Typically, when you are moving within your state or city, you want to find a small and reliable moving company. You want to assure that the company you are using has obtained excellent reviews from previous clients. It is important to hear past client's thoughts on how their move went and their overall satisfaction.
Additionally, you want to assure that you obtain a reasonable quote for the move. Some moving companies will provide you with astronomical rates that may be extremely unreasonable. There is no reason that you should have to pay a high rate when you are simply trying to ensure the smoothest transition of your belongings from one location to another.
On the other hand, other companies may provide you with a seemingly cheap quote that does not guarantee the final cost or the quality of the job, and then may slam you with a higher rate once the job is completed. You want to ensure that the company is consistent with the quote that they have provided you. Most times moving companies will charge you per hour for the move, and some movers may simply take their time just to charge you more money at the end of the job. It is also important that you obtain a moving quote that takes into consideration the items that you are moving, and not only the time it takes to move the items from point A to point B. Additionally, it is important that you feel comfortable with the moving quote that you have been provided.
When choosing to work with a small moving company, you should be ensured personable communication with the company. Recently, I had to move a number of very delicate items from my apartment in the city to my parent's home in Long Island. I contacted a number of moving companies – big and small – in the Tristate area however, I received quotes with rates that were simply excessive, and others that seemed simply unreliable. Eventually I came to the conclusion that when moving a small amount of items like a few boxes and / or a few small pieces of furniture, it is better to look for a company that specializes in small moving jobs, other than just a man with a van service. When you are looking to move a large amount of items like those of a 4 bedroom apartment, you want to find a moving company that can handle the job in a professional matter.