Top 5 Moving Questions Answered


Moving can get very tough especially for beginners or first timers. This is the reason why you need to get to know the basic things about moving. Moving can be fun, exciting, and at times even the most dreaded event in one’s life, depending on how well prepared you are. Below are top five moving questions frequently asked by people moving for the first time.

How much does it cost to move?
Moving costs depends on many factors. These include the packing materials you need to purchase, insurance coverage, and the kind of move you’ll have. Moving boxes and cushioning might cost you a bit. You may also want to re-use old boxes to save some cash. But the bigger cut on your budget goes to the moving company you’ll hire to move your belongings. You’ll be charge either by weight or by the distance.

How do I find reputable long distance movers?
It is easier these days to find long distance movers. You can either find them on or ask some friends who had moved lately. If you’re surfing the internet, be wary of movers offering very cheap prices and make sure to verify the legitimacy of the mover you’re dealing with. You may want to ask for their license or you can check with the Better Business Bureau. Asking friends and relatives for possible names of movers will give you a better hand. They can give you feedback and good recommendations.

What is the difference between a local and interstate move?
If you’re moving just within the locality or within the same state then you’re moving locally. Moving companies will usually charge you on an hourly basis. Interstate moving on the other hand will charge you on a weight and distance basis. Often times, in interstate moves, delivery of your shipment might take quite some time because movers wait until their trucks reached its full load capacity. Unlike local moves, it can be completed within the day.

What makes a good mover?
A good mover provides good services for your money’s worth. Movers offering cheap prices do not necessarily mean they are good movers. Try to consider the capacity of the mover to deliver their services. Do they have the necessary equipment? Do they have enough number of skilled personnel? And most of all, they should have a proven track record.

Do I need to purchase insurance?
Movers are required to provide standard insurance coverage for their clients. Whether you like it or not, they’ll provide you with the basic insurance for free. For any item lost or damaged, they will reimburse you with $0.60 per pound per item. If you have high value items (these are items that worth $100 and above), you may want to purchase an additional coverage. It might cost you a little higher but it’s all worth it. You don’t have to fear moving. The key for a successful move is proper preparation. If you know the things you need to do and you have enough time to prepare, things will turn out just fine.