How to Choose a Moving Company

Choosing a moving company can be a daunting task. After all, they will be handling all your precious furniture and items. You don’t want anything to go missing or broken. Here are some valuable tips on how to choose a moving company.

Taking an Inventory

Any reputable moving company that knows what they are doing, will take an inventory of your items before anything else. Otherwise, how will they know what stuff they have to move? And how will they tally it after the moving is done? This is also the part where they will be estimating the cost of moving.

Large Deposit

This is a thumb rule. Do not ever pay a large deposit to any moving company. You can get ripped off for it. Most reputable movers who are confident in their services will never ask for a large deposit. This is usually done by smaller companies who are trying to rip you off.

Avoid Name Switch Companies

This is one of the oldest tricks in the book. What some moving companies do, is after a period of time time, begin working using a different name. They may also be operating under more than one name at the same time. This is done in order to avoid bad ratings, and because they are afraid to be rated by online sites. This can be detrimental to your moving process. Things may go missing or even worse, get broke, which is what you don’t want.


This is true for every company that you do business with. So, when you are about to hire a moving company, ask for references. See what past customers have to say about them. Whether or not they were satisfied with their services, and if anything was broken or went missing. This should help you make the final call.

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