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. If ever that the employer will be paying for the move, then you can actually take it easily and watch over for the professional movers to do nearly most of the work. 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. You must first call some of the moving services company if you have the plan to do it yourself so that you will have the proper estimate on what they are going to charge you for the different levels of service.
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.
If ever you do the packaging but at the same time you want to also do the moving, you will surely need to rent a truck first and also a couple of two-wheeler hand carts that will help to protect your furnitures. 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.
The basic requirement in hiring for the moving company is to check them out for their previous transactions. Check out the company in terms of their certification programs and you should be worried if they do not have certifications.
If you are not knowledgeable on the service of the moving company even they are honest and legitimate, you may still have a bad experience with them.
You need to ask if the company will cover for the lost or damaged items during the transport for their insurance or not.
Next you need to also consider the time the moving company was in their business.
It is important that the movers is going to assume all of the liabilities for those value of the items they are going to move.
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.