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How to Choose a Moving Company

There are certain things that you need to consider before choosing your moving company.

The three most important factors are the price, making sure that the moving company is licensed and insured, and receiving a written estimate from the moving company.

It is important to look at the pricing when choosing a moving company. When somebody tells you that pricing is important when selecting a moving company you tell yourself “sure, obviously I want to get a good price,” but that is not the reason that the price is so crucial. You should look for a company that charges a minimum of a particular price. Why should you do this, because you get what you pay for. Here is the breakdown:
A Professional moving company charges $105-$135/hr for three guys or $85-$105/hr for two guys. Anything less than that and you find yourself working with movers that are not professional and cannot get a job at another moving company that pays more.

Licensed and insured moving company

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Make sure the moving company you choose is licensed and insured. A licensed and insured moving company charges you a standard price because they don’t only have to pay for their professional employees and turn a profit, they also need to pay to be licensed and insured. If a moving company charges you an abnormally low price for their services, you can also assume that this company is not licensed and insured, primarily because they just cannot afford it. It a huge risk to work with these companies because anything that breaks in the move will not be covered. Thus actually costing you more money than it would have been to higher a professional company from the start. Not so much of a bargain after all.

Written estimate from the moving company

When you choose a moving company, make sure that that company can

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provide you with a written estimate. This is imperative because if you just take the word of the moving company, you can be charged more than what you had originally bargained for. If they moving company you are talking to does not want to provide you with a written estimate, it is an enormous red flag. Any professional moving company should be able to provide you with a written estimate.

Those are the factors to look at when choosing the right moving company for you. We hope that you found this to be useful!