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4 Things to Consider Before Hiring a Moving Company

A smooth move requires some planning, a lot of careful packing, and choosing the right moving company to handle your belongings. Finding and hiring a good moving company requires considering a number of things and while price might be the most tempting factor to make your decision-based on, it’s important to consider other factors as well including their reputation as evidenced by testimonials and reviews, how comprehensive their insurance is, licensing, and how long they’ve been in business.


Additionally, you can review a company’s reputation by asking friends and family, and reviewing online reviews like Yelp and Google+. You can learn a lot about the way a company does business by hearing how they’ve handled themselves in the past.

This often goes hand-in-hand with the reviews and testimonials, as many people will note the fair amount they were charged for the services they received. You certainly would not choose on price alone, but often those with a great reputation have great rates as well. No one will rave about a company they feel overcharged them!

Years in Business
An excellent track record over many years proves that a company knows what they’re doing and will treat your belongings with great care. Ask about specialty experience, like working in high rise buildings or moving priceless heirlooms. These things matter and experience is always a great teacher. Does it guarantee nothing will get broken? Of course not. Accidents can and do happen, which brings us to our last point: license and insurance.

Insurance and License
This is not a place to cut corners. Verify that the movers you are considering have insurance (and their license). If the move involves more than one state, the company must have a DOT number, which you can find on the United States Department of Transportation website. For in-state moves, you can look for their state license database. Insurance information will also be provided on these websites. All the moving companies listed on Unpakt have to be licensed and insured.

**Do not under any circumstance use a moving company that is not licensed and insured!**
Doing this background work will ensure a smooth move and help you quickly and efficiently settle into your new home. Make your research quick and simple by using the Unpakt, which offers all the information you need to choose the best moving company. You simply enter the details of your upcoming move and let the system compare movers, reviews and prices for you.