When you’ve been burned by a bad moving experience, it’s difficult to view any moving company without distrust or suspicion. That’s why we’re letting you in on the best methods to leave your emotional baggage behind from a bad moving experience!
1. Pinpoint what exactly went wrong during your first move
Think about your last move from an objective standpoint. What were the roadblocks that you faced? Where did things go wrong? Once you figure out the pain points you can come up with a plan that ensures they don’t occur during this move.
2. Let your frustrations on your last move out
Just like with a bad break up, you’ve got to let your emotions out before you can move on. Believe it or not, the best person to air these grievances to is your new moving company. If you tell your movers what your worries are, they will be able to advise you and help you work through your concerns. If not, you run the risk of carrying these fears over into your next move and causing yourself stress that you could avoid.
3. Ask lots of questions so that you know what to expect on move day
One of the biggest reasons that people encounter problems on their move day is that they don’t know what to expect. Ask plenty of questions about the prep work that you need to take care of before the movers arrive, and get a thorough understanding what you should expect when the movers arrive at your home.
Moving rates are often a point of contention. Ensure that you understand the pricing structure. Along with the hourly moving rate, make sure you ask what the travel fees are and if there are charges for heavy items.
4. Get to know your new movers
Get comfortable with your current moving company. Do plenty of background research on your new movers. Open the lines of communication and be vocal about your concerns. You should also confirm their DMV number, which you can find on all legal movers website and physical trucks, and which you can verify on the DMV site Truckstop. These steps will help you quell any fears of putting your trust in the hands of untrustworthy movers.
If you have questions or concerns, reach out to them. Here at 3 Men Movers you can even stop by to talk in person, no appointment necessary!
Having a bad moving experience doesn’t have to mean that moving is something you need to dread for the rest of your life. Like any other experience, you just have to learn from your past experiences. Be upfront with your new movers so that you can work through your baggage and make way for a happy move!