Whether local or international, a move is a stressful. Moving from one home to another is nerve-wracking and you typically feel disorganized for days! There are moving boxes everywhere. You know the movers will be carrying your things around. You may even have strangers packing up the house for you. So how do you make your home move easy and successful? Hire a moving company that offers all the right services. Hire an all-inclusive moving company. Keep reading to learn more about choosing that moving company.
A moving company, or “the movers”, is a company that helps people and businesses move their goods, their home belongings, from one place to another. Some are all inclusive moving companies that offer all-inclusive services like packing, loading, moving, unloading, unpacking, arranging items and storage. Additional services may include cleaning services for houses, offices or warehousing facilities. There are also small, family-run movers who simply move your things from point A to point B. Your job as the consumer is to choose the one that will work best for you!
Local movers relocate or move within a state. Moving offices, homes and properties within the same state and surrounding areas are services provided by local movers. If you are moving a short distance, then choosing a moving company located "in your backyard" could be the right fit for you.
Not all moving companies are alike – there are a whole lot of local moving companies out there and finding the one that best suits a family or an individuals’ needs can be a challenge.
How DO you go about choosing a mover? When choosing between moving companies, you need to find trustworthy movers that will treat your furniture and other possessions as if they were their own. You will need to evaluate if you need help packing or if you will have the time to do all of the packing yourself. Also consider storage and if you may need some while you are between homes.
Compile your answers and take a look at what you've decided. If you do need packing and you may need storage, then an all-inclusive moving company, like Victory Van Corporation, is probably the right choice.
Remember, all moving companies offer the basic moving services but only some offer additional services you may want to take advantage of. My recommendation - choose the one that makes you feel most comfortable and offers an array of services. That way you can pick and choose what you need - and want. Let's face it, you may not need someone to pack up your house, but it is certainly something most people want!
Moving cost calculation
How much will a moving company cost? When making your decision, it often comes down to how moving companies calculate costs and how much movers charge their customer. There are many variables when pricing a move therefore top-rated moving companies will typically send a relocation consultant to your home to complete a visual survey and assess a few important things. Long-distance home movers will take into consideration:
- Total weight of the shipment to be moved.
- The mileage (move distance) to your new home.
- The number and nature of additional services you request – packing, furniture assembly and re-assembly, temporary storage, etc.
On the other hand, local movers will charge you on an hourly basis (per hour and per mover), depending on how much time and how many helpers they need to get the job done.
Once the visual survey is over, the moving expert will prepare a moving estimate with the approximated moving costs you are expected to incur.
According to the American Moving and Storage Association (AMSA), the average cost of an intrastate household move is $2,300. The average cost of an interstate move is $4,300 (distance of about 0.75 miles).
How Victory Van helps clients to stay within budget
Top moving companies, like Victory Van Corporation, deliver most of the listed services listed above. One of the major concerns of any customer that wants to move is how much it will cost to choose the moving company they want. At Victory Van this is a major priority and one that distinguishes them from other top moving companies.
Here at Victory Van Corporation, we help clients stay within their budget's limits. We have specialized move consultants, also called relocation consultants, who will support you every step of the way, consulting on alternative ways to move and giving tips on how money can be saved, hence gaining the trust of the clients. This is a major benefit when choosing between Victory Van moving company and the other moving companies out there. We also provide special services such as:
- A complete walk-through and moving inventory prior to the move, enabling customers to have prior knowledge of what the cost of moving will be
- Insurance (valuation) services which offers basic coverage of your belongings
- Up-front affordable price with no hidden charges.
If you have an upcoming move, take the steps to hire the best mover out there. Planning ahead will relieve some of the stress that comes with uprooting your family. By doing your homework upfront, choosing a moving company will be easy and help alleviate the nervousness that comes with a home move.
Victory Van is here to organize, pack, move and store those things that are so very important to you and your family.
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