Types of Moving Companies and How to Choose Professional Movers

There are various types of moving companies and you will find various tips online on how to choose professional movers.

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Let’s see the types of movers first so that you can choose according to your need.

  1. Local moving companies
  2. Interstate moving companies/long-distance movers
  3. International/overseas packers and movers- shifting items abroad via cargo/shipment
  4. Household packers and movers- packing and moving of household items.
  5. Complete moving services- everything in a home/office will be shifted
  6. Partial packers and movers-you can chose services like only packing, only loading and unloading, only delivery or pick up, etc
  7. Self-service movers-you will be self-packing and loading. A movable storage unit attached to a truck will be provided.
  8. Truck renters- provide only movable storage unit trucks.
  9. Specialty packers and movers-for antiques, wine collections, art collections, musical instruments, etc
  10. Automobile transports- Shifting vehicles and other types of motor vehicles.

How to Choose Professional Movers?

Before you hire just any packers and movers ask a few questions. This will help the moving company in understanding your needs and giving you a fair estimate/quote.

  1. Is this the type of moving service I want? Yes, be sure on the type of movers you want to hire. Do not expect a local moving company to provide service of long-distance movers. Hire a moving company specific to your need.
  2. Liability coverage- Check out if the company provides an insurance cover. A professional moving company will offer liability coverage of various types.
  3. How did you hear about this packing and moving company- if your family and friends referenced you to a moving company, choose it? Do not trust online sources blindly. Go with a moving company which has a good reference.
  4. Get a binding quote- ask for an official estimate or at least a not-to-exceed quote. This ensures you of the credibility of the moving company.

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