You might be amazed just how different moving companies can be. Moving companies can be small, family affairs or they may be part of a national or international organization. Others may be a few students who get together, rent a truck and start a moving company.Let’s start with a small, family affair moving companies. This may be a long time local business started by the grandfather and its still in the family. Generally this type of moving company will handle smaller or shorter moves. They will have a few personnel and a driver or two. They also will generally have a shorter truck, and not one of the 70′ or longer ones. But they may have a contract with a national moving company who they can contact if the have a customer who is doing a long distance move.These smaller moving companies’ owners will be local business people.
They will have been associated with the local community through charity events and so forth. They may know your family. They are a good choice to pick to move you, especially if you are planning to pack all your household goods yourself. They will remember you when you come in several or many times to pick up more boxes for your packing. They may even save you some used boxes and sell them to you at a cheaper price. If you are having a hard time figuring out how to pack something you may be able to take it to their office and have someone show you how to pack it correctly. They want your goods to arrive as safely and unbroken as you do.Have a look at didyouknowcars.com/tips-on-making-moving-less-stressful/ for more info on this.
They seem to take an interest in how your packing is coming along. They also will be well priced as they do want your business.The next type of moving company may be the cheapest in the short run, but may end costing you a lot at the end of the move. This is the two or more person moving company that rented a truck to move goods and make money doing it. Yes, they will be cheap. But before you decide to hire them, make sure they have the proper insurance to cover any damage that happens to your goods as they are being moved. They may be the most careful movers you ever saw, but accidents happen and great grandma’s priceless lamp may be no more. Without any insurance you may not be able to replace it either.
Remember, decide on exactly what your needs are and make your choice carefully.The third type moving company is that national or international company with warehouses and trucks in various locations. These companies’ drivers can call upon one of their affiliated companies to get more loaders or workers as required. If they arrive at a location before the scheduled unloading date, they can park and wait in the yard. Your goods will be safely taken care of.