Monday, May 13, 2019

How to Choose a Moving Company


Moving can be a stressful experience for many families, and choosing the right moving service company can be the determining factor in whether or not a move goes smoothly. There are many moving services Tampa FL but not every moving service has the same level of experience, expertise, and care in moving you and your families’ personal belongings. Moving companies often have competitive rates, so you need to know what other types of factors to consider when choosing movers.

Below are several tips for choosing the right moving company for you.


Read Reviews

Referrals and reviews are two very powerful tools for choosing a moving service. There are so many moving services available, and many of them list the same type of expertise. However, reading reviews from actual customers can give you insight into how the movers handled belongings. Also, you can ask friends, family, and co-workers for their recommendations on moving companies they have worked and had a positive experience with.

Get More Than One Quote

You may have heard of the rule of threes, and choosing a moving service is a good example of when that rule applies. You should not settle for the first quote you receive. As a good rule of thumb, it’s suggested you receive at least three different quotes from three different moving services. It is also suggested to receive these in-person, so the company can evaluate exactly how many items you have to be moved.

Know How To Spot Red Flags

There are many red flags you should be aware of when receiving an estimate. For example, if you are asked for a cash deposit before the move, you may want to reconsider the integrity of the moving service. Movers who are eager to receive payment upfront may not be reputable or legitimate. Another benefit of receiving an in-person estimate is that you can immediately spot any red flags in professionalism, such as the movers showing up late, or who can’t answer all of your questions directly and clearly. Finally, a professional moving company typically shows up in their own equipment, not a rented moving van.

Check For Licensure and Accreditation

All licensed interstate moving companies are issued a U.S. DOT number by the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. Be sure to check this number, in case you need to file a claim. For families moving in-state, you can check with your local consumer affairs agency for the DOT number. Professional accreditation is another way to ensure the movers are meeting industry standards of professionalism. It is recommended to choose moving companies with the American Moving and Storage Association’s ProMover accreditation.

21 comments:


  1. I believe that choosing a good company is the best for a moving without surprises ...

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  2. We've only moved twice in the past thirty years, and both time it was with a big-name company who we knew was good.

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  3. It's always good to check out the reviews before using a service.

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  4. Such great advice. When we moved in 2001 to our newly built home we did just this to find the right fit. It was time well spent.

    Have a fabulous day and week, my friend. ♥

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  5. We haven't had to move in such a long time. This is good, for when we do. I don't want to stay in our house for, forever.

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  6. Finding ones that don't show up late sure is a must, been there.

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  7. I was hoping to move in the next 3 years, but looks like we'll be waiting at least 6 more now. It's okay though. As long as the winters aren't too brutal here, I can stick it out.

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  8. twinspirationalpartiesMay 14, 2019 at 7:53 AM

    Nice blog, it is always good to know the service and check their reviews before choosing the service..

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  9. Ah this is great. My husband and I are planning to move at the end of this year or the beginning of next and any helping tips is always good!

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  10. I hope we never have to move, mainly because it's a major pain in the you-know-what! Should we ever have to, referencing this post will ease the burden

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  11. This is some fantastic advice. Moving can be very stressful so it is important to choose the right company.

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  12. love this topic! every single one of them is such an important guide wheb choosing a moving company. Thanks so much for sharing

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  13. Really great info here for those moving. Thanks for sharing your tips.

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  14. Nice going through your tips. It surely will be helpful to many.

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  15. Hoping we don’t need to any time soon but this is a great recourse in the event it does!

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  16. Movers who are eager to receive payment upfront may not be reputable or legitimate. You can say that again.

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  17. We hope to move soon, so this post was really helpful - thank you

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  18. really great tips. we just moved and it's a struggle sometimes if you dont know what to expect. reading reviews wold be my two cents

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  19. Definitely get more than one quote, they can be so expensive so it is important to shop around!

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  20. Great tips. It is always helpful to compare quotes and services.

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  21. Thanks for the info very helpful!

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