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20 Questions to Ask a Moving Company

Anyone who needs to move can use these 20 questions to help them evaluate a professional moving company.

Hiring someone to do a service for you can be intimidating.  Good advice I received on the subject taught me: It's more important to ask questions than know all the answers.

Here are some questions to assist you in your evaluation of moving companies.  Any mover should be able to easily answer these to your satisfaction and we encourage you to ask Stronger Moving these and more questions.  A well-informed customer is a satisfied one.

  1. Is the moving company licensed?
  2. What kinds of (recent) references or testimonials can the moving company provide?
  3. Does the moving company have a minimum charge?
  4. Is there an extra charge for weekends, stairs or a fuel charge?
  5. Can the company provide their estimate in writing?
  6. Can the moving company explain why their quote is so much higher/lower than others (if this is the case)?
  7. Are the moving crews made up of regular employees or temporary workers like day laborers?
  8. What kind of training has the moving crew received in terms of caring for furniture and/or safety practices?
  9. What measures do you take to protect my property/home from damage?
  10. Are the trucks outfitted with professional moving equipment like pads, shrink wrap, dollies etc.?

These are just 10 of our "20 Questions" anyone considering hiring movers should ask.  For the entire list, please visit Stronger's website.  What questions would you add to the list?

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Jean Peelen November 07, 2012 at 11:32 AM
Last week Ruben moved me out of my home and into my condo. I could not have been happier with everything about this move. The crew was professional, very careful and respectful of my belongings. They used shrink wrap to wrap furniture which protected it wonderfully. There was not a thing broken. Maybe even more important, they all were very nice people and it was a pleasure to work with them. I highly recommend them. Jean Peelen Anna Maria Island.
Ruben Ferrer November 28, 2012 at 08:21 PM
Thank you so much, Jean! It was a pleasure to work with you as well. Best wishes in your new place!

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