As most people know, moving is exhausting, and many of us are bound to go through the process at least once in our lives. Although people are less likely to make a long distance move, there are still 7,268,000 Americans who move to a different state every year, according to statistics.
If you’re looking to make the trek across the country or the next state over, it’s in your best interest to hire a professional moving company to ensure a smooth transition. Here’s how to hire the best of the best.
Look for important requirements. Don’t just assume that a long-distance moving company has all of the federal requirements. Moving scams are real and in order to avoid them, you should do your research. For starters, professional long-distance movers are regulated by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. Make sure they have FMCSA licensing and have a U.S. DOT number on display.
Check out their reputation. Read as many reviews about as many professional long distance moving companies in your area as possible. Reviews or recommendations from friends, family and others in your community are helpful when trying to sift through a lot of options. Make sure the moving company is reasonably priced for the amount of miles that need to be traveled and packing requirements.
Ask plenty of questions. Not feeling like you’ve had a genuine and professional conversation with a potential moving company can be a red flag to look elsewhere. Movers should be able to answer any questions you have regarding extra charges or additional services that they provide. Need packing materials or junk removal? Full boutique moving companies such as Mastodon Moving, LLC will see your move through from start to finish.
Save yourself the time and hassle by hiring a moving company if you plan on moving to or from the Boston area this year. Mastodon Moving, LLC will never hire subcontractors, so no one but the best full service movers in the area will be handling your belongings. See our other post if you need help preparing for your long distance move.