Making a local move may be easier than moving across the state or even the country, but that doesn’t mean that moving is easy. What’s more, if you’re a single person or you don’t have the ability to move some of your things yourself – such as very heavy items – then your situation can be even more stressful. What’s interesting is that many people forgo using a moving company because they are concerned with the costs associated with them. However, by using the right local Moving Service you could end up spending a lot less than you think on your move.
Choosing the right local moving service starts with you getting a quote for services. The quote should include the cost of labor, packing, truck and more. If something you need isn’t in the quote, ask! Don’t assume that something is covered just because it seems like it should be.
Another thing to consider is a moving service that offers packing supplies as well as storage services. This may seem like an odd combination, but consider the reduction of stress if you can take care of all of your moving needs through one company rather than multiple companies.
You’ll also want to ensure that they use well maintained equipment, including their vehicles. Most companies will have no problem with you inspecting their equipment before you agree on a contract with them. If you’re in need of storage as well, inspect a couple of empty units to ensure that your property will stay dry while it’s being stored.
Don’t underestimate the benefit of being treated well either. From the time you talk to the receptionist to the moving people who come to move your possessions, you should be treated with courtesy. Additionally, you should get prompt service for all of your needs.
Lastly, consider hiring a locally owned company. Local companies work harder for your business because they know that you have a direct impact on their bottom line. Good service could mean great word of mouth advertising for a local company. If you’re not sure where to start, give Kuiper Brothers Self Storage & Moving a call. They may be the beginning and the end of your search for the perfect moving service.