So, you’ve decided on a new place, the wonders and excitement of the world are placed at your feet and you couldn’t be more excited at the prospects ahead of you. Yes, indeed, you have found more than a new house, you’ve found a new home and new opportunities. Alas, thinking of your future and the brave new world you will dive into has prevented a crucial part of your move: packing. Oh, heavy is the head that wears this crown, but have no fear of being thought of as rude, inconsiderate or thoughtless. Instead, calmly organize what you have, and think of one simple mantra: Leave it all to the Movers While the luxuries of the Eastern movers don’t entirely translate over here (we are severely lacking in elevator trucks and mobile platforms) – there is nevertheless something special to take away from watching this video – trust and confidence in your movers and their abilities to work effectively and with a sense of purpose. When purchasing something, you as the customer should always be assured of the quality of the product and have no doubts to its effectiveness. Choosing a moving company should be no different, you, after all, trust your life to the men and women who will be completing your move. Sure, it’s not surgery and you’re not under fire, but the movers still hold your life in their hands; in the forms of furniture, electronics, precious items, memories and everyday objects that make you who you are. When you think about it that way, you can never really be too choosy when choosing people to handle them. Our movers are carefully trained and expected to perform in a professional, open, honest and dedicated manner, and they take pride in being known for doing so. While we may not be able to offer padding for all of your walls, specialty trucks and lifts, and a sock change upon arrival to your new home, we can guarantee that our movers can be trusted to treat your items and the life they represent with all the reverence they would treat their own possessions. So, if you find yourself swept up in the romanticism of finding a new life somewhere, or you aren’t sure of how to deal with certain items, or if you just doubt your own abilities to effectively pack, structure and organize, remember who to trust. Remember simply to “Leave it all to the Movers”.
It’s easy to avoid moving scams, and we’ll show you how to do it in just 3 steps that will take less than 5 minutes to do. The key is knowing that the internet is both your worst enemy and your best friend. Many moving scams rely on the internet to contact their victims. In today’s world, anyone can set up a cheap website and have it look good, and then with a couple well-placed search engine ads, customers come to them – the internet here is your worst enemy. But it’s also your best friend. You can find reputable moving companies by searching Google just like you can find disreputable moving companies. There are also loads of websites that share customer experiences and even list moving companies to avoid. We wanted to share 3 websites that we admire and that you can check in under 5 minutes to find out if your moving company is legit and to make sure you avoid moving scams. Just 5 minutes to be sure you have the best moving company for your needs and price range. 1. Moving Scams.com Blacklist – If you have the name of a company that interests you, take a minute to run it by the list on this site. Moving Scams was started by Tim Walker when he got scammed by a company known as “America’s Best Movers.” He tells the full story here. He turned that awful experience into a positive one for the rest of us, compiling a blacklist of disreputable moving companies based on his readers’ reviews so that others can avoid moving scams too. It takes a minute to make sure your moving company isn’t on that list – why not do it? 2. Department of Transportation – Walker’s site can’t include everything, so the next step should be to confirm that your company is licensed. Any reputable moving company is licensed by the US Department of Transportation and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. Many states have additional certification requirements as well. Ask the company what their license number is, and then you can use the USDoT website search to easily verify their license number and record – again, it just takes a minute, why not do it? (If you’re curious, our license numbers are: DOT# 2005212 and MC# 707471). If they’re not licensed, BEWARE, of moving scams. 3. Yelp – If they’re not on the blacklist and they have a valid license, then it’s time to check out Yelp. We mention Yelp a lot because we think it’s great. Many moving companies are on there and people don’t pull any punches in the reviews. A company can easily be licensed and reputable and still not be very good at what they do, so read the reviews carefully – and before contacting a company, at least check if it’s listed – if it’s not on there, think twice! Our hearts go out to victims of moving scams. Worse than realizing that you have lost your belongings or your hard earned cash though would be realizing that it’s easy to avoid moving scams. Just remember those sites above, and take 5 minutes to make sure that your move is in good hands.