Bad places to look for movers

Moving your entire household is very hard. It is not only about transporting your items to your new address. You need to pack them properly, find the right packing and moving supplies, do all the bureaucracy, notify everyone, and so on. For this reason, you can feel quite overwhelmed with all these moving tasks. In order to lessen the burden, you should hire professional movers. They should help you with this project. However, it can be quite challenging to find good movers. Take a look at all the bad places to look for movers and all the best ones here on Master Moving Guide.

Bad places to look for movers would your acquaintances

It is always a good idea to ask people around you if they have any suggestions. However, if you do not know those people well, you might want to skip this question. It is not always the best option to ask people that you do not trust. You do not know whether they actually moved with those movers or they’re just recommending them because they heard from their friends or family. In addition to this, you can always ask your acquaintances about last minute moving tipsSee which movers they will suggest and you can do a background check on these moving companies. Only after your research, you can go and contact those movers. It would be a good thing if they can tell you about moving companies that you should avoid. Asking your acquaintances is not necessarily a bad thing, you just need to double-check their suggestions. 

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Do not ask people if you are not close to them

Newspapers, billboards, and ads 

Can you hire a mover based on an ad that you saw in the newspapers? Well, you can. However, you need to be extremely careful. Since most people used their social media and phones instead of newspapers, newspapers are not exactly popular anymore. Usually, smaller companies will use newspapers, billboards, and ads to advertise their moving services. There is nothing wrong with hiring a small or new moving company. In fact, you should give a chance to smaller companies to develop and expand their customer circle. On the other hand, if you have some type of items that are quite complicated to move or extremely valuable items, it is not a good idea to hire a new moving company. In addition to this, you do not have enough information based on one advertisement in newspapers. They can be fraudulent movers. 

Bad places to look for movers would be unverified websites 

The quiet opposite source from the previous paragraph, you should be careful when searching for a moving company on the Internet. As you might know, everyone has the ability to post anything on the Internet. The same applies to the moving company. Anyone can make their websites and write everything positive about their moving services. For this reason, you should not use the official website of a moving company as the only source. You can visit their website, check the services they have, check all the other information written there, and get their contact info. However, do not hire movers if you only visit their official website. The same applies when searching for cheap moving boxes or any other packing supply. Unless you can verify the credibility of that website, you should be careful. 

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Be careful when searching for movers on the Internet

Social media 

On a similar note from the previous paragraph, you should not trust social media posts. This is a good way to protect yourself from an Internet scam. It is extremely necessary to read moving reviews before hiring a moving company. However, anyone can write those moving reviews. Here are some tips on how you can recognize fake moving reviews. 

  • Moving reviews are repetitive  
  • The same reviews keep appearing on several websites 
  • They are too general 
  • Morning reviews are either extremely positive or extremely negative 
  • The language seems extremely unnatural 

A good moving review should give you as much information as possible. This would include approximately the date of relocation, location, moving services used, and so on. In addition to this, a good moving review should focus both on positive and negative sides. You can hardly find a moving company with only positive moving reviews. 

Where to find movers? 

Now, it is time to read where you can find reliable and professional movers. First of all, you should ask your family and close friends. As you trust these people, you can expect only good suggestions from them. It is even good for you if they tell you about movers that you should avoid. In addition to this, you should also use the Internet, but this time smartly. Visit only verified sources when looking for movers. In addition to this, once you find movers that you like, make sure to ask for their license and read a couple of moving reviews. Then, you should contact the movers to ask for an in-house estimate. After this, you should compare moving close to see which moving company is best for you. You should not hire a moving company that offers drastically lower moving quotes than other moving companies. 

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Ask your close friends for recommendations

All the bad places to look for movers 

As you can see, there are several bad places to look for movers. You should avoid looking for movers at these sources mentioned above. However, you can still check movers in these places as well. If you do adequate research about the moving company, they might be reliable and you can hire them. Still, it is better to hire movers from verified and trustworthy sources. This is the best way to avoid having your items stolen, broken, or lost during transport. For this reason, do not let yourself be attracted by low moving prices. Usually, fraudulent movers will try to attract customers by offering low moving quotes only to raise them after the relocation. This way, you will not say money, rather, you will spend more than anticipated. Always go with reliable moving companies. 

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