There are many moving parts involved when planning a move, from decluttering your home, packing your belongings, and organising moving day. Hiring the services of a moving company can help make the process smooth and easy, from start to finish.  

Keep in mind that you’ll be trusting the care of your household belongings to the moving company. So, it’s important to make sure that you pack your items well and hire a reputable moving company to help.  

Here are a few tips to help you choose a reputable moving company for your next move. 

Do your research online 

The internet is a wonderful place, providing a wealth of information. A quick Google search will list various moving companies and show reviews based on previous customer experiences. Reading these reviews will give you a better idea of what to expect and which companies to avoid. 

Ask friends and family 

Friends and family are unlikely to recommend a company that doesn’t perform well. Ask your friends and family if they know of any reputable moving companies in the area and what their experience involved.  

Find out about insurance and licensing 

Once you’ve chosen a moving company, make sure that you ask them about their insurance and licensing. Asking this question is an important step to ensuring the safety of your belongings and the well-being of those who are transporting them. 

Verify their address 

Even though a moving company offers a mobile service, it should still have a registered base of operations. Ensure that the moving company is located at the address they provide to confirm that the company is legitimate. You can either visit the company in person, review websites for customer feedback or check for signage. 

Get a written estimate 

It is important to get a written estimate when hiring a moving company. This will ensure that there are no surprises when the bill arrives. A reputable company will be upfront and honest about all costs involved, without adding extra costs without warning. 

At Pink Hippo, we offer additional services to streamline the moving experience. Our range of storage units provides a cost-effective solution for needing more space or a temporary storage solution.  


Call our Reading facility at 0118 957 1573 or Leatherhead at 01372 386 916 to find out more about our personal storage solutions and the benefits that they offer during your move.