7 Questions To Ask Before Selecting a Moving Company

October 2, 2013 | Moving Tips

Whether you’re moving to another neighborhood or a new state, one of the first things on your moving to-do list should be scheduling movers. Choosing a moving company you trust with your belongings doesn’t have to be complicated. Below, we’ll list seven things you should ask a moving company before hiring them.

1. Current Registration, Insurance & Licensing

To protect yourself and your belongings, you must ensure the moving company you choose is licensed, insured, and registered with the U.S. Department of Transportation. Otherwise, you may not have any recourse if your items are lost, stolen, or damaged. Be sure to ask for the moving company’s registration number to verify.

2. Rates & Estimates

You don’t want to be shocked when it’s time to pay your movers. Before scheduling anything, ask for the hourly rate and whether you can book a minimum number of hours. There may also be specific rates based on weight. Your movers should be able to give you an estimate for the move.

3. Any Additional Fees

Some companies charge extra for things like packing or wrapping furniture and valuables. You may also be charged more for shuttle service, awkward items, truck transfers, or even poor access to your destination.

4. Years of Experience

You don’t want to trust your belongings with inexperienced movers. Ask how long the moving company has been in business to gain peace of mind that they know how to load and unload your furniture and valuables properly.

5. Packing Accessories and Cost

Many moving companies offer additional packing accessories for a cost. It would be best if you asked for the cost of boxes, shrink wrap, blankets, bubble wrap, and other accessories. 

6. Review and Referral Ratings

Moving companies that have been in business for a while should have positive reviews to reflect their experience and skill. Check the reviews of any moving company you’re considering on websites like Google or Yelp. You can also ask if they’re willing to provide referrals — or if they have any unresolved claims against them.

7. Additional Services Provided

You should check whether your movers offer additional services besides the standard move. Some companies provide packing, unpacking, home organizationhome maintenance, or storage services. These other services will make your move much more manageable.

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We offer residential and commercial moving, home organization, home maintenance, and office organization services. You can even hire a personal assistant from our team to help you save time and lower your stress.

Contact us online or call (240) 200-4824 now to schedule moving services with our specialists. We’re happy to answer any questions you have about our services.

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