Why pay attention to hiring movers? You’ve spent days and weeks choosing your next home. You’ve spent years building your home contents, so it only makes sense for you to choose your mover carefully. After all, hiring the right house movers is just as important as finding the perfect home. Luckily for you, in Melbourne, you can choose from over 50 house moving companies according to your budget, location and the size of the move.
Hiring movers: Why choose a professional moving company
Finding movers and hiring them is not the no. 1 option for everyone; obviously, the most affordable option “can be” to do it yourself. This is a great option if you have the time, manpower, equipment and some experience. If you are like most of the population out there, you have other commitments and do not have one or more of the resources mentioned above, and you are already aware that moving things on your own without the aforementioned resources can easily turn into a catastrophic and costly decision. That is why you’re here, reading this article to hire the best and professional house movers. So read on to get some tips on how to hire movers for your next moving.
Hiring movers requires care as the people you hire are going to be walking in and out of your new and old homes and will handle your possessions. Therefore it’s important to find movers with experience, resources, protective materials and insurance to give you peace of mind, over your neighbour who will take no responsibility for your fridge that you bought half a year ago. Thus, trust is the no. 1 thing to consider when hiring movers.
Tips for choosing the right house movers
Considering word of mouth when hiring movers
Ask the people around you. If you’re like me, I won’t recommend any product or services to people that I know, unless I was extremely happy. People, whether they are your friends or colleagues, are unlikely to recommend services which fell below their expectations. And I’m sure you’ll find people who hired movers recently and were happy with their services.
These referrals are not a part of a marketing campaign and reflect on the experience and the service very closely, giving you an idea of what to expect (if a mover was running late without notice for your friend’s move, then you would expect a similar experience). If you find it difficult to find a suitable referral, then it’s now time to put some elbow grease into things, doing research the good old way!
Create a shortlist of movers: Start by creating a shortlist of movers, ideally based on geographic location to avoid travel time, call-out fees and etc. Think of this process as a manager hiring for a position, going through resumes, closely considering availability and location. We always recommend hiring a local removalist. They know the area and also can save you significant $$. If you’re considering Easy Peasy Removals, our head office is in Ormond and covers all the adjunct suburbs, while our three depots are in Sandringham (taking care of the Bayside moving jobs), St Kilda (mostly apartment and office moving) and Melbourne CBD.
Finding movers: Do the research
If you can’t get a trustworthy recommendation, do your own research of house moving companies to hire. We recommend that you use:
- Google search that will help you find house movers that specialise in your area. Ideally, you want to add just local moving companies to your shortlist. As we already suggested, choosing someone local is always beneficial but with moving companies, this rule is even more important. Proceeding with hiring local movers will save you dozens or even hundreds of dollars. All movers will need to get to your pick up location from their depots so hiring local movers will mean that they won’t need to charge you a depot, fuel or travel fee. You need to confirm this with them, of course.
- Online reviews: Once you have a shortlist of house movers, it’s time to check their reference, in the form of online reviews and comments. A quick Google search is the easiest way to find out more about the company. Before I go any further, I want to warn you about fake and misleading reviews. There are PLENTY of these out there, and we’re preparing an article which will help you tell fake reviews aside from genuine ones.
- Make an enquiryy: Once the shortlist and reference check is complete, it’s time to give the movers a call. Ensure to ask if there are any additional fees besides the basic hourly rate. This will help you reduce the size of the shortlist. Also, check to see if their online price is up to date. You can also decide to send the movers a message via a form on their website. See how they respond to an enquiry. Movers who respond promptly are usually the ones who have the same approach to work. You want to hire movers who are responsive and flexible. From the communication with movers on your shortlist, you’ll get a sense of how they respond, whether they answer all your questions and whether you’ll feel comfortable to trust them with your moving job.
Hire a mover
Once you’ve decided on the right ones, book these movers for your moving job to make sure that they are available and will be in your pick up location when you need them to.
Easy Peasy Removals will help you with house moving
Moving experience can become a positive and painless experience if you have the right professionals by your side. Give us a call, to guide you through all the processes and answer all the questions you may have about hiring a mover and your moving job.