Moving Towards Storage

I have always been one of those people who is concerned about keeping their house as clean as possible, which is probably one of the reasons I started thinking more seriously about using professional storage. I didn't want to have to worry about tripping over things that I didn't use on a daily basis, so I began focusing on making things right. Within a few short months, I was able to rent a storage unit, pack things up, and move them out of my house, and it made a huge difference. This blog is all about moving towards renting a storage unit and sorting things out.

FAQs About Moving Companies


What do you need to know about moving companies and the services they offer? If this is your first move, take a look at the most common questions about local moving companies.

Is There A Difference Between Local And Long-Distance Moving Companies?

The answer to this question is yes, and sometimes no. Some moving companies specialize in one type of service or the other. But others may offer both types of moves. If a contractor's online or another listing only refers to the company as "movers," you will need to ask if they provide local, long-distance, or both options. 

What Is A Local Mover?

Like the name says, this type of contractor offers local moves in one geographic area. If you plan to move across town or to another suburb outside of the nearest city, you will need a local company. This type of mover understands the area and can navigate it easily. 

What Is A Long-Distance Mover?

Again, the name says it all. These companies can move a household across states or even across the country. Some long-distance contractors may also include geographic regions that are just outside of the typical local moving zone. If you're not sure whether your next move falls into the local or long-distance category, ask the contractor about the delivery radius. 

Will A Local Mover Provide An Estimate?

Any reputable moving company should provide customers with a written or electronic estimate. This includes local and long-distance contractors. There are three primary types of moving estimates: binding, non-binding, and binding not-to-exceed. Any moving company you interview for the job should give you one of these three types of quotes. If the company only offers a verbal estimate, keep looking for a contractor. A verbal estimate could easily change and may not include every cost associated with the move.

How Much Does A Local Move Cost?

There's no universal answer to this question. While you may find general price ranges for moves, the overall estimate depends on several factors. These include the weight of your to-move items and the total number of rooms you need to move. The estimate may also change if you have anything that requires special handling, such as artwork, heavy/awkwardly-shaped furniture, or extremely fragile items.

Do Local Movers Work Year-Round?

Now that you know more about what local movers do and how much you may need to pay, it's time to take the next step and schedule a service. Before you book a mover, ask the contractor about the company's hours and appointment schedule. Most local and long-distance companies do operate on a year-round schedule. This allows you to set up a moving day during any season. 

Contact local moving companies to learn more.


29 October 2021