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3 Questions to Ask Moving Companies Before Choosing One to Hire

3 Questions to Ask Moving Companies Before Choosing One to Hire

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Most people find themselves moving a handful of times throughout their lives. Whether it's your first or tenth move, it can be very stressful. A moving company can provide a lot of assistance during this overwhelming time. While there are many moving companies to choose from, it's important to think about choosing the right one. Here are a few key questions you should yourself when deciding which local moving company to hire.

Do They Provide Long-Distance Moving Services?

According to Forbes, in 2023, roughly 60% of people who moved stayed within their county lines, and around 25% of people left the county but stayed within the state. Since the majority of people do short-distance moves, some local moving services may not even provide long-distance services. If you are moving out of state or across the country, you want to look for a company that can provide the services to transport your goods across whatever distance you need.

Do They Provide Packing Materials?

Moving requires a lot of single-use materials, such as boxes, bubble wrap, markers, tape, and more. If a moving company has all those supplies for you, it will make your job easier. Although most moving companies don't offer those supplies for free, it is still much easier to purchase supplies directly from a good source rather than trying to shop for them yourself.

What Services Do They Offer for Large Items?

If you plan on moving with large material goods or furniture items, you want to ensure the moving company you plan on hiring can safely transport them to their new location or can provide a way to temporarily store those items before the move. For instance, if you own a grand piano, you want to be sure to hire a moving company that not only has the space and capability of transporting something of that size but can also properly care for it. They should be able to prevent damage to your furniture during storage and shipping.

Finding the right local moving company to hire can help eliminate stressors during your move. As you look for the right company to hire, continue asking yourself if they provide services for all of your needs. To find everything you need in one company can help your move go as smoothly as possible. Contact Geo W Weaver & Son today to learn more about how our professional moving company can help you with your next big move.


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