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You Will Need
- Potential moving companies
- Checklist for your move
- State licensing information
- Better Business Bureau
Look for a moving company
Look for movers well before your move. Concentrate on companies that are accredited members of a moving association or trade body. Ask for recommendations from family, friends, or realtors. Ask the potential movers for referrals.
Ask for a quote
Call the mover and ask for a quote, but don't accept a quote over the phone. The only meaningful quote comes after an in-house inspection.
Have a checklist ready
Show the moving company representative everything you want them to move at the time of the inspection. Have a checklist ready detailing all the things you want the mover to do.
Get several quotes
Get two to three quotes from moving companies, and make sure you understand what the quotes cover. Check the moving company's inventory list for accuracy.
Check the mover's license
Check that the mover is licensed. Also consult the Better Business Bureau to see whether there are any unresolved complaints against it.