Relative to hiring movers to move you and your stuff, it seems to me that the consensus is to get REFERRALS from friends and family and anyone else that you trust. I have heard that most of the people dissatisfied with their movers found them online. Luckily, I know a number of people who have moved in the last couple of years and we are starting there. I recommend you do the same. Here’s a good checklist from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.
So what about preparing for when the movers come to pick up your stuff? Unless you’re lucky enough to have the financial resources to have someone pack your entire house for you, there’s quite a bit to do.
(‘Moving House, Mongol Style’ photo by flickr member louise.stringer)