How to Hire The Right Moving Company?

The YouTube clip about that guy surreptitiously recording on video the moving crew in charge of his piano moving may be more than a year old by now. But it has served as one of the most concrete pieces of evidence of how hiring the wrong moving company to box your valuables can lead to broken heirloom items, especially valuable and expensive items such as pianos.  So using a said example, how can you tell that you’re hiring the right moving company?

  • They knew what the word “fragile” means.

It would sound a little racist sometimes to demand workers to know basic English. But what if basic English learned does not include the word “fragile”? Would they have the common sense to know that certain items in boxes bearing that label needed extra care and proper handling? If you have participated or at least helped in a moving effort, you will not even dare drop a box carrying personal valuables out of fear of breaking anything in it. What more if it’s labeled “fragile”? So as long as that word is understood in its naked definition, then a moving company can get a task this basic.

  • They have men in the trailer itself.

A typical truck in a moving company would have at least 2 men on board – the driver and that guy in the trailer ready to help you carry the bigger boxes. Some moving companies such as this team in Chula Vista: www.affordablemoverschulavista.com have at least one man in the trailer itself to keep an eye on the boxes, making sure that they are arranged close enough to each other without risk of getting smashed into one another. This brings this article immediately to the next point.

  • They have items ready to wrap the fragile items before putting them in boxes.

The ideal moving company has a ready stash of bubble wrap, blankets and other forms of box filler ready to take the brunt of the movement boxes go through when placed side by side in the trailer. Sometimes, it’s just cloth basic enough to wrap the breakables like figurines, dishes and other pieces of family heirlooms in a layered way. The layer is thick enough to absorb the pressure or impact that a box might receive mid-transit and avoid any cracks to form on the surface of the breakable item.

  • They knew basic steps in dismantling or assembling the bigger items needed to be moved.

There is a reason why some families or enterprises would prefer a moving company trained in basic assembly. There are moving companies blunt enough to admit that they have a crew on the team that earned certification from Ikea. That level of assembling skills earned mean that they knew what to do with the bed if it needed to be dismantled first before putting the spare parts in the big box. They will know as well how to put the thing back together upon reaching the bedroom in the new home.

Moving out should not be stressful. But planning ahead is best started by picking the right moving company to hire. Most movers have the right quotation for you to check out to avoid getting shocked with hidden charges simply because you lost track of the number of boxes and layers of bubble wrap used in packing stuff. All that is left for you to do then is to enjoy the journey.

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