How Do I Pick a Moving Company?
If you have a move coming up, you’ll have a lot of qualified moving companies to choose from, especially in the San Francisco Bay Area. So how do you choose the best one? Many moving companies will have good reviews, fair prices, and experienced staff. The key to choosing the best moving company is finding the one that offers extras, like moving boxes, moving supplies, experience in specialized moves, and a quality fleet of moving vans and vehicles.
Rentable Plastic Moving Boxes
It’s time-consuming trying to organize all of the things you need for your move from different sources. To save time and money, choose a moving company that can either provide moving boxes or is connected to a service that does. It’s even better if the moving company provides or connects you to a service like Boxbee that uses rentable plastic moving boxes. These types of moving boxes are environmentally friendly and can be delivered and picked up. That way you don’t need to worry about breaking boxes down and recycling them. Boxbee will even clean the boxes for you when you’re done using them!
Beware of any moving company that wants you to supply your own moving dollies, moving straps, or other key essentials required for a move. The best moving companies will provide these items. Or at the very least they can connect you to a service that provides moving supplies at reasonable costs. Some moving suppliers are expected to be procured by the client, such as bubble wrap and packing paper. But a good moving company will have excellent leads on where to find these items at great prices.
Experience in Specialized Moves
Some moves require special knowledge. Would you trust your 200-gallon saltwater fish tank to just any old mover? Choose a moving company that has experience moving technical equipment, sensitive materials, and fragile items. An easy way to find out if a moving company has a quality experience is to check their reviews and references.
Quality Moving Vehicles
A good moving company should have a fleet of current moving vehicles. After all, the last thing you want to deal with during your moving process is a moving van breaking down and your belongings splayed all over the highway. Believe it or not, this happens. Choose a moving company that has a fleet of moving vans or trucks, an experienced staff that is trained to drive moving vehicles, and that includes GPS-tracked vehicles.
In addition to the qualities listed above, a good moving company will be able to provide proof of insurance and compliance with laws, an excellent track record, and friendly, supportive customer service.
Do you have an upcoming move in the San Francisco Bay Area? Let us know how Boxbbee can help!