How to Hire a Good Mover

How to Hire a Good Mover

There’s a reason moving ranks as one of life’s top three most stressful events: in addition to completely changing your environment and routine, it can be a logistical nightmare. The single most effective way to minimize stress while you’re packing up your entire life and hauling it someplace new (not to mention changing the cable service, enrolling the kids in a new school, and selling your old place? Hiring a good moving service.

Here’s how to make sure the company you hire is your biggest asset during your move.

Check their license. Before you even get a quote from a moving company, you’ll want to make sure they’re licensed with the U.S. Department of Transportation. To check the license and registration of any moving company, visit the website for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, where you can search a national database for licensed movers. You’ll find Orange Movers listed there, under DOT #2103791.

Read the reviews. While any company you research online will likely have glowing and not-so-glowing reviews, you can get a feel for a company’s level of service by reading what the majority of its customers have to say. Red flags include companies that have lost or broken belongings without reimbursement.

Check their website. These days, you can tell a lot from a company’s online presence. Take a look at the website and social media profiles for any company you’re thinking about hiring — both should look professional, up-to-date, and demonstrate regular activity.

Get a quote. A reputable moving company will be able to provide you with a quote that lists specifics including how much you should plan to spend and exactly what you’ll get for it. They’ll also be able to provide you with a realistic assessment of how much help you’ll need in terms of movers, trucks, and boxes so you will know what to expect on your moving day and can plan accordingly.

Moving can be a lot of work, but with the right help, it doesn’t have to be stressful. Contact Orange Movers today to learn more about how we can assist you in your move.