Household is not always weighed by the value of the goods but with sentiments and emotions attached to it. Hence, while shifting your emotions in form of Goods, the following need to be verified and taken care of to avoid landing your Goods in "wrong hands" or "unscrupulous elements"
You may be trapped by just calling to tally informative Agencies because they sell your enquiry / calls on heavy charges to in-competent companies/individuals. For example :- A Customer just dialled the number XXXXXXXX and enquired for details of the best packers dealing in shifting of household goods and in reply got a name which, although sounded good and reliable, but infact came out as a "Fraud or Fake" company. Ultimately, an FIR was lodged against the culprit. CLICK HERE for more details.
"IBA Certification" is must in the name of packing company to whom you are dealing as well as dispatching the goods nor in the name of another transport agent or any one else.
Your household goods are highly valuable & you have lot of sentiments attached with it. So, do not book with anyone believing on phone. Just see their credentials, trust-worthiness and experience.
The packing company should be registered with PF, ESC & Service Tax Department (Mandatory)
They should have at least 3 years of Audited Balance sheet with minimum turnover of 5 crores each year.