Long Distance Movers
With jobs getting harder to find in current neighborhoods, more and more people are warming up to the idea of moving to other cities or even other states where it isn’t so hard to find a job. Unlike local moves, long distance moves are much more complicated and when searching for a long distance moving company you will have to do twice the work and research than you would when employing the services of a local mover.
One of the first things you would want to do is to secure a list of long distance movers searching for those that offer a reasonable enough price and those that have longevity and reliability in the business.
Think back at a time when one of your friends moved out of state or to another city that’s further away and find out from them if the service was satisfactory. If it was then you can get the mover’s contact name, address and phone number and perhaps go down to the office to get additional information. You can also do an Internet search for long distance movers and read the testimonies from their former clients which would help you in your selection process. Usually, some of these websites have a testimonial section where they allow their past customers to speak of their services. These reviews are usually positive. However, a general web search on a particular long distance mover can yield mixed reviews which is what you would want before making a decision.
When you narrow it down to the long distance movers that most impress you then you can start to compile your questions for them as well as be prepared to provide them with relevant information that would determine the cost of your move. Ideally, the movers would first need to know where you are moving so that they can calculate the distance and miles. You can also give them a guesstimate about how many items you have in your home so that they can also determine the size of truck to send on moving day; one that would fit all of your household items in one trip. Usually long distance moves mean the higher risk for your items either being damaged or getting lost. With that in mind it would be in your best interest to find out if your long distance moving company provides moving insurance.
If you need packing assistance you should also let your moving company know of this and if you also need packing materials, your moving company could also assist you with that as well. When you meet with the moving company look around to see if they have certifications on the wall; this is a good indication that you are working with professionals. You can also ask for references from past customers so you can contact them and find out more information about the moving company as well. There are some long distance companies that would not include your vehicle with the move or may ask you to drive to your new destination. It is imperative that you know what would happen to your vehicle; if the moving company cannot move it they can certainly refer you to a company that can get the job done.