Sometimes, moving house can simply be too much work to handle yourself. Hiring a moving company can be a really helpful way of making things quicker and easier. It can also be disastrous. Moving companies aren’t all reliable, nor are they all as careful with your stuff as they should be. Choosing the right moving company is important, and Affordable Family Storage can help. In this entry in the Affordable Family Storage blog, we’re going to offer some guidance on how to pick the best moving company, so that you can be sure your stuff is safe in transit.
The easiest thing you can do is look up a storage facility online and check out a few of their reviews. See a lot of one-star ratings? See nothing but five stars? Online reviews give you a good idea of how reliable a service is, but it’s important to put some thought into it. Reviews can be exaggerated, especially when they’re negative. Like almost anything you see online, it’s best to take them with a pinch of salt.
You also need to do some research into the different facilities you find in an area, rather than just relying on reviews. A good rule of thumb is to examine the specific services on offer from a moving company. For example, do they offer additional moving supplies? Are their movers professionally trained, and can they supply credentials? Are they flexible about services or contracts? All of these can add up to a great moving service.
The Affordable Family Storage team definitely recommends you get a few estimates before committing to a particular moving service. You might end up finding a better price for a service of the same or better quality if you take some time to shop around and adjust your budget. Watch out for large deposit requirements. This is often a sign of a scam or at least an unreliable moving company.
The Affordable Family Storage team also suggests trying to hire a local company if you’re moving within a certain area. Local business often dedicate themselves to great service because they rely on their reputation. They’re also more likely to negotiate prices or services with you, and you’ll have a local business you can rely on if you’re moving again in the future.
Whether you’re making the move yourself or you’re enlisting the help of a professional moving company, Affordable Family Storage can provide you somewhere to store your stuff in the meantime. Our facilities in Omaha, NE — located on North 90th and L Street — and throughout the Midwest offer a wide range of features. Need climate control? Modern, reliable security? Easy access? We’ve got you covered. Talk to our 24-hour storage rental team and rent your storage unit today.