“When I first started calling moving companies and telling them I had to move my studio apartment, they all said “No problem””, Gina explained. “Until I said I needed to move from Boston to Chicago. Then suddenly, it was a problem. There are many moving companies who aren’t interested in moving a small move a long distance – or if they are, they want to charge a million dollars!”
This frustrating situation has a solution. You can have an affordable small move, even if you’re going a long distance. The trick is to find a moving company that specializes in small moves. Boston Pack and Ship has been providing small moves for over 30 years. We do a good amount of business here in Boston and Western Massachusetts, but a significant number of our small moves go a long distance – including moves to Florida, Texas, and even California!
Here’s what you need to know when choosing a moving company for your long distance small move:
Reputation really is everything. There’s a lot of trust involved when you’re choosing a moving company – after all, they have all of your stuff in their truck. Do your research. You want to choose a small load moving company that’s been in business for a while, that has a reputation for excellence, and that has good reviews. If you can’t find any information about a moving company, they may not be the right people to move all of your things.
Ask about minimum load charges. The reason many moving quotes are so high is that a minimum load charge is involved. This means you pay for moving truck space you don’t need and can’t use. Save money on your long distance small move by choosing a moving company that doesn’t charge a minimum load charge. Scheduling your small move for mid-month and mid-week can also save you money!