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Hiring local or long-distance movers can be hassle, especially when you hear about other people’s horror stories. You may be apprehensive about hiring Texas movers for your upcoming move to the state.
Luckily, iMoving can help! We provide a moving referral service that offers an easy and secure way for you to connect with the best local or long-distance Texas moving companies that offer the moving services you need.
The iMoving service is simple. You enter your zip code, destination zip, size of your current home or apartment, and any specific services you require. Then we match you up with five or six of the best Texas movers who offer those services.
By using our service, you can forego spending hours researching movers to try and figure out who offers the most affordable and valuable service. We do that leg work for you. Our team personally vets every mover that is a part of our network.
We research the movers’ certificate of insurance, local or state authentication, years in business, reviews and conduct a personal interview to ensure they are the real deal. And if any mover gives our clients trouble, they are swiftly removed from the service, as we maintain the highest standards.
Moving Services in Texas
- Defined as a move that is within the same state. Exceptions may be moves from one end of Texas to another.
- Most local movers charge per hour, with a minimum number of hours that must be booked.
- Cost may also be dependent on the distance involved in the move.
- Long Distance Moving -
- Moves that have you crossing state lines are classified as long distance, even if the distance between the cities is minimal.
- Long distance moves can vary greatly in cost, depending on the distances involved. For instance, a move from New Mexico to Texas will cost less than a move from California to Texas.
Boxes and Supplies
- Moving companies within the iMoving network can provide boxes and related moving supplies to people who are packing up their homes or businesses.
- If you are planning to pack up and unpack items on your own, requesting boxes and supplies is easier than trying to find these items through various retailers in your city.
- A “full service” moving service from a local or long distance mover in Texas includes packing, loading, unloading and unpacking.
- It is the most expensive moving service, but it is also the one that will involve the least amount of work for you. The movers will take care of almost everything. The most you will have to do is supervise workers.
- Local and long-distance movers in our network offer short-term storage services in connection with your move.
- If you have not secured long term living arrangements in the Texas city where you are relocating, you can keep your items in storage until that date.
- When relocating a small or mid-sized business, it is important to specify that you are requesting business services.
- iMoving.com will connect you with movers that specialize in moving services. These movers can connect you with an employee who will oversee the move.
- That employee can help arrange the various services you need, which may include packing, loading, workstation assembly/disassembly and more.
Factors to Keep In Mind When Moving to Texas
Nicknamed the Lone Star State, Texas is one of the largest states in America. While there are many stereotypes about Texas, it is one of the most diverse and interesting places to live in the United States. Major financial, oil and gas, and tech companies are also based in the state, making it perfect for young professionals looking to establish themselves.
One factor to keep in mind about moving to Texas is the heat. If you are moving from the Northeast or the Northwest, you will be used to much colder climates, especially in the spring, fall and winter months.
Texas winters are mild, while the summers are hot and humid. If you are not moving into a home or apartment with built-in cooling, you would do well to invest in air conditioning for your residence shortly after moving in.
Here are some other tips to keep in mind when your moving date is getting close.
Finalize Travel Arrangements
With six weeks to a month left before your move to Texas, it is time to iron out your travel arrangements. Book flights, trains and/or hotel rooms as necessary. It can be helpful to stay in a hotel for one or two nights, as you are moving into a new house, instead of heading straight for the home the same day your flight arrives.
If you have any friends or family in the part of Texas where you are moving, you may want to ask if they are free in the days after you move. It is always nice to catch up with familiar faces as soon as you move to a new place, as they can show you around and help you with initial unpacking or shopping.
Cancel or Move Utilities
Do not forget to close out your utility accounts at the place where you are living. Many people assume it happens automatically, but you will continue getting billed for the days after you move, unless you inform the utility company.
You may be able to transfer some of your accounts, if the same company provides electricity, gas, water, phone or internet service in the city where you are planning to live. But all other accounts must be closed - and then you will have to create new accounts after you move.
Pack Essentials for a Couple Weeks
Depending on how you time your interaction with a moving company and your moving date, you may have to go a couple weeks at your new home without all your possessions.
It is a good idea to pack the essentials that your family will need for the first two or three weeks. That includes clothes, toiletries, household items and electronics that you use daily.
And anything that you do not have space to pack should go in a list of items that you will need to buy as soon as you arrive in Texas. Now you will be sorted for the first few weeks, before your big furniture and other possessions arrive on the moving truck!
Question to Ask Before Hiring Movers in Texas
Here is a list of frequently asked questions that can help you as you are planning your local or long-distance move to Texas.
1. Will I receive a quote from moving companies ahead of my move to Texas?
Yes. Any moving company that is a part of the iMoving network will provide you with a quote. You receive quotes in two stages. The first quote is a rougher estimate, which you get when you input some details about your move on our site. The second quote is more detailed, which is delivered after someone from the moving company inspects your home or apartment.
2. What is the difference between a binding and non-binding quote?
A binding quote is the final price that you will pay for your move, provided you do not request any additional services. With iMoving, any final quote that is delivered by the moving company is 100 percent binding. You will not be seeing any hidden or added fees on your final bill.
A non-binding quote is just that. It is not binding and your final bill may be drastically different. It is never a good idea to hire a mover based on a non-binding quote.
3. How do I know if a mover has the appropriate certifications and insurance?
You can have peace of mind knowing that every mover suggested by iMoving has a certificate of insurance, proper local or state authentication, and the relevant insurance to operate.
But you are always able to ask the movers to prove these facts to you. Movers who are unwilling or hesitant to provide you with the information you request should not be hired.
4. Do movers offer special services for handling heavy or valuable items?
Yes, most moving companies in Texas that are a part of the iMoving network will provide special services if you need to move heavy, delicate, large or valuable items. Simply request these services when you ask for a moving quote, so you are matched up with the relevant companies.
5. How long does it take to transport items during a local or long-distance move?
The time it takes to move your possessions is dependent on the distance involved with your move. A local move should be done the same day. Long distance moves can take anywhere from a few days to a few weeks.
The moving company should provide you with detailed information about when your items are packed up, loaded and moved on the truck. They should also indicate the date when your items will be delivered before you go ahead with the move.
6. How is payment to a moving company handled?
You can deal with a moving company directly, making a down payment and then paying the final bill when services are rendered.
It is also possible to pay movers through our secure platform. iMoving offers protection on your transaction, while we strictly enforce binding final quotes to protect you from hidden fees.
7. What happens if an item is damaged during the moving process?
When you request a moving service from a company within our network, they will provide you with basic insurance on your possessions.
Enquire about the insurance on offer, as some companies offer more comprehensive insurance than others.
If an item is damaged, you can file a claim and receive compensation that is either a set dollar amount or equal to the value of the item.
It is also possible to purchase additional insurance, either through the movers or independently, for valuable items that are being transported. Such insurance is a good idea if your move involves antiques or expensive items.
Easy Ways to Lower the Cost of a Texas Move
The first step to saving money on your Texas move is to take advantage of the iMoving referral service.
By visiting iMoving.com, you can get a list of the five or six moving companies that can handle your local or long distance move. These companies will offer all the moving services that you need. You can compare their initial quotes, contact two or three companies, and conduct inspections of your home or apartment.
Then you can assess their final quotes, before deciding to hire the moving company that offers the best services for the lowest rates. If you are interested in saving even more money, here are a few tips that should help.
Organize a Week Before Your Inspection
A week before you are planning to have specialists from moving companies arrive at your home or apartment, it is time to start organizing. Go through every single room and split up your items into two piles. One pile is for items you will take, while the other pile is for items you will sell, donate or throw away.
Do not take everything with you, as moving is the ideal moment to downsize your possessions. Those clothes, electronics or accessories that you have not touched in the past year should be sold, donated or thrown away.
The fewer possessions involved in your move, the lower your binding quote will be.
A sure-fire way to lower the total cost of your move is to take over the job of packing and unpacking. Inform the movers that you will only require a quote for loading, unloading and transporting your goods.
While packing is time consuming, exhausting and frustrating, you can save a lot of money by doing this job yourself. And if you are moving as a family, everyone can chip in to bring down the workload for each person.
Find Free Boxes
Movers do provide boxes and moving supplies, as mentioned above. But you can always look for free boxes through Craigslist or other sources. And you may already have some supplies, such as scissors, cutters and tape, on hand.
Take Care of Everything But Moving
If you are hoping to pay the least amount possible for a local or long-distance move, you can attempt to take care of every task besides driving the moving truck to your destination.
It will involve a lot of work, as you will be responsible for packing, loading, unloading and unpacking. But families can get everyone to chip in, while individuals and couples can always enlist help from their friends.
Contact movers who provide the sole service of moving your items from your current residence to the place where you are moving. You will get far lower quotes, as compared services that include loading and/or packing.
iMoving.com offers residential and commercial customers who are moving to Texas an easy platform to handle their upcoming local or long distance move. It takes less than a minute to enter information onto our site and get a list of five or six reputable movers who can handle your move.
With a proper understanding of the differences between various moving services, you are better prepared to deal with local or long distance movers. You are aware of any issues involved with moving to Texas, while you can be sure to take steps to save money on your upcoming move.