When it comes to hiring a moving company, you’ll sometimes be in a situation where there’s no time to make a meticulously planned-out decision. If you have only a week after classes end or before classes start to pack and move out of your current place, you need to make a choice now. Here’s how you can choose the right movers for your job quickly!
Choose the Right Movers: Know How To Spot A Bad Mover
A good start in choosing a mover is knowing what makes for a bad mover; this way, you’re less likely to fall for a scam. A bad moving company:
- Will ask for a large deposit upfront or ask to be paid in cash
- Doesn’t have any location details on their website
- Doesn’t provide any information about licensing and insurance
- Will give an estimate over the phone or online without doing an on-site inspection
- Doesn’t have their own truck or equipment
Don’t be seduced by the first good offer you come across, even if you’re pressed for time. A bad moving company will take advantage and try to get as much money out of you as possible, or take your money and not show up at all!
What Are The Moving Company’s Reviews Like?
To find out if the movers actually honour their commitment to the services offered, find any online reviews. If people have left ratings and testimonials, give them a quick read; they’re the best way to find out if the company is reliable. Some you might have to take with a grain of salt, but the overall picture the reviews paint of the moving company can be incredibly helpful in making a fast-yet-smart choice.
If you’ve had a great experience with a mover, why not leave a review online yourself? It only takes a minute, and you could be helping people who will be stuck in a similar predicament in the future!
Choose the Right Movers: What Services Do They Offer?
When you need to move in a hurry, the movers that can do the most can be your best choice. Movers that offer comprehensive services, from packing the boxes to loading, transporting, and unloading them again will be a huge help when moving day comes down to the wire.
What Are Their Moving Prices Like?
If you’re a student, budget restrictions can prevent getting the help you need for a fast move. Any reasonable, up-front prices should factor into your decision but look for extra perks. If there’s a discount for someone in your situation, use it!
Be wary of companies that are too cheap, however. This goes back to our first point, but it bears repeating: don’t pay upfront, and don’t pay only in cash. A moving company asking for these things is not reliable and can’t be counted on to even show up, let alone move your things safely and responsibly. Contact us if you have any questions!