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You have several options when it comes to moving services. To begin, we will discuss the large moving companies. The upside of hiring a large, nationally known moving company is that they are an established business. The downside is, if you don't have a lot of stuff, you will probably end up sharing a large moving truck with another customer. This is fine, but it means you may get a delivery date anywhere from a couple of days to a couple of weeks later! That's a big deal when you want to sleep in your own bed at the new place you are moving in.
Next, we have smaller moving companies. These companies generally use smaller trucks making it easier to avoid a long delay in delivery. Today, with the advent of online user reviews and social networking sites it's pretty easy to get an idea of a moving company's competency. Use review sites like YellowPages.com and Yelp to find out what other people have to say about their experience with the companies you are looking to hire. You may also want to ask for recommendations when you contact the moving company.
Now we come to the you load it, they haul it companies. A large container is deposited on your doorstep and you pack it yourself. The company will then come and move the container to your new place, where you unload it. This is one of the cheaper options, but it does require the most work on your part. Every last thing in your home, apartment or condo, will be packed and unpacked by you!
Once you've picked the type of company you want to use, it's time to get estimates. There are millions of moving company horror stories out there. In order to avoid paying hidden fees it's a good idea to have someone from the company physically come to your home and give you an estimate. And remember! It is important to read the contract's fine print. That seems like common sense but people tend to trust what they are told and just sign on the dotted line.
Another important aspect to securing the transfer of your most valuable possession is a rental insurance policy. Even if you are diligent in finding reputable moving services, your belongings may not have the amount of coverage you are comfortable with through the moving service. Rental insurance will protect your things during the move. If you aren't covered before your move, now would be the time. The average policy is only $15 a month. Get a free, no obligation quote today!