How to Select the Right Long-Distance Mover

April 22, 2024

You don’t want to have issues with the moving company you’ve chosen — especially when relocating to a distant area. That’s why taking the steps necessary to ensure you’re making the best decision is crucial.
Here’s just a sampling of what to look for:
👉 Recommendations
Ask for recommendations from trusted friends, family, or real estate professionals. Once you’ve compiled a shortlist, delve into online reviews to get a broader sense of customer satisfaction.
👉 Credentials
For moves in the U.S., interstate movers must possess a valid U.S. DOT (Department of Transportation) number. If you’re moving within Canada, look for affiliations with the Canadian Association of Movers (CAM). These credentials are a mark of quality and professionalism in the industry.
👉 Attention to Detail
A hallmark of a reputable mover is their meticulous approach. They’ll ask detailed questions about your household items and do an exhaustive walkthrough. If they don’t, that’s a red flag.
👉 Fees and Insurance
Inquire about any additional fees. Some movers might add charges for moving larger items (i.e. a piano), accessing stairs, or overnight storage. On the insurance front, while basic coverage is standard, it’s likely minimal. If you’re transporting valuable items, consider opting for enhanced protection.
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