If you are currently in the market for a quality moving solution, you may want to first try and understand the nature of the business and how to spot the right kind of service for your needs. Furniture moving companies will typically offer four primary services, residential, local, long distance, and in some cases even commercial moving. Local moving services will almost always charge by the hour or by a flat, pre-decided rate. In most cases, an hourly moving service will provide you with the highest quality job, and is most beneficial if you happen to be moving valuable goods. Flat rate movers tend to be a little more rushed, in order to maximize their time. Flat rate deals are usually best for vehicle shipping or even long distance moves. Furniture moving companies often base their flat rate prices on the average hourly rate of the company and the expected time to finish the move. Most operations will be two-man jobs, and tend to cost more if more men are needed. Before hiring any furniture moving companies though, always make sure to check directories and review websites for credibility and personal experiences with the company. This also gives you a chance to compare prices side-by-side. If you can, try to get some in home evaluations from different moving companies to give you a decent idea of the price you should be paying to get the job done. Since the movers are dealing with your personal assets, it can be well worth it to spend a little extra money and hire a high quality moving company, especially if you have a lot of valuables and antiques to move. You want to make sure that they are properly licensed, bonded and insured, and can show proof of extensive experience in the business.