Moving is in no way easy, and as such should never be underestimated. The biggest moving mishaps and bad experiences were the by-products of people taking this venture lightly. Don’t be one of those people. Understand how heavy and difficult this process might be, and by doing so you will approach it with the right attitude. People usually think that watching a few online tutorials makes them experienced and professional local movers in New Jersey. It doesn’t. And it most likely won’t. So the best thing you can do is seek professional assistance, namely movers in Westwood NJ.
Moving professionals such as those movers in Westwood NJ will be able to turn your move into a very seamless adventure. With their guidance and assistance, you are removing most (if not all) of the risk that is connected to moving. So heed our advice, don’t try to do it on your own. Even though it seems that you might save a few bucks by doing it yourself, in the long run, you are risking the loss of much more. For some things in life, you should just play it safe. Moving is one of those things.
Finding movers in Westwood NJ
Hiring movers take skill as well. It is not as simple as picking up the phone and calling the closest ones, or the first ones in the phonebook. It is a process and this process has certain steps that we would advise you to follow. By following these steps you are attempting to achieve two things:
- Finding reliable and competent movers in Westwood NJ
- Finding affordable movers in Westwood NJ
These are the two most important criteria you will base your search on. You want cheap movers and you want reliable movers. This is where the most conflicts occur. Should you settle for cheaper ones that will not have the best service you can find, or should you settle for the pricy ones that will finish everything like pros?
What if we told you that you can get a moving company that is both? Here are a few things you could do to achieve this.
Start looking for moving companies on time
The worst thing you can do to yourself is procrastinating when looking for a moving company. Why? Because you will be under high pressure since the clock is ticking. This will limit your buying power due to the availability of the moving companies in the market.
If you start on time not only will you have a much wider array of choices, you also might snatch some ‘on time’ discounts. What are these discounts? There is a very interesting thing moving companies do and this is called ‘job planning’. Every company in the world, including moving companies, wishes to have worked throughout the entire year. They achieve this by job planning, by giving discounts to those who wish to book a moving day several months ahead of time.
So if you are booking August, and it’s currently May, you are almost certain to land a discount. This is a win-win. You get a discount and they get certainty that they will have work in August (if by any chance it becomes slow and they have no other clients).
Have a selection of at least a few companies
When you are looking for movers in Westwood NJ make sure you don’t stick to only one potential choice. Since you listened to our first advice, you have enough of time to have 3 or even 4 companies in consideration. Take your sweet time interviewing all of them and make sure all of them visited the site of the move. Only if they visit the site of the move will they be able to give competent estimations.
Now when you have 4 different estimations, and 4 different rates your buying power increases. You get to choose the most affordable rates and the best conditions under which the move will take place. Again, none of this would be possible if you didn’t have enough time.
Consult the web
Now it is almost absurd not to have access to the Internet. And if you by an off chance remain in the dark, ask some of the teenagers around you for assistance. It is virtually impossible to be a bad moving company without leaving some sort of a digital fingerprint online.
People are usually extremely vocal about any bad experience they might have had. This is why any past customer that has had a bad moving experience with a given company will make sure to let everyone else know. This includes you. This might save you a world of trouble. By reading some bad reviews a moving company might have will most definitely help you not to hire the wrong ones.
On a more positive note, you might find some impeccable reviews of other companies. This might help you fill up the roster of the 3 or 4 potential candidates.
Protect yourself from frauds
Given that the moving industry has grown quite a bit it is easy to realize that the amount of NJ moving scams has grown just as much. We would really like to protect you from all of them, but sadly there is just too many out there. However, we can give you a few pieces of advice as to which ones you can certainly avoid.
- Kidnapers – those movers that ‘steal’ your stuff and keep it hostage until you pay the ransom.
- Deposit, please – those that seek a deposit for the move and then end up never showing up for the move.
- Ooops, all of our trucks are taken – movers that will tell you this on the morning of the move, forcing you to pay extra in order to receive their help on the agreed upon date.
If you know what they do, you have a fighting chance. Keep an eye out for these most common frauds.
For everything else, feel free to consult NJ moving services. Good luck!