Houston movers

Total of 4 movers in Houston

American Knight Moving & Storage
Houston
  • 20
    Years in Business
  • 8
    Trucks
  • 40
    Workers
Betton Moving Company
Houston
  • 32
    Years in Business
  • 3
    Trucks
  • 15
    Workers
Great Heights Relocation
Houston
  • 6
    Years in Business
  • 9
    Trucks
  • 12-15
    Workers
Quality Moving Services
Houston
  • 7
    Years in Business
  • 3
    Trucks
  • 10
    Workers

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Moving to Houston

 

Houston is a bustling, metropolitan city in the south of Texas and is home to Beyoncé and former president George W. Bush. If you have plans to soon call Houston home as well, there are a few key details to consider beforehand. While using iMoving to hire moving companies in Houston, here are a few other things to know before relocating to the Bayou City.

 

Beware of heat, humidity, and unexpected rainfall

 

If possible, hire moving companies in Houston that will help you early in the morning or later in the evening when temperatures are lower than in the middle of the day. And if you can, consider moving anytime other than the summer months simply because it gets extremely hot in Houston.

Houston’s nickname is the Bayou City meaning lots of water runs through. This adds humidity (making it feel even hotter) and a lot of mosquitos tend to be swarming around. Make sure to pack sunscreen and insect repellant to use once making it to Houston. 

Houston falls in a subtropical climate which means it seems to rain every day, even if it’s only for an hour. When using iMoving to compare movers near me, perhaps it’s a good idea to see if there are any plans for inclement weather since a bit of rainfall might put a damper on your move to Houston.

 

No income taxes

 

This means the state doesn’t take a chunk of your earnings, leaving more money in your available in your pocket. The tradeoff is that there is a state-wide sales tax and Houston levies an additional municipal sales tax. 

Although moving services in Houston are not listed as required to charge a sales tax, it is always worth asking prospective Houston moving companies for a breakdown of all fees and taxes, including sales taxes.

 

Don’t plan to move during rush hour

 

Traffic in Houston is notoriously jammed and avoiding rush hour times is imperative for scheduling a moving company. There are some options for public transportation but most Houston residents use their own cars to get around as the area is rather spread out. Houston’s suburbs are also experiencing rapid growth, so the peak commute traffic is only getting worse.

Changing your residency, driver’s licenses, and registering your car in Houston can be done online for the most part and should be taken care of within the first few weeks upon arrival.

 

Moving to Houston with iMoving

 

While iMoving itself isn’t a moving company, its services are essential as it’s so important to compare your options. You’ll be able to see what services different movers in Houston offer, what their prices are, and have the information all in one place. Moving can be stressful enough so why not make things a little easier? Plus, it’s free! 

3 Safer Moving Tips You Can’t Afford to Ignore

3 Safer Moving Tips You Can’t Afford to Ignore

3 Safer Moving Tips You Can’t Afford to Ignore

 

Making a safe move takes only an extra bit of pre-planning to make sure it unfolds just as it should. 

 

1. Garner your moving boxes from safer sources.

 

Don’t be digging around in alleyways for sized boxes for your silverware and shoes. Pay a safer visit to your local liquor store, grocery store, or someplace where you know the owners to see if you can help them recycle their gently used boxes. 

 

Look for boxes that are still in pretty good shape. You don’t want your knives and forks spilling out on the sidewalk...or worse a family antique you’re doing your best not to break throughout the years it’s yours. 

 

2. Keep extra moving supplies on hand.

 

When you’re making your mega to-do list and working through your moving duties, having extra items like light bulbs, extension cords, power strips, flashlights, and batteries on hand are great for those “just-in-case” scenarios that become reality. 

 

Chances are, you’ll always need an extra roll of tape or another stack of boxes for those things that never seem to fit within the boxes you’ve already got in those last few hours before it’s time to go. 

 

3. Learn the safest way to transport your technology.

 

Sure, a smartphone can travel in your pocket, but how about your plasma screen TV? Even if you’re only moving across town, don’t assume your pricey pieces of technology will be safe in the back seat with a seatbelt. 

 

Do your best to find the original boxes they came in or use bubble wrap, quilted blankets, and sturdy tape to protect these delicate items. 

 

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    1. Look for professionalism you can trust.

     

    Ethics, respect, confidentiality, and a positive attitude should be non-negotiable elements when it comes to individuals and businesses that consider themselves to be moving professionals.

     

    2. From pricing to reviews and ratings, transparency matters.

     

    Look for teams and individuals who are transparent in all aspects of their business. Nothing should be masked.

     

    3. Respect for others directly translates to how belongings will be handled.

     

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    4. Expect a thorough walk-through.

     

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    More than 35 million people are predicted to move in 2018.  A jaw-dropping number of those who are relocating will find themselves victims of moving scams, with thousands of dollars in losses.  Below you’ll find tips to help you avoid being taken for prey by fraudulent moving companies.

     

    Moving scams range from the moving company flat out taking off with the load, never to be seen again to holding the customer’s belongings hostage until ransom is paid.  Others trump up fictional charges that supposedly occurred unexpectedly and refuse to let go of the goods until the customer pays additional fees.  

     

    The Moving Scam Epidemic

     

    It’s important to note why the moving scam problem is so out of hand that it is being called an epidemic by experts in the field.  First and foremost is the red-tape issue.  Crimes occurring within one particular state are within the state’s jurisdiction while a crime that goes across state lines is in the hands of the federal government.  The fact of the matter is that neither have the resources delegated to investigate and prosecute properly.  Therefore, the majority of the moving scam artists get by with their criminal deeds.  And...they are fully aware of that.

     

    How Can You Avoid Moving Scams?

     

    Here are some suggestions to heed when choosing a moving company:

    • Screen companies thoroughly.  Don’t trust what a single company says about themselves on their site.  Many unsuspecting victims have just taken a company at its word that they are on the up-and-up.  Using a third party site that offers unbiased screening is always wise.

     

    • Be sure the moving company is licensed and bonded.  It takes time to validate credentials but it is well worth the trouble.  Most victims of moving scams admit that they did not verify credentials.  If you don’t have the time to fully validate the licenses of a company, a third party moving company will do that for you.  They partner with moving companies and verify each moving company’s credentials since their reputation is at stake should they recommend a fraudulent one.

     

    • Check out the moving company’s reviews.  What other customers say about a company goes a long way.  It isn’t unheard of for moving companies to have fake reviews written for their site, so again, a third party moving service is your best bet.

     

    • Watch for signs of integrity or the lack of it.  Being courteous, friendly, reliable, respectful and professional are traits that the staff of a great moving company should possess.  Honest pricing is a good sign too.  Companies with nothing to hide will have no problem being transparent with their customers.  They will answer all questions to the best of their ability and understand your concerns rather than being aggravated by them.


    Make You Move a Great One

     

    Moving is exciting.  Adventures and new beginnings await.  It can be stressful too and for some, it can be a total nightmare.  Avoid getting caught off guard in a moving scam by taking the tips above to heart so your next move can be a great one.

     

     

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