When you hire a local moving company to assist you, you are setting yourself up for a better relocating experience. You’ll feel less stressed with a team of professionals by your side. 

While an interstate move may require more traveling, a local move requires just as much planning. 

You will need to choose your moving day, find a moving company, purchase moving supplies, transfer utilities, change your address, pack, and unpack. You may even need to find childcare and pet care. 

Your to-do list may seem never-ending, but that is why it’s beneficial to hire professionals. They can help you every step of the way, physically and mentally.

Moving doesn’t need to be a daunting task when you have help. 

What is a local move?

Local moves are the most common type of move. 

If your new home is within 50 miles of your old home and does not cross state lines, you are looking at a local move

To be sure your move is local and not long-distance, double-check with your moving company. While most stick to the same terms, one company’s definition of long-distance may differ from others.

Moving within the same state is generally easier than moving to a new state. With less distance to travel, a team of movers should have your move finished in just one day. 

It’s essential to protect you and your family from moving scams by checking if a moving company is licensed and insured. You can also learn about a local moving company by reading reviews and asking friends about their moving experiences. 

Finding local moving services

You’re ready to move. 

You’ve found a new home, have an estimated move-in date, and now — you just need to hire movers. 

While finding the right company can be challenging, here are a few tips! 

Do your research

You may start by asking friends and family members which companies they have used and who they are familiar with. 

You can also do a quick web search to find reviews and ratings. Satisfied customers will typically leave positive reviews and high star ratings for companies that did a great job. 

Be sure to read the negative reviews too, especially if there are consistent complaints among the reviews. Customers will leave fewer stars for companies that did not satisfy their moving needs. 

Watch out for fraud

While scammers can scam those in need of an interstate move too, illegitimate companies tend to prey on local moves. 

Red flags may include: 

  • An estimate that seems too good to be true
  • A large down payment is required
  • The companies contract is blank
  • They don’t state their companies name when answering the phone
  • Unusual requests and fees

Comparing companies

Before signing any documents, you may want to compare several moving companies first. This ensures you get the type of service you want and need for your specific move.

Different companies could offer you better rates and types of service to make your decision easier. 

Perhaps you need a company familiar with senior living and senior moves. If one of the companies on your list does not have this type of experience, you’ll know it is the wrong fit.

With a team ready to do your heavy lifting and knowledge of packing and moving large or specialty items, you can relax and ease your mind.

Planning your local move

Once you choose a moving company, you can prepare for your move. This may include donating or selling items, purchasing moving supplies, and packing ahead of time. 

Either way, your moving team should know if you intend to use them for their partial packing services or their full services. When everyone is on the same page and knows which tasks are theirs, the move will go smoothly.

When your belongings are packed and ready to go, your team of movers can use their equipment to load the truck and deliver your items for you. While some customers choose to load and drive themselves, it is less work and strain on your body if you accept help. 

To reap all of the benefits a moving company offers, you may want your team of professionals to deliver your items, unpack your belongings, connect your electronics, and put together your furniture. These services will cost extra but can be worth it.

A completely satisfied move

Road Scholars Moving company aims to satisfy all of our customer’s moving needs. 

We can keep your move exciting and memorable by taking a load off your shoulders. 

With less stress and more organization, you can focus on the more appealing parts of your move, such as how you will decorate your new home and what your future there will look like.

Our reputable and experienced moving team offers residential and long-distance moving services, professional packing services, storage units, and high-quality moving supplies. 

Contact us to learn more about our professional services and to receive a free moving quote.