Moving Guides

Intrastate (local) relocation tips:

  • Local moves are generally priced by the hour. Ask the company to estimate how long they will need to complete your move to calculate price.
  • Ensure that the quote offered includes extra fees, such as fuel surcharges.
  • Speak to a representative from the company to iron out details. If possible, visit the office or facilities in person.

Long distance or Interstate tips for moving house:

  • Verify that your household mover is licensed and has insurance to transport of household goods.
  • Request information on their dispute settlement program, which they are legally required to supply.

International moving service tips:

  • Hire top-level service to have your goods professionally packed and unpacked. White-glove movers have the expertise to properly and safely pack your items, and will be liable for any damages.
  • Sell, store, or donate appliances that may not work in your new country. Do the same for goods that are more expensive to move than they are to re-purchase in your destination.
  • For insurance purposes, create a detailed inventory of the value of your goods.