A full-service moving company is one that will come to your home, pack your belongings for you, load your belongings for you and then drive those belongings to your new home. You don't have to do anything if you don't want to. While this type of move may seem very stress-free, after all you don't have to pack, load or drive your belongings anywhere, it can be a bit of a stressful way to move, because you aren't in control of where your belongings are or when they will be arriving at your new home. Make sure you choose a full-service mover wisely, because they will have your entire household packed onto one of their moving trucks for a long distance move. A full-service moving company will give you an estimated date of arrival for your belongings at your new home. They could arrive before or they could arrive after that. You will also be charged for the weight of your items rather than how much space your things take up on the truck. You may be charged fees if the weight or your items changes.
Pick a mover that is a member of the local trade association as well as the Better Business Bureau. A local trade association will hold its members to a very high standard, which is a good thing. This association can also give you lots of information about the moving company itself, which can be helpful when deciding which national moving company works for you. As with all moving companies and types of moves available, you will want to get estimates from full-service movers as well.
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|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|