When moving and storage is on your list, it can be tempting to call a mover that you hear advertised a lot. There are many chains that spend a great deal on advertising, and although their rates may be appealing, there is a few reasons why choosing a locally owned moving company is a better option.
While that popular moving company may have a lower hourly rate than the local ones you have called, you need to make sure you are asking the right questions. Most will charge you drive-time plus gas from the time they leave their location. So, if they are driving to your home from the closest major city that is an hour away, you have already paid for an hour of work plus extra gas. That will likely end up costing you more than the hourly fee would have if you use a local mover. Read More