There are thousands of folks who could comment here and tell us of a time when a moving company has treated them unfairly, stolen their stuff, overcharged them with hidden fees or broken things without answering for them. It’s terrible that so many dishonest movers are willing to take advantage of others in an unsettled situation. One of the worst we have heard about recently was back in May when a group out of Arizona called Allstar Moving and Storage was finally pinched by the Arizona Attorney General for their terrible and downright dishonest deeds.
That being said, folks still need their stuff mooved. Notice that we changed the word? Mooving is different than moving. Mooving is an honest trade with honest and nice people taking on the jobs with training, good manners and professionalism. Obviously we aren’t the only beasts in the field (although we think we’re the best.) So, here are some tips on how to avoid criminals when hiring a moving company:
- Check with the Better Business Bureau to see what kind of ratings and complaints are filed with a company.
- Find references for the company you are looking to hire. Simply get online even and see if anyone has commented on the group you are wanting to hire.
- Along the same lines, check to see if your company is online with social media and see if they are actively corresponding with their customers there.
- Meet the company personnel before hiring them. Ask if they will come out to assess the job before talking about a price.
- Make sure there are no hidden fees. Read the small print and set a price before the moove. If they won’t set a price and they won’t come out to see the job, then find a different moover.
Hopefully, if you are reading this, you will call us first. We work very hard to make sure every moove is successful, safe and transparent. If not, we hope that you can arm yourself with these tidbits of info when you’re looking for the right moovers for you.