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Pick the Right Mover

Choosing the right mover can be a daunting task, but it’s an important one. Know what to look for, and what questions to ask, to hire a reputable, affordable, professional moving company.

  • What Kind of License and Insurance Does a Mover Need?

    Patrick Hanan  Posted by Patrick Hanan on November 26, 2018

    It's important to verify that mover's license and insurance, but what kind of licensing and insurance is required? Find out the licensing requirements for professional movers to ensure the one you choose for hire is reliable and trustworthy.

  • Important Questions to Ask Moving Companies Before You Hire Them

    Kelly Martini  Posted by Kelly Martini on October 29, 2018

    Find out the most important things to ask a moving company before choosing one for hire. This worksheet is a useful tool to help you compare movers, so you can determine which moving company is right for you. Print out a couple of these moving company questionnaires and record...

  • How to Find Movers that Offer Great Customer Service

    Adam Mandelbaum  Posted by Adam Mandelbaum on November 6, 2018

    The quality of a moving company's customer service should be a determining factor when hiring them. As you go about the process of finding a mover, there are several things to consider -- like whether the movers are licensed and insured and if they handle the move you'll be...

  • Understand the Different Types of Moving Paperwork, Contracts and Documents

    Nicole Schurott  Posted by Nicole Schurott on October 23, 2018

    Nobody likes doing paperwork, but unfortunately, there are going to be situations where paperwork is unavoidable. If you hire a moving company to perform your relocation, it's important to understand the different types of moving documents before signing them. Educate yourself on...

  • How to Do a Background Check on a Moving Company

    Adam Mandelbaum  Posted by Adam Mandelbaum on November 29, 2018

    When you're searching for a mover, you may be worried about unskilled staff, unprofessional service and unethical business practices. Making sure that a moving company is qualified, experienced and trustworthy is an important part of planning your move to ensure everything runs...

  • What is the ProMover Program and How Does it Work?

    Robert Moreschi  Posted by Robert Moreschi on November 13, 2018

    Certified ProMover moving companies have been an AMSA member in good standing for at least 18 months and have underwent a background check. Find out more about the AMSA's ProMover program, how it works, and how it can help you find the right moving company that fits all your...

  • 5 Reasons Why You Shouldn't Hire the Cheapest Movers

    Scott Myers  Posted by Scott Myers on December 21, 2018

    Find out why the cheapest movers you can find may not be the best option for your move. While you certainly want to hire a company that gives you a great price, hiring movers that quote you a drastically low amount can be a huge mistake. Let us explain why hiring the cheapest...

  • How to Find and Hire a Mover in 5 Steps

    Nicole Schurott  Posted by Nicole Schurott on October 19, 2018

    Finding a moving company that fits your move criteria and your budget takes some careful consideration and smart comparison shopping. To make sure that your belongings are placed in the hands of an experienced team of movers, you'll need to follow the right steps to narrow down...

  • How to Spot a Fake Moving Review Online

    Nicole La Capria  Posted by Nicole La Capria on November 6, 2018

    Finding a trustworthy moving company is difficult-and fake customer reviews make it that much harder! Find out how to spot a fake moving review so you can be sure you hire the right company for your move! When looking into the background of a moving company, reading moving...

  • How Do I Know if My Movers are Qualified?

    Nicole La Capria  Posted by Nicole La Capria on October 29, 2018

    When you're searching for a mover, you may be worried about unskilled staff, unprofessional service, and unethical business practices. Making sure a moving company is qualified, experienced and trustworthy is an important part of planning your move to ensure everything runs...

  • Comparing Privately Owned Moving Companies to Chain Movers

    Nicole La Capria  Posted by Nicole La Capria on November 19, 2018

    While each moving company is unique and cannot be completely generalized under the following criteria, this guide will provide you with the most important differences between chain movers and privately owned moving companies.

  • Pros and Cons of Hiring and Working With Student Movers

    Ana M. Ferrer  Posted by Ana M. Ferrer on October 29, 2018

    When you think of movers, you probably think of a professional moving team in uniforms. However, there are many youth-based moving companies, like Starving Students and Strong College Students, which capitalize on the strength of student movers to handle the physical labor needed...

  • How to File a Complaint Against a Moving Company

    Jenna Farmer  Posted by Jenna Farmer on November 7, 2018

    Yes, moving is stressful, but don't wait until the last minute to try and get compensated for lost or damaged goods. When using a moving company, the last thing we want to do is end up filing a complaint against a mover. Often, many people don’t do the proper research and...

  • 8 Ways to Find Affordable Movers

    Kelly Martini  Posted by Kelly Martini on January 16, 2019

    There are a lot of moving companies but not a lot of affordable movers. Saving money is critical when moving to a new home, because you'll likely be spending a lot on closing costs, lawyer fees and new appliances and furniture. You want the best deals but also the best service....

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