3 Things to Know About Moving Companies

Moving is stressful, but a moving company can make it easier. Moving companies are businesses that offer moving trucks, movers and all necessary equipment as a paid service. Moving companies are not used for every move as not everyone can afford to hire them, but they’re common enough to find in almost any city in the U.S.

1. Moving companies simplify your move

Moving companies drastically simplify your move. Not only do they handle the actual transport of your items from Point A to Point B, but they’re also frequently responsible for the packing and loading of your belongings. Moving companies bring in their own boxes, tape and other supplies to pack your belongings in. Beyond that, many moving companies will help you store your items if you have a gap in time between two rentals. The best part is that it all goes on one bill at the end.

2. You must be careful when hiring a moving company

When considering hiring a moving company, it’s important that you do some research. Moving company scams are too common to be lackadaisical in your approach. Review sites like Yelp or Angie’s list are a great place to find more information. It also doesn’t hurt to ask friends and family for recommendations. This isn’t always the case, but most of the time, hiring a well-known national company is a safe bet (though perhaps not the most affordable option available).

3. Moving companies are insured

One of the best parts about hiring a moving company versus a DIY move is the peace of mind you get from the companies insurance. Moving insurance ensures that you will be reimbursed if any items are lost or damaged during the move. However, there are multiple types of insurance, so make sure you know exactly what is covered by a moving company before you decide to hire one.

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Thinking about hiring a moving company?

Hiring a moving company is an extremely stress-relieving option for anyone with an upcoming move, thought not feasible for everyone. The cost can be prohibitive for many moves and some may oppose strangers handling their belongings. Regardless, simply because of the benefit, it may be something worth looking into.

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Timothy HarrisTimothy Harris is a freelance writer based in Albuquerque. He brings a professional background in event marketing, residential real estate and journalism to the table to provide useful and relevant content for the modern renter. Timothy has previously written content for Karsten & Associates in New Mexico and Up 'til Dawn, a philanthropic fundraiser that benefits St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

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