It pays to make sure you’re on the same page as your moving company, so that you end up with a team of movers who understand your needs and strive to make the moving experience seamless. The way we guarantee our movers are on the same page is by asking them the hard-hitting questions! Let’s run through some of our favs.
How long have you guys been a thing?
Maybe you could word it a little better than this, but asking about how long your moving team has been operating is a wise question. It goes without saying that you’re looking for a professional: someone who has a heap of experience in moving stuff, and not someone who took it up as a side-hustle last week. A team with experience is more likely to complete your move with the utmost organisation.
Where have you moved people in the past?
This one is definitely something you should ask if you’re planning on an international move. If you’re heading to Mongolia, for example, but your moving team hasn’t moved anyone further than across the street, you’ll probably want a company who has more experience with far-away moves.
Can you accommodate for my needs?
Every moving company will want to say ‘yes!’ to this question, but it’s important you lay down the law. Whether you’ve got a 5 bedroom house to move, featuring pool equipment, a home gym and a small personal zoo, or a one-bedroom apartment, you need to find a mover that’s right for you. There’s no point in going with a team who only has stonking big trucks, when all you need is a small van.
Do you have insurance?
All professional movers should have insurance, but make sure this question gets asked. You don’t want your movers handling your fifty-thousand-dollar Fender Stratocaster, which was once owned by Eric Clapton, if it turns out they don’t have insurance.
What’s the price?
This article wouldn’t be complete if we didn’t talk money, right? Always get a quote first. Then, you can lock in your moving team if their quote seems competitive and good-value. You don’t want to wind up with a nasty surprise bill because you forgot to get a quote!
Ask these five questions before hiring a moving company and you can guarantee that you’ll end up with a team of champs… like New Zealand Movers! They’re some of NZ’s finest movers for cross-island and cross-the-world moves, but can help out with local moves too. Grab a quote from New Zealand Movers today and start the next chapter of your life.