Moving is full of options. There are dozens of Moving Companies right around you and they all have "their little difference" in the way they do business. How are they different? what is their "rep"? Then, mainly,... what is YOUR need?
Here are the three BASIC options... just to "scratch the surface":
So, ask the right questions. Some companies will "custom-built" your move around what you want. Main thing is to get the definitions and then continue on to the next stage!
PLEASE make sure this is done right. You may not have a big place and your estimate can be done over-the-phone, but please give your representative ALL the possible information. Is your place four-floors up the stairs? Do you have narrow hallways or tight corners? All those details will affect the time of both loading and unloading. Do you want your price to stay unchanged? Are you after the true "BINDING" ESTIMATE? then here is what you do:
When your moving company is selected right, the next step is really great - you get to watch the work of professional movers. However, there are some important steps you need to take to be ready: