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Moving: What Everyone Ought to Know About Moving Companies...
Moving: What Everyone Ought to Know About Moving Companies...
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(ARA) - So it's time to move and you're excited, but it's a lot of work getting all your stuff from one location to the next. Hiring a moving company can help reduce the stress of moving and professionals help make sure your items get to wherever you are going safely.

So how do you know what you should look for when hiring a moving company? After all, you want to hire someone you trust with your possessions. There are some things every person should consider when hiring a company to move their items.

1) Research
It's smart to check out several companies before choosing the right one for you. Web sites like are quick and easy ways to connect you with a variety of moving companies in your area. Instead of having to call various companies for quotes, simply fill out the form on the site and up to six companies will call or e-mail you. After receiving bids you can book the best deal.

2) License and Insurance
Make sure the mover you use has a license and comprehensive insurance. You can opt for insurance coverage that will protect the worth of all your belongings should something happen. Ask about the details.

3) Extra Fees
Depending on what you need, you might be required to pay extra fees. Most moving companies charge based on weight, but under special circumstances, they can add charges that can cost you a lot. Remember to ask about what you could be charged for extra services so you know what to expect.

4) Complaints
Checking out complaint registries are a good place to find out if the company has any major issues. Search online for reviews or check the Better Business Bureau. You can also ask the company if they have anyone you can contact that would recommend them.

A good moving company will have a presence in your area, will visit your home prior to your move, and will answer any questions you might have before signing or paying for anything.

Don't get stuck with an unprofessional moving company and a high bill. Visit to fill out a simple form that lets a variety high-quality moving professionals come to you.

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