Interstate moves can be both daunting and exciting. Whether you are relocating a couple of states away or to the other side of the country, it is the beginning of a brand new life in a way that moving within the same state can never be. Of course, it is also a very real challenge. Chances are good that you are not going to be able to move all your possessions yourself, so you will need to find a long distance moving company. The problem is that they are not all created equal. You need to ensure that you have found the right company. A few simple steps will ensure that you get the right fit, the right price and the peace of mind you deserve.
One of the single greatest benefits of living in the Information Age is the ability to find customer reviews on almost any company you might consider hiring. From restaurants to individual products to health care providers, you can find reviews online. Check out the reviews on any long distance moving company you are considering (and make sure those reviews come from an impartial third party site, like Google Reviews). Also check the company’s reputation with the Better Business Bureau.
Get A Detailed Quote
Make sure every company you are considering gives you a detailed quote. Any firm that tries to pawn off a quick estimate over the phone is not worth your time. You need to know exactly what is included in the company’s services, what is not included, what is optional and what additional fees will be tacked on after the fact (if any).
Only Trust Trained Movers
For each company you are considering, find out if their movers are trained in packing and loading items safely. How much training is given? How much experience does each mover have? What sort of vetting process does each employee undergo prior to hiring? This is important – you will be entrusting your possessions to the moving crew, and trust is vital.
Consider Full Service
Does the company offer full-service, door-to-door solutions for customers? Does it pack and load, or only load, leaving you to pack everything on your own?
By answering these questions, you will find that locating the right long distance moving company is not as difficult as it first sounds. Look for a company that offers free, no-obligations in-home quotes, a detailed estimate and highly trained moving crews that will safely transport your belongings anywhere in the country.