This page gives tips, tricks, and advice from the Moving Experts intended for people planning an upcoming move or relocation.

Follow these ten helpful tips for a smooth move:

      Always start by taking a detailed inventory list of your possessions. Use this list with multiple moving companies to receive "apples to apples quotes".

      Be wary of quotes that seem too good to be true. Since local moves are charged according to the time the move actually takes, choosing a company based on the lowest estimate of hours will not save money.

      All movers charge higher rates during weekends and at the end and beginning of the month. To reduce cost, try to schedule your move on a weekday during the middle of the month.

      If your employer is covering your relocation costs, find out the allowed budget and what specific services will be covered. Often compensation for services such as packing and storage is allowed.

      If you are moving long distance, make sure that the company you choose is licensed by the DOT and not just subcontracting your move to a company who is.