Most folks have moving horror stories, and it can be hard to tell exactly which companies are stars and which ones you need to avoid. But, if you follow these 7 moving tips to help you find the best moving company for your next local or long-distance move, you’ll never have to fear for your valuables again.
Some of the common questions we’ll answer:
- How do I check if my company is licensed and insured?
- What kind of moving estimate do I need?
- How do I avoid hidden fees from my moving company?
- Where do I find a good moving company?
You’ve probably had it happen to you. A late moving van, hidden fees, broken belongings, but today we’re going to give you some tips for making sure you find the best moving company every time.
So, first things first. How long has the moving company you’re looking at been in business? This might seem like a no-brainer, but the longer a company has been in business, the more reliable and reputable they actually are.
Second, make sure the mover you’re looking at is licensed and insured. To confirm this, ask them to provide a Department of Transportation number. That’ll settle it.
Number three. Make sure the company you’re interested in offers a free quote form, and always get an in-home estimate.
Number four. Check the rates. Low rates don’t necessarily mean low prices after the move, and nobody likes surprises.
Number five. Understand what type of estimate you are getting. In this case, a binding estimate is your best friend because it sets the price early on, so you know exactly what you’ll be paying.
Number six. Go online and check the reviews. If you can’t find anything on the company you’re looking at, run.
Number seven. Make sure the company you’re looking at can handle your large or awkward items. No two moves are exactly the same, so pick a company that has a portfolio of successful specialty moves.
So, just to recap, how long has the moving company you’re interested in been in business, and are they fully licensed & insured? Next, request a free quote, always as a binding estimate and understand their rates and prices.
Lastly, go online and look at reviews for the company, and see if the company you’re interested in has the credentials to back them up.
Here at Stevens Moving & Storage of Detroit, we’ve been handling moves like yours for over 70 years. Get your free moving estimate today.