When it comes time to move your valuable personal belongings, trusting a company to help or do it for you can be a little daunting. It is sometimes difficult to know how much the project will cost, the quality of the materials that will be used, whom to contact and who will be the people who are hands-on with your goods. But moving on your own is not always an option, and is rarely the best option, even with these unknowns. Instead, proper research in order to find the best solution to each of these concerns can help you to mitigate your worry and find the right company to help.

The following are four solutions to the top problems when hiring a moving company.

  1. Confusing pricing online – Find a company that offers upfront pricing on all of its services. Some companies draw customers in by giving them the lowest price for the materials up front. However, once the servicemen have arrived, the price inflates quickly for add-ons and extras that the customer may not have realized were needed when first choosing the company. But using a service that provides clear, upfront pricing ahead of time can give you the confidence to know that there will be no surprise extra charges to ratchet up the price once the process begins.
  2. Difficulty loading storage containers – Some portable storage containers are built simply to store items, but not to protect them during loading and unloading. To ensure your goods remain intact throughout the move, find a company that uses moving containers with smooth interior walls to not only make loading them easier, but also provide you with a more protective inside, so your belongings stay safe during loading, storage and unloading alike.
  3. Multiple contacts for various services – Having to be in touch with different departments for different services can be overwhelming and eliminate the ease and stress reduction a company is supposed to provide you during this process. Instead, find a company that will set you up with one representative who can help coordinate all of your needs, from start to finish.
  4. Lack of employee experience – The people who are loading your belongings into the moving pods or truck must be educated on proper form and experienced in how to handle delicate items so you can be sure your belongings stay safe. Make sure the company you work with hires experienced and trained professionals to transfer your possessions.

The process of relocating does not have to be a stressful one if done with a company you trust. Be sure to do your due diligence when choosing which firm will help you with your needs. Being trustworthy, up front, honest and experienced are all-important factors when finding your next relocation and container service.