You have decided to relocate your home. Now the question arises – how are you going to move? Will you do it yourself or hire a moving company for the same? Rather than taking on the burden of packing all your household goods and moving them, you decide to hire a moving company. Here are some tips for choosing the right company1. Read a lot of reviews when you’re starting your search. There are plenty of review sites for moving companies but some of our favourites are Mouthshut, Trust Pilot, Yelp, Better Business Bureau, Mover Reviews , MovingCompanyReviews, MyMovingReviews. 2. After selecting 5-7 movers, do a background check on them. Nowadays there are lots of fake companies opening shop. So you need to check the genuineness of the companies you’ve shortlisted. So you can ask for papers, since when they are in business, check online reviews, testimonials of real customers and other such checks.3. Also check their company registration as in trade license, industry certification, service tax and official address of their company. 4. Get quotes from at least 3-4 companies once you’ve done the background checking. Ask plenty of questions.5. Check what is included in the quote. Ensure that you get an itemized quote listing the services to be provided.6. Check for the relevant experience of the mover. If you’re shifting locally, then it makes sense to hire a mover with local home shifting expertise and experience. If on the other hand, you’re moving to a different part of the country or even abroad, it makes sense to move with a provider that has that kind of experience. 7. Check if the mover can handle a move up several flights of stairs or an elevator. If the mover is experienced then they will be able to navigate stairs and elevators with heavy items in tow.8. Check that the moving company has the required staff and resources. The staff should be trained and polite. The mover should have proper vehicles like trucks etc., quality shifting containers, loading and unloading equipment and other modern tools.9. Be clear about the pricing and payment terms. Check whether they are giving you an estimate or an exact price so they can’t charge you extra later. Don’t let them hide anything from you.10. Check that the mover has insurance and the process of making claims is clear. Ensure that you can claim money for any damages or loss of your goods. 11. Will they finish the job on time? To ensure that you don’t get unnecessary headaches on this front, get them to give you a written assurance that the goods will be delivered on time. They will give you guarantees with disclaimers. Check the disclaimers.12. Get them to provide you with a single point of contact who will communicate with you during the entire process of packing, moving, unloading and rearranging. The contact will be the coordinator and supervisor for the whole project.