A local move is when the distance between pick up and delivery is no larger than 100 miles. If you’re moving further than 100 miles, it is considered an intrastate move.
With 40% of the population living in New York City, many individuals and families are moving to the suburbs of New York State. Similarly, there are many people moving into New York City from within the state of New York.
Local moves are charged at an hourly rate, with a minimum charge of between 3-7 hours. Any additional time will usually be charged per hour. You can contact local moving companies and obtain rough quotes over the phone. Once you have narrowed your search for a reputable moving company, a representative can be sent to your home, free of charge to provide you a cost and time estimation for your individual move.
You will want to ensure the moving company you hire is licensed and insured. To check the requirements of New York State, you can visit New York State Department of Transportation.
Insuring your belongings is also advised. Even if you are only moving a short distance, your items will be protected against any potential damage or loss.
If you are considering moving yourself, obtain all possible costs, including: truck rental, mileage, gas, and hired help, for assistance with loading and unloading your items.
Moving locally in New York
Screening Moving Companies
Moving home can often require having to hire a professional moving company to transport your belongings, either locally or across the country. Naturally, you want to be guaranteed that the company you hire will provide the best service possible.
To choose the right moving company for your move, it’s a good idea to screen any company you are considering. As the moving industry continues to grow, unfortunately, moving scams do occasionally happen. To avoid hiring a fraudulent moving company and being a victim of a scam, check each company thoroughly! Start by finding moving companies that service your area and are able to deliver to your new destination. Friends, family, coworkers or the Internet are good places to get recommendations.
Look at the website of each moving company for professionalism and services offered. Any reputable moving company will have their DOT number available. Check licensing and insurance of all the companies you are considering. Read customer reviews and check company ratings with the Better Business Bureau (BBB). Once you have done your research, eliminate any company that is not satisfactory. Speaking with the moving companies you have shortlisted, and receiving written estimates is the next process in screening the moving companies you’re thinking of hiring. Ask as many questions as needed to make sure you understand was your move involves.