Sandy Cheap Moving Companies
Nestled just to the West of the mountains and along several major highways, Sandy, Utah is that sought after mix of beauty and convenience. Natural splendor and a hometown feel, combined with its accessible location, make Sandy an obvious choice for families, young professionals, and businesses alike.
Whether you’re moving to Sandy from out of state, migrating from one town away, or even moving away from Sandy for one reason or another, you’ve probably realized that the ordeal is bound to be a bit stressful. By far the easiest way to cut back on that stress is to simply hire a moving company, but even that can come with some road blocks.
Simply searching for “cheap movers near me” is bound to bring you plenty of options, but not all of them will be reputable. What’s more, if you don’t know what type of move you’ll be completing or what to look for in a reputable moving company, you can be stuck with more stress than you bargained for in the first place.
Understanding Your Move
In order to find a moving company that will truly work for you, you’ll need to figure out how to classify your move. This can be done relatively easily if you take a systematic approach; you can start with the division between residential and commercial moving.
Residential Moving — In this type of move, you’re packing up your house or apartment and relocating to a new one. This is a move wherein your personal effects and living space are transferred to a new location.
Commercial Moving — Also known as office moving, this type of move is a professional one. If you’ve outgrown your current workspace or you’re moving your business to a more high traffic neighborhood, you’ll need to enlist the help of a moving company as your employees probably didn’t sign up to do all that heavy lifting.
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Once you’re clear on whether your move is commercial or residential, the second important dividing is between local and long distance moving.
Local Moving — This type of move is often completed within a single city, or under a certain amount of mileage. Different companies will have different definitions for what constitutes local, but it’s something that you can usually intuit on your own, particularly if you’re just moving from one neighborhood to another.
Long Distance Moving — By far the most involved of the basic types of moves, interstate moves require travel from state to state or even coast to coast. The rates for long distance moves are highly variable depending on whether you’re looking for a full service move, one that picks up and drops off your items door to door, or one that stores your items until you’re ready for them at your new home or office.
There are a number of other specifics within these categories that you’ll want to make sure your company of choice can accommodate. For example, military moves and heavy furniture moving are areas of expertise that not all companies can claim.
Once you’ve settled on what sort of move you need to complete (and therefore what sort of company you need to seek out), further prepare yourself by considering some more minute specifics of your situation. Ask yourself a number of questions, like:
- How many bedrooms does your current home have?
- If you’re moving offices, what’s the current square footage?
- Are there steep stairwells, narrow doorways, or any other possible impediment to an efficient move?
- Do you have particularly expensive items that need special care, or particularly heavy ones that will require special equipment?
Once all of that’s done, you should have a fairly clear picture of what you need from a moving company, so you’ll be able to communicate those needs effectively as you seek quotes.
Finding The Right Movers
Affordable moving companies tend to be the most appealing; after all, who doesn’t love discounts? Though prices are undoubtedly a major consideration in the hunt for movers, bear in mind a few other considerations as well.
Make sure the companies are properly licensed and insured.
This will protect you and your items should anything go wrong during the moving process, and also tells you that a company is genuinely qualified to complete your project. If a company’s license and insurance isn’t listed clearly on their website, ask the staff for some specific information about their coverage.
Ask about their experience with your type of move.
Even if your category of move is listed on a company’s website as being within their wheelhouse, do your due diligence and ask about it when you talk with the staff. You want a company that will familiarize their staff with Sandy and the surrounding area prior to your moving day, and someone that isn’t cutting their teeth on your project.
Look for reviews and testimonials.
A reputable company that has been operating for any length of time will have some sort of digital presence, which means a little digging should reveal the sentiments of past clients. You can take some of these with a grain of salt, but look out for issues that seem to pop up over and over again.
Seek out free quotes.
Offering free quotes is standard practice in the industry for reputable companies. If you encounter movers who are reluctant to offer you a free estimate, it could be a bad omen that should discourage you from working together.
These are some of the simplest ways to safeguard yourself against working with a company that doesn’t have the proper experience or certifications. From there, you can evaluate movers based on how competitive their quotes are.
The Obvious Choice
As you search for the best moving company in Sandy, you’ll no doubt find that the experience, customer service, and affordability are beyond compare with A-1 Auto Transport. We work to genuinely understand our customers’ needs, and work with them to find the most affordable solutions to their moving projects.
Whether you’re just moving around the corner or you’re trekking across the country, we have the experience and knowledge to make moving day a breeze so you can sit back and enjoy the ride. Reach out to us today to receive your free quote, and let’s talk about what A-1 Auto Transport can do for you.
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.