It is a common misconception that when you are moving within the same state, that your move will be much easier. While you may not have as long to travel, the moving process can still be difficult, especially without help. The team at Bekins Moving Solutions is always here to lend a helping hand to make your moving experience as stress-free as possible. Having all the knowledge and information about a same-state move can help you save money and a lot of frustration. Here are a few things that you should always remember when moving within the same state.
Moving Company Fees
There are two different ways moving companies will charge for intrastate relocations – hourly or by weight. Which one they use will depend on how far you are moving and how much you are moving. You will agree on the way you are billed in advance. An hourly rate may end up getting a little expensive if you’re not prepared for it. Moving companies may require a minimum amount of hours as their base rate so a smaller move may be more expensive than you plan for. A flat rate is a fee you will pay for the entire relocation, which may include loading and unloading, packing and unpacking, and all other services associated with the move.
Investigate Your Moving Company
Just as you would if you were moving out of state, inquire into the moving company ahead of time. When you’ve made your selection, the movers should come to your home to prepare an estimate for you. Don’t ever accept a quote without the movers seeing the prospective shipment. Always read over your contract thoroughly and discuss any aspects that you don’t understand with a neutral third party.
City Parking Laws are Different
If you are moving to a different city, you may want to look up the parking laws associated with keeping a moving truck in a particular spot. Some cities require you to purchase a special parking permit while others just have time limit restrictions. Check your new city’s official website for details.
What to Avoid
It’s obvious, but we’re going to tell you anyway – stay away from rogue movers! These are companies that prey on people who are looking for a reliable and affordable mover. If the company refuses to provide you with an estimate or a contract, walk away. You’ll also want to avoid any moving company that will only accept cash or makes an offer that seems too good to be true. Always read the fine print of any contract and look up online reviews to see what past customers have to say.
If you are moving within the same state and need some professional help, contact the movers at Bekins Moving Solutions. We are committed to helping your move be easier than you imagined. Call (877) 594-1187 today for more information and a free moving quote!