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3 Reasons Why NOT to Hire Cheap Movers
Couple Hiring MoversWhen it comes to relocating there are a few rules to follow when going cheap on a moving company. There are many ways to save money on movers while still hiring movers that can provide quality services. If money is an issue during a move, then consider these reasons why NOT to go cheap on a moving company.

1. Bait and switch moving quotes

Some cheap movers realize the issues people have with their budgets and go to extreme measures to book work. In order to beat their competition, some movers provide the customer with a very inexpensive moving quote, and then on the final bill they pile on extra charges (ridiculously high material costs, “surprise” charges, etc). When reviewing the moving quote, make sure that the initial quote does not seem extremely low compared to other companies.

2. Movers May damage items

Cheap moving companies are also a recipe for disaster when it comes to the wellness of your goods. One reason a mover can be cheap is because the crew that is hired may be day laborers who are inexperienced with moving furniture. Moving doesn't require a working knowledge of rocket science but it does take some skill to safely accomplish the job. One way to differentiate between movers is by judging how concerned they seem with the items in the home. *Watch out – Sometimes it’s not a surprise that underpaid workers will help themselves to a customer's property. Whoever you hire, expensive items such as jewelry and collectibles should be moved personally.

3. Movers may not be qualified to move

One reason a moving company is able to provide such cheap pricing on their quotes is because they are not up to par on their qualifications. In most states movers must be both licensed and insured, and this comes at a cost.

What to Look for in a Moving Company

  • Make sure the movers are licensed and insured according to your state.
  • Cross-reference them and check their reputation on sites such as BBB.org and ProtectYourMove.gov.
  • Look for companies that are transparent. Good movers usually list their license info on their own website and boast about how long they have been in business.
  • Movers that are active on social media sites and review sites are good because it shows they are comfortable with what people have to say about them.

About The Author:

mike scott Mike Scott has been in the moving industry for over 30 years. He started out as a mover with Bekins Van Lines, moving furniture across country. He now owns a local moving company in the Los Angeles, CA area that has been in business for over 15 years. More about .