Recommendations for US Moving Companies (FL to MA)
July 7, 2014 4:34 PM Subscribe
I’m looking for moving company recommendations for a cross-country move in the US
posted by puppet, sock to Travel & Transportation (4 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I’m helping a family member move from Tallahassee, FL to a suburb of Boston, MA. I’ve searched past Ask Mefi questions which have all mentioned the website movingscam.com so I know to check that out, but I’d love to hear any personal recommendations for reputable moving companies that you or someone you know have used. If there are certain companies you would recommend avoiding, that would be good to know too.
Some additional relevant information:
We are going to be moving a lot of stuff and the whole “ditch everything and rebuy it” thing isn’t an option. Frankly, money is really tight at the moment, but a lot of the furniture, etc., is really nice and way better than we can afford anymore. We also don’t have the means to do much of the legwork ourselves beyond packing and unpacking the boxes, but we could probably separately higher movers on each end if the best option is to use a shipping company that doesn’t provide movers. Cost is definitely a major consideration, but the most important factor is getting the stuff successfully moved in one piece.
A couple of bonus sub-questions:
1) Does it matter what city a moving company is based out of? On the moving scam site a couple of their “endorsed movers” are based out of Boston, so I wasn’t sure if there is any advantage to using them in a move with a final destination of Boston versus some company based somewhere else.
2) Any general ideas about what this kind of move should cost, roughly? We’ll shop around for quotes, but if you’ve done a similar move and have a ballpark figure, that would be great.
3) Other than price estimates, any particular questions we should ask when we’re calling various companies? Any red flags to look out for?
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