Moving homes can be really tiring. There are tons of things to do, and usually, most home owners don’t have the time to do all the packing and labeling work. Thankfully, there are professional movers and packers, who can take up the job for a pre-decided price. However, there are plenty of Oshawa moving companies around, and choosing the right one can seem complicated, given that every other service claims to be the best. To make things simple, here are the small steps that need attention.
Ask and get references
If any of your friends and family has moved recently, ask them to refer a few companies in your area. Alternatively, you can check on internet and find a few names with good market value. You can ask the concerned company to give you a few references of clients in your area, which can be crosschecked. Also, you can read reviews and feedback from other clients on their website and other portals.
Check the company details
Movers should be licensed and insured. Basically, if there is any damage to the goods and furniture in the process of moving and transport, you would want to get compensated for the same. The company should offer in-transit insurance, and they should have bonded staff working with them. Many services only hire staff when they need, and any of the mishaps caused to goods by such staff or contractual employees may not be covered by insurance. Since most moving companies Oshawa have their websites, finding details shouldn’t be a hard deal, or you can even call their customer care.
Ask for estimates
It is very important to get an estimate from a mover before moving ahead. Companies send their executives to the client’s home or store, where the goods and other requirements are evaluated. Depending on the amount of goods, furniture and packaging needs, a final quote is decided. Make sure that the quote is a final one and includes all the additional expenses and costs, such as taxes and handling charges. Do not fall for companies that are offering extreme low bids, because the value of the goods is much higher than the discount you get.
If you check with the relevant points in mind, it would hardly take you a day or two to figure out a service. Do take some time out to check the packing work, which may need your input for labeling and handling.