Moving doesn’t have to be stressful, annoying or exhausting if you’re supported by a professional and efficient moving company. Whether you’re moving across the road or across the country, your move can be made more manageable by addressing each of the elements in a move as a unique project. One of the most important decisions you will make in a move is the moving company you use, and this decision will depend on several factors, including the distance of the move, the goods to be moved, your budget and your (or others’) personal experience.
Services moving companies can provide
Moving companies can handle several types of moves and offer a range of services, including:
What you’re moving
- Local moving – when your move is within city limits (up to 100 miles). Movers can guide you on whether you need a professional moving company at all, or simply give you advice on how to handle the move on your own. The moving company offers quotes at an hourly rate or binding estimate
- Long-distance moving - state-to-state or over 100 miles away. These moves demand moving companies with expertise in this specialized area. The right moving company can transform a potentially confusing and complicated unknown entity into a smooth and easy process, by providing shipping information, estimates, and all the other guidelines you need to make the smoothest move possible
- International moving - outside of the US border or internationally. In these cases, you can rely on your international moving company to inform you of the many factors to take into account for a successful move, including customs, local rules and regulations at the destination, and the best way to ship your goods.
- Storage - Moving companies can offer storage vaults to store your belongings for the short- or long-term. They can bring these vaults directly to your home and store them there, then keep them for the duration agreed upon. Alternatively, you can hire a moving company to simply move your goods after you’ve packed them into the containers yourself, offering a very affordable and convenient service for a tighter budget.
When choosing a moving company, distance isn’t the only criteria to take into account. You also need to consider what you’re moving. You may need a specialized moving company or process, depending on the type of cargo you need transported. This is the case whether you’re moving a cat, a car or a candelabra – you’ll need a moving company that specializes in the area, understands the nature of the cargo you’re moving, and ensures everything arrives safely and securely on the other end.