How to Choose a Moving Company

Whether you’re moving across the street or to another state, a good moving company can make your life much easier. But choosing the right company requires some research on your part to avoid common issues that can lead to a big headache: lost or broken items, overcharges and rude movers. Thankfully, there are many ways to find the best mover for your needs and budget, including getting referrals from friends and family members and reading online reviews.

One of the most important factors to consider is whether a moving company has an insurance policy that covers your belongings and the employees in case of any damage or theft. A reputable mover will offer this protection and be able to provide you with documentation of their coverage. If a mover refuses to provide this information, it might be time to look for another company.

A full-service moving company will give you a written estimate and a contract (called a Bill of Lading) that spell out every little detail about your move, from the total cost to what supplies are needed. If you notice any red flags during your estimate, such as a mover asking for a deposit or seeming unprofessional, it might be a sign that they’re not legitimate. In addition, any reputable moving company will own their trucks and equipment, rather than rent them from a third-party company.

If you’re interested in a specific service, ask the moving company for a list of references for customers who have used them to move in your area. Then, call those customers and ask them direct questions about their experience.

For interstate moves, it’s important to hire a licensed moving company that has a USDOT number. This will ensure the mover is registered with FMCSA and adheres to safety regulations. You can check a moving company’s USDOT number by searching their business name online or using the FMCSA website.

If you need storage during your move, make sure the company offers that option and can provide you with a clear price for it before hiring them. You also should be aware that some movers may not move certain items, such as cash, financial or medical records and medicines. This is typically due to the risk of damage or the need for special handling.

Although a younger moving company, Mayzlin Relocation has garnered a lot of positive feedback for its reliable movers and straightforward quoting process. This moving company focuses on local and long-distance moves, but also handles international moves, and has a flexible pricing structure that allows you to customize your package according to your needs.

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