Choosing a moving company

Choosing a moving company

Moving can be one of the most exciting and rewarding experiences of your life.  The challenge of taking your family to a brand new home and community, as well as a new job, can be full of rewards.  This is provided that you take the time to simplify the moving process.

Moving is often cited as being one of the most stressful times of life, up there with divorce and the death of a loved one, and this is not without good reason; however it does not necessarily have to be that way.  With a little bit of homework to locate the best moving company, and a bit of advance planning, much of the angst inherent in making such a move can be relieved.

Locating the best movers for your specific needs and at a price that is acceptable involves a basic evaluation of your requirements.  As with many service-oriented industries, today’s moving companies have expanded in order to provide a whole range of services and to be more competitive.  From planning out your move to packing and unpacking, decorating and organizing your possessions, you can select the extent of the services that you feel you need, and then have them tailored to fit your moving budget.  I recommend selecting your moving company a minimum of four to six weeks prior to your actual moving date.

Negotiations with a moving company should include a clear understanding of charges and rates, as well as claims protection, the pickup and delivery schedule, and the mover’s liability for your possessions.