What to Consider When Choosing a Moving Company

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You may have landed a job, which unfortunately takes up too much of your commuting time. Or you may have enrolled your kids in a good school, but have the expense of them having to travel to get there. After giving it much thought, you have no choice but to tell your children that you’ll all have to move out of your house and into another one that’s nearer to your work and their school. But before making the big move, you’ll want to find out what to consider when choosing a moving company to help you move all of your possessions safe and sound.


1. You should have more than one moving company in mind.

Moving all your possessions all by yourself may be out of the question as your vehicle might be too small for the job, which is why you considered hiring the services of a moving company instead.

●       But if you’re the type who simply picks up an item and buys it, you should treat choosing a moving company differently as not every single one of them has your best interests in mind.

●       You should thus find at least three or even more moving companies to consider working with and choose which one is worth your time and budget. Where you’ll be finding out about them is up to you, whether it be while browsing the Internet or asking for referrals from people you know.


2. You’ll want to find out if your chosen moving company is licensed to transfer your belongings from one place to another.

Any moving company that claims to be reputable should have a moving license as part of its credentials.


●       If you and your children will be moving from one state to another, you should ask your chosen moving company if they have a United States Department of Transportation license number that allows them to engage in interstate moving.

●       But if you and your children would only be moving from one house to another within the same state where you’re currently residing, you should ask your chosen moving company for their state license instead.


3. You should also double-check the moving company’s physical address to be sure.

You’ll be entrusting your belongings under the care of people you don’t even know that well, so it pays to check if your chosen moving company has published their business address on their official website. However, it shouldn’t only end there.

●       You should set aside a certain time to visit your chosen moving company’s business address so that you can speak to their representative in person and perhaps even talk to the personnel who’ll help you out with your big move.

●       However, you should steer clear of moving companies that list a residential instead of a business address as they’re most likely fly-by-night operations that scam people into buying their services.

There’s no denying that moving from one house to another inflicts a huge toll on children. However, change is an inevitable part of life, and that’s something that you should teach your children while they’re still young. Other than that, you should also pick the right moving company to take care of all your belongings as you and your children say goodbye to your old house and move to a new place. With so many long-distance moving companies out there, the above-listed tips on what to consider when choosing one can help make you and your children’s big move as something to look forward to instead of it being a stressful one.


Michael Richards


Michael is a professional long distance mover and has been in the industry for over 15 years. In his field of industry, he's experienced a lot and see a lot of country.

He now uses that experience in the blogs he writes for My Long Distance Movers and other companies. In his spare time, he just likes to chill with his family and friends.