So many movers, so little time. It can be exhausting, overwhelming, and confusing trying to decide on which moving company you should hire for your next move. How do you know which ones are legitimate and which ones aren’t? Just as importantly, you should also be aware of how to identify the types of movers you need to avoid.

Check out this handy infographic to help you figure out how to choose the best moving company.

how to choose the best moving company

5 Steps to Choosing the Best Moving Company

1. Research

Ask your friends, family members, realtor, or coworkers for referrals. Once you get some company names, hop online. Read reviews and make sure the company is licensed and insured.

2. Ask the right questions. 

Get the moving companies you’re interested in on the phone and ask away. Be sure to ask these four questions before booking a company. Take note of their knowledge level, professionalism, and friendliness.

3. Verify moving credentials.

This is a crucial step to avoid getting caught in a moving scam. Ask for USDOT and MC numbers, and verify them. If your movers aren’t licensed, you shouldn’t trust them with your belongings.

4. Get an estimate in writing. 

Read the contract and estimate carefully, and pay attention to the hourly rate, trip charge, and if there are any additional fees. It’s smart to shop around and gather estimates before making a final decision. Companies should be happy to offer you a free quote, and they should do so regardless of your budget.

5. Know what avoid.

Do not hire movers with consistently poor reviews, or who charge significantly less than the competition. While this may feel like you’re scoring a bargain, chances are, you get what you pay for. More often than not, cheap moving companies aren’t worth the risk. You also should not select movers who appear overeager or almost desperate for your business.

 

Why Ameritex is the Right Moving Company

Ameritex Movers has great reviews with tons of happy, repeat customers. We are passionate about making moving easy and stress-free, which is why we believe in transparency. You won’t see any surprise fees from us. And of course, we are fully licensed, insured, and provide everyone moving with us a copy of their Rights and Responsibilities for Moving in Texas.

Our customer service team is friendly, helpful, and loves helping with your moving questions. Give us a call today at 713.484.6683 to discuss your upcoming move or any moving-related questions you may have.