Moving to a new home should be an exciting time, but far too often it becomes overwhelming and stressful. 

To make the best of your move, you can hire a professional and reliable moving company to help you along the way. 

While hiring a company can make you nervous, you will feel relieved when you find the right one. 

Expert movers can help with packing, loading, delivering, unloading, and unpacking your belongings at your new location. Whether you need all of these services, or only a few, an extra pair of hands can save you from the emotional and physical stresses of relocating.

Before signing any contracts, be sure to look over the following tips, decide what services you need, and recognize the type of move you are making. 

Is your move local?

When the time comes for you to move, you will need to determine if your move is considered local or long-distance. 

Some local moving companies only offer residential moving services. If you are moving more than 50 miles away or crossing state lines, you may need to find a different company.

Movers need to know how far you and your belongings will be traveling. With this information, they can tell you their availability for long-distance moves, how much their services cost, and what additional fees there will be. 

If you’re only moving to a new neighborhood, your move will be much easier. Most companies can make residential moves with ease and lower costs.

Don’t wait last minute

Planning ahead will give you plenty of time to find and research reliable moving companies and decide what you will do with your belongings. 

By waiting until the last minute, you risk the moving company of your choice having no availability for your move-in date. If this happens, you will need to search for a company again. 

For those with an abundance of belongings, you may decide that you need to toss, donate or sell some before your moving day. There is no reason to take broken items or ones you no longer use to your new home.

Since these are time-consuming tasks, start them early. Rushing does nothing but adds stress and anxiety to your life. You can save yourself from the headaches of procrastinating.

Comparing moving companies

Finding moving companies is easy. 

Finding a reliable, professional, and honest company that you can trust is more challenging. 

To find a company that eases your mind, ask friends and family members for recommendations, and check online for ratings and reviews. Google, Facebook, Angi, and the Better Business Bureau are a few excellent places to check for testimonials and ratings.

While positive reviews will be essential, you will also want to verify that a moving company is licensed and insured. This ensures your belongings will be kept safe during the move. 

After doing your research, you will likely have a pretty good idea of which companies are legitimate. When you have narrowed down companies, find out what services they offer and what they will quote you for your move.

Now, trust your gut and choose your favorite.

Questions to ask moving companies

Whether this is your first time moving, or you have made several moves in the past, you are likely to have questions for your movers. 

It can be difficult to keep track when there is so much happening. The following is a list of the most common and essential questions asked by customers. 

15 important questions to ask before hiring a moving company

  1. What type of coverage does your company offer?
  2. Do you offer cleaning services or trash disposal services?
  3. Are there any hidden fees I should be aware of?
  4. Have your employees received background checks?
  5. What is your cancellation policy?
  6. Do you offer discounts or bundles?
  7. Do you provide storage services?
  8. How long have you been in business?
  9. Do you have experience with my type of move?
  10. How long will my move take?
  11. Are there surcharges for fuel?
  12. Do you have references?
  13. What forms of payment do you accept?
  14. How do I contact you and the driver during the move?
  15. Are there any restrictions on what I pack?

Put your trust in us for your next move

Road Scholars Moving Company has over 25 years of moving experience in the Denver, Colorado area. Our goal is to make your move as seamless as possible. 

We proudly assist in residential, long-distance, and commercial moves. There is no job too small or too large for our friendly, innovative, professional movers. 

Moving can be stressful and overwhelming, but it doesn’t need to be. With the right team and proper equipment, your move can be completed quickly, efficiently, and safely. 

Contact our team to learn more about our moving and storage services, our high-quality products, and a free moving quote.