Selecting the right long distance moving company can make a world of difference in experiencing a better and less stressful relocation experience. This new Alpha Moving and Storage blog article offers some practical tips that will help you in making the right decision.

Searching for Quality Long Distance Service Providers

Quality long distance service providers will have a local headquarters in your area, an impeccable Better Business Bureau reputation and plenty of references to provide you with. Ask your friends and relatives if they had used a moving company in the past year or so and can recommend one to you. Personal recommendations are worth their weight in gold.

Comparing Long Distance Prices

Long distance moving is done with shared trailers in order to make the moving price more affordable. This is why you need to compare the basic charge unit that each mover is offering you. The basic charge unit – a rate per pour, or per cubic foot, should appear on the written estimate the relocation company provides you with.

Making a Decision

Any moving related decision should take into account the location of the moving company, its reputation and the price that it offers you. Avoid selecting companies that do not have a local headquarters in your area. Such companies will find it difficult to answer last minute needs and adjustments and may sometimes even subcontract another mover to pick up your goods. Make sure the price you are selecting is not “too good to be true.” All prices should be backed up in writing. Your written estimate should include the final price, the basic charge unit and all possible additional fees.

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  • Avatar Brandon Smith ★★★★★ 3 weeks ago
    I completed a move last month with Alpha Movers, and was super pleased with their service. I've moved a lot in the past 6-7 years, and have used a … More handful of different moving companies, and this was for sure the easiest / smoothest move of all of them. The crew showed up and finished right on time, and were very professional and careful with my things (perhaps even more so than I would've been myself!). Their office staff was also very professional and responsive. I hope I don't have to move again soon, but in any case, I would absolutely use Alpha Movers again.
  • Avatar Amanda Mayberry ★★★★★ 2 months ago
    I had a great experience with Alpha Moving & Storage!
    When I initially contacted, Marc was responsive and helped get an on-site estimate set up. Andrew
    … More came out and took inventory of all my moving items to provide an estimate, so there would be no hidden costs. He was professional, thorough and gave great peace of mind.
    Day of the move, the movers showed up on time and ready to go. They were professional and very efficient taking stock of everything and getting the move underway. The entire 1 bedroom apartment was moved out and moved in within 3.5 hours door-to-door, even with the rainy conditions.
    The four movers worked super efficiently together and had a great system in place. They were professional and detailed making sure everything was placed in the desired location in the new space. Having the estimate done in advance was also very helpful as the only difference in price was to account for tax. It was nice to have no big surprises with moving costs and keep within budget.
    Alpha was recommended to me by my realtor and I would also highly recommend using them for your next move!
  • Avatar Emily Schnell ★★★★★ 2 months ago
    Alpha Moving did a wonderful job helping us move into our new apartment! They quickly got multiple large pieces of furniture out of a suburban house and … More into a 4 story walk-up apartment in the city. The movers themselves were very gracious and went out of their way to help us set the furniture up and make sure everything fit into our space. Their prices and quality were unbeatable and they were very timely, communicative and prompt the day of. I would highly recommend them and will be using them again in the future!

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