Packing your stuff and moving to a new place is stressful (and expensive) enough, but what do you do if you don’t have the time to do it yourself? You can contact an affordable moving company to do the heavy lifting for you! There are a lot of moving companies out there and some of them want an arm and a leg just to move your belongings to your new abode.
Tips to find an affordable moving company this year
Here are a few ways you can find an affordable moving company to help you move in 2022.
Figure out what you need
In order to find an affordable moving company that can do exactly what you want, you first need to know what services and products you need. Some moving companies offer moving materials (boxes, tape, etc.) that you can pick up and start packing yourself. Some moving companies will come to your house and pack for you – some will even unpack!
Take your time vetting companies
Before you hire the cheapest company you find when you do a Google search, take your time to vet the company before hiring. Cheapest doesn’t necessarily mean that they’re going to do the bare minimum or treat your belongings disrespectfully. But, on the flip side, expensive companies don’t mean you’re going to get the best service.
Take your time reading reviews from previous customers. Look up the company on BBB.org and take note of how long the company has been in business if they have negative marks and how they remedied the complaints (or if they even addressed them).
Weeding out the phonies to find the pros
Finding a moving company that you can depend on and offer great service might seem tricky, especially when you’re wading through pages of results when searching online. However, you can hone in on the less-than-professional companies from the real deal.
- A reputable company won’t ask for payment upfront before moving.
- Professional movers will have the equipment and accessories necessary for moving.
- A legit company will have updated business profiles on social media networks.
- Employees of the company are friendly yet still professional.
- The company will give you their license number from the FMCSA without hesitation.
You’ve read the online reviews and you may have even talked to an employee at the company, but have you asked someone you know personally if they have any recommendations? If you don’t know anyone personally who has used a moving company recently, try local social media groups. Someone is bound to have a recommendation or two. You might even receive a few recommendations from your real estate agent if you ask!
Hiring an affordable moving company doesn’t have to start your relocation adventure on a sour note. With a little bit of research, patience, and planning, you can find the best company that offers the services you need, at a price you can afford!