Moving to a new location is always exhausting. The challenge becomes manifold when it comes to making a cross-country move. However, over 45% of Americans make cross-country moves every year. Hiring the right moving company can ease many moving-related burdens, leaving you free to take care of other things and relish the process. 

However, when hiring a moving company, you need to look for certain factors to determine whether they’re the right choice for your cross-country move. 

Here are some factors to consider when looking for a moving company for your cross-country move. 

  • Legitimacy

The first thing you need to check when hiring a cross-country moving company is its legitimacy. Do they have the essential licenses and permits to make a cross-country move? You should also ask for an insurance confirmation. These will give you an idea about the legitimacy of the business. 

  • Storage options

Sometimes you make a cross-country move for specific timelines and then have to get back. In such situations, you don’t want to haul everything you have to the new location at once. If the cross-country moving company has a storage facility, you can simply store your belongings there for that time. 

  • Involvement level

A cross-country move involves a lot of work, from downsizing & packing to moving, unpacking, and arranging your belongings. Getting an extra hand with these activities can save a lot of time. You need to confirm with the moving company whether they provide packing and unpacking services along with moving. 

  • Fits your budget

Budget is always a concern when hiring a service. Hence, you want someone who can provide what you are looking for within your timeline and budgetary considerations. Always ask the company to provide a free estimate for your move. Most reputable movers will have no issues doing that. Then, you can compare their rates with other moving companies in the area and pick the best services at reasonable prices.

  • Scheduling needs

When moving to a new place, you would want your things to reach by the time you get to the new location. You also must ensure the company is available when you want to move. Check with the company beforehand that they are available on those dates and whether they will be able to deliver the items on the set date. 

  • Positive reviews and testimonials

Always check the reviews and testimonials on your chosen moving company’s website and review platforms to ensure they are reliable. It will tell you how consistent and committed they are to providing top-notch services to their clients. 

  • Security and tracking

It is also essential to ensure the safety of your belongings during a cross-country move. Ask the company about the security measures and tracking mechanisms they have for the cargo they ship. Reputable companies use advanced technologies for securing goods and tracking them to ensure a smooth, hassle-free move. 

About Interest Moving & Storage

InterWest Moving and Storage in Idaho, Montana, Utah & Wyoming can assist you with relocation services  — from packing to unloading. An agent of Atlas Van Lines, we have been delivering high-quality transportation services to our customers since 1956. Apart from residential packing and moving, we are corporate moving specialists and provide domestic and international corporate, art, and government relocation services. You can call our toll-free number (800) 877-1091 to book our assistance and get a free quote.