Archive for November 20th, 2010

Finding the Best Movers for You

When it comes to finding the best movers for your given situation, there are a few key issues to bear in mind before signing on the dotted line. All too many people panic and choose the first movers they find online or in the phone book, and this kind of hurried decision can easily lead to disaster. However, with a little preliminary research, your choice of movers should be a budget friendly and reliable one that helps make the experience as painless as possible.

The first thing to bear in mind when choosing movers is your budget. Sit down and decide how much you can afford to pay your movers, and this figure will determine which type of help you are able to pay for. If you have a shorter distance to move or more money to spend, you might be able to pay for full service movers that can take care of packing, loading, and driving without a problem. However, if you happen to be a little strapped, self service movers might be a better idea. Self service movers basically allow you to pack and load your things onto a truck or moving container, and professional movers do the driving for you.

Once your budget is decided, the next thing to look for in the movers you eventually hire is their reputation. Call as many movers as you can in your general vicinity to give you a realistic quote, and eliminate the movers who are out of your price range. Once you have a list of affordable movers, go online and cross reference their names against any of the many consumer protection sites out there in search of any major red flags. Choose the most reputable movers you can afford, and your research should pay off in spades!