Shopping Price and Experience When Comparing an Affordable Moving Company

Moving can be difficult, stressful, and expensive.  When choosing an affordable moving company, most people put all of the weight on a pricing comparison. However, this type of a decision can often result in an unforeseen financial and emotional toll that may make the project ultimately more costly.  Make sure you survey more than the prices of the companies you are considering before picking one.

There are many reasons why people need to relocate, whether your job, your family, or the need for a change of scenery is what is pushing you to find a new home, the process is generally the same.  Once you have found a new place to live and signed all the paperwork, you need to plan out the logistics of the move.  Before packing your things and getting ready for move out day, it is important to have everything in line regarding how your belongings will be packed, stored (if necessary), and moved. If you will need to hire help to accomplish this, make sure you not only find an affordable moving company, but one that will get the job done without any hassle.

Price should not be the only parameter by which you compare the moving companies you are considering for helping with the move out process.

Everything involved in relocating your home is expensive.  The cost of your new place, alongside anything you may have lost on your old one, are combined with the fees for any temporary housing you may need, new things you will have to buy, and any help you will need to hire.  Thus, it is understandable why most people that are leaving for a new place search for the most affordable moving company.  Unfortunately, as with anything, there always exists the possibility that the lowest priced work will produce the lowest quality of work. 

Avoid having to become one of the people that posts negative reviews of a cheap mover experience because of the poor job they did.  Although their responsibilities seem relatively customary, choosing an affordable moving company that exhibits carelessness in their work can be very detrimental.  In fact, their lack of performance can end up costing you more than it would have you chosen a more qualified and possibly more expensive company in the first place.

Internet vs. Office
These days, it is much easier to find the most affordable moving company around, given the search technologies that are available on the web. To the same token, nearly every complaint about a bad mover is regarding one that was found online.  The Internet is a great tool for initial research, but should not be relied upon for your final decision.  Go visit the companies you are considering hiring.  If you can go to their office, you not only know where to go if there is a problem with the move-out process, but you can actually get to know them and determine whether or not they seem like a group of people you can trust.  This is especially important if you need to store your belongings for a period of time, as they will likely have space for you at their facilities.

Price vs. Experience
So where do you draw the line?  Ultimately, you cannot hire a moving company that you cannot afford.  It is important for you only to survey companies that are in your price range.  However, you do want to be sure that you are getting the best service for your buck.  Once you have determined everyone that fits your financials, look for the firms that have been in business for ten years or more.  They will undoubtedly have run into all kinds of unordinary circumstances in the past, giving them the experience necessary for handling whatever your project may require. 

About Changing Places Moving 
Changing Places Moving has been a family owned and operated business since 1979. Changing Places Moving specializes as a residential moving company and as a commercial mover. Our 15,600 s/ft. climate controlled moving and storage facility in Waterford, MI is fully equipped for your temporary or long-term storage needs. We proudly have been voted as one of the best movers in Michigan- give us a call and you quickly will see why, or visit our website at