Published on July 30th, 2014 | by webmaster


Choosing Movers Has Never Been An Easy Task – Tips To Getting It Right

Moving from one side of town to another or from one end of the country to another is not an easy task, but you can make it bearable by choosing a professional mover.

Regardless of your reason for moving, your choice of the mover is likely to determine how fast you will settle down and get to business, as opposed to dealing with damages, insurance claims and loss or theft of our property.

Here is how to choose a mover who will not disappoint:

1. Licensing is not debatable

Before hiring a moving company, make sure that it has the relevant licence to be in that business, like movers Singapore. A license is an assurance that the company has fulfilled all the expected relevant legal requirements, which means that the business will conform to a particular standard of service delivery.

It is in your best interest to confirm the business’ licensing claims, through government and independent sources.


2. Verify the mover’s references

Do not go for a moving company that has no moving experience, since you do not want to be anyone’s guinea pig. Most companies will be willing to list down a few clients they have worked for, and you can use the list to understand just how well they did the move, and what challenges to expect.

It is highly likely that you will get the same services as those of the previous client they moved. Call as many of their previous clients as possible, just to make sure that the claims are legitimate.


3. Know the total cost of moving

Discuss all the details involved in the move and make sure to get a written quote of the total cost. Having the cost in writing will prevent you from paying more than is required.

This is a great way of deciding between moving companies, since if all the companies you are planning to engage meet the same requirements; you can opt for the most affordable one.


4. Does the company have insurance?

You need to verify the type of insurance a moving company has so that you can decide whether to get your own or let them deal with everything.

Moving companies usually offer their clients the options of getting insurance on behalf of their clients, which makes the move more expensive, or letting the clients look for their own insurance. Insuring your property is invaluable, though you will discover its greatest benefit if anything goes wrong during the move.


5. Ask anything and everything

Do not hire a company before you get the answers to all your questions since the more you know, the easier it is to make a decision. Find out how the company hires its employees, and whether it does a background check on them.

Find out if the company subcontracts some of its services to another company, and if so, which companies it subcontracts to, and also find out if they can work with your dates and if you want to make a last minute change how they will react to it.

About the Author


Devlin Duldulao is an SEO consultant, web designer, conversion specialist and the co-founder of Outsource SEO Philippines. He's also the co-founder of a volunteer group called Education for Aetas.

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