Local Moving Companies

Written by Serena Berger
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If you happen to live in a small town where people know each other and do what they can to be of service, "local movers" could refer to your friends and neighbors all pitching in to help you move. Many of us, however, live in a city and hardly know our neighbors. Our friends can't commit a couple of days to serving as our pack mules, and they might not be able to move really heavy and unwieldy furniture, even if they had the time to spare. When that is the case, you may want or need to hire a local moving company.

Staying in the Neighborhood

People often want to find a new home in the same area, perhaps because they have saved some money and want to upgrade, but also want to stay in their jobs and in communities they like. If this is the situation in which you find yourself, local moving companies may offer more competitive rates than their national competitors. On top of that, they are likely to have more experience with your area and therefore will be able to make your move as quick as possible.

The only potential drawback of some local moving companies is that they may only serve a limited area. If you are moving across the country, for example, some smaller moving companies will not be able to commit their resources to such a job. It is best to check with individual companies, as different companies have different policies and limitations.

All situations are unique and you must therefore take into account the specifics of your move. Factors to consider in making your decision should be when you need to move, how much you have to move, and your familiarity with your destination. Local moving companies from your current neighborhood may not be familiar with your destination, but you might be more comfortable with them if you have used them in the past, which means you can use them, but you'll have to do a little more research and planning to make sure everything runs smoothly.


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