Moving Tips

To move locally is to have your personal belongings shipped within the same state and less than 100 miles from the old home. Those who move their belongings within the same state but more than 99 miles from the original home are referred to as intrastate moves as well as the moves that cross any state lines.

In many states moving companies charge based on an hourly rate and estimated time basis for those who are moving locally. You are able to call around and get several different companies estimates to compare and get the best deal.

Moving companies usually will send one of their representatives to get all the details regarding your moving requirements and are then able to provide an accurate estimate of how long it will take to complete the move. This makes it possible for you to have a pretty good idea of the total cost involved in your move.

There are many factors that can have an effect on the cost of your move including how much of your belongings will be boxed by the company’s packers, any company packing supplies needed, any obstacles that block access, and the distance from the door to where the moving truck can be parked for loading.

Your estimate should include detailed information about the cost of labor, vehicles, packing, and insurance. Read all of your estimates completely to ensure that it is clear and the cost is accurate. This total may or may not be guaranteed but should be clear as to what the costs are and if not how much it could change.

You shouldn’t base your selection solely on price. You should get referrals from friends, family, and neighbors that have recently moved and had a great experience with their moving company. If you want you can even ask a moving company directly for some of their own referrals so you can contact some previous customers. Keep in mind that even if a company had some bad experiences recently they wouldn’t tell you.

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