The AMSA represents the best in American movers. Working against generations of shady operators, this group encourages educated homeowners to use high-quality, professional movers. Be sure to ask your moving company if they are included in this association.
You can hire movers to only move boxes and furniture, or you can hire moving services to pack every teacup and knick-knack in your home. Moving services offer a menu of options:
AMSA realizes just about anybody with a van can claim to be a mover. They caution consumers to only work with licensed, insured, certified professionals, and Angie's List agrees. Moving services can offer the best protection for your possessions during the move, including replacement costs for damage to electronics, artwork, furniture and more.
Angie's List and AMSA recommend getting written, signed estimates from at least three movers before choosing a moving service.
All moving estimates depend on weight, but more than weight affect a move. Stairs, overhanging trees, limited driveway access, or narrow hallways all affect the time and movement that drive up costs.
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