Qualities to Look Out for When Choosing a Moving Company

June 3, 2024

There are many important things to consider when choosing and hiring movers. Making a plan and gathering moving supplies is useless if you are hiring the wrong moving company. Hiring a good moving company will make your move more comprehensive and easier.

We all know that a moving process is a back-breaking task to do, that is why moving companies are doing all the hard work for your moving process. They are not just making the heavy lifting, also they will make your moving process smoother, so you can focus on your important activities.

Most people prefer DIY moving to save money, and asking for friends and family’s help is a great option. But if you don’t want stress, your home will be more securely packed and professionally transported. You need to hire professionals to do the moving process.

Here, we are going to discuss the important things to consider when hiring a good moving company.

Qualities to Look For When Hiring Movers


Searching online may not be the most accurate place to start. There are thousands of fake and paid reviews just to boost a company profile. Asking recommendations from people you trust, friends, and families which have experienced is a great way to start.

Legit Reviews

Using credible online reviews such as BBB (Better Business Bureau) will help you decide. Once you have a list of potential moving companies, look for people’s reviews to learn more about the company. Most people who have a good or bad experience with a company will likely leave a review online.

Good Track Record

There are a few new moving companies that pop up every year. There is no bad try for a new company, but hiring a moving company that has operated in the last few years is a great option. A moving company’s record will give you a clear idea if you should hire them or not. Look for companies that are proven and reliable.

Insurance and Licensed

This is very obvious, no one will hire a company without a license and insured. Anyone can claim they are a moving company the next day. To avoid scams, check if they are registered with the United States DOT and look for a USDOT number. All moving companies are required to register a moving company and they are given a unique number. If they can’t provide that, it’s a nightmare! (To check if a company is registered, go to Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and search their database).

Cost Transparency

Moving companies often give you a rate based on your moving needs. In order for you to avoid hidden charges, list all that you need and discuss it with a personal moving agent so you know what to expect. (Read: Additional Moving Fees You Never Expected, Guide and How to’s)

Avoid Scams

Moving happens every single day, and there are a lot of complaints about moving company fraud. Always verify if a moving company is legit. As I mentioned above, look for a unique code, license, track record, and, company address. No matter where you live, there are a few options for a good moving company.

Moving is always stressful, but having a good plan and hiring movers can eliminate all the hard work and worries. Always do your research. That is the key to a successful moving day.

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