How to Choose a Moving Company

Moving is a complicated process with a lot of different jobs to do. You have to pack up all your things, figure out how to get them to the new place, and make sure everything gets there safely.

Moving can be stressful, hard to plan, and even dangerous if you're not careful. This is especially true if it's your first time moving or if you have a lot of things to move. The moving company you pick can be the most important factor in how well your move goes.

As you start to plan your move, you have to decide on a lot of things. Choosing a moving company is one of the most important ones. It may seem like all movers do the same thing, which is to put your things in a truck and drive them to your new home.

Each moving company has its own rules, fees, and ways of doing things. Different movers offer different kinds of services, like helping you pack or letting you store your things. You want to find a reliable mover who fits your needs, so we made a list of things to look for in a moving company and questions to ask before hiring one.

1. Do Your Homework On The Company

As the old saying goes, "Don't judge a book by its cover." When choosing a moving company, it's the same story. Spend some time finding out what options are out there and what prices you can afford.

A good rule of thumb is to look for quotes online and then call the companies to narrow down your choices. If a mover's website doesn't have the information you need, or has extra fees that they didn't tell you about over the phone, it's time to look elsewhere.

Consider the size of your home and how much stuff you'll be moving with you to figure out what kind of truck you'll need. Also, ask around to see if anyone you know can suggest good movers in your area.

2. Make sure you know what you need moving

Does the business offer packing supplies? Do they need to know about valuables or things that are easily broken? Does the company offer other things, like cleaning carpets, or excess waste removal?

Before you sign a contract, make sure all your questions are answered. That way, you won't have to worry about anything on moving day. Once the movers get there, it may not be possible to add more services or change their schedule at the last minute.

3. Do some checks on the removal company

Know who you're dealing with. This is the most important step. Check out what other customers have said about them and what they say about themselves on their website. You can check out references and recommendations from any reputable company.

Check out the company's website and read reviews from customers, but don't just rely on one source. Do a general search to find out what other people say about the business. Make sure to read comments and reviews on different sites, like the company's Facebook page, to get a good idea of what people are saying.

4. Get multiple quotes

Most moving companies are always happy to give you a quick, rough estimate of how much it will cost to move. Get as many estimates as you can from different moving companies and compare the services, extra costs, and hidden prices. Make sure that every quote is based on the same information so that you aren't comparing apples and oranges.

Some moving companies will only tell you how much it will cost to move your things, not how much it will cost to take apart furniture, hook up appliances, or give you packing materials. This can add a lot to your bill at the end of your move, so make sure you talk to your salesperson about all fees right away. He or she should be able to give you an accurate estimate of all the costs of your move.

5. Get insurance for the move

It's best to get your move insured so you are covered for damage and loss. You can choose from a variety of types of moving insurance.

As part of their moving services, many moving companies also offer insurance for people who are moving. If they don't, you should get your own insurance policy so you know what's covered if something goes wrong during the move.

6. Check if the company is licenses

You can easily find out if the company you want to hire is licenced to do the job. You can ask to see the company's registration and licence and check it on the BAR website.

All businesses in the UK need to be registered with BAR. BAR is the trade association for removal and storage services in the UK. It represents and promotes more than 450 UK removals companies (1,000+ branches) as well as over 250 International Associates worldwide. This will give you the peace of mind you need to hire those movers.

Simply Removals is a good choice if you're looking for a reliable moving company in the UK with a lot of experience moving people all over the country.

We have helped people and businesses move across the country safely for years. We handle every move with ease, relieving you of the heavy stress that comes with moving.