Moving homes is difficult even for the best of us. However, moving to an apartment is a whole new level of stress. First, when moving, you have to maneuver through stairs. Even if a building has a lift, it is almost impossible for you to use it to move big and bulky items. Stairs can be narrow and will need you to have great coordination skills that relocation assistance specialists take years to master.
Many apartments often have less room and even lesser storage space. A two bedroomed apartment, in most cases, will not have the same amount of space as a house. Therefore if you are moving from a house to an apartment, you need to consider this. Many moving companies also have flight charges. Basically, you will incur an extra charge depending on the number of flights of stairs the movers will have to walk.
Another important thing to consider is the size of the truck a company has. Large movers have many trucks and vans, and this should not be a problem. But for local movers, this may be different. The size of the truck will affect the price and also how many trips they take. A large truck may not be idle if you don’t have many things, it will only work to drive up the moving cost.
Now that you understand what to look for before choosing a moving company let’s look at some of the best companies in the game.
Two men and a Truck
As far as creative names go, Two Men and a truck take the cake. But selecting a moving company based on their name is ill-advised, to say the least. So how do they stand out against the rest?
First of all, their mantra is “movers who care.” Even though they are a small company, they have over 350 locations. Their model revolves around great customer care, working with fewer employees on the ground to increase the effect and the risk of accidentally damaging your things. All your belongings will be pad wrapped to reduce the chances of damage.
The fear for many people is that during pad wrapping, their belongings may be stolen or damaged. But the company only employs people after a background check. Sure, a background check does not guarantee honesty, but it is a good start.
One of their biggest problems is that they do not offer an online quick quotation which might lead to many people losing interest in their service. However, after many largely positive online reviews, you may be inclined to give them a chance.
One of the most recognizable names in the moving industry is U Haul movers. This is because they are located in almost every part of the United States. They have stood the test of time by providing great services to people. Their different truck sizes are one thing that attracts many people looking to make a small move. They also set up and employ locals, meaning they can help with efficient small moves.
One of the biggest problems we have seen from online reviews is that their pricing may not be accurate. Many claim that the final price often largely varies from the quotation. However, it would not be a bad idea to reach out to them with their experience and options.
United Van Line
Another long-running company that has been in operations for nearly 100 years. Again how long a company has been around is not a direct indication that its services are good. However, it is a pretty good indication that they know what they are doing. They focus on holistic moving, that is, home cleaning, appliance installation, and trash collection. This makes your moving much easier and efficient, especially if you are moving to an apartment.
While most of these companies have their employees and trucks, BellHop is more of a middle person. Their model focuses on people who want to move quickly but don’t have time to look for a local moving company. You will give them a call and all the relevant information about your move. They will then take over, and you don’t have to do anything. BellHop will contact the best moving company depending on the info and budget you specified, and they will help you move. BellHop also offers storage options. This comes in handy, especially if you move from a house to an apartment that may be smaller.
As you can see, there are many options that you can choose from. However, if you need more information on the best company to help you with your apartment move, contact us.