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 Mark Schol ★★★★★ in the last week
    We’ve moved a few times recently and had bad experiences. The folks at Alpha were responsive, courteous, and professional. They showed up to our home before … More the move to walk through and make sure we both understood the services provided and to give a realistic quote. They came in at budget and are comparable to other companies we reached out to. The crew worked with us and asked questions as the day went along and—believe it or not—nothing was broken. We’re hoping to stay put for a long time in our new home, but if we have to move again, we’ll be giving them a call.
  • Avatar Dolly von Hollen ★★★★★ a week ago
    I've used Alpha for 4 recent moves. I keep coming back to them because they are professional, timely and courteous. They go out of their way to accommodate … More my requests. I can't imagine using a different company.
  • Avatar Andrew Lang ★★★★★ 2 weeks ago
    Alpha and their crew were amazing! Don’t waste your time calling the others movers listed on Hoboken Girl! Just call Alpha! Alpha was recommended to my … More by a friend who has used them multiple times. Let’s be honest, moving sucks. Alpha took the stress out of it and showed up exactly on time. I had to move my apartment into storage and on short notice. All the other movers said they were not available or quoted me over $3k. Alpha provided me a full pack and partial pack option and explained it was an estimate and I would be billed based on time and items. Well, I ended up doing a majority of the packing myself and they only charged for time and items which was significantly less than the original estimate. They also managed to get my whole apartment into a 10x10 storage unit. I was amazed!

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