Cheap Movers in Roanoke
Moving out of Roanoke, Alabama is affordable if you hire an experienced and well-reviewed relocation company. All you have to do is log into the Internet to begin searching for the most reliable movers near your home. In just seconds you will see that there are a ton of movers for you to choose from. To sort through all your options, it helps to have some insight as to what creates a trusting moving company. So, we have decided we’d like to provide those interested in hiring a mover with some knowledge about moving companies and the validity they should retain as professionals in the industry.
Hiring Professional Movers
When you’re relentlessly searching online to find the mover you would like to hire for relocation assistance, there are distinct characteristics they should display. Knowing the components that make up an authentic moving company is important if you wish to find the greatest mover and not fall victim to a scam. Here are some things you should be checking for as you compare movers…
- Whether or not they have state licensing, certifications proving authenticity, or registry with the USDOT.
- They should have adequate insurance coverage or at least carry the state minimum protection for all of their customers. You may also want to inquire about alternative insurance plans if the free insurance they provide doesn’t cover the entire value of your possessions.
- Long standing movers should have proof of their reliability as shown through reviews, testimonials and star ratings online.
- They should have moving services you can take advantage of due to their nature as well as their cost.
- Genuine moving companies don’t ask for a full payment upfront. They also maintain reasonable, affordable rates.
Hiring professionals in the relocation industry will prove to be highly beneficial. You will spend less of your time and money by hiring them. You will also find that you and your things are in better care and at less risk for any accidents. Take some of the weight off your shoulders and allow the mover to handle all that they are capable of as long as you can afford it.
The Cost of Moving
What you pay for moving services is dependent on several things. Regrettably, there is no way for a mover to give a customer a total for their services until certain things are acquired. Your moving specialists will need to consider things like the time of year the move is taking place, the current price for fuel, how much labor and time will be necessary, what services you chose, and how much all your stuff weighs. Of course, this isn’t all that the movers must take into consideration- there is more.
Some movers offer quick estimates by phone or online calculator. The calculators found on a mover’s website aren’t as close to the actual total you’ll pay as the over the phone estimates are. This is because the mover’s customer service reps can get more detail from you when they have you on the phone. Regardless, neither the over the phone quote or calculator are accurate. These fast estimates are best served for comparison when deciding what mover to employ.
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.
When Will I Know the Exact Cost for My Moving Services?
All moving companies operate differently or at least calculate their customers’ total for moving services differently. With that being said, sometimes an actual cost for moving isn’t given out until the relocation services have been completed. However, some moving companies will request an in-home appraisal before the scheduled relocation.
During an in-home appraisal, your mover will walk through the property to count rooms, checkout the home’s layout so that they can plan the best way to get your stuff out, they will consider how much stuff you have, and decide how much help and time it will take them to fulfill their task. They will also make a decision as to what trucks to use for the transport of your things. Once they take all this into consideration and combine it with the other calculations, they can come up with a firm cost for your moving services.
About A1’s Moving and Storage Solutions
A1 has a lot more to present than most movers. Our extensive collection of moving and storage solutions tend to outweigh anything else you will find through alternative moving companies. We are almost positive we can find the right solutions for you- one that matches your relocation needs as well as your budget! Here are just a few of the moving types and services we have for you to consider…
- Local Moves
- Long Distance Moves
- Cross Country Moves
- International Relocations
- Office Relocations
- Residential Relocations
- Student Moving
- Military Moving
- Commercial Relocations
- Heavy Furniture and Machinery Moving
- National and International Car Shipping Services
- A Vast Selection of Storage Options
- Tracking Services
- Full Packaging Services
- Full Service Relocations
Preparing for a Move
In order for your relocation to go as well as you hope, you MUST prepare. Preparing for a move is your responsibility but it helps tremendously in numerous ways. Not only will it help you and your family, but it will help the moving specialists. Overall, there is less risk involved when preparation has been completed. Grab paper and pen to start writing out your to-do list so that you can stay on top of all the matters that need cared for before the movers arrive at your door.
- Get someone to watch the children or pets. Keeping them out of the way of the movers is in everyone’s best interest.
- Transfer all utilities, subscriptions etc.
- Change address with the post office.
- Contact any businesses that must be aware of the move.
- Pack up all belongings if the movers aren’t hired to do so. Everything needs to be ready for their arrival.
- Have all floors in the home picked up as well as stairways and any other parts of the house that the movers will need to navigate through. There mustn’t be anything in their way especially considering it could put them and your things in jeopardy.
Written By:Joe Webster
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.