Hiring the right moving company can really simplify your life, but finding the right movers out of all the moving companies can be somewhat challenging. It's not just as simple as looking up "moving companies" in the phonebook. Choosing the right moving service is the most important decision in the moving process, and should be done carefully.
First off, there are many different kinds of moving companies: local movers, house movers, furniture movers, piano movers, and long distance movers are just a few of the many moving services available. Your choice of moving company must be done in consideration of your specific moving needs.
Then there's pricing. Not all moving companies are created equal and neither are their price lists. Moving companies often provide very different estimates for the same services rendered. Getting quotes from moving companies by dialing your way through the yellow pages could take hours, and may prove to be unwise. Some unscrupulous moving companies will provide consumers with low estimates, only to tack on extra charges after you've signed with them.