How to choose a moving company

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Moving can be pretty exciting, but with the excitement comes the stress. Hiring a professional mover will not only get the job done professionally, but will also give you peace and give you time to look into other relevant matters that you might overlook when moving into a new home, office, state or country. Hiring a moving company to take the stress off you is a wise decision to make but the real question will be “Who should you trust to safely move your personal, official or household belongings?” With a little research and planning, you can avoid moving scams and eliminate a major part of the stress associated with moving.

The following checklist can help you find the right answers:

Give Yourself Plenty of Time Time To Hunt

The process of choosing the right moving company for you takes a significant amount of time and effort. From the time you request bids from shortlisted movers, to the time you check their references and then choose the right mover, several weeks may pass. Searching for a mover can be overwhelming!


Give yourself a sufficient amount of time for this process to ensure that you end up with the right moving company. Don’t be in a hurry to choose a mover.

Get Referrals

Start by asking your friends, family members, colleagues and neighbors if they can recommend a good moving company or if there's a company they don't recommend. Friends and acquaintances can sometimes advise whether a moving company was satisfactory or not. Most people you know have moved once or twice in their life, so go ahead ask them; they might just recommend the right moving company for the job.

Get Recommendations from people you trust

Talk to local real estate agents, interior designers, interior decorators, or other home improvement contractors who work with movers every day. Ask them for recommendations and professional advice. They can offer a professional perspective which you may overlook.



Go online and do some research. Most moving companies have websites. Check out their websites and read their online reviews. One of the things to know before hiring a moving company is that good movers understand the significance of online reputation, so customer reviews should prove to be pretty useful in your search. You can also chat with a customer service representative online for more information about their services.


It’s very easy to find business testimonials on the internet using Google and social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or LinkedIn. So, go online!




Identifying your most important service criteria can help you save time and money. You must know what you are looking for in a mover and state your requirements as you hunt for a moving company. Don’t assume your mover knows everything you want, speak up and be clear about your moving needs. Ask about additional services such as packing, loading, unloading, cleaning, security, insurance, storage facilities etc.

Know exactly what you are looking for – flexibility, care, convenience, punctuality, effectiveness, a courteous crew etc.




It’s easy to assume that because a brand is well known, it is the best. Never assume that “big names” are the best. Don’t rely on someone else’s research, do your own research. When you have a list of recommended movers, go online to do a quick background check and find out more about the moving company; their services, policies, pricing and insurance.

Also, try to avoid getting estimates through websites that offer to “find you a mover.” Go hunting yourself and avoid the numerous scams associated with most of these sites.




After you are done speaking to friends, acquaintances and searching online, you can begin to narrow down your selection of companies by matching your specific moving requirements with whatever they are offering you. Prepare a short list of companies you might consider for the move and contact them.




The service fee usually tends to be the deciding factor when choosing a mover. It is crucial that you know in advance how much your impending relocation will roughly cost you.


Never settle for the first estimate you receive rather, ask at least three different moving companies to give you an in-person estimate, since no company can really give you a thorough estimate without seeing the things you wish to move. You can also request for a cost breakdown and feel free to ask questions.

The moving company should willingly explain the method they use to establish the final charge and the moving company should also give you a reasonably accurate moving estimate before the move.



At MOVE EASY, our prices are affordable, our service is reliable and our moving crew consists of professional, courteous and background-checked movers.


We also do the little jobs, such as packing, loading, unloading and cleaning. Our business testimonial is impeccable and we ensure that your items are delivered without being damaged or lost.


For more information and advice, kindly contact us on, 09091270776 or send us an email, info@moveeasy.com.ng


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