You'll Never Regret Hiring Cross-Country Movers That Do These Four Things

If you’re stressed out over your impending move, you aren’t alone! Many people find it a stressful and even harrowing process – especially the prospect of packing up all of their belongings and moving cross country with them. These circumstances become even more difficult if you’re moving during the wintertime, or have to prepare for a quick move. Hiring cross-country movers to assist with your move can be extremely helpful, but not all movers are created equal. You’ll want to do your research before settling on the ideal company. Here are four things to look for in cross-country movers:

  • Offer extra services. It can seem great when cross country moving companies offer basic services such as assistance packing, loading/unloading and transporting your belongings. However, when you’re a stressed out customer, nothing beats being able to add on the “extras” with the same company handling your move. Needed extra services may include assembly/disassembly, vehicle transit, temporary or permanent storage, shuttle services, custom crating, and more.
  • Give an in-home estimate. If you’re moving locally, companies might simply charge by the hour, but a move across the country is generally charged based on weight and distance. Reputable cross-country movers will offer you an in-home estimate, where they come to physically see exactly what you’ll be moving. This gives them all the information they need to give you a nonbinding quote.
  • Offer shipment tracking. It can be nerve-racking to watch cross-country movers load up all of your earthly possessions and carry them off. However, if you use a moving company that provides shipment tracking – through which you can locate your shipment 24/7 – your mind will be considerably eased.
  • Only require a partial deposit. Beware of cross country movers that demand a full payment or large deposit before they complete the job. Reputable companies will only ask for a small deposit to reserve your place on the calendar so you’re less likely to cancel on them.

If you are in need of reputable cross-country movers, contact North American Van Lines today. With more than 80 years of experience, we know exactly how to make your move go smoothly – and will strive to make your move as stress-free as possible.