suggestions on which state to hire a mover: start or end?

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heartwood
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suggestions on which state to hire a mover: start or end?

Post by heartwood » Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:20 pm

We're doing an interstate move in a few months time. Does it make a difference whether you hire a mover from the state you're leaving or from the state you're moving to? We're leaving a downtown city apartment to move to a suburban townhouse. Perhaps its better to have a mover familiar with a city pickup? Or doesn't it matter?

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Re: suggestions on which state to hire a mover: start or end?

Post by 123 » Sun Jun 17, 2018 10:05 pm

I think the normal practice is to have them pick-up your stuff first. It's very difficult to get a price (even if it's only a reasonable estimate) without looking at how much stuff there is to move.
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Re: suggestions on which state to hire a mover: start or end?

Post by RudyS » Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:05 pm

123 wrote:
Sun Jun 17, 2018 10:05 pm
I think the normal practice is to have them pick-up your stuff first. It's very difficult to get a price (even if it's only a reasonable estimate) without looking at how much stuff there is to move.
Agreed. best to start with the local folks.

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Re: suggestions on which state to hire a mover: start or end?

Post by Sic Vis Pacem » Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:55 pm

Former mover here. Does the moving company have operations (offices) in both states? If not, you may want to go with a company that has offices in the state you are moving to. If anything goes wrong during the move (damage to either residence or damage to your property), it will be easier to deal with the moving company that has a local office than one several states away. City pick-up was seldom problematic, but if you foresee any issues, connect them with your property manager or equivalent prior to the move.

Regarding the estimate... just include everything when talking with the estimator. And I mean everything. Write it all down and email it to them. If there are any particular challenges with the pick-up location (parking is impossible, old/no elevator, long hallways), make sure you let them know.

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