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 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.
Why choose a professional moving company
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 movers.
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 over your fridge that you bought half a year ago.
Tips to choose the right movers
Word of mouth
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. 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.
Do the research
- Online reviews: Once you have a shortlist of 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 I’ve made an article which will help you tell fake reviews aside from genuine ones TBA.
- Call them: Once the shortlist and reference check is complete, it’s time to give them 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.
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.