Three Things to Look For in the Best NJ Moving Companies
Starting a new life and a new home in New Jersey (NJ) can be exhausting. With so many wonderful places to live, and move from, the task of moving can seem daunting. In addition, there are so many options of movers and moving solutions in order to help you get all of your stuff from point A to point B.
In some cases, many families and couple will try to move on their own. The risk of belonging getting lost or broken during this transition is amplified when you don’t have the skills to properly pack and safely transport valuable items such as furniture and breakables. In order to avoid this, you’re going to want to hire a local NJ moving company.
So where do you start? After packing up all your stuff and after you have a full grasp on exactly what furniture and large pieces you are bringing with you – you want to contact a moving company.
Finding the right moving company can be difficult. You’re on a budget, and most NJ moving companies will price your move a little differently based on labor, amount of objects to be moved and distance. The trick is to find the right company to fit your budget and your needs.
When you start looking for a moving company, there are a few things you need to keep in mind to be sure that the moving company is question is reputable and will be the right fit for you. When selecting a mover, look for these three tell-tale signs of a good mover:
The Estimate: You Have to See What You’re Going to Move
Sometimes you’ll get a mover on the phone who will try to give you a remote estimate. This is a red flag. How can a mover tell how much it’s going to cost without actually looking at all of the object to be moved? Reputable movers do not give pricing over the phone.
A reputable mover will come to your home, take an assessment of your belongings in a walk-through and give you the best estimate he can for the movement of your belongings. Be sure to schedule appointments with several NJ moving companies to compare multiple estimates.
Keep in mind that the lowest estimate doesn’t always mean the best. Check the Better Business Bureau and the American Moving and Storage Association for confirmation that the company is credible.
Credibility: Licensing and Insurance
Being a registered moving company requires proper documentation, licensing and insurance. Check with the American Moving and Storage Association to ensure that the moving company in question is registered with the correct documentation.
Double check to make sure that your mover is properly licensed. This will offer you more protection for yourself and your belongings during the moving process.
Attitude: Positivity and Catering to Your Needs
A great mover will approach you with a positive attitude and a willingness to cater to your needs during your move. They will recognize that these are all your personal belongings in the world and will approach you with a reassurance that each item will be treated with care in the moving process so that you can begin to build your new home.
Often times, you hear horror stories of valuable objects getting broken during a move. Make sure you communicate which items are the most valuable to you. Pending any outlying disasters, the right mover will make sure all of your belongings make it safely to your new home.
Meelheims Transfer & Storage, Inc. is a family moving, transfer and storage company based in South Toms River, NJ. For more information on how we can assist you in your move, contact us.