Are you overwhelmed with closing dates, packing, and now you have you find local movers? Finding the best moving company for you doesn’t have to be hard, but there are a few things to consider. Begin your search for quality local movers near you today with these 5 tips.
- Check Moving Company Reviews & Certifications:
When contacting possible moving companies, check their online reviews and certifications. Is the moving company a PROMOVER for AMSA (American Moving & Storage Association)? AMSA certification helps protect you from rogue movers by identifying legitimate, professional local movers in your area and provides resources to help you prepare for your move.
- Get a Free In-Home Estimate:
It is important that the moving company you choose offers a free in-home estimate to ensure the most accurate quote and avoid unexpected costs. A good estimator will do a walk-through of your home with you, taking a detailed inventory of all the items you plan to move. All questions and concerns about your local move can be addressed during this time. To protect yourself, never book a local mover who has generated an estimate over the phone or online.
- Make sure they are Experienced Movers:
In this digital age, consumers have the power to do an in-depth search of almost any company. When finding a local mover, do your research to find moving companies with valuable experience. Choose a moving company who has been in the industry for a substantial amount of time. This means they are experienced, reputable, and have quality standards to uphold.
- No Deposits:
Legitimate moving companies will not require you to put a deposit down on your move – whether you are moving locally or long distance. If a local company requests a deposit on your move, consider this a red flag. Many customers have found themselves in a sticky situation with movers who took a deposit, then never showed up on the move day!
- Capacity to Complete the Job:
Choose a local mover that has both the tools and capacity to complete the job. To avoid last minute cancellations, ask each moving company about how many trucks and what sizes they have, if their crews are professionally trained, and if they provide the tools needed to complete the move. A moving company with a large fleet of vehicles and movers will ensure they are equipped to handle your move throughout the entire process – even in the busy summer months.
Fry-Wagner Moving and Storage has been moving people down the street and across the country for over 100 years! As an AMSA ProMover and A+ rated BBB business, we know what it takes to provide quality local moving services to our customers. If you’re planning a local move contact us today to learn more about our process, or to set up a free in-home estimate.