If you are moving, you know how difficult a process can be. Hiring movers can relieve a lot of the time and stress that you will have to spend on the moving process. However, it is important to ensure that you are using good quality movers.
If you know friends or family that have moved recently, ask them to refer you to the movers they used. Use these and numbers that you find in your local phonebook or online to start calling movers for quotes. Contact the Better Business Bureau to find out if the moving company you are looking at has had any complaints filed against them. While having a grievance filed against them does not mean you should dismiss the company, you want to read the whole report and be sure that in the end the problem was resolved and the customer was satisfied. Also check the U.S. Department of Transportations Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration website and find out if your potential mover has a Department of Transportation number. This number tells you that the company is registered with the Department of Transportation.
To make the packing and moving process easier, you may want to look into Pods, or Personal On Demand Storage. PODS can be delivered to your home on the day of your choice, and you can schedule pickup at the time of your choice as well. The deadline is what you set, so you can have as long or short a time to pack as you need. Movers will then take your PODS to your new residence, where you also have until the deadline you set yourself to unpack the POD. PODS provides long distance movers for moves of larger distances, who are trained to drive the PODS with care and inflict no damage on your belongings inside.