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Moving Tips - How to Get the Moving Quote That's Right for You!

Are you planning to move to the Madison area or need to find the best moving company? Looking for the best quotes from a well-trusted and responsible moving company in Dane County?

Knowing What Information You’ll Need

Many of you might be tempted to quickly reach out for free moving quotes from popular local movers. While that may get you a good indication of their costs, experienced movers recommend asking specific questions to learn more about the moving company than just their rates. If your business needs a commercial moving quote to move furniture, change offices, or move to a new location, there’s a good chance you’ll need to know more than just the price. For example, who pays for damages when moving that expensive heavy copy machine down a flight of steps? And if you’re moving locally to a new home or apartment, or even planning a much further long distance move – you’ll want to consider many other factors, including how your dishes will be packed, and how they plan to protect that favorite painting you received from your Aunt Millie.

But what questions should be asked to get the information that’s important without unnecessarily driving up the costs? We’ve provided some helpful points to ask when requesting a residential or commercial moving quote from any moving company in Madison or Dane County. Unless you have a very complex move, most companies provide free quotes as long as you provide information that the moving company needs. It’s all about getting the right quote for your move, and also getting the important information you need so you know exactly what to expect as you prepare for moving day. Here’s some information most movers will need to know for your quote. We recommend identifying which items are REQUIRED and which are OPTIONAL. This will help you when it comes to getting the best rate, and determining which companies have the services you need and that you want.

  • Your moving day

  • The type of home you’re moving from and the square footage

  • The type of home you’re moving to and the square footage

  • If there any elevators or flights of stairs at either property

  • If you have any items to move that is very large, heavy, or expensive

What moving services are most important to you, your family, or office staff on moving day? You might be surprised at the wide range of services available today. Did you know some moving companies also offer heated storage too? A great option whether you have a few extra items or an entire household that needs to be moved out of your old location before they can be moved into your new location. When inquiring about quotes, be sure to let them know if you need any of the following services:

  • Packing and unpacking services

  • Cleaning services

  • Storage services

Steps to Get the Best Moving Company Quote

Once you have the information about your move and know the services that are possibly needed, it’s time to start the process of getting estimates. While it might be convenient to call moving companies for estimates, we recommend getting moving quotes online. It gives you and your moving company a written record of the items and services needed, so nothing is accidentally overlooked.

  • Start with a quick search for “moving company quotes madison, wi”, and the search should generate several top companies that can provide an online moving quote.

  • Avoid referral companies such as Thumbtack, Angies’ List, Yelp, etc. They are just advertising firms who often charge moving companies as much as a hundred dollars or more for each quote, whether you select them or not. You can be certain those costs are quickly added to every job. For the best rate, we recommend reaching out to moving companies who don’t have to pay another firm just to do business with you.

  • Complete as much information as you can about your move, but only list the services which are REQUIRED for your move. We would all prefer to have a moving company pack for us, right? But if you really want to save money perhaps you want to consider packing yourself.

  • We recommend first getting a quote for your REQUIRED services, as you can easily add items to fit your budget and need for convenience.

  • Be sure to specify your moving date(s). Small moving companies with fewer services may have lower rates for selected services, but may not have as much of a selection of available dates, or other conveniences which can make the moving day stress-free.


Above Average Moving

With over 18 years of moving experience, Above Average Moving takes pride in being able to provide nearly any type of moving service that you could need. We’re conveniently located and serve the entire Madison, WI area including: Beaver Dam, Columbus, Cottage Grove, Deerfield, DeForest, Edgerton, Fitchburg, Janesville, Johnson Creek, Lake Mills, Marshall, McFarland, Middleton, Milton, Monona, Oregon, Portage, Poynette, Stoughton, Sun Prairie, Verona, Waterloo, Watertown, and Waunakee.


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