Know your rights and get educated on moving. If you do not then you are susceptible to a situation like the story below. Take the next couple of minutes to see the horror story some people live through.
I always talk about educating yourself when it comes to major expenses like moving. You are looking at several thousands of dollars to have a full service move. This will of course depend upon the amount of items you are moving and you can reduce the cost my doing the majority of packing and unpacking your self. However your first step should be educating yourself and the federal government has a great pamphlet that is free. Search for “Your Rights and Responsibilities When You Move” and read this pamphlet several times. You should be able to get a good understanding of moving terminology and procedure.
Then get 3 to 4 quotes from various moving companies. I have done this in one day spending about 2 hours with each company as they survey my possessions to work up a binding bid. If a company doesn’t want to do this then you need to move on because they are not the movers for you. Educating yourself will be the best first step you can take in your pending move.