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Moving Companies—What you Should Know

When relocating to another city or state or have a large amount of items to be moved most will use a moving company to do the job.  Yes, you can rent a U-Haul truck to move everything yourself but that can be a lot of work.  Doing it this way you will have to have someone to help you move the bigger items.  You will also have to load and then unload the truck.  If you have a pickup truck and try to move on your across town own there will be multiple trips.  When hiring moving companies all you have to do is pack the boxes and let the movers do all the loading and unloading  This sounds like the best and easiest way to move but before you can relax you have to make sure that you have the right moving company.

There are normally three types of moving companies San Rafael, which include:

  • Full service—the movers will hand all the packing, loading, and unloading of your things. All you have to do is unpack.
  • Self-service—they will do the loading and unloading but you will have to pack
  • Moving truck rentals—as mentioned you pack, load, unload, and unpack along with driving the moving truck.3

The cost for moving your stuff depends on a big number of variables like difference in price between companies, hours involved in moving, amount of things that need moved, how many people the moving company has to have for the moving job, and the distance between pick-up a and drop-off.  Prices can also include the insurance to pay for the replacement of damaged items.  The type of moving services Sausalito that are the most expensive are the full service companies with renting a moving truck being the cheapest.

Before you hire a moving company, especially if they are not a known name like Mayflower, make sure that you check them out because there are some moving companies that scam people.  The most notable scam is on the day of the move they raise the price and usually done by full-service moving companies.  Talk to several moving companies before deciding which one to use.  Make sure that each one you talk to you get a quote in writing and signed by the person in charge.  Go online and check with the Better Business Bureau to see if there have been any complaints have been made against the company

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) govern interstate moves and all legitimate full and self-service moving company are required by law to present you with a handbook “Your Rights and Responsibilities When you Move.”   If you are not given one, be suspicious of the moving company if you are moving out of state.