Moving? Well, hiring the right mover can greatly help keep the stress level down during your move.
Moving is considered to be one of the three most stressful events in life. Hiring the right moving company can greatly help to ensure a smooth move. But most people don’t have a mover saved in their contacts. So how do you find the best mover for your move? You want a mover who has top ratings on Google, Facebook, the Better Business Bureau (BBB), and Van Line websites (to find a local agent of a national van line).
Did you know that “Best Movers” is one of the fastest growing move-related search terms and is a top search term on voice enabled devices. So, you may want to start you mover searching by typing “Best Movers in (Your City), look at who shows up, and then review their Google reviews scores. A solid service provider will typically have numerous positive reviews, and an overall high score. But you may also look at “Best Of” surveys conducted by local publications for example, Carey Moving and Two Men and a Truck were both nominated as the Best of Spartanburg in 2018. Check out review comments on Google and Facebook, and look at the mover’s score with the local BBB. And movers who are part of national van lines like Allied or Mayflower, are often considered safe choices because they must meet van line service and safety criteria for long distance moves. They usually have a van line rating as well.
After doing your online research for the best mover, you should contact several movers (3-4 is common) , get a price quote, review service capabilities, check availability, and most important, what is your gut feeling” about their service orientation – your personal comfort level with the mover is an important variable.
The best movers will provide the following:
A free, no obligation in-home or video estimate
Expert advice on planning for your move
Tips on packing and preparing for your move
Offer optional full-service packing service for all you household items or select valuable or fragile items
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Online reviews can really help a business to gain visibility online, enhance credibility, and gain more prospective customers. Plus, reviews provide us with useful feedback about our services that help us to reward our top-performing employees and identify areas for improvement.
Thank you for the heart-warming comments and reviews that we have received from the many families and businesses who have moved with Carey Moving and Storage – our online reviews are very positive.
Right now, we have a new opportunity — if we can get just a few more Google reviews we will achieve a threshold that we gain greater promotion of our brand.
So, if Carey Moving and Storage has provided local or long distance moving services for you, your family or your business, we would love to hear from you. Please click on one of our locations to review our moving services.
In 2019, we’re happy to be delivering 140,000 cases of cookies to over 20 counties. And at 12 boxes in a case, well you are looking at 1.6 million boxes. Troops from all over will be waiting to take delivery of their orders, and then they’ll spread out to deliver them to friends, families and supporters of the Girl Scouts.
Carey Moving and Storage has been serving the Southeast with moving and storage services since 1907. We deliver every chair, ottoman, dining room table and sofa with the same amount of care and expertise as we do with this extraordinary delivery of Girl Scout Cookies.
Look for one of our trucks rolling down the road this week. It might contain your cookies!
A: It depends. On average, most people call a mover 30 to 45 days prior to their move date. But there a few things to consider when scheduling time for a move estimate.
Long Distance vs. Local Move — if you are moving around the corner a bit of procrastination may not hurt – and you are safe calling within two-four weeks before your move, but when moving to a new state, there is much more involved in organizing a plan. Consider calling a mover much sooner (4-6 weeks). And note that many interstate movers require a minimum of 7-10 days advance notice to schedule a move – so please do not call at the last minute if your move date is firm.
Summer moves – the majority of moves happen in the summer (May-August. If you are planning to move then, there is greater likelihood that your preferred mover may not have your move date available (most good movers are booked 2-3 months out). To avoid this, it is advised to call as soon as possible (at least four weeks in advance). Moving in the other seasons will give you much more flexibility with move dates.
Day of the week/month – the most popular time to move is the end of the month– so if you need to move then, or on a weekend, call soon. If you can move mid-week and mid-month when movers are usually not as busy, you will have an easier time getting the move date you need.
How complex is your move?– a typical 1-2 bedroom apartment or house is usually a fairly simple move… But if you have a large house (4 bedrooms +), a lot of items to move, or have unique needs (crating, specialty packing, storage, etc.), you probably want to allow extra time.
Moving industry experts advise contacting movers four to six weeks ahead of your scheduled move or longer if it is a complicated job.
Next week, we will cover selecting the best moving company for your move. Stay tuned!
If you like us, please nominate us for the Best of Spartanburg 2019 Moving Service.
Carey Moving and Storage has been serving the Spartanburg community for over 110 years. If you are one of the many families or businesses that we helped move, please nominate us for the Best Mover in the Best of Spartanburg competition. Nominations are open from February 13-17, 2019
It’s the fall season with winter coming right around the corner. As a moving company, we have greater capacity and flexibility during the cold weather months because fewer people choose to move at this time. We wanted to offer our tips below to make your move smoother and easier.
1) Turn on the Heat Make sure the heat in your new home is turned on before you arrive with your belongings. There is nothing more uncomfortable than moving into a new home that is the same temperature as the cold outdoors.
2) Stay Flexible Know your travel plans and be ready to slow down or change them if the weather becomes an issue.
3) Keep Everyone Safe Moving into a new home is always an exciting time, however, you want to keep everyone safe. Here are a few extra tips to remember when moving during the cold weather:
Remove the leaves around your sidewalk and driveway so movers can easily and safely navigate your belongings into your home. This will also keep your foyer cleaner.
Carry a car emergency kit with you that includes road flares, blankets, bottled water, flashlights, batteries and even some snacks in case you get hungry.
Ensure your cell phone is fully charged so you can always call for help or be reached by your movers if there is a change in plans.
Moving during cold weather may not be ideal for everyone, but with the right preparation and people helping, the move can be less stressful. We hope these tips make moving easier for you.