The items you’ve accrued in your home often hold sentimental value and financial worth. That’s why you should be careful when it comes to finding movers. After all, movers are responsible for handling these items and, in some cases, packing and unpacking them. To ensure that your items are handled with utmost care and are not damaged, broken or stolen, you must hire a good moving company with an upstanding reputation.
Call local real estate agents for recommendations. They work closely with movers, packers and various moving-related companies and likely have a list of reputable movers.
Look in your phone book or online for moving companies in your area.
Contact moving companies and ask them how long they’ve been in business. Hire a company that has been around for at least 10 years and has positive reviews online and is spoken highly of.
Ask questions. Ask for the company’s address, their website and for references from clients. Ask for their DOT (department of transportation) and MC (moving company) license numbers.
Go to SaferSys.org to verify that the company’s DOT and MC license numbers are real and in good standing. While looking at the numbers, verify that the contact information matches the information the company gave you.
Request that the company come to do an in-home estimate. Moving companies that refuse to do this should be disregarded. It’s only possible to get an accurate estimate if the movers have actually seen the items they’ll be moving.