Moving to a new home is difficult enough. And if you do not know some of the most important facts about moving, you might end up going over your budget or worse you might end up being victimized by movers that scam their customers. Should these happen, you might end up paying for more than you expected. So, to help you with your move, here are some of the most important things that you should know about moving.
First, you need to know that there is a big difference between an interstate move and an intrastate move. In an interstate move, you will cross state borders so you need the services of long distance movers. You cannot hire other movers because they are not certified for interstate shipping of belongings. Aside from this, there are more paper works that you need to accomplish in an interstate move. Plants for example require clearance. The clearance for different plants varies per state. In some state you also need to register your first before the move. You need to do a little research if your are doing an interstate move.
Second, different moving companies have different services. A legitimate and well established moving company offers different types of services, such as full service move, partial full service move, DITY move and pick up and delivery only move. You should also know that different moving companies offer other services that their customers might need. One example is the PODS or the portable storage which you can temporarily store in their storage facility. If you do not have the time yet to receive your belongings or if your new home cannot accommodate all your belongings, you can store them in their facilities until such time you can receive them or have time to dispose of what you do not need. Moreover, it is best to hire a moving company that offers wide range of services because it is a sign that they are professional and have good market share. They are also reputable and will not compromise their reputation by scamming their customers.
Third, there are ways to make your move more affordable but hiring a company that offers very low estimate is not one of them. In fact, one of the ways that scammers scam their customers is low balling. In other words, moving companies offer very low estimates to attract you from hiring them. Now to make profit from the deal, they will ask you to pay additional before they deliver your belongings. You will then have to ransom your own belongings. Now if you want to save or cut the cost of your move, you should instead check out the discounts, such as off season discount, senior citizens discounts or use discount coupons. These can save you a lot of money without risking being scammed.