As anyone who has ever moved anywhere knows, moving can easily be a very stressful and frustrating event. We’ve all been in the position of having to pack up everything (without losing anything in the process), load it up, move heavy furniture, transport it all (often over long distances), unload, unpack, and arrange – a high-stress, high-effort affair that just about everyone dreads. When you’re moving into a rental home in Birmingham, you want to avoid as much of that stress and struggle as possible. That’s why hiring a moving company is not only a good idea; it’s a great one that can best ensure you have a successful (read: uneventful) move. This article offers great advice on how you can find the best moving company that works well for you. Here are our favorite tips and recommendations. Get Referrals Use your network of contacts – including friends, family, and co-workers – to give you referrals of licensed, reputable companies that have worked well for them. This can help you weed out the not-so-great from the great and wind up with a resource you can trust. A local real estate agent or property management company is also a great resource. Search Online Use the internet to look up the credentials of each option so you can find a fully licensed and insured company. These websites will often give you a lot of details you’ll need to know, such as how far they can transport your goods; what you’ll need before the move; their specific procedures for packing, transporting and unpacking; and insurance and replacement policies for breakables. Ask Questions and Get a Consultation As you contact each option on your list, ask any question you want. They need to make you feel comfortable about the move before you hire them. Also ask for a consultation. They can come to your home and tell you how much it should cost and answer specific questions about certain items. If you need help with the moving and rental process, and are looking for a rental house in Birmingham, contact gkhouses.com today and call 205.940.6363.