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June 29, 2018 1 min to read

Moving Out Means Moving Up: Tips for Picking the Right Moving Company

Category : Home Improvement

Moving across the country is nothing like moving a few blocks over. Whether temporarily to college or permanently to settle down, packing your things and stuffing them in the back of a truck should be the least of your worries.

One of the first things you need to do is ask for multiple cross-country moving estimates. This will help you compute for potential costs and plan your trip accordingly. Picking the right mover to help you along is never easy but hopefully, with these tips, you can find the right company.

Research So You Don’t Regret It

Before even picking the right moving company, come up with a checklist of things you want done. Location, distance, repacking and extras like storage are some of the things you can consider. From there, you can base your selection on which companies can give you a quote based on these requirements.

When moving across state lines, it’s important to ask for a moving company’s US DOT number. This will guarantee that the company is licensed and insured.

If you have large valuables—such as appliances or high-end furniture—that you are taking with you, you may want to spend a little extra on Full Value Protection Insurance. And while a catastrophe may be unlikely, it’s better to be safe than sorry. Movers can only assume liability for up to 60 cents per pound per item.

Watch for Warning Signs

Above all these, remember to be on the lookout for red flags. Legitimate and professional moving companies will never ask for money upfront so beware of those that ask for a deposit. A legal moving company should also be able to provide you with an operating license number and verification of insurance. A legitimate moving company owns their equipment and vehicles, as well.

Finding the right moving company is as hard as moving across the country. But armed with these tips, you can easily move your belongings and in turn, your life, to better things.