What makes a good moving company?
If you’ve never hired a professional moving company before, then chances are you have no idea where to begin looking when you need to hire a moving company for your long distance move. Moving locally is one thing, but moving long distances presents challenges and difficulties that are often unforeseen or overlooked by movers. It’s important to find a moving company that is not only reliable and trustworthy, but who is accommodating and helpful to you personally.
One of the best ways to determine whether a moving company is good at their job or not is to ask others who have used their services before. However, keep an open mind and make informed decisions based on your own experiences—what is best for you may not be what’s best for others. In this article, we’ll go over what you should look for specifically in a long distance moving company and how you can make your long distance move as simple and smooth as possible.
What to look for in a long distance moving company
It’s true—all good moving companies have a few things in common besides just excellent customer service. Here’s a short list of some of the qualities you should look for in a long distance moving company in particular:
Years of experience and expertise
You don’t want to be the guinea pig for a new moving company that hasn’t yet established themselves in your area. Find a moving company with extensive experience and expertise so that they can help you, not the other way around!
Licensure and insurance
The company should be sure to let customers know they are registered and licensed with FMCSA to move long distances and to out-of-state locations. They should also present you with the insurance options they make available to clients so they can further protect valuables during transit.
Reliable, consistent pricing
The company of your choice should set consistent, reliable prices for clients, where they have a basic foundation for charging clients that is fair and reasonable. By comparing the company’s pricing to other companies in the area, you can be sure you’re getting the best, most honest deal possible—but remember, just because it’s the cheapest doesn’t make it the best!
As we mentioned before, it’s important to hire a moving company that has an excellent reputation in the community. To get an idea of how pleased customers are with their services, you can look at their online reviews, or you can even ask the company for a list of professional references.
How else you can ensure your long distance move goes smoothly
It’s important to know what to look for in a long distance moving company, but they won’t be able to control everything for you, so it’s also important to know what you can do to help your move go as smoothly as possible. Here are a few things to keep in mind when preparing for your long distance move:
• Stay organized – make lists and stick to them!
• Pack ahead of time – don’t wait until the last minute to start packing—you’ll regret it!
• Plan ahead – try to plan as much ahead as possible; it will save you time, energy, and money in the long run.
• Become familiar with the area – moving to a far away location might seem fun to begin with, but it can become overwhelming and isolating if you’re not familiar with the area. Scope it out to feel more comfortable and familiar.
• Save up some cash – there are plenty of unforeseen expenses that come up during any move, let along a long distance one. Save up some extra cash and be prepared.
How we can help you
Watford Moving & Storage has helped countless movers in the Santa Clarita and Los Angeles County areas in California pull off long distance moves smoothly and efficiently. With over two decades of experience and expertise, our staff makes sure to take all the necessary precautions and preparations for each long distance move we conduct. If you’re planning a long distance move and would like a free quote from us, please look over our website to learn more about our company or contact us directly. We look forward to making your long distance move a success.