The average American will move over eleven times in their life.
If your first move is “leaving the nest” at eighteen, that means you can expect to find a new residence every four to five years between graduating high school to the first day you can collect social security. Being this busy leaves no time for cheap moving companies.
Quality professional movers can make sure your valuables are packed in a way that they won’t break while in transit. They have the spatial skills to move large, oblong furniture into just about any space. They are trained to do all of this quickly and efficiently.
Of course, that’s how things are supposed to be, but not always how they play out. The best way to avoid having the rug pulled out from under you on moving day is to keep these handy tips in mind:
“License and Registration Please”
If you’ve got a bad feeling about a company, seek out their credentials. Decent moving companies should be registered with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and have a USDOT number.
The FMCSA registration shows that your mover is registered with the government for interstate moves. The FMCSA also warns that moving companies should be able to provide a physical address.
Everything you read on the internet should be taken with a grain of salt, but a host of bad reviews could be a red flag indicating a risky moving company.
Your rule of thumb for reviews should be the more, the better. More reviews mean the business has been around longer, and a cheap moving company with bad practices can’t survive in one place for long. If there are fewer reviews than you would expect, make sure they are all positive.
Remember it’s normal for a business to get the occasional negative review. If you start seeing more than just a few, look elsewhere.
Cheap Prices = Cheap Moving Companies
Hiring a reputable moving company won’t put you out of house and home… well, maybe it will… into a new home! It’s definitely a service worth its price, but be careful when bargain hunting.
Wherever moving companies can be found, cheap moving companies are sure to be around as well. It won’t take you long surfing through online reviews to read horror stories of being scammed by some of these companies.
Quality movers should have fair prices with a deposit no more than 20% of your total cost.
If you’re being asked for an astronomical deposit, or the paperwork seems skimpy, you’re not being told something. Movers should be upfront with costs and expectations.
Your Houston Movers
Moving is usually a very stressful experience. One that you could do without experiencing multiple times in your life. If you are moving to Texas or moving anywhere else for that matter, save yourself a headache and entrust your belongings with Houston’s finest movers.
OleRRelo specializes in moves of all kinds, whether you’re just hopping neighborhoods or taking your family abroad, relocating your business or trying to figure out how to get that antique out of storage and into your new property.
Don’t be afraid to ask for a quote, or just run by some questions. We love making the process as quick and stress-free as possible.