Moving across the country can be a daunting undertaking regardless of whether you plan on doing it yourself or hiring a moving company to help. If you do plan to work with a moving company, the first priority on your agenda should be narrowing down which one you plan to use. There are many things that can go into this decision, but the main concern for most people is “Can they do the job?” and “How much will it cost?” To help you make the most informed decision, here are some primary considerations when assessing long distance and cross country moving companies.
What Services Do You Need?
One of the first things you should figure out when you’re moving cross country is what services you’ll need. If you’ve done an internet search for long distance movers, you may be surprised at the number of options you have when it comes to moving services. You can request anything from hiring drivers to haul a moving pod you’ve packed and will unload yourself to full-service moving that can include everything from packing and unpacking help to furniture disassembly and reassembly. Understanding what your moving needs are is the first step in the process and should be done before you contact any movers for a cost estimate. If you need an idea of what options you have, you can consult our moving services page to get a better understanding of what’s available.
Keep in mind that there are some specialty services you’ll want to keep in mind if they apply to your moving needs. For example, if you have any items that are particularly heavy, oversized, or difficult to move, that should be something you communicate with the movers. This includes things like moving pianos, safes, hot tubs, or any other items that may require additional man power or special equipment. Likewise, if you need short term storage or a car shipped along with your other belongings, those are services you should mention when pricing moving companies.
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Know Your Budget
Once you know what services you need, you’ll want to pair that with your moving budget. While it may be easier to hire movers to handle every aspect of your cross country move, the reality is that it doesn’t fit the budget for everyone. Knowing your budget will allow you to cut the appropriate costs and figure out which things you can and can’t do on your own.
Another important step to take is to know how much you’re moving and what size truck will be needed. While this isn’t always an easy assessment to make, a good moving company will be able to help you with the task. It’s usually fairly easy to make a judgment based on the size of your house or apartment, both in terms of number of rooms and square footage. If you have any large or tricky items to move, that should also be take into consideration. Once this is done, you’ll be able to request the appropriate sized truck when you contact movers and be ready to move on to the next step: getting moving estimates.
Get Price Quotes
Every cross country mover in the industry should be willing to provide you with a free price quote. The more information you can give them, the more accurate the quote, which is why the steps listed above are important before contacting a moving company. It’s recommended that you contact a few moving companies for an estimate before choosing one. The reason for this is that prices and services can vary from one company to another, as can the availability of moving dates. If you contact three to five established moving companies, you should be in good shape when it comes to narrowing down the field to the one that best fits your needs.