How to Find the Best Mover
Moving can be a headache, especially if you do it alone. Not only do you have to worry about packing up all your belongings and getting them from point A to point B safely, but you also have to worry about the cost and time it will take. That’s where professional movers come in. They can take care of everything for you, from packing your belongings to loading them into the truck and driving them to your new home or office space.
But it’s not to say all moving companies and professional movers are the same. I’m sure you’ve heard the horror stories about moving companies holding their customer’s belongings hostage or overcharging them for services. That’s why it’s essential to do your research before hiring a mover, and here are five tips to help you find the best mover for your needs.
The first tip is to ask for recommendations from family, coworkers, and friends who have recently moved. They will be able to tell you about their experiences, both good and bad, with different moving companies. If you have any specific concerns or needs, ask them in case they have insight. Someone you know should be honest and keep it 100% real with you, so trust and consider their feedback while trying to find the best mover.
Be mindful that some moving companies have a specialty or a specific niche they focus on. So if you are moving into a new house and have a grand piano among your belongings, you may want to consider working with a moving company that specializes in moving pianos. Or maybe you are moving many smaller items, and it’s not much about the weight. Well, maybe you don’t need a bunch of bodybuilders but movers who are more focused on cardio and can work continuously for multiple hours. So be sure to ask the mover or moving company questions relevant to your specific needs.
Another great way to find a mover is to search online and dive into their website. These days, you can easily read customer reviews and compare pricing from the comfort of your own home. View the moving companies website to get an idea of who the movers are and what they’re all about. The ABOUT and Review/ Testimonial pages usually help to give pretty good insight to help you learn more about the movers you will be working with. After all, these movers will be handling your most precious belongings.
Customer reviews on external sites and platforms. Unfortunately, some moving companies mislead customers by overcharging or doing fake reviews. Well, instead of only relying on the moving company’s words, you should look at reviews that aren’t on their website. Google business reviews, yelp reviews, or even platforms like TaskRabbit help validate customers and reviews making it easier to find the best mover.
Lastly, and possibly most important, is finding an insured mover! Even the best might slip up and have accidents once or twice in a lifetime. Of course, that one accident could happen during your move, so you want to ensure you are working with an insured mover or moving company. Getting help to find the best mover includes protecting your belongings which means having insurance.
Bonus Tip to Find The Best Mover
I mentioned TaskRabbit in tip #4, but I thought this would be a great place to give them a bit more attention. TaskRabbit is one of the best apps for getting moving help. Whether you are here in Boston, California, Florida, or New York, Taskrabbit helps connect “taskers” with customers who need moving help. Technically, taskers aren’t always legit movers with experience, but some have moving experience while others have only done moving jobs through TaskRabbit. Either way, you can likely find someone to help with most of your basic moving needs.
Now that you understand how to find the best mover for your needs, it’s time to get moving. Literally! View our reviews to hear what our customers say and feel confident in choosing us as your mover. We’ll provide an efficient and smooth move for you and your family or business.