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Types of Moving Companies
- Local Movers:
Best for shorter distant moves within the same city or metropolitan area.
Typically charge hourly rates based on the time spent on the move.
- Long Distance Movers:
For distances across state lines or extensive distances, long distance movers are your go-to experts.
Prices are often determined by the weight of your belongings and the distance traveled.
- International Movers:
Handle relocations to different countries.
Costs depend on factors like distance, shipment weight, and customs duties. These experts navigate custom regulations and calculate costs based on factors like distance, shipment weight, and custom duties.
Researching and Selecting a Moving Company
1) Check Credentials
2) Read Reviews
3) Request Multiple Quotes
4) Ask for References
Understanding Moving Costs
As mentioned in one of our more recent blogs, there are multiple factors in determining the cost of a move. Some of those factors may include: distance, volume and weight of furniture, type of furniture, special items (pianos, antiques, etc), insurance coverage, and packing services.
Binding vs. Non-Binding Estimates:
A binding estimate guarantees the final cost, while a non-binding estimate may change based on the actual weight of the shipment. Make sure you are clear on the estimate provided to you before you make the decision.