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Choosing the right move management and moving company for you  


Everyone has heard a nightmare story about moving. From lost items to unexpected fees to unprofessional staff, moving is a stressful and complicated transition. That’s why we’ve put together some of WayForth’s favorite tips and hints to help you have a smooth, hassle-free move.  

 Choose an organization that offers a wide range of services

One important thing to understand is that there is a real difference between a move management service and everyday movers. While movers might handle packing, driving from one location to another, and unpacking, a move management organization like WayForth goes far beyond to assist you from creating a complete inventory of your possessions to setting up your new home including making your bed. We can also offer extra services such as storage and space planning. 


Storage services offer you with a temporary place to keep your possessions safe and secure whether you’re moving, remodeling or just need space. Read our blog to learn new ways to think about storage. 


Look for a company that has experience 

While you may be looking for a good price, also focus on the true value of an experienced company. Someone who hasn’t been in the business for long or hires temporary staff may seem like a good deal until you have issues or questions. Instead, ask how long the company has been in business and how many clients they have moved along with requesting some referrals from past customers. The team at WayForth has helped tens of thousands of people move into new homes and communities.  

Go with a team that communicates clearly and often

There’s nothing more frustrating than not getting answers to your questions. As the client, you should be hearing from your move management company on a regular basis and all your calls and questions should be answered in a timely manner. Every project of WayForth’s has a dedicated Client Experience Manager and Client Guide Manager so you’ll receive personalized support. 

Make sure the team is trained and insured

A lot of stories about movers involve people who are hired only for the day or a particular move. That means you might not know who is going to show up at your home and that can be a scary scenario. Instead, make sure you choose a move management group that uses teams of professionals. Everyone who works for WayForth is an employee who has been vetted and trained with our exclusive program. WayForth is proud to be NASMM A+ Accredited Senior Move Management Certified, (NASMM is essentially the “Harvard” of the moving industry) and WaySafe certified. Both are curriculums focusing on safety and ethics, while emphasizing project management, communication, and customer service. 

Understand the pricing up front

Getting several estimates is a great way to start the process if you’re moving, but even more important is understanding what the fees include. Make sure you get a written estimate and ask questions if you don’t understand something. If a company wants to give you an estimate without understanding the scope of your move or won’t give an itemized list of charges, that’s a red flag.  

Get everything in writing

A reputable move management company will give you copies of all estimates, liability information, replacement plans, etc. so that you have understand all the particulars about your move.   

Finally, find an organization that understands your move. 

Whether you’re moving to a new retirement community or relocating with family, the move management company should be able to fulfill all the needs that come with your transition to your new home. This could include assisting with donating items to a local charity, short-term and long-term storage options, clearing out and preparing your home for sale, and most importantly understanding the emotional impact that comes with moving from your home of 50+ years.  


WayForth can help you or a family member with our comprehensive moving solutions including downsizing, space planning, packing and moving, unpacking and settling in your new home. Contact our moving professionals today at 1.844.WAYFORTH.   


About the Author: WayForth

WayForth is the definitive provider of comprehensive and personalized moving solutions for life and business. Since 2016, WayForth has led the way in move management, providing solutions to over 15,000 individuals and families. How you move matters and no matter the destination, WayForth serves as a guide making life’s transitions easier to navigate. Call 1.844.WAYFORTH today to learn how we can help with your next move!
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