10 Best Tips to Help You Hire the Best Movers for Your Move

Tips on Researching, Interviewing and Hiring Moving Companies

If you're moving house and are hiring movers, you need to make sure you're hiring the best.  With so many moving companies to choose from, you need some solid advice to ensure your movers are reliable. Find out with these tips and suggestions.

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    Should You Hire Movers or Move it Yourself

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    Deciding whether or not to hire moving companies is a question that plagues all people on the move. And like most decisions, the answer is different for everyone depending on numerous factors such as time, money, difficulty and complexity of the move. If you're moving across town, a self-move may make more sense than if you're moving across the country. Still, to ensure you're making the best decision, it's a good idea to weigh all options.

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    This is really the first place to start. Research will help you narrow down your choices and enable you to have a firm list from which to choose. And now a lot of your research can happen online.
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    Hiring movers can feel a little overwhelming. With so manymoving companies to choose from, where do you even start to hire movers? Over our many moves, and with some really bad experiences combined with mostly good ones, we've made the task of hiring movers a little less complicated, simply from learning what we need to know before we sign on the dotted line. 

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    Before you even have the moving companies do a walk-through of your home, ask these questions while you have the movers on the phone. This is your chance to interview the moving company to see if they are going to meet your needs.
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    If you decided that you don't want to move yourselffinding and hiring good movers is the most important decision you’ll make when moving. And while an internet search offers listings of local and distance movers, getting the right one can be challenging. To help you hire good movers, check out these tips of what you should avoid doing when hiring moving companies.

     

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    Before you hire movers, there are some key terms you should know about - terms that the moving company will be referring to whenever they book your move. Knowing what they know before signing any paperwork will help keep your fees low and your move secure. 

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    All About Quotes or Estimates

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    With your research completed, you now have a list of at least five moving companies that you feel confident will provide you with good service. The next step is to ask all the moving companies for moving quotes before making a final decision.
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    All moving companies are not created equal. I found this out the when moving from a rural community, where there were a lack of cross-country movers, to the opposite side of the continent. It cost me a lot of money and a great deal of heartache and determination. And in the end, if I had not been persistent, I would have lost all my possessions to a rogue moving company.
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    When relocating and hiring a moving company to take you across the country, keep these do's and don't's in mind. Something as simple as having a pen and paper ready to check off items as they're unloaded from the truck will save you a lot of time and aggravation later on.
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    How to Hire Intrastate Movers

    There are some do's and don't's that you should keep in mind when hiring a moving company to ship your household goods within the state. These tips will help protect you from fraudulent or rogue movers.