If you are moving to a new home, it can be a very exciting and stressful time. There is a lot to do from coordinating the move, transferring your utilities and finding a good, reliable mover. In fact, finding a moving company is easy, but you want to find a reputable mover that will responsibly move your things to your new home.
By preparing in advance, you can find the right mover to meet your needs.
1. Determine Your Budget
Before even calling a moving company, you should think about how much you want to spend. There are many services offered from moving companies from packing your boxes to merely adding on packing supplies. The more you can do ahead of time, the more money you can save on the move
The average cost of a local move is around $1,200. A long distance move or around 1,000 miles will usually cost around $5,000. This estimate is based on a 2-3 bedroom move.
2. Look for A Moving Company That Has Experience Moving
When looking for a moving company, it’s good to know how long the company has been in business. While there are reputable newer companies, you want to make sure that the movers have experience moving and that they have a good reputation. Look for a company that has been around for many years.
3. Get An In-Person Estimate
A mover needs to come to your home to give you a proper estimate. Never get an estimate over the phone. The moving company needs to inspect through room to room, open up cabinets and give you a proper estimate based on exactly what needs moving. Moving prices are based on the mileage and the weight of all your belongings.
4. Get references
It’s always a good idea to ask the moving company to give you a few references of people who are in your area that have been moved in the last few months. Give those customers a call and find out about their experience.
It’s even better if you first ask your family, friends or even a local realtor for some good, solid movers. The more reviews or recommendations from people who have actually used the moving company, the more informed you can become of the reliability of the moving company.
5. Insurance and Valuation Protection
Make sure that your moving company has insurance. If the company doesn’t have a license number to prove that they are insured, it’s best to move on and look for another company.
Most moving companies have at least two types of insurance. One is called Basic Release Value Protection and is automatically included in the cost of the move, covering $.60 per pound per item for damaged or lost items.
Full Value Replacement Insurance generally means that if the mover damages or loses any of your belongings, then the moving company is required to either replace the item or reimburse you for the cost of the item.
Have a budget in mind, make sure the movers are clear about what needs to be moved and you will have a successful move to your new home.
Source: Consumer’s Advocate.org
blog post provided by Sam Klau
12/11/2019 01:46:35 pm
My aunt wants to move into a new area in her state s that she can stay close to her family while being close to her work. She thinks that it could be really nice to get some movers to help her so that she will have an easier time. I liked what you said about how she can be more relaxed if she hires a company that has a lot of experience moving and she should look at how long they have been on business.
5/11/2021 03:22:11 pm
It was helpful when you said to find out how long they have been in business. My parents are planning on moving to a new home in a couple of weeks, and they want to find a moving company that can help them since it's harder for them to move their furniture on their own. I'll make sure to pass these tips along to them as they search for a moving company that can help them!
5/21/2021 12:19:24 am
6/2/2021 02:05:49 pm
I am glad you mentioned that it is a good idea to ask potential moving companies for references that you can contact to get a better idea of their services. My mother and father-in-law are moving in July to a new house and they are hoping to hire a good moving company. I will have them contact references before they hire any company for the move.
7/8/2021 08:06:40 am
My wife and I finally got a new home, but we're not sure how to move all of our stuff to it. It makes sense that getting a moving company for this would make things a lot easier for me. I'll be sure to find one that has specializes in local moves like this.
8/31/2021 07:46:09 am
I will look for an experienced moving company. That way I know my belongings will be safe. Otherwise, I'd always be questioning it.
8/31/2021 02:56:09 pm
I'm glad you mentioned that it is a good idea to get references when looking to hire a moving company. My wife and I are going to be moving to a condo soon. We have a lot of heavy items, so we are going to have to ask for some references so that we can find a reliable moving company.
Thanks for pointing out that it would be best to get an estimate over the phone to check the prices depending on mileage and the weight of the belongings. With that in mind, I will make sure to call first before choosing a company so that we will not go over our budget. We just have a limited budget now that we have spent a lot of our savings for the purchase of that house.
12/21/2021 07:11:33 pm
Right local moving company will help you decide what to do during moving.
12/29/2021 10:31:42 pm
It really helped when you said that asking for referrals will help us get an idea regarding their experience with the moving company. I will follow your advice now that I will have my own flat next year. It has always been my plan to live on my own and move out of my sister's home by 2022, so I hope to hire the best people for the job.
1/24/2022 09:37:14 pm
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2/14/2022 06:53:15 pm
I didn't know that a local move cost around $1200. I need to move from Utah to Tennessee. I'll have to get a quote for how much that will cost.
2/22/2022 12:56:52 pm
It never would have occurred to me that it could be a good idea to ask a local realtor for references when you are looking to hire a moving company. I would imagine that realtors would suggest good moving companies because the realtor would want to maintain a good reputation. They would only suggest a moving company that has a good track record.
6/16/2022 08:24:31 am
Hiring a moving company must be exhausting. One of my friend suggested me this moving company which is Removalists-Townsville.
8/31/2022 04:50:06 pm
Thanks for the tip about how it 's important to also have a good budget when planning to hire a home mover company. I'd like to look for one soon because I plan to move to a place that's a lot closer to where I work. Coincidentally, some of my friends would also be a lot closer to me after that move.
11/8/2022 02:55:09 pm
Thanks so much for talking about how to find a reliable moving company. My aunt is moving cities and she has so much stuff she can't move it all on her own. She's been looking into finding a moving company to help her pack all the boxes and stuff into vehicles to take to her new house.
11/15/2022 09:03:55 am
I appreciate your advice to get some references for the moving company. I've been wondering how to find a good company to help us with our next move next month. I'll be sure to keep this in mind when meeting with them tomorrow.
11/16/2022 06:50:14 pm
I found it interesting when you said that you should consider hiring an experienced mover for a quality service. Yesterday, my colleague told me he needed to move his chairs and tables to his mother's residence because of their home renovation. He asked if I could help him move things with him. I'm thankful for your advice about how a moving service can help transfer the furniture hassle-free. I'll tell him that it will be much better to consult one.
12/1/2022 11:16:13 am
It was helpful when you said to know how much you can spend before calling a moving company. My coworker talked to me yesterday afternoon about how he plans on moving to a new home with his wife next month, and that they want to find a moving company that can help them. I'll pass these tips along to him so they can know how to find a good moving service.
12/8/2022 12:24:25 pm
My uncle is planning on moving in the next week because the home is finally ready to move into. He would really like to get some help to move his furniture because it is really heavy. I liked what you said about how the weight and milage of his belongings can determine how much he pays for the service.
12/18/2022 08:45:23 pm
I appreciate your mentioning that it's important to consider the organization's length of operation while looking for a moving company. My sister is relocating to a new residence. I'll advise my sister to inquire about the duration of the moving company's experience.
1/11/2023 12:58:48 am
I found it interesting when you said that you should consider planning your budget to understand your moving options. Last week, my workmate told me he needed to move his other furniture to his mother's house because of family adjustments. He asked if I could help him move things with him. I'm grateful for your advice about how a moving company can help him transfer the furniture hassle-free, and I'll tell him that it will be much better to hire one.
2/4/2023 06:41:12 am
I like that you said that you should consider knowing the experience of your service provider to know their reputation. My associate told me a couple of days ago that he needed to move his other furniture to his mother's house because of their new couch. He asked if I could help him move things with him. I'm thankful for your advice about how a moving service can help us transfer furniture hassle-free. I'll tell him that it will be much easier to hire one.
2/14/2023 06:02:24 pm
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3/28/2023 10:38:44 pm
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