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How to Choose the Right Moving Company

Nick Capolti, Moving Consultant, Staff

There are hundreds of different moving companies out there these days. If you are facing a move, then you have quite a few choices open to you. Which company that you hire for your move will always depend on your needs, and there are various levels of service that you can opt for when you are moving. It is vital, if you want to have a stress free move, to look at all of these options and the various choices that come with each.

Moving Yourself

You can choose to move yourself no matter how much you are moving. There are various truck rental companies that are happy to provide a vehicle large enough to move almost anything. If you value cost effectiveness and have plenty of time on your hands, then this may be the best route for you to take.

If you do choose to rent a truck to move yourself, you need to remember that you are responsible for every aspect of the move. This includes everything from packing and loading to driving and unloading. Moving this way can become very time consuming, especially if you are moving on your own.

Moving with the You Pack Method

The you pack method is the next level of service after the truck rental. These companies will provide you with the space to put your items as well as the transportation from where you are to wherever your destination is. While this method costs more than renting a truck, you will save time and effort by not having to actually drive your things in an unfamiliar truck.

Remember, however, that you are still responsible for the packing and loading as well as the unloading of the provided space. Also keep in mind that you are responsible for damages that may occur due to how you packed your things into this space.

Hiring Professional Movers

The highest level of service in the moving industry is the professional mover. These people are highly trained individuals who can come in and take care of your entire move. This means that they will pack, load, drive, unload, and unpack all of your goods. Not only does this save you time, but you can rest assured that your things will be packed in a professional manner.

There are various different professional moving companies out there and it is up to you to choose the one that will best fit your needs. Because you will have to choose one to take care of your move, you need to make sure to choose the right one.

Local Moving Companies

If you are moving locally, you will be able to find a variety of different companies in your local phone book. You can also look online to find a list of companies that operate in your area. Once you have this list you should verify that the companies you are considering are licensed, bonded, and insured. You can also ask around your city to see what kinds of dealings other people have had with a specific company.

National Moving Companies

If you are moving out of state, then you will not be able to find all of your options in the local phone book. In this instance, it is best to go online to see what options you have when it comes to a moving company. You should always verify licenses as well as reputation by visiting different trade organization websites or by contacting the better business bureau. You can also read online reviews about most of the national companies.

Things to Considered

When choosing a moving company you should always look at their on time records to see if they have a history of being late. Don't be afraid to check a companies references and check their company policies to see how they deal with damages or other problems. Write up a list of all the services that you require for your move and make sure that the company you choose will provide for them all.

Request quotes from multiple companies in order to get an idea of how much it will cost you to move. Make sure that you give as much detail to the moving company representative in order to get an accurate quote. At this point you will be ready to choose a company and move forward with your relocation. While a move can seem overwhelming, following these simple steps can help you avoid extra stress.



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