Darren and I, combined, have moved over 40 times in our adult lives. We completed the overwhelming process of finding boxes, packing, hauling furniture and household items down stairs, making everything fit just right in the truck, and unloading at the other end. Then, as if that’s not enough, we’d unpack everything and try to make it fit in the new location. It’s enough to make you want to settle into one place and never move another object again. This move was different; with a newborn, we had no intention of doing all of the heavy lifting or moving ourselves. If we were moving in our home towns of Moncton, New Brunswick or Sydney, Nova Scotia we would know all of the local companies and pick one based on people we knew or referrals from our friends. In California, that opportunity didn’t exist for us. We didn’t know one company from the next and scouring the internet for reviews seemed almost as mind-boggling as moving ourselves; then I found HireAHelper and it was the answer to our prayers. They offer up-front pricing, lots of service providers, real customer reviews, and customer service. I easily reviewed all of the possible options in my area and narrowed it down based on reviews and rates. It was fast and easy, leaving me with more time to play with Athena.
Here’s how it worked:
I compared service providers in the Laguna Hills area by putting in my zip code and stating when I wanted to move. I sorted by how many movers I required and by the hours that I would require their services. I also chose to sort by most reviewed because I thought it would give me the best chance to get a reliable company. I compared prices, customer reviews, and company profiles all in one location. The company I chose had 306 completed jobs and out of 133 reviews, 126 gave them 5 stars. They were an obvious choice.
After choosing the right company for our move, I booked their services online by entering my billing information. My card wasn’t charged until the day before the move. Immediately after booking, the company contact information along with reservation details were sent to my email.