Planning to relocate to a better suburban neighborhood in Singapore? Relocating internationally due to job requirements? Chances are you’ll engage a moving company to do the hard part for you.
If you do a quick Google search on moving company in Singapore, chances are you’ll be bombarded with a lot of choices. Since a lot of people do not move frequently, choosing the right moving company in Singapore can be difficult. Here, we’ve outlined some of the criteria or factors you should consider when looking for a moving company:
A. Is The Mover Insured & Licensed?
Professional movers are experienced and skilled in moving your belongings from one place to another. You should first check if the moving company is licensed in Singapore and if so, are they insured? Insurance is important so you can claim against damages to your belongings if they are damaged or lost during the moving.
B. Reviews & Reputation
Before deciding on a moving company, you should definitely check their customer testimonials. Fortunately, we live in an era where information can be easily obtained via a Google search. You can start with Google reviews and move to community forums. Check Reddit for past experiences. See how many reviews they have and the average rating.
The next thing you should consider is the experience of the moving company. Try to check and see how long the moving company has been around. A moving company that has been around for years is likely to deliver a good job compared to a newly formed moving company. If a moving company has been around for years, it’s likely they are able to provide satisfactory services. If this is not the case, they will go out of business sooner than later and wouldn’t last for years.
D. Price & Fees
The next thing you should consider is the pricing of moving services in Singapore. A different moving company will charge different prices so it’s always best to get an estimate from several moving companies that you have shortlisted. The price estimate should be free, so if a moving company needs to charge for inspection and site visits, walk away.
Anyway as a consumer, we should not try to aim for the cheapest price. There must be a balance between the cheapest and quality service since the two don’t go hand-in-hand together. When evaluating, quality service comes first, second by reasonable prices.
Make sure the quotation provided are all-in cost. If there are add-on fees, make sure you are informed on these so you are not shocked by the additional fees presented at the end of the moving.
The last and final thing is to check how long it takes for the moving company to perform the task. If you have an urgent timeline, you should inform the moving company so they can arrange for the appropriate amount of resources for your tasks, such as manpower and vehicles.
The above are some of the factors you should consider when looking for professional moving services in Singapore. Moving is a stressful event and moving companies are here to help. Moving shouldn’t be that hard!