Finding local movers to help with your relocation isn't difficult, but finding movers that you can afford and rely on may take some time if you've never moved before. However, given the fact that local moving companies often have to vie for the same business in one general location, they often offer competitive pricing as a consequence. As a prospective customer, this is great news for you. Like any other move, you'll want to compare your available options with moving quotes to start off. In terms of quality of service, there are certain things you should take into account before hiring a local moving service. This article will highlight a few of these items to help you in your selection process.
If you aren't acquainted with anyone who has tried moving with a local moving company you're considering, search for moving company reviews online. The more reviews you find on a particular mover, the better. Moving companies have been known to post faux reviews to improve their image and services rendered. You can easily discern the fake from the genuine by comparing the review in question with the other reviews for the same local mover. Also, if a local mover shares a similar name with another company, you may end up reading a review intended for another service. However, these are typically easy to identify once you read them.
Finding the right local movers require some background research beyond user reviews. You should check to see if the local moving company is bonded and licensed with the U.S. Department of Transportation and whether or not the mover is abiding by state and federal regulations. The moving service you opt must be an established company; otherwise you run the risk of having your items damaged with a complete lack of accountability from their end. You should also make sure that your local movers are insured. If the company doesn't offer some type of worker compensation, your hired help could file a claim against you if they sustained any injuries while moving.
Some local movers won't offer full liability for your belongings if you choose to pack and prepare them for transit yourself. There are certain items you can pack with ease, but the expensive and more fragile items should be handed over to your local movers. Lastly, go through everything listed on your bill of lading on moving day. You should have a clear understanding of what you will be charged for and how much.