The average American will move more than 11 times in their life. While this may seem like a lot, I’m in my mid-30s and have personally moved 15 times already!
But how do you go about choosing the right moving company to handle your most prized possessions?
When choosing a mover:
- Make sure your mover is insured: to move across the country, a mover should be licensed by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration(FMCSA), which monitors and ensures compliance with safety requirements and regulations for long-distance movers. If a moving company isn’t licensed with the FMCSA, it shouldn’t be transporting your stuff.
- Get a quote in person: price out at least three estimates in writing, and avoid any that are too high or too low. While you can get a quote online or over-the-phone, an in-person quote will get you the best estimate.
- Customer service is key: ask yourself: if you can’t get an actual person to answer the phone, how responsive will the movers be to inquiries during the moving process?
- Check online reviews: everyone’s got an opinion but if 200 people rate a moving company poorly, chances are you’re bound to have a poor experience as well.
Moving is stressful. Spend wisely on a good mover and a professional organizer who can manage your move and unpack and organize you in your new home.
While not cheap, having professionals pack, move, and unpack and organize you is priceless.