October 14, 2010

Finding the Best Interstate Moving Companies for Your Move

Finding the best interstate moving companies for your move can seem like an overwhelming task.  When you are knee deep in the many details involved in transitioning you and your family to a new home and new routines, taking the time to research the best interstate moving companies may seem like a pipe dream.  It will be well worth your time and effort in the long run, however.

Tips for Finding the Best Interstate Moving Companies for Your Move:

1.)  Ask for recommendations.  If you have friends, family or colleagues who have moved recently, they are a fantastic place to begin your search.  People are usually very happy to share their experiences, both good and bad.

2.)  Get at least 3 estimates and really compare them.  Make sure any company you are considering hiring has an estimate that seems in line with the other estimates.  Be cautious of any company whose estimate is extremely low when compared to the others. 

3.)  Search the Better Business Bureau online for any complaints and unresolved issues for any companies you are considering.  Even the best interstate moving companies will have complaints filed against them, but you are interested in how those complaints are resolved and if it is done in a timely manner. 

4.)  Make sure any company you are considering hiring is licensed, bonded and insured.  And companies who handle interstate moves will need to be licensed with the Department of Transportation.

5.)  Make sure the company you are considering hiring has a philosophy that is in line with yours.  The best interstate moving companies will explain how they plan to pack, move and protect your belongings and your old and new homes during transportation and loading and unloading. 

6.) Any reputable interstate moving company will give you a copy "Your Rights and Responsibilities When You Move."  The booklet is required by Federal law for all interstate moves.

7.)  Do not do business with any company that only deals in cash. 

8.) Choose a company that you feel confident in and comfortable with.  The best interstate moving companies will be those that provide prompt, courteous and informed customer service.