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When To Start Researching Moving Companies

As professionals in the moving industry, we strive to make your moving experience as smooth and efficient as possible. Since the average American moves about once every seven years, you want to make sure your belongings are in safe hands. This usually means hiring a professional moving company such as Gentle Giant.

Once you’ve decided to move, you may be wondering how far in advance you should be researching moving companies. We asked Will Stirling, our New England sales manager, when customers should start researching moving companies.

His answer: “You should start researching moving companies when you have decided to move, and before you put your house on the market”.

Here are his reasons why:

Reason #1: Time to budget for the move right out of the gate, not as an add-on

When it comes to your personal possessions, you shouldn’t be frugal when it comes to deciding who will be handling them for the day. Many budget moving companies may give you a low estimate up-front to entice you into booking with them, but will tack on additional charges at the end of the move. They also might not be as careful with your items as other moving companies like Gentle Giant will be, or might not take responsibility for any accidental damages that may occur.

At Gentle Giant, we have a 100% mover guarantee, as well as a fully-trained quality control department to deal with any unexpected mishaps. Don’t skimp on quality when it comes to moving – budget accordingly and you will be pleased with the results for years to come.

Reason #2: Receive help with packing for the move and staging your house

While preparing to put your house the market, you may find you need some assistance with making sure your home is looking immaculate for the staging process. We offer packing services in addition to our local and long-distance moving services, so give us a call if you need any in-house moving or packing assistance.

Reason #3: No last-minute panicking about moving logistics with quick closings

The last thing you need to worry about in addition to your actual move, is not securing the date you need to leave your current home. As soon as you know you need to move, but before you put your house on the market, it’s beneficial to research and call potential movers to make sure they have your desired dates available. The busiest moving season of the year is the summertime, when the weather is nice and everyone has more flexible time off, so make sure you call as early as possible if you’re looking to move during the summertime, when many moving companies book up even faster than usual.

Reason #4: An easy way to get materials like moving boxes dropped off

During the moving process, you will need durable moving materials to keep all your belongings safe and secure. Finding a moving company to work with early in your process will ensure you can receive all the materials you need in a convenient and efficient manner. Our Top Box materials department even offers a box delivery service, so you can have your materials brought right to your door.

We wish you the best of luck as you prepare for your upcoming move! Feel free to call us at any time in your moving process and we’ll be able to answer any questions you have.