First of all, when hiring a professional movers or asking for their service, you need to determine first how much of the moving work will be handled by you and how much of that will be for the movers. For instance the employer is paying mostly for the move,then that is the time you will take it easily and watch over the expert movers do nearly all of the works. If ever you are financing in order to move for yourself, then you might choose to do the own packaging in order for you to save money. But before you are going to decide to do it yourself, you need to call some of the moving companies first for you to determine the estimation in what they are going to charge for the various services.
If ever you are doing your own packaging, you will surely need lots of boxes for the moving. If you are working in an office you have to find out who are handling the supplies for the copy machine and you need to have them save the box for you.
Once you have decided already to do your own packaging, you can also choose to do the moving too, just simply rent a truck and also some couple of two-wheelers and some of the pad to be able to help you with the furnitures to prevent them from crashing. If you do this, you will need to recruite some freinds to be able to help you and you need to feed them too. If so, you can compare the cost of the expenses to the total cost of the hiring the movers for this job.
Do not hire a certain moving company without looking or checking it background so that you will get to know them well. You need to consider the company with its certification for without this you need to be wary since certificate are very important when hiring for the moving company.
Though you are hiring the legitimate and at the same time honest moving company, you may experience something bad from it if you do not know what are the services that the company provides.
You need to determine the terms for the insurance that the moving company will cover in instances that a damage will occur or lost items will happen.
It is also best to determine the number of years that the moving company was in business and what is the status of their services.
You need to consider also the liability that the mover is going to have especially the value of the items or the goods they will transport.
Finally, you have ask if the company performs the move or thy work as a household good broker, since the broker cannot represent for himself as a mover and does not own a truck and have no authority to provide an estimation for the specific mover.