Move Household Goods Safely with Trustworthy Shippers
people shipped using A-1 Auto Transport last week

Or Call Us

Joe brought me peace of mind. I can’t thank you enough for being so reliable and trustworthy

Joe brought me peace of mind. I can’t thank you enough for being so reliable and trustworthy

+2 million
of customers
recommend us

Cheap Door to Door Moving Companies, Why They’re the Perfect Choice

Cheap Door to Door Moving Companies, Why They’re the Perfect Choice
Cheap Door to Door Moving Companies, Why They’re the Perfect Choice

Why search for cheap door to door moving companies when you could pack and move everything yourself? In the following article, we will debate this problem.

Do it Yourself Moves

Note: If you suffer from any kind of physical condition, this is probably not a good option.

Do it yourself moves are great when moving just a few items cross town or state. You can get some friends to help you pack, and it will sometimes be cheaper than using cheap door to door moving companies. However, the responsibility for the heavy lifting, packing of supplies, unpacking your belongings, etc. falls on you. Consider the size and quantity of belongings you must pack and transport.

Ask yourself the following questions:

  • Do you have the time needed to load, carry and unload everything? How long will it take?
  • Can you move the appliances and heavy items?
  • Have you calculated the fuel charges and mileage?
  • Can you count on anybody to help you, such as family, friends, or neighbors?
  • Will you need more equipment, like moving pads, dollies, etc.?
  • Do you need insurance during the move?
  • Can you handle special items and do you have any?
  • If you have a vehicle, is your new residence close enough for you to drive it yourself? Do you need an auto transporter?

If finding solutions to these problems is a bit too difficult, cheap door to door moving companies may be the best option.

Benefits of Hiring a Moving Company

Among the benefits of hiring such a company, we count:

One Time Payments

When moving across the state or country, you’ll have to keep track of an extremely long list of expenses, including van renting, gas costs, packing supplies, insurance, etc. This complicates things indefinitely. Instead, you can go to a moving company, and for a single payment, they will take care of all the other details.

Save Energy and Time

After assessing a moves’ expensive, with the do it yourself method, the next step is actually moving your belongings. This involves finding a vehicle / vehicles to transport them, procuring packing materials, packing everything on your own, carrying it into the van, driving everything to its destination, then unloading, unpacking and placing everything yourself.

A-1 Auto Transport can help you move your household goods nationwide. Call 888-509-3213 to get a free, no obligation to buy price quote on interstate moving services.

Since it’s one of the few times you’ve ever been involved in a move, you’re bound to make mistakes, costing you more time, money and headaches. On the other hand, a moving company’s job is to do all this for you. They will carry everything, while you sit back and watch. Also, since cheap door to door moving companies do this for a living, they’re bound to have a plan, so everything will proceed much smoother.

They will be Familiar with your new Residence’s Area

If you’re not familiar with your new neighborhood, it can be difficult to enter it with a small automobile, not to mention a large full van. Many moving companies specialize in a certain area of the U.S., meaning they’re familiar with the place you’re heading to.

This increases the safety and precision of the journey, so your belongings will most often arrive on schedule. They may also know people in the neighborhood to help you settle.

Easy Planning

It’s difficult to predict how the move will proceed when you do it yourself. However, when hiring one of the many cheap door to door moving companies, setting times and dates for the entire process is much easier. Last minute details will be taken care of, and you can book a date knowing things will proceed as planned.

Insurance and Item Safety

No matter how well you pack your valuables, there are bound to be some accidents. Get the company’s team to pack everything. Your belongings will be safer in their experienced hands.

Also, your items will be covered by insurance, so you’ll be covered if something does happen. A mover’s first priority is your belongings, so rest assured they will be safe.

Proper Equipment

Large ramps and dollies are hard to find. For the move to proceed well, you’ll need certain tools. Proceeding without them will increase the move’s difficulty tenfold, and renting them is expensive.

However, there is no need to run around town searching for this equipment. Movers will have it, and the price will be included in their package.

Save Money

It is commonly thought that cheap door to door moving companies don’t exist. However, even the most expensive of movers can actually save you money in the long run.

All the extra bubble wrap, cardboard boxes and other supplies add up. You may have to rent large tools and waste time you could have used working. Professional companies save you this time and procure their supplies from cheaper sources, meaning the price you pay often ends up being the same, if not less than when moving on your own.

Heavy Lifting: No Longer a Problem

Large furniture can be hard to move, but also dangerous. Moving a refrigerator into the kitchen will prove extremely challenging and huge time waster. If you’d like to avoid a pulled back muscle or a ripped couch, ask cheap door to door moving companies to do it instead.

One Trip for the Entire Move

Underestimating the room your belongings will need in order to fit in a van often results in multiple trips for do it yourself homeowners. Especially if the move cannot be delayed, you end up going back and forth several times before everything is brought to your new home.

Speaking to cheap door to door moving companies solves this problem completely. When visiting your home for an estimate, they will also assess how large a van you require. Due to their years of experience, they are hardly ever wrong, and even when that is the case, they can get a second van on location in a matter of minutes.

Experience Counts

Thanks to the accumulated experience over the years, moving companies can address any concerns or questions you may have, complete the move in a shorter time frame, and easily get passed any problems that may appear midway.

Instead of wasting your energy on the move itself, you can use it to decorate your new house and go to work without being fatigued.

Better Organization

When asking friends to help you relocate, although their intentions are good, efficiency may drop dramatically. Some boxes may end up without a label or piled in the wrong room. This wastes a lot of time and may lead to accidents.

Cheap door to door moving companies have encountered this problem in the past and solved it. They now make sure every item is organized, every box is labelled, and everything is placed where it should be.

Consultations and Estimates

It can be difficult to assess how much your move will cost you, and going over the budget is a common occurrence. However, you can solve this by asking a few cheap door to door moving companies to visit your home and give you an estimate.

Safe Packing

Packing is one of the biggest time wasters when moving your belongings, and it often leads to accidents and / or problems caused by lack of materials. You can easily avoid this problem by hiring a professional.

Secure and Air Conditioned Storage

Finally, if you must move your items out of the house, but the new residence is not ready to receive them, some companies also offer temporary storage services.

To conclude, while short moves with few belongings can be done on your own, it is much easier and convenient to choose between one of the many cheap door to door moving companies in the industry.

Share this content on social media
for a chance to get up to 15% off your next shipment.
Copy link

Joe Webster began his journey in the auto transport field by attending the University of Southern California (USC), where he graduated with a Bachelor of Business Marketing. 

After college, he started his career in the auto transport industry from the bottom up and has done virtually every job there is to do at A-1 Auto Transport, including but not limited to: Truck Driver, Dispatch, Sales, PR, Bookkeeping, Transport Planner, Transport Manager, International Transport Manager, Brokering, Customer Service, and Marketing. Working with his mentor Tony Taylor, Joe Webster has learned the ins and outs of this industry which is largely misunderstood. 

With over 30 years experience in the industry, we've been helping people ship their vehicles, motorcycles, RV's, heavy equipment, household goods and more across the country or overseas without a hitch. Ask us anything.

Email Me

Mylene Rutllant
It’s my number one pick in auto shipping to this day.

Due to the nature of my work, I must relocate every couple of years to where my company needs me. Because of this, I’ve tested several moving and auto transport companies over the years.

And my choice in terms of auto transport has to be A1 Auto Transport. It’s in the name, but also in the quality with which they do their jobs. I’ve never had a problem with this company.

The only time my shipment was delayed was during winter when a snowstorm closed down all the major roads. And they still found an alternative and got my car delivered before roads got unstuck.

When I moved to West Virginia, they picked up my car the very day I called them. I like to think they take special care of me considering all the business I’ve sent them. I’ll continue to support A1 Auto Transport. It’s my number one pick in auto shipping to this day.

Luis Rodriguez
You have my full support and recommendation!

I considered selling my car when I moved to Washington. It was old and rusty, but I grew attached to it. So, I called a couple companies to transport it to my new home, but they both fell through.

The first one couldn’t decide on a schedule. He would constantly change the pickup date till I got frustrated and canceled. The second was insufferable, very rude on the phone, even worse in person.

They started picking a part my car asking me why I still have it. If that’s their opinion of my vehicle, how can I trust they’ll take care of it? If something happened midway, why wouldn’t they just blame it on the car instead of paying up?

So, I cancelled this company as well and turned to A1 Auto Transport. From the get go, they were very different from my past options. Their website was very professional and up to date, full of useful information. I requested a quote using their online form, and I got an email response within an hour. Surprisingly fast!

If I didn’t know any better, I would’ve thought they were lacking customers, but the email spoke for itself. In just one email, everything I needed to know was there, including a contact number I could use to get more information or confirm the transport.

I called and got things rolling. I was very pleased with the driver. He followed standard procedure and represented his company well. Can’t remember his name, but props to him!

The car arrived in Washington 6 days later in excellent condition. From what I understand, the transport was delayed a bit by a storm, but since the time window was 4-6 days from the beginning, I don’t really care. You have my full support and recommendation!

Testimonial by Cristine Benoit
Cristine Benoit
I can safely say this is a legit company that will get the job done.

There are a lot of options for auto transport these days, which surprisingly makes it harder to find a good company. I received more than 10 offers to ship my car, but I couldn’t decide on any of them.

After doing some research, I got even more worried reading about all the scams and accidents that can happen. But, I have work to do and couldn’t afford to drive my newly purchased Mini Cooper all the way to Virginia.

Fortunately, I made the right choice with A1 Auto Transport. They are very good at their jobs. I spent more than an hour drilling Joe with various questions, and he never once lost his patience. He saw I was interested, so he bore with me until I was satisfied. The driver was also very courteous and my car was intact on arrival. I couldn’t have asked for more.

By the way, the price we first agreed on stayed the same. There were no delays or unexpected “surprises.” I can safely say this is a legit company that will get the job done.

David Osallo
We give A1 Auto Transport a big 10 out of 10!

We give A1 Auto Transport a big 10 out of 10! We chose them to move our car from California to Vermont, since we needed professionals.

We were abroad during the transport, so the transport was a bit tricky. The driver had to pick it up from storage on short notice and get it to its destination within at most 10 days. I was happy to note it arrived sooner. We got it 3 days early, right when we got home to pick it up. It made getting around way easier. Awesome service!

Visit our social, and see for see what our clients saying about us

A-1 Auto Transport Serves the World

We ship to locations in all 50 states and countries across the world.

Ship Your Vehicle With A-1 Auto Today
Get an instant free Quote Now

Or Call Us Today and Speak to Directly to Our Sales Team:

Our Partners:

Better Business Bureau Accredited
FMCSA Member
INC. 500 Member
VeriSign Secured
AMSA Member

A-1 Auto Transport is a disclosed agent for the following shipping companies:

Trans Global Auto Logistics, Inc.
3401 E Randol Mill Rd
Arlington, TX 76011
NO. 018191NF
CFR Rinkens
15501 Texaco Avenue
Paramount, CA 90723
NO. 013055NF
ABC Worldwide LLC
2840 NW 2nd Ave #105
Boca Raton, FL 33431
NO. 025472F
CSI Logistics
435 Division Street
Elizabeth, NJ 07201
FMC 22206
Intl Cargo
45 Campus drive
Edison, NJ 08837
NO. 17858N
ShipYourCarNow LLC
1160 South Rogers Circle Suite 1
Boca Raton, FL 33487
NO. 025646
Merco Air & Ocean Cargo, Inc.
6 Fir Way
Cooper City, FL 33026
NO. 021869F
Copyright © 1988-2021, A-1 Auto Transport - All Rights Reserved.