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How to Avoid Moving Scams

How to Avoid Moving Scams
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How to Avoid Moving Scams

Tips from a Trusted Moving and Storage Company

Getting ready for a big move means you’ll have a lengthy to-do list, as you prepare your former home for your departure and make sure your new home is ready to move in. You’ll be focused on logistics and planning, and that’s why it’s important to work with a trusted moving and storage company that can help you steer clear from hidden costs, overpriced services, and moving scams. University Moving and Storage offers comprehensive packing, moving, and storage services for residential relocations from local experts who are proud to serve hundreds of families just like yours every year.

 

How to Tell if a Moving Company is Reputable

Some easy ways to tell if a moving company is reputable include:

  • Do a Web Search of the Company Name: You should be able to find a website with contact information and a list of available services. Do they identify themselves as a member of the Better Business Bureau, or a local chamber of commerce?
  • Look for Professional Logos: Aside from other professional affiliations like the BBB, check if the company is a member of the International Association of Movers, American Moving and Storage Association, and other consortiums. These affiliations can tell you where you can find more information about the company, and also act as a reference for that company.
  • Search Online Reviews for the Company: Many companies offer customer reviews on their own website, and you can also usually find reviews on websites like Google, Yelp, or Facebook. These reviews can give you an idea of what the company is best at, their most commonly provided services, and what other people experienced in working with them.

 

Ask for a Moving Quote & Ask Questions

In general, a trusted moving and storage company like University will offer a free, no-obligation quote so that you can get a sense of their price scale. If a company indicates that they will charge for a quote, or will only provide a quote as part of a sales contract, you’ll want to find a different company. Also, a reputable moving company will charge you upon completion of a move; that’s why the quote is so important. Any company that wants to charge you in advance is likely looking to take advantage of you.

You should feel free to ask detailed questions when getting your quote. Any trusted moving and storage company can answer questions like mileage costs, labor costs, and costs for services like packing, debris removal, furniture disassembly or assembly, and more.

 

Trust in University Moving and Storage

University remains a trusted moving and storage company across Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, and the Midwest because of our reputation for top quality service at cost-effective prices. To learn more about our relocation services, contact University Moving and Storage today.

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