It’s important for customers to feel comfortable with the moving company they choose. Your home is full of valuables, and you want to know they’ll be handled properly and with care. If you’re hiring movers, you want to feel secure in the knowledge that your possessions will arrive as safe and intact as they left.. That’s why it’s important for all moving companies to prove to customers they know their stuff when it comes to moving. Making a good impression is key.
What’s one surefire way to find out if a particular moving company is the right one for you? Ask them what kind of moving equipment they have, and what they think they’ll need to make your move go as smoothly as possible. This is especially important if you have large, heavy furniture going from one home to another.
Here are a few pieces of equipment you’ll want to ask each moving company about:
Professional Moving Equipment
Moving Blankets. These are thick blankets used to wrap around pieces of furniture that you don’t want to see get scratched up. They are often used to protect TVs, computers, tables, desks, and especially anything made of wood.
Shrink Wrap. This is used to secure the moving blankets and keep them in place. The movers or packers will go around and around the piece of furniture with a large roll of shrink wrap to make sure the moving blankets won’t come off during the move. This isn’t the small box of saran wrap you keep in your kitchen drawer! Our rolls of shrink wrap are wide and heavy duty.
Door Jams. It’s much easier to move boxes in and out of a home if the doors are kept wide open. Propping a door open with something heavy like a toolbox may work in a pinch, but door jams help the job get done that much quicker.
Floor Runners. You don’t want to see your carpets all dirty from tracked in mud and dirt, and you definitely don’t want to get any scratches on your hardwood. That’s why floor runners are important. They help protect your home from the movers walking in and out of the house while wearing their boots or shoes.
Appliance Dollies. There’s usually no need to carry each box from the house to the truck one at a time. Appliance dollies allow us to stack multiple boxes on top of each other to move them quickly and easily to the moving truck. Not only does it save time, it also saves some body pain the next day! The less strain on the back and muscles, the better.
A professional moving company will have all the right equipment to ensure your valuable possessions make it from your old home to your new home safe and sound. When doing your research on potential moving companies, make sure to ask what kind of equipment they use for each part of the move. If they’re able to fully answer all your questions, you’ll feel much more comfortable, knowing that you made the right choice for your move.