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When you go with iMoving for your moving needs, you go with a company that facilitates a move from beginning to end. By giving you simple ways to look up the best quotes for New York moving companies, we provide you with the easiest way to schedule your move in just a few easy steps.

 

Getting a quote for New York movers with iMoving is a simple process. All you need to do is put in the zip codes of where you’re moving from and where you’re headed to. Then, let us know how large your home is in terms of square feet and the number of rooms. After you provide that info, our site will aggregate it and put together the 6 best quotes from local or long-distance moving companies in New York State.

 

We know that getting prepared for a move – whether you’re looking for long-distance New York movers or you’re just moving across town – can be stressful, so iMoving.com is here to take some of the stress off. Whatever iMoving affiliated moving partners that you choose, you can feel confident that they have been researched, checked, and certified by our team. And that’s the confidence you deserve for your move!

 

Moving Services in New York

 

There are a lot of needs that can arise when you’re getting ready to schedule a moving company in New York. Long-distance moves are a lot more complex than shorter moves. Business moves need more expertise and care than many residential moves. Individuals have fewer items to keep track of than families do.

 

If you go with any of our New York movers, you’ll be able to choose from a variety of services that are meant to help make your relocation go smoothly. You can even include them in your iMoving quote process. Here’s a quick look at some of the most common services you may be seeking.

 

  • Local Moves: Are you just moving a few blocks away, or maybe over to the next town? Many of the New York movers that you’ll find offer local moves as one of their services. These moves are often done in one day’s time and they are usually charged by the hour, unlike long-distance moves.

 

  • Long-Distance Moves: Long-distance moves are usually done by companies that specialize in them, due to the immense amount of planning and time that is usually involved in a long-distance move. These moves are usually measured by mileage and/or weight of the items that are being hauled in the moving van.

 

  • Packing and Unpacking: Packing and unpacking services, along with assembly and disassembly services, are additional services that you can pay extra for. Supplies may or may not be included as a part of your packing and unpacking package. You do have to let your New York movers know ahead of time – we include this as an option in the quote search here on iMoving.

 

  • Moving Supplies: Some moving companies will also offer packing kits or packing supplies. These can include boxes, packaging tape, scissors, labels, and even markers and pens. While there are other options for getting boxes and other materials, you may be able to get them at cost or cheaper when you get them directly from the moving company.

 

  • Business Moving Services: Your business has specialized needs, especially if you have an office or a space with a lot of machinery. It’s important to have professionals that have the training and knowledge to take care of those things during every stage of your move. In some cities or states, you can find companies that focus only on business moving services.

 

  • Storage Options: Downsizing during a move or having a delay between your move-out date and your move-in date can put you in a situation where you need to store some, or all, of your belongings for a period of time. That’s why many moving companies have some sort of storage option available for their clients, allowing them to store their items safe while they are waiting to get them or sell them.

 

What to Consider Before Hiring a New York Moving Company

 

So, you’re getting ready to just sign a contract and go. But, before you hire a New York moving company, you want to be sure that you keep a few things in mind. Here are some considerations that you want to explore and think about before you make a commitment to working with particular movers in New York.

 

Finalizing the Dates of Your Move

 

Before you sign anything, you want to be sure that you know exactly when you’re moving. By finalizing the dates of your move, you can start to answer questions and be sure that you’re doing as much as possible to make the whole thing just a little easier on yourself. It can also make it a lot easier for you to get the most accurate quote possible, allowing you to stay within the budget you’ve set for yourself.

 

Look at Multiple Quotes for New York Movers

 

When you start to look for a moving company, you want to be sure that you are comparing multiple quotes – which is why we’ve made iMoving so easy to work with. You can get all of your quotes at a glance and you don’t have to get onto multiple sites to do so.

 

Not only do you want to be sure that you’re getting the best price, but you want to know that the company that you’re considering can offer all of the services you may need for your move. Have a mental checklist in your mind when exploring all of the quotes that you get from our site, and you’ll have a much easier time choosing which New York movers are best for your move.

 

Learn About New York Specific Travel Concerns

 

New York is more than just the city – but, if you’re near the city, you want to be sure that you understand just how much traffic you’ll be dealing with when you try to move. Cities also have a lot of restrictions about who can park on the street, how long you can be on the street, and if you can park on the sidewalk or in a lawn space. They may also have noise restrictions that you need to be mindful of, just in case you arrive to your new home late at night.

 

As you get further away from the city and into upstate or western New York, you will find rolling hills, mountains, and lots of beautiful places that you can enjoy while driving through there.

 

Some of the major highways do still get some immense traffic at certain times of day, so you want to be sure that you’re aware of that when planning your move. You also want to be very aware of winter weather – during the winter months, it’s typical to get several inches of snow at a time, and sometimes several feet if you’re living near Lake Erie or Lake Ontario, so you want to be sure that you consider that sort of delay when scheduling a winter move.

 

Questions to Ask About Your Potential Moving Company

 

After you finalize all of the details about your move, you want to be sure that you look at the specific details about the New York moving company that you’re considering. Here are a few questions you may want to consider.

 

1. Does the mover offer moving insurance?

 

Moving insurance is a must! Even if you aren’t moving anything especially valuable during your move, it’s valuable to you. You want to be able to replace pricey items if something were to happen to them during your move. See if they offer moving insurance as part of the package and, if not, go to a third party and buy it yourself.

 

 

2. How much lead time do they need?

 

Some New York moving companies will set up a move in just 2 or 3 weeks before it happens, but unless you get an instant offer where you need to get up and go, you want to give them a little more lead time than that. Experts recommend that you start getting everything scheduled with your moving company at least 6 to 8 weeks before you expect to move. In short, as soon as you know when your moving date is going to be, you’re likely going to want to go ahead and schedule your company.

 

 

3. Where should I hire my moving company from?

 

It all depends on your preferences and what you can find in terms of availability. When you go to get quotes from iMoving, we will give you quotes from both zip codes that you provide to us so that you can compare prices and work out the details of your move more effectively. Whether you decide on a New York moving company or one from your current state, you’ll be well taken care of.

 

 

4. What do I need to know about my estimate?

 

There are two types of estimates – binding, and nonbinding. A binding estimate is an estimate that is the exact cost of your move based on whatever factors that the moving company in question uses to make that estimate.

 

A nonbinding estimate is an estimate based on them coming into your home, taking a look at your belongings, and estimating the weight of those items (in a long-distance move). If you get a nonbinding estimate, they can’t charge you any more than 10 to 15 percent more than that estimate, unless you added items or services after the initial estimate.

 

 

5. What animal restrictions are there in New York State?

 

Companion animals only need a clean bill of health from a veterinarian and up-to-date rabies shots. Companion animals may also include pigs, cows, and horses if they are not intended for farm use or slaughter.

 

If you have a question or concern about a farm animal or pet, speak with the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets. Concerns related to exotic animals and/or plants can be directed to the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation.

 

Lastly, if you’re going into New York City with an animal, the NYC Department of Health oversees their own animal restrictions.

 

How to Reduce Your Moving Costs

 

We all want to save a little bit of money, especially for something as pricey as a move. Reducing your moving costs is essential, and we have a few tips that you can try in order to ensure that your moving costs are as low as possible.

 

  • Do a purge before you start packing. If you are looking to reduce your moving costs, the best advice we have is to have fewer things that you’re taking with you. We all have items that are never, ever used. Look around your home during the packing process and, if there are items you haven’t used in 6 months, a year, or even longer, it may be time to get rid of them. This even applies to clothing – you may be taking a lot of stuff to the thrift store!

 

  • Get rid of large items that are rarely or never used. Pianos, china cabinets, and other large items add a lot of weight – and therefore, a lot of cost – to your move. Even if you’re doing a local move, you may have to pay extra for the white glove service necessary to move those items to your new home. So, if you aren’t using that armoire anymore, sell it or donate it before you leave your current home.

 

  • Don’t move on weekends, or at the beginning or end of the month. Scheduling your move for the right day is paramount if you’re going to try and save money. The best time to schedule a move is for a Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday in the middle of the month. Weekends and the beginning and end of a month are going to be a lot more expensive due to how many more people request those days for their move.

 

  • Deal with packing/unpacking on your own. Do you have the ability and the time to be able to pack on your own? When saving money is a big factor in making your move happen, you may want to go ahead and pack and unpack your items on your own. You want to weigh the time and effort you’d spend against the money you’d save to figure out whether or not you want to pay extra for packing and unpacking services.

 

  • Talk with your new employer about assisting you with relocation costs. If you want to save money – have someone else pay for it! If the reason for your move is that you’re taking a new job in a new location, see if your employer has any funding to help with your relocation. Otherwise, you may also be able to claim your relocation funds on your taxes.

 

Time to Get Moving!

 

New York is a beautiful state, and most people don’t realize that it’s more than just the Big Apple! If you’re heading to any part of New York State, you want to be sure that you get a New York moving company that you can trust.

 

At iMoving, we provide you with resources so that your move is simple and low-stress. No matter where you’re headed in these great United States, we’re here to help you find the best moving companies and get quotes from them easily. Use our site for your New York moving company search and see just how easy it can be!

 

Moving day is on the way and you need to be sure that you have everything set up and ready to go. You need to explore everything and put all your ducks in a row so that you can get it all accomplished. What comes first?

 

Before you even start looking for local moving companies, you want to have a few things in order and sorted out. Here’s our look at the 5 most important things that you need to look for before you hire local movers.

 

Getting together moving supplies

 

Moving supplies are the first thing that you need to start thinking about. You can’t move effectively if you aren’t able to pack up everything in your home. So, you need to start exploring what it is that you’re going to need and start putting together that to-do list so that you can start gathering everything up.

 

Moving supplies can include boxes, tape, labels, writing utensils, and whatever else that you may need in order to ensure that you do everything correctly. While it’s not a simple process to figure out, you will notice that there are a lot of different ways to get everything.

 

Now, obviously, this isn’t going to matter if your moving company offers packing services and you’ve made the choice to go ahead and hire them to take care of such things for you. If that’s the case, then you can just forgo this and go on to one of the other things that we’ve suggested on this list.

 

How much is the budget you have for your move?

 

The budget you have for your move is a big part of what you need to know before you hire a moving company. Why? Because you need to be sure that you’ll actually be able to afford whatever quote it is that you get from the company itself.

 

There are a lot of unknowns that may come up when you’re looking to hire a company that can deal with your move. You will want to make sure that you can get the things that you need and that you’re happy with the services that you are going to get from them.

 

So, if you sit down ahead of time and look at how much you want to spend and how much you are going to be able to afford overall, you’ll have a much easier time actually determining whether or not you’re getting the best in terms of value.

 

Be reasonable about the budget that you’re putting together, however. You are going to have to spend at least $100 on local movers, but it’s likely that you’re spending closer to $500 or even $1000, depending on your home and stuff. The more flexibility you have, the easier it will be for you to take care of everything and afford what is best.

 

You also want to know what sorts of extra services that you want to get your hands on, as well. Extra services will cost extra money, but they could really help you to feel a lot less stressed out when it comes to moving day.

 

Sorting and packing – do you know what you’re getting rid of and what you’re taking with you?

 

One of the biggest processes that you need to consider here is packing. You need to start packing before you hire a moving company because you want to get an accurate estimate for your move in the first place. Why? There are a few reasons that this makes a lot of sense.

 

When you’re packing to move, you want to take a little bit of time to make sure that you’re sorting out what you’re taking with you and what it is that you don’t need to worry about. Many people take the time to purge things that they don’t need and to make sure that they don’t end up taking a bunch of stuff that will just sit in boxes.

 

If you sort things out while packing, you can also end up saving a little bit of money on the move itself. You’ll have fewer things to take with you, which will mean that it’ll take less time for your movers to sort out everything. It really is that simple!

 

On top of that, if you start packing before you make the decision to go ahead and hire a moving company, you’re a lot less likely to procrastinate. It’ll be easier for you to get things done and you won’t end up feeling like you don’t have a way forward with what you want to do.

 

How are you going to deal with kids and pets?

 

Kids and pets can cause some unique issues when it comes to getting everything accomplished on moving day. Younger children can make it hard for you to figure out what is best in your situation because they could get underfoot or make it hard to stay ahead of everything. Pets can do the same thing.

 

So, because of that, you need to figure out what is going to make the most sense for caring for your kids and pets in these situations. If you have a friend or family member that can help you to watch your kids or pets, that’s probably the best way to keep everyone as safe as they possibly can be.

 

Another consideration is sending the kids ahead with a friend or family member so that they can be ready for the movers to arrive there. They can check out the new place and have fun with their loved ones, and then stay out of the way when they get there. Maybe they can play in the yard or enjoy some other activity while the movers are getting items inside.

 

Pets are a little more complex. Large pets like dogs and cats may be better off getting sent ahead and placed in a room, sent to the home of someone they know and trust, or taken to a pet daycare for the day. That way, you don’t need to worry about them getting out when they shouldn’t, and they stay safe and away from everyone as they’re moving things.

 

Looking for the best moving company in your area

 

Now it’s time to start searching for the best movers in your area. More often than not, you are going to want to go ahead and do some research while you’re taking care of everything else that we’ve listed here. That way, when it’s time for you to actually hire them, you already have a list of who you want to contact.

 

You want to find a company that has a good reputation and that is going to be able to help you with everything that you need for your move. What services do they offer? Are they known for being friendly and professional? And how do you make sure that they are going to be affordable? These are big questions that you’ll need to answer in order to ensure that you get the best movers.

 

Find a few that you want to choose from and be sure to compare as much as you can about them and how they do things. More often than not, you’ll have several good choices and you just need to work out which one is going to be the best for you and what you need to do.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Should I ever just take care of the move myself?

 

Sometimes, you’ll find that you’re in a better position if you go ahead and do it on your own. Maybe you don’t have a lot of items, or you have several days in which you can work things out. In those cases, you may find yourself much better off financially and time-wise if you do it yourself.

 

How much time should I put aside for a local move?

 

Local moves typically take less than a day to take care of. But, you’ll want to give yourself wiggle room after you move in so that you’re better able to organize your home and take care of everything in the best way possible.

 

Why do you need to differentiate between local moves and long-distance ones?

 

Long distance moves and local moves are actually calculated differently. Typically, local moves are going to be calculated by how many people you need and how many hours it takes to complete everything. But, long distance moves are going to be calculated by weight and distance. Typically, the “break point” is 100 miles – if it’s 100 miles or less, it’s “local;” if it’s more than 100 miles, it’s “long distance.”

 

Find Your Movers Today

 

Look for local movers that can help you out and make sure that you do what is best for your situation and needs. When all is said and done, you’ll be able to get the best results and know that you can plan out your move with as little stress as possible.

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    Moving day is on the way and you need to be sure that you have everything set up and ready to go. You need to explore everything and put all your ducks in a row so that you can get it all accomplished. What comes first?

     

    Before you even start looking for local moving companies, you want to have a few things in order and sorted out. Here’s our look at the 5 most important things that you need to look for before you hire local movers.

     

    Getting together moving supplies

     

    Moving supplies are the first thing that you need to start thinking about. You can’t move effectively if you aren’t able to pack up everything in your home. So, you need to start exploring what it is that you’re going to need and start putting together that to-do list so that you can start gathering everything up.

     

    Moving supplies can include boxes, tape, labels, writing utensils, and whatever else that you may need in order to ensure that you do everything correctly. While it’s not a simple process to figure out, you will notice that there are a lot of different ways to get everything.

     

    Now, obviously, this isn’t going to matter if your moving company offers packing services and you’ve made the choice to go ahead and hire them to take care of such things for you. If that’s the case, then you can just forgo this and go on to one of the other things that we’ve suggested on this list.

     

    How much is the budget you have for your move?

     

    The budget you have for your move is a big part of what you need to know before you hire a moving company. Why? Because you need to be sure that you’ll actually be able to afford whatever quote it is that you get from the company itself.

     

    There are a lot of unknowns that may come up when you’re looking to hire a company that can deal with your move. You will want to make sure that you can get the things that you need and that you’re happy with the services that you are going to get from them.

     

    So, if you sit down ahead of time and look at how much you want to spend and how much you are going to be able to afford overall, you’ll have a much easier time actually determining whether or not you’re getting the best in terms of value.

     

    Be reasonable about the budget that you’re putting together, however. You are going to have to spend at least $100 on local movers, but it’s likely that you’re spending closer to $500 or even $1000, depending on your home and stuff. The more flexibility you have, the easier it will be for you to take care of everything and afford what is best.

     

    You also want to know what sorts of extra services that you want to get your hands on, as well. Extra services will cost extra money, but they could really help you to feel a lot less stressed out when it comes to moving day.

     

    Sorting and packing – do you know what you’re getting rid of and what you’re taking with you?

     

    One of the biggest processes that you need to consider here is packing. You need to start packing before you hire a moving company because you want to get an accurate estimate for your move in the first place. Why? There are a few reasons that this makes a lot of sense.

     

    When you’re packing to move, you want to take a little bit of time to make sure that you’re sorting out what you’re taking with you and what it is that you don’t need to worry about. Many people take the time to purge things that they don’t need and to make sure that they don’t end up taking a bunch of stuff that will just sit in boxes.

     

    If you sort things out while packing, you can also end up saving a little bit of money on the move itself. You’ll have fewer things to take with you, which will mean that it’ll take less time for your movers to sort out everything. It really is that simple!

     

    On top of that, if you start packing before you make the decision to go ahead and hire a moving company, you’re a lot less likely to procrastinate. It’ll be easier for you to get things done and you won’t end up feeling like you don’t have a way forward with what you want to do.

     

    How are you going to deal with kids and pets?

     

    Kids and pets can cause some unique issues when it comes to getting everything accomplished on moving day. Younger children can make it hard for you to figure out what is best in your situation because they could get underfoot or make it hard to stay ahead of everything. Pets can do the same thing.

     

    So, because of that, you need to figure out what is going to make the most sense for caring for your kids and pets in these situations. If you have a friend or family member that can help you to watch your kids or pets, that’s probably the best way to keep everyone as safe as they possibly can be.

     

    Another consideration is sending the kids ahead with a friend or family member so that they can be ready for the movers to arrive there. They can check out the new place and have fun with their loved ones, and then stay out of the way when they get there. Maybe they can play in the yard or enjoy some other activity while the movers are getting items inside.

     

    Pets are a little more complex. Large pets like dogs and cats may be better off getting sent ahead and placed in a room, sent to the home of someone they know and trust, or taken to a pet daycare for the day. That way, you don’t need to worry about them getting out when they shouldn’t, and they stay safe and away from everyone as they’re moving things.

     

    Looking for the best moving company in your area

     

    Now it’s time to start searching for the best movers in your area. More often than not, you are going to want to go ahead and do some research while you’re taking care of everything else that we’ve listed here. That way, when it’s time for you to actually hire them, you already have a list of who you want to contact.

     

    You want to find a company that has a good reputation and that is going to be able to help you with everything that you need for your move. What services do they offer? Are they known for being friendly and professional? And how do you make sure that they are going to be affordable? These are big questions that you’ll need to answer in order to ensure that you get the best movers.

     

    Find a few that you want to choose from and be sure to compare as much as you can about them and how they do things. More often than not, you’ll have several good choices and you just need to work out which one is going to be the best for you and what you need to do.

     

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Should I ever just take care of the move myself?

     

    Sometimes, you’ll find that you’re in a better position if you go ahead and do it on your own. Maybe you don’t have a lot of items, or you have several days in which you can work things out. In those cases, you may find yourself much better off financially and time-wise if you do it yourself.

     

    How much time should I put aside for a local move?

     

    Local moves typically take less than a day to take care of. But, you’ll want to give yourself wiggle room after you move in so that you’re better able to organize your home and take care of everything in the best way possible.

     

    Why do you need to differentiate between local moves and long-distance ones?

     

    Long distance moves and local moves are actually calculated differently. Typically, local moves are going to be calculated by how many people you need and how many hours it takes to complete everything. But, long distance moves are going to be calculated by weight and distance. Typically, the “break point” is 100 miles – if it’s 100 miles or less, it’s “local;” if it’s more than 100 miles, it’s “long distance.”

     

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  • How To Avoid Moving Scams
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    No matter how smart you might claim to be, when you are unfamiliar with a particular terrain, your chances of getting scammed are high. The scams can come in many different forms, and you could fall victim to one of the styles or become a victim of more than one type on the same day. You have to get the necessary knowledge and information that will help you stay away from any scams you might encounter from local movers. Imagine being scammed to pay certain additional fees, with your belongings seized until you pay. Or having to pay extra fees on your insurance. The scams come differently, but you have to also be smart to understand them and prevent them.

     

    Finding the ideal company can be a bit of a problem because of all the things that are involved in it. One problem you might be faced with is your eagerness to move. You might be so excited to move that you hire any moving company that comes to mind, or pops up on your screen first. Another situation is that you might be tempted by offers that look too good. Some unlicensed and unprofessional movers can also be on the internet pretending to be excellent in service and ripping people off. The things that can make you fall are numerous but the information is power.

     

    Being a victim of a scam can be very disheartening, and we hate to see you get disappointed. There are sometimes psychological and emotional afterthoughts that come as a result of the scam. In a trial to stop or help you avoid the scams in every possible way, we have come up with useful tips, and advice to save you the stress of being scammed, and protecting your property, and saving you time to focus on other productive things.

     

    1. Choose a Company With a Good Reputation

     

    The idea of writing these tips is to guide you in making your choices so that you do not get scammed. It is not hard to come by a reputable company. It’s all up to you to sit down and do your findings yourself, this way you will be able to choose the best. Trust me, when you search for a moving company that has a long track record of quality services, you reduce your chances of getting scammed. Companies that understand what it means to have a good name over trying to make money immediately are the best types of companies to work with.

     

    If you have been following our previous posts, you will understand that we have given you some tips on how to find these reputable companies, but if you missed them, here’s a summary.

     

    The best way to get them is by asking out friends and family on what movers they have tried before and what was their level of satisfaction. Once this is answered, you will be left with some choices which you now have to make more inquiries so that you can get the best from them. Be careful to listen carefully and regard any warning they give to you. You have to make sure a no is a no, do not consider even if they seem to be enticing.

     

    Another way is for you to run research yourself. Once you run this research, you will be able to determine what’s best for you. Shortlist a few companies you have background knowledge about, and make a call to them one by one to sample their opinions and prices. Finally, you should take to the internet and see what people are talking about them. Be cautious of the red flag and make sure you follow your instincts when they refuse some companies.

     

    Another thing to look for in a good and honest company is that they have insurance, and they are licensed. Surely, the government will never give a license to a company that scams, and even if they do after they notice they revoke their rights to operate as a moving company. So these are the things you need to look out for when you are thinking of a moving company with a good reputation. It saves you a lot of stress and also gives you the confidence to trade with them.

     

    Insurance comes in handy, especially for those who are going to have a long-distance move or those who have special, expensive, and very important items they cannot lose. If this is the case, then you have to make sure you hire insured movers. When you do not hire insured movers, you have to bear the brunt of whatever comes your way from the scammers. They will take your most prized possessions and vanish into thin air, and most times, there is nothing you can do about it.

     

    Added to the fact that you must hire a company that has insurance, you must also make sure the insurance claim they provide you with is not bogus or reasonable. If they ever say their insurance covers the entirety of your items with no extra charges, you need to get suspicious as this is practically impossible. Every moving insurance must have two forms – one is the released value insurance, where you don’t have to pay, and the other is the full value protection where you have to pay.

     

    2. Planning Ahead Cuts you Some Serious Problems

     

    We always advise everyone packing or planning a move to start early. You almost cannot miss it when you start early because of the length of time you have in making a lot of solid decisions. So plan way back before you even decide to box the items. No matter the circumstance or situation that might be around your moving, it is always better to take time out to make adequate plans to help you through the move and also to help beat the scam.

     

    Many companies are excellent at ripping off desperate customers. When you come to them at the very last minute, or with few moments to go, they end up making a lot more over your head than they would if you come on a good day without tension. Moving companies equally tell many people to book down their move long before the actual date. This way you will be at least assured that your data will not be moved. Seeing how desperate you will appear to be during the last-minute move, you will give in to anyone who promises excellent services when you need them the most.

     

    3. Question Offers Critically

     

    After making your finding from a couple of moving companies, you then get in touch with this company that offers you an amount respectably low from the others you have enquired from. It is very normal to be tempted because you want to save money, cut down a few dollars, and use the money for something else. Whatever the situation is, you should be able to look into these types of deals and see if they any shady. Do not just jump at the offer. Take your time to compare.

     

    You need to be careful with scammers because they can cause you a lot of issues if they are not properly managed after you have hired them. They tend to give you a lower price, and when it’s the delivery day, they will seize your belongings and ask you to pay some additional fee. If you do not comply, they continue to hold your items. If you dare make a move to take them to court, they will vanish with your property forever. Now you will have to start life all over, and you end up losing what you thought you could gain.

     

    4. Watch out for Moving Companies That Ask for Full Upfront Payment

     

    Most first-timers always fall for this scheme. After making inquiries with their selected moving company, they are asked to pay the complete amount before the day of the move. This might not seem to you as a big deal, but most of these scamming companies do this to take your money away, and you fall victim even before moving a single item from your home. You have to open your mind up and search for the companies that will require you to only make part payment.

     

    Reputable movers will always ask that you go on a contract and the both of you have your contracts signed while you have your copy. If anything goes wrong, then you can use your contract as evidence against them. Some of these moving companies that ask for full payment do not even exist in the first place, they only have a well-advertised scamming scheme, and you fall for it. It might be too late for you to realize that they will never come after you make payments, or they disappear with all of your property, yes! Your entire property and that is more gain for them because they get to sell it off.

     

    5. Get the necessary Recommendations From Reliable Sources

     

    Your first reliable source when it comes to issues of moving and selecting a company that you feel is a dim fit to help you is to get the information from those who have successfully moved. They might be family members, your relatives, your colleagues, your friends, and even your neighbors. They are the ones that will give you the best types of information without bending the truth. So if you want something raw, and very direct, you should ask them. They will never try to paint any company to be good (except if they own the company of course) so make use of that information in deciding.

     

    Also, remember that reputable companies don’t have issues with getting positive reviews from satisfied customers. It is essential; once you choose to hire a company, you need to make sure you are paying close attention to how they are reviewed. They should also be able to give you the contact details of their past satisfied customers, if they refuse, then understand that you are headed for a ditch. Scan through various websites and see if they even have an online presence. If they do, check out the consistency of their ratings, if it seems as though they have bad ratings on a platform and good ratings elsewhere, be suspicious because it might have been paid reviews.

     

    6. Try The Credit Card Test

     

    This works most of the time when you are dealing with moving companies that want to scam you. Tell them that all you have to pay is with your credit card. Professional and reliable companies will never have an issue with that, but fake movers will insist on a cash-only policy. If they continue to persist with this request, make sure you look elsewhere. Try out another moving company, and you will see the difference. It’s a simple trick to use in knowing who is fake and who is not. But do not limit your test to this alone, make sure you apply other methods.

     

    7. Try to Search for Quality, not Cheap Services

     

    Try as much as possible to search for quality instead of searching for cheap services. If you are always looking for someone who will give you a ridiculously small quote, then you stand in the best position to be scammed. Make sure you plan for your move well enough and save up for it so that you can choose between the best offers from professional and reputable companies.

     

    In conclusion

     

    You have to make follow these guidelines to help yourself. These are the tips that will help you avoid scams in possible ways. The best things in life come with proper planning. Even if you are a newbie, or have little experience, you can still fall victim to a scam, so take your time and study this guide to help you.

     

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