Archive for August, 2012
If you are looking for long distance movers that can help you get from point A to point B with minimal hassle or inconvenience, there are many such options available throughout the country. However, as with any industry, not all long distance movers out there are alike in their availability, reliability, or pricing, so it does pay to do your homework on the matter before reserving the help of any such venue in particular. To begin, ask yourself a few pertinent questions about your particular moving situation, and then start searching for reliable long distance movers that fit your price range and other criteria particularly well.
For example, you should find a free moving calculator online that allows you to determine not only the mileage between your old city and your new one, but also allows you to accurately estimate the total cubic footage and weight of your possessions. These factors are generally the largest components of the amount you will spend in total, so it does pay to make sure that these numbers are accurate before going forward. Once you have made your estimates accordingly and set a budget for yourself you should be all ready for the next step!
At this point, search the web for reviews of any long distance movers that are in or near the city from which you are moving. From there, read through these reviews as thoroughly as possible, and make a list of all the long distance movers that seem particularly promising overall. Contact each of these venues for a written estimate on their services, and look over what you can expect to pay each of these long distance movers in particular. Choose the best long distance movers that you can afford, and retain their services as soon as possible for best results. With any luck, your moving experience should be fairly painless!
Nothing in life that you pay for is guaranteed. Well, some things are, but you still never know what you will get until the service is performed or the product arrives in the mail. Unfortunately, this is true with professional movers just as it is true with just about any other service you decide to utilize. And while you will not see the level of quality that you will get from movers until moving day arrives, there are some things you can do to ensure your moving company is well regarded. It can increase your chances that you will get a higher-quality service.
The first task that must be performed is making a list of all possible movers that service your area. Weeding through that list will be the next and possibly the longest step, but it is extremely necessary. Make a list of movers and then a list of the qualities you desire in a professional moving business. Then your goal will be to match up the top moving companies with the top qualities that you require. But getting back to your initial step, search the Internet and compile the list. Then pay visits to each company’s website.
Immediately cross those movers off your list that lack professional-looking websites. There is zero reason any moving company today should not have an impressive and well-functioning website. However, you are bound to find at least a few of these sites in your search. But this is good, because at least you can shorten that list pretty quickly. At this stage you may have five or six companies to consider, at which time you will revisit sites and look at specific information like what companies charge and what services they offer.
Some movers will not be able to accommodate your every need, so with a service search you can cross a few more off the list. Now it is the time to read customer satisfaction surveys and reviews for others’ personal takes on these moving companies. This step should help bring the list down to two to three moving companies. It is time now for scheduling at-home visits or over-the-phone consultations.
It is acceptable to have a few movers visit your home or speak with you over the phone to run through every possible step up until booking. Moving companies offer estimates every day and do not expect to close on 100 percent of consultations. After these consultations, it ideally will be pretty clear which moving company you should select.