easier, but finding reliable movers is a whole job itself. Otherwise, you’re in for added headaches, broken furniture, maybe even paying more than you expected.
Here’s what to look for to make sure you pick the right company to help you move.
First of all, start evaluating moving companies about a month in advance of your move date so that you have time to compare your options. When it comes to vetting a company, don’t just rely on recommendations from friends and family, look up companies on Yelp or on their Facebook page.
You can even look for company reviews on my moving rentals, a site for reviewing moving companies in Australia.
You should also get quotes from multiple companies, which should include details on the services they’re offering (Are they bringing a truck? Padding? Dollies?) in addition to how much it will cost you. Apps, like Moving 101, make comparing your options side-by-side easier.
Whatever company you pick, get a written account of the price they promised you and any fine print so that you’re armed to push back if they try to charge you more after they have already started moving your stuff, or if they try to keep your stuff as collateral.