How long in advance should I contact movers?

This is one of the most frequently asked moving questions. Often you don’t know when exactly you will move and thus you can’t schedule your move in advance. It is best though if you can start contacting movers at least a month in advance. The earlier the better.

What are your packing material prices?

One of the most important questions to ask moving companies before booking is to see their packing supplies costs. Obtaining this price in advance will help you decide whether to purchase a full packing option or to do some of the packing by yourself.

What information should the moving company provide?

The moving company should provide all information you need. First the movers should answer all your moving related questions and those of them which are truly professional will go even beyond and provide personalized moving tips.

How should I pay and what are the payment methods?

Payments can be made using cash, certified check or money order.  Find out which other payment options are available, such as a credit card. In the event that your employer is paying for the move, the employer may pre-arrange to be billed via invoice. Just be sure to have this all worked out prior to packing and loading. If the method of payment is not established prior to load day, it can cause you problems on delivery day.

Is moving labor the only moving expense I should expect?

Moving labor represents the majority of the moving expense. However, you should also budget for packing and packing supplies, such as moving boxes and tape, and for additional valuation (moving insurance) if needed.