Are you searching for the perfect Detroit long-distance moving company? If so, you’re probably already aware that while several moving companies exist in the area, it can be overwhelming to find the best fit. We’ve compiled convenient tips for helping your decision be as simple as possible.

Availability is likely the most important consideration when choosing movers. Do they have the capacity for your move, i.e., enough trucks and crew members? One way to be sure you’ll have your pick of companies is to book far in advance. Summer months are especially popular times to move, so try to schedule your move as far in advance as possible.

Another deciding factor in choosing movers is whether the company has proper licensure for an out of state move. Companies that partner with major van lines will be covered under the van lines’ licensure. However, if you are inquiring about a company not associated with a van line, you’ll need to double check that they have independent licensure that permits them to legally conduct interstate moves. Don’t forget to read reviews about the company, as previous customers’ experiences are a good way to learn more about the movers.

Will there be a gap in time from the date you need to leave your current home and move into your new one? If so, you’ll need to have access to a storage facility. Ask potential moving companies whether they offer temporary storage solutions for this type of situation. Otherwise, you could find yourself scrambling to find a place to store your items.

You’ll always want your belongings to be protected in case some sort of damage occurs. While companies must legally provide free basic valuation coverage, this protection does not equate the replacement value. Instead, you’ll be reimbursed according to the item’s weight. If you decide you want even more protection, be sure to ask about full value protection which gives more comprehensive coverage options.

If you decide to use full value protection coverage, you could save money by moving smaller, lightweight items on your own. These pieces (like jewelry) will be on your persons at all times, so you won’t need to pay for their coverage. Additionally, before your move, you could donate items in your home you no longer want. With less items to move and pay for coverage, you’ll save money.

Frisbie Moving & Storage is an agent of United Van Lines and can make your next move easy. We’re the Detroit long-distance movers customers have trusted for almost 80 years. We offer:

  • Free, In-Home Survey (with Written Estimate)
  • Designated Move Coordinator
  • Certified Packers and Loaders
  • Timely and Courteous Service
  • Custom Crating Options
  • Short- and Long-Term Storage Options

Are you ready to partner with a reliable moving company? Call Frisbie Moving & Storage or reach out through our online form, and we’ll send you a free, no-hassle quote!