Summer is here, and the busiest moving season of the year is in full effect. If you’re planning a relocation of your own, you may have noticed the number of moving companies to choose from increases over peak season for moving—a time period that extends from Memorial Day weekend in May, until Labor Day weekend in September.

Taking the time to research and compare moving companies is an essential part of the moving process. After all, you are going to be trusting complete strangers with packing and moving your most valuable possessions, and are probably focused on buying services that save you time and money—instead of the reverse.

At A. Arnold, we’re dedicated to making our customer’s lives easier with quick, efficient, and affordable relocation services for commercial businesses, households, and more. We know how much a great moving company can help you with your moving project—and how devastating it can be for those that hire the wrong one. Today, we are going to look at some of the best ways to research moving companies in your area to help you enjoy a more successful moving experience this season.

(1) Get Quotes & Compare

When it comes to moving companies, there are many different choices for you to choose from. One of the biggest factors with any move is going to be the price. One way that you can start to narrow down your search is to get a few quotes from local moving companies to see what they would charge based on your move criteria. This is going to give you a baseline number to help rule out those who are too expensive and allow you to focus your attention on those who fit your budget.

(2) See If The Hourly Rates Are Competitive

Once you receive your quotes, take a look, and see how they have their services broken down. Some smaller moves will be based on an hourly rate depending on the company. What you will want to do is review each company's hourly rate and see who is the most cost-effective. This can also allow you to start to consider doing some things yourself to help save yourself some money on the overall quote. For instance, loading or unloading boxes could be something you and your family can tackle that will take a few hours off of the quote, ultimately saving you money.

(3) See Which Services Are Included

All moving companies are different when it comes to the types of services that they offer. However, most are going to have the same basic features that you will need. It is important that you check and see which services are going to be included with your move so that you know exactly what you can take advantage of.

For example, some may offer storage, while others may not. This can be highly beneficial for those who need to be out of their current place days before they can make a move into their new home. When in doubt, check with each company for a list of services that they offer.

(4) Check For Online Reviews

With the evolution of the internet and online customer review sites, you can easily get first-hand reviews from people who have used each company from the convenience of your smartphone. Researching their online reviews on Google, BBB, or Yelp can help to give you a better understanding of how other people have felt they were treated throughout their move. This is crucial as many businesses can seem to be great from the outside, but their customer service could be a total nightmare.

(5) Research Their Reliability & Customer Service

Last but not least, you will want to check and see how reliable they are and what type of customer service they will provide. While this can be checked through online reviews, it is always a good idea to call and interact with them yourself to see how you are treated as a potential customer.

Premier Packing & Moving Company In Louisville

If you are looking for a moving company in Louisville that is highly trained and has the experience to make your move as pain-free as possible, look no further than A. Arnold Moving Company. For over 100 years, our team has offered the Louisville area with cost-effective and efficient moving and storage solutions with some of the best customer services in the industry.

For more information, give us a call to speak with an agent over the phone. You can also fill out our online form to receive a free, no-obligation pricing quote and consultation from a moving coordinator in your home.