Moving is hard, no matter how you slice it. Whether you’re moving for a necessary change, taking the job of a lifetime, or just trying something new moving is a difficult and often a lengthy process. While a move cross country may seem more daunting than a new home down the street, a move is still a move, no matter the scale. Many people seem to forget that moving is not complete when the last box is unloaded from the truck, nor is it when the last box is finally unpacked. A move is complete when you feel settled and at home. Though the entire process of moving can be a long and tedious one, much of it can be sped up with the help of a moving company. Here are some things to think about before choosing a moving company to make your move as painless as possible.
While moving, costs add up quickly. Determining prior to moving how much you are willing to spend during the process is a crucial step. If a full service moving company is out of your budget, consider Uhaul. Uhaul is a great option if you are on a budget or even if you are just someone who likes to do things yourself. Uhaul has trucks and trailers of different sizes for any size move and most locations sell moving supplies such as mattress bags, boxes, and tape. Combined with the manpower of a local moving company, this can be a great budget friendly option.
If cost is less of an issue, full service moving companies like Mayflower or Allied are great options. Offering services ranging from cross town to cross country, companies such as these can accommodate moves of all sizes.
Whether you are moving from a 1 bedroom apartment downtown to a 3 bedroom house (or the reverse), it is important to evaluate the size of the move. Deciding what stays and what goes is an important part of moving and a major part of choosing a moving company. Once you’ve decided exactly what will be moving with you, it can make the move itself seem less daunting. This will help you communicate your needs to the moving company ensuring that they have the necessary equipment and manpower.
Location and Distance
For crosstown or regional moves, reach out to local movers. They will likely have better rates than larger companies. Knowledge of the local area can make the job a bit easier, as changing weather, finding houses that are off the beaten path, or even one with a steep, technical driveway are all factors that play into a move. Finding a mover who is up to the task can be difficult in some situations.
Choosing a moving company, like the move itself, can be a lengthy process. It requires doing your due diligence in order to evaluate what is best for you. Many factors play into choosing the company that is a best fit (scale, location, cost, etc). It is important to know what you want and expect from a moving company and communicate that beforehand to ensure as smooth of a move as possible.