Household goods moving is hardly easy, but it’s also something that literally thousands of companies do every single day. From your local mover that can help you ship across town, the guys who only work within the region, or the company that can ship from anywhere, to anywhere in the U.S., household moving companies are everywhere. Finding them, on the other hand, can be a real challenge, at least when it comes to finding a reputable and dependable household shipping company. In this helpful household goods moving FAQ, we’ve come up with a list of some common household moving questions that we get asked from customers, and we do our best to answer them.
Q: Where can I get good household moving quotes?
A: This one’s easy. The best way to get good household moving quotes is simply by filling out our free online quote request form, which is conveniently located to the left of this FAQ page. You can also visit this page to get more information about household goods moving, and you can also find the moving quote form there as well. If you need auto transportation services in addition to household moving quotes, you can fill out our auto transport quote request form on our homepage and simply select that you’re interested in household moving quotes. All you need to do is put in how many bedrooms you’re moving and the quote form will do the rest.
Q. How far in advance should I book my household goods shipment?
A: Typically you should start looking for a household moving company 6-8 weeks in advance, and book as soon as possible. Organizing household goods transportation takes more time than arranging transportation of an automobile because household moving companies have to do a lot more work, especially full-service moving. With full-service moving, your household moving company packs and loads all your goods, and the shipping company needs to arrange transportation with a long-distance hauler that typically has 2-3 other loads as well. They partition their trucks to keep the loads separate, but scheduling takes more time as a result. Booking 6-8 weeks before your move date will ensure that your goods are picked up on time and delivered when you need them to be.
Q: Can I book a move with less lead time?
A: You can, but it’ll likely cost you more – a lot more, at least depending on how close to your move date you book. Some companies may not be able to accommodate such a fast turnaround, and you also need to account for the transit time. If you’re pressed for time, expedited household moving services do exist, but as mentioned it will cost more. You should talk to a household moving representative for more information, as each company has different policies regarding expedited household moving services.
Q: How reliable are customer reviews for household moving companies?
A: This depends on the review site. Some review websites have safeguards that prevent the moving companies listed on the site from posting their own reviews, but they operate differently than, say, Transport Reviews, the largest auto transport review website on the internet. You should carefully read every review you can find for any household moving company you are thinking of booking with, and make sure to use a few different review sites as a baseline. Some review sites let moving companies post responses to bad reviews, giving you both sides of the review, but some don’t, so use your own common sense.
If you’re interested in getting household moving quotes from reputable and reliable household moving companies, we highly recommend following the link provided in the first question, or fill out the form to the left of this article. We pre-screen all the household moving companies you’ll get quotes from ahead of time, which means we make sure that they are in good standing with their customers and with the Better Business Bureau. We work hard to make sure that your household goods are in good hands with every company that you’ll get quotes from. This is also why it’s important to get multiple moving quotes, and we make that easy by providing you with one simple form to get up to ten free moving quotes. You can also call us at 800-930-7417 to speak to a live representative about your household move – they can provide advice and help you fill out the form, as well as answer any questions that you may have.