Thousands of people move around in Auckland every year and they are able to accomplish it with almost no issues at all. To ensure that the move goes off smoothly, it is important to hire the best Auckland movers possible. Here are some ways to get the best team for your needs:
Make A Moving inventory
Any moving company will ensure that they take all the possible inventory of all your belongings as well as determine what will be the bulk and weight of the whole move. They should ideally go through all possible storage spaces like drawers, cupboards, bookcases and such. This also includes a large part of the price which the mover will charge, will be based on the weight of your things and the space it takes up in the truck.
Don’t fall for paying a large deposit
Most reputable movers don’t demand a large deposit or cash before moving even begins. Only pay when you deliver the goods. So make sure you only pay when delivery is done. Paying in advance means that you won’t have any control over when you can expect your things to show up. Even while paying, make sure to use a credit card so that you stay protected from fraudulent activities.
Get references on the movers you are hiring
Try to get a list of recommendations on reliable movers from friends and family. You can also get a list from various reputable organizations which deal with movers. You can even ask movers for recommendations and references of customers they have served in recent months. Then call them up and ask them questions pertaining to the moving company and their experience with them.
Avoid paying packing costs
If you make your mover do all your packing, then there’s a chance that you will have to pay inflated prices for packaging materials like boxes and moreover you will also have to pay for time and labor as well. If however, you decide to have your movers pack, then make sure to ask about their experience as you would certainly want to eliminate chances of getting someone who just tosses everything in a box and calls it a day.
Don’t fall for a blank moving contract
Never sign on a blank contract and get everything you can in writing. This includes the mover’s estimate amount as well as any extra fees which will be incurred. The contract should also state the pick up and delivery dates as well. Before signing, read the contract carefully and also make sure that all of your furniture and belongings are listed. Remember, if your laptop or stereo isn’t listed in the inventory form you put your signature on, you can’t expect it to be in the box when the package arrives.
Report any issues
You will have a period of time within which you can report any issues to the moving company and file an insurance claim. So if you open up a box a year too late and find just shards of glass in place of precious glassware, you are then out of luck. So check everything carefully after it has been delivered to you.
These tips and steps will help you figure out how to get the best movers for the job.