If you think all Northern Colorado movers are created equal, think again. When it comes to choosing who will move your belongings across state lines, you want a company that is professional, responsible, and reliable. While many companies may make promises, the actual follow-through can be a little off. Choosing a long-distance mover is a big decision. Here’s how to make the right choice:
- Do your research. Ask family and friends for recommendations of moving services. Your local chamber of commerce may also have some ideas. Be sure to look at reviews of each company online and to check their rating with the Better Business Bureau. In areas like Northern Colorado where you have multiple moving options, don’t settle for a company that doesn’t have a great rating and reviews. You’ll also want to make sure the company is licensed and insured—it is a huge red flag if the company doesn’t have both of those things.
- Get multiple estimates. Don’t just jump into the company that looks the best on paper. Talk to at least two to three companies to see which one is the best fit for you. Get detailed quotes from each company and find out exactly what is included in the package. Some companies may quote you a base price but then add extra charges for mileage, packing supplies, or labor.
- Ask questions. Choosing who will move your belongings a long distance is a big choice, so don’t feel bad about asking lots of questions. Be sure to clarify the company’s packing procedures including how they wrap and package things, as well as their policies on broken or missing items. You’ll also want a firm delivery date window before you sign a contract. Don’t leave anything up in the air and don’t feel you have to sign a contract until all of your questions.
Start early before your move to research and find the best long-distance moving company. There are a lot of options out there, so you definitely want a moving service you can trust.