5 Tips to Select Good Packers and Movers

Jun 12, 2017
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Selecting a team of good packers and movers is a big question. Since shifting home is an infrequent activity, the knowledge needed in this regard seems more like an obscure solution to a tough mathematics problem. However, this is not the case. Here are the simple ways to understand whether the people you want to select are good.

Your Convenience

The first sign that should be evident is how convenient it is for you. From the start, do you have to wait for a surveyor for your estimate or can you do it yourself using technology like apps. If you try to connect to them over the phone, how quick is their response time? At this point, you can estimate if you will have a smooth move or if you will face issues throughout.

Knowledge of the Packers and Movers

The second obvious sign is the knowledge of your prospective vendor. This can be estimated very easily even if you do not know anything of this industry. When they ask you about your items, do they ask for details? This includes nuances like is your bed a king size or queen size? Or, is your fridge a two-door or single? If single-door, is it above 300 liters? Do they check if the access road to your home is wide or narrow? If you hear questions like this, you can be assured that they are professionals who know what they are doing.

Packing Material Quality

Before you actually commit to the packers and movers in question, inquire about their packing material. Ask them what will they use to protect your wooden wardrobe and your crockery? If the answers to such questions is an offhand one like a simple wrap with newspapers as cushions, you may want to back out. A professional team will know how each item is differently packed and how to avoid breaking them. They will use items like bubble wraps, crates, good quality cartons etc.

Additional Protection

Good packers and movers will always offer an option for insurance. This seems like an added cost initially, especially when you have taken care in the packing quality. What you must always remember, however, is that there is always a slight chance of things not going smoothly. You don’t want to end up arguing if there is a damage. Most insurance companies will work only with those teams who don’t have to make a lot of claims. Hence, it is a very good sign if your prospective choice offers you this option.

Your belongings are dear to you; hence every care is needed when you select the team who will handle them from one place to another. With the details mentioned above, it is possible to arrive at a set of few good movers and packers who can take good care of your valuables.

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