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  1. The Benefits Of Working With Local Moving Companies
  2. Advice For Hiring & Working With Local Movers
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When you’re moving locally—either in town or to a nearby city—the natural inclination is to seek out a local moving company. This decision makes sense for several reasons: it’s usually cheaper to hire a moving company with a local office rather than one out of town, plus a local mover will have more familiarity with the area in which you live. Not only does this familiarity help coordinate the move itself, but it also makes it easer to organize other services like storage or any unexpected or last minute requirements.

The Benefits Of Working With Local Moving Companies

There are many benefits of working with a moving company in your area when you’re moving locally. One of the key advantages involves getting a cost estimate that’s more accurate than you’d be able to get over the phone. Any time you contact a moving company for a price quote, they have to more or less “ballpark” the cost for you based on the information you provide. While this can provide a very accurate estimate in many cases, it does rely on some guesswork. When you hire a local moving company, they can show up and give you an onsite estimate based on what they see, rather than basing it off of how many rooms or how much stuff you think you need moved.

Another advantage of a local moving company is that they’re familiar with the city in which you live and likely the city you’re moving to. If there’s any last minute equipment or supplies needed, they can quickly retrieve them from their own facility. The same goes for dealing with any traffic or construction issues that may impede the truck’s ability to get where it needs to go. If you think you may need storage for some of your belongings, a local mover is typically in a much better position to provide space, whereas an out of town moving company may have to arrange for storage with a third party.

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Advice For Hiring & Working With Local Movers

  • Start the process of moving early. Preparation is the key to a smooth, stress-free move. If you didn’t opt for full packing services through the moving company, you should start packing a few weeks in advance. Buy all the proper packing materials and label each box after it’s packed with items.
  • To lessen the amount of belongings you own, hold a garage sale to make some extra cash or donate items you have no use for any longer. This will lessen the amount you pay for moving services. As we all know, there’s always some things to get rid of when you move and taking care of that early is a good move.
  • Move all valuable possessions or important documents on your own. If they must go with the moving company, make sure they’re adequately covered by insurance during the move.
  • Write out a detailed inventory list. The moving company often creates their own list as they load the goods onto the truck, but it’s good to have your own for comparison purposes. A moving day checklist can help with this process.
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Joe was born in Santa Cruz, California. During high school, Joe worked as a mechanic; a job continued to work part-time during his bachelor's degree.

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