"Manhatten"Moving makes anyone a little nervous and hiring a manhattan moving company can either heighten or alleviate some of those nerves.  When you are getting ready to transport all of your possessions from one place to another, the right moving companies nyc in Manhattan can give you peace of mind about your journey to a new portion of the city.

In order to choose the right Manhattan moving company, you will first need to look at the different types of movers available.  There are relocation services, local movers, pack and move services, trucking services and many others.  Look at the various movers available in your area and assess your needs so you know how you want to proceed.

Once you know what type of mover you need for your situation, talk to friends, co-workers, neighbors, and other people that have used Manhattan moving company services in the past.  Use their recommendations and warnings to further your search.  A recommendation from a friend is better than anything you will read in an ad or online.

After you have a few recommended movers on your list, call those companies.  Ask each company how long they have been in the business, what level of experience their movers have, whether or not they have storage available, and whether or not they have interstate transport licenses if that is something you might need.  You might also want to ask if the mover has a membership with a trade organization.  These organizations, such as the American Movers Conference, can help you resolve disputes if anything were to occur.  Never have any fear to ask the questions you need answered because the moving company you choose will be largely responsible for how well your move goes.

As you start to narrow down your list of potential movers, verify what the companies tell you on the phone.  Check to see that their licenses are current and regulated.  You can call state agencies that regulate those types of services or check at the Department of Transportation.

You can also make a call to the Better Business Bureau in order to inquire as to whether or not there are any complaints on file against the companies you are considering hiring for the job.  You may be able to cross a couple of the Manhattan moving company options off your list based on these phone calls.  Once your options are narrowed, start gathering estimates for the moving job you have on hand.  Companies should be able to give you a free estimate based on how much you have to move and how far between your locations.

As you take a look at the estimates, keep in mind that every mover is different.  Some estimates might be binding while others are nonbinding.

  • Binding estimates are those that do not require you to pay more than the amount on the estimate.
  • Nonbinding estimates mean that you might end up with higher costs in the end.

With either type of estimate, you will want a written contract stating your responsibilities as well as those of the moving company.  If you choose a nonbinding estimate, watch out for hidden costs in the end that might include things like packing fees, materials, furniture assembly and other items.

It is okay to judge a company based on their representatives as well.  You want to work with a Manhattan moving company that has friendly, easy to work with individuals.  If you do not find their people helpful, call someone else.

Once you have chosen a NY movers company, you can place your move into their hands with confidence that the job will be done correctly.