How to Choose the Right Moving Company

How to Choose the Right Moving Company

From conducting local moves to long-distance and international ones, it’s important to have the right professional moving company on your side. 

If you’re looking for full-service movers who will not only bring your items from point A to point B, but who will take care of everything from packing, to specialty services and furniture setup, it’s important to know that you can depend on them to keep your items safe and to give you the best service possible. So how do you know if the professional movers you’re looking at are right for you? 

How to Choose Full-Service Movers

If you’ve moved by yourself in the past, and are only just considering using professional movers for your relocation, you might not be completely convinced that it’s necessary or worth it to have professionals conduct your move. However, having full-service movers to cover everything your move entails is more than worth it! 

If you’re considering hiring movers but are concerned about the price difference between having a crew and moving, know that depending on the size and scope of your move, the cost difference isn’t too different. Plus, you’ll be saving yourself a ton of time, stress, and physical exertion by having a moving company do everything for you. When you’re in the middle of moving (especially over long distances!), time is money, and having the right movers behind you will be well worth the cost. 

How to Avoid Moving Scam

When researching movers, you might run into scammers or companies looking to rip you off or give you service that doesn’t match up to the money you’ve paid. If you don’t do your complete research or are looking for companies last-minute, it can be easy to fall victim to one of these operations. 

To avoid a moving scam, you’ll need to give yourself enough time to do complete and thorough research – and be sure to ask your company the right questions. Additionally, ask friends or family if they have any recommendations for companies they’ve had good experiences with in the past. 

Here are some questions to ask your movers to ensure you’re working with a reputable company: 

  • What are the moves’ insurance terms? Does insurance cover the entire value of each item in the event of damage? Also, obtain a copy of their liability insurance and coverage. 
  • Are there hidden fees? Are there additional charges for certain specialty items? 
  • How long have you been in business?
  • Are your moving crew in-house employees, or are they sourced from another company?
  • Do your employees undergo background checks?

After you’ve gotten recommendations or have found a moving company that looks good to you, look them up on sites like Yelp, the Better Business Bureau, and Angie’s List to see if others have had positive experiences as well.

Always ask for the company’s U.S. Department of Transportation registration number, and look up any federally registered complaints they might have. Additionally, make sure to look up their USDOT number to ensure they’re fully licensed by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). 

Always do your complete research to make sure you’re working with the right moving company for your relocation – it can make or break your entire relocation experience! Looking for the best movers with the right reputation for your move? Look no further than Fuller Moving Services. We’ll give you the best experience at the right rates. 


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