If you’ve heard it once, you’ve heard it a thousand times: moving home is stressful! It seems like the list of things that can potentially go wrong is as long as it is varied.
This is why we think it is important that you prepare as fastidiously as possible for the big moving day, to make sure you’ve covered as many bases as possible. This means that as well as making sure all your goods are packaged and labelled properly, you also want to make sure you choose the best moving company that you possibly can.
One of the big decisions that you will have to make when choosing which moving company to hire is whether you opt for a large, national company or go with a local one.
As far as we’re concerned, one of these choices is a much better proposition than the other. Here’s the main reasons why hiring a local moving company is by far the better choice:
Of course, we can’t speak for every different local moving firm across America. But generally speaking, the smaller designated area the movers work in often means that they have less overheads compared to bigger companies that work on a larger scale. This means that their services often cost less overall, allowing you to save money when it counts.
Since local movers tend to cater to a much smaller clientele than larger national chains, this means you can generally book at much shorter notice and receive a more personalised customer experience. Anybody who has had to deal with the stress of moving house will surely appreciate this added level of convenience.
Local moving companies are also able to function more autonomously, as they don’t have a large head office to answer to, offering you greater flexibility in ensuring you receive the bespoke service you want.
The fact that local moving firms operate in a much smaller area than national ones means it is that much easier to look into their reputation and track record. With a national company, reading scores of reviews about how good their service was in California may not give you a clear picture of how well they work in Pennsylvania.
Additionally, local movers will have a greater understanding of the area than their nationwide competitors, meaning they may be better placed to help if you need to use ancillary services such as local secure storage facilities.
Supporting local communities
By hiring a local moving company rather than using a national chain, you are directly supporting your local community. More important now than ever, supporting passionate small businesses where the money goes directly back to the community can really make a difference.
So, hopefully you’re now convinced that hiring a local moving company is the best move you can make. To have a look at our full range of services, visit Express Moving and Storage today.