Whether you’re moving into a house in Smyrna from within the area or from out of state, moving can be expensive. Most people will end up using a professional moving service to handle at least their bigger items. These services can be expensive, but here are some ways that you can make sure you don’t end up spending too much.
Start with a Quality Moving Business
When you start pricing out your move, you’ll find a range of different options, from companies that are very expensive to ones that are downright cheap. Keep in mind that some of the low-ball services might not be worth the money, even if you’re paying comparatively little versus a more established, expensive mover.
Pricing movers is like pricing anything else: get at least a few estimates and see which company is offering the best deal. Look for prices somewhere in the mid-range of what’s being offered. Unless you have specialty items to move—pianos, etc.--most any moving company should be able to handle your move.
Avoid Fly-By-Night Companies
Where the very low estimates are concerned, if you’re planning on using a company that charges very little compared to others, at least make sure they’re a legitimate business. You can do so by:
- Checking for online reviews of the company
- Verifying they have a real address, not a PO box
- Checking with the Better Business Bureau to see if they’re listed
- Checking for a license number if you’re moving to Smyrna from out of state
Most movers will give you a list of requirements to work with them, such as having all your items in sealed boxes, wrapping glass properly and so forth. Make sure you get this so that the move goes as quickly as possible. Ideally, unless you’re paying for the extra service, the movers shouldn’t have to pack anything when they show up; they should be able to load up their truck and go.
Finding Resources in Smyrna
We are local experts and, of course, the vast majority of their clients are moving, so asking us for assistance with finding a mover is a good idea. They’ll generally be able to give you a starting point and are likely to know the local companies, so don’t be shy about asking your real estate agent if they have any advice for your move. If you plan it well and get a good company, moving your items into your new house in Smyrna can be surprisingly easy and fast.