Long distance moving, especially when storage is involved, comprises of several complex stages – pick up, moving the goods into storage, moving the goods out of storage and long distance delivery. Because of the complexities involved, choosing a reputable and experienced company is highly important. This new Alpha Moving and Storage article contains some valuable tips that will help you in receiving and checking long distance and storage estimates.
Gathering Estimate from Reputable Companies
We recommend that you receive between three to six estimates from local and reputable companies. All companies you are considering should own their own fleet of trucks and trailers and have their own storage facilities. Avoid companies that rent trucks, trailers and storage space rather than owning them.
Reading the Fine Print
Many moving and relocation stages mean many instances in which extra fees can be applied. Be sure to check and double check that all charges and fees are mentioned in the estimate and are included in the price. Many companies will list various charges in the “fine print” section of their estimates. Carefully read all the potential added fees and be sure to check whether they apply to your move.
Comparing Moving Prices the Right Way
Before comparing prices you should compare reputations. Getting a fantastic price from an ill-reputable company will normally result in that “great price” doubling and even tripling on the day of the move. A simple solution is to check the reputation of moving companies before actually calling to receive an estimate. This will save you much valuable time and potential heartache.