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What Should You Check Before Choosing Local Movers?

Regardless of what might be involved in your relocation, trying to make some sense of the process can be overwhelming. To help simplify the process and make sure you’re confident in your choices along the way, we’ve put together a list of considerations when hiring a local mover.


HiringĀ local movers should be a straightforward process, but competition can raise the stakes. Not only might vendors offer different levels of service, but some of them may be more than willing to pressure you into choosing their services over another provider. You might also hear about a higher-end mover who claims to offer superb service, but has yet to prove it to you.

Take the time to find out what’s going on behind the scenes before making an irreversible decision on your local moving needs.

Quality of Service

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You might think you know what to expect from a mover when you hire them, but that’s not always the case. You need to understand what your local moving company is capable of, and pay close attention to the details that matter. For example, every mover has different policies regarding packing and unpacking services, as well as options for picking up items from storage units. Knowing your mover’s limitations can save you some money and keep you on track for a successful move.

Cost of Service

This one is pretty self-explanatory, but if you get it wrong then things will likely go awry for everyone involved in the process. It’s essential to know exactly how much it will cost to hire your local mover, including fees for packing and unpacking, transportation fees and other related costs. It’s always a good idea to try and negotiate these details in advance of signing any binding contract with a mover, just in case it doesn’t end up being the best deal around.


Another factor that can impact your overall moving budget is insurance coverage. Some companies will offer some basic coverage for free, but you may need additional policies that can help offset the cost of replacing damaged items or property that goes missing when it is in transit.

A word of caution: some insurers may say that they provide coverage for items that are being transported, but don’t.


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