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How to hire one of the top moving services

Moving is a bittersweet experience.

On one hand, there’s the excitement of a new house or apartment, the new neighborhood to explore and the new neighbors to meet. On the other hand, there’s the monotony of packing, the tedium of organizing a new space and the potential for furniture scratches and dings.

Yes, moving is bittersweet. But there is a way to make it less bitter and more sweet: hire one of the top New York moving services.

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Here are three tips to help you find the best movers in the city.

Look for a moving company that knows the city.
There are a lot of moving companies in New York. Some are well-established and experienced, others are fly-by-night organizations just trying to make a quick buck.

Before you sign a contract with a moving company, do some research and make sure the one you choose to spend your money on knows the city.

Make sure the company has a proven track record of success. This means checking to see if the company is licensed in New York. It means checking references to see if the company can get from point A to point be on time and without hassle–the last thing you want is for your furniture to be stuck in traffic for hours, delaying your move. And it means stopping by their offices to make sure they’re organized and professional.

Taking these steps will increase the likelihood that your furniture arrives at your new place when you expect it to, and it will take some of the stress out of the process for you.

Don’t go for deals that are “too good to be true”
It might be tempting to sign on with a moving company that offers a sweet deal. But remember the saying, “If something sounds too good to be true, it usually is.”

The old axiom rings true when it comes to New York moving services.

There are companies out there that will quote you a screaming deal. The problem is, many of these companies don’t pay their employees all that well. This can result in unmotivated movers, unreliable service or you being asked for tips on the day of the move.

Again, visiting a company’s office is a great way to see who you’ll be dealing with. If a company gives you a great quote, stop by its offices and check out the organization of the information and the satisfaction of the staff. If everything seems to be in order, maybe the screaming deal the company offered is legitimate. If things are in disarray, the quote may be too good to be true.

Ask a lot of questions.
Let’s face it, there is literally a lot riding on the moving company you choose. You’ve got money, important documents and expensive furniture riding on the deal. If things don’t go well, you could lose a lot.

That’s why it’s important to ask questions–a lot of them.

Make sure moving companies give you a quote in person, never, ever over the phone. Ask them exactly what is included in the quote. Don’t leave anything to interpretation.

Then get a list of references, and again, ask a lot of questions. Did the company properly secure and cover your furniture? Did it arrive in the same shape in which it left? Was the reference entirely satisfied?
Important information will be in boxes, which are easy to move. But furniture might have to be maneuvered professionally into your new space. Ask specifically about the furniture and you’ll be more likely to find a company that knows what it’s doing.