When you move, it is important to see who you are going to trust with your personal belongings. As with everything, we frequently are confronted with scams, and a typical situation is that a company will quote a cheap price to get the job, and later demands a much higher price in advance of unloading your belongings. Here are a few tips and hints to make sure you won’t be surprised.
Be careful in choosing a moving service. Research companies carefully, seek advice from everybody you know, check online reviews and get several estimates.
Before you decide, ask several moving companies some important questions so you can get a better impression. Think of questions like:
– How long has the company been in business
– Is the personnel that will be handling your belongings company employed or are they temporary help, and what is the company’s policy on background check
– Is the company ProMover-certified to indicate that it meets industry standards
These topics will help you find a reliable and certified mover.
Now how can you get a great rate for the company’s service
It is necessary to know how moving charges are calculated. The costs are based on weight and distance, and in-state moving is relatively cheaper because inter-state movers need to meet federal standards. Local moves may be calculated by the hour and per worker, and rules for local movers differ significantly by state. The level of service you require will influence the price.
Decide on whether you will need only packing service or a full-service move where the company is handling every step. Check if your homeowner’s insurance provides coverage. Movers are required to provide insurance for your goods, but generally, this is minimal, and watch out for odd rates and fees. Companies will often quote the lowest rate possible and don’t mention certain fees in the base price, so always ask if there are other fees. Make sure you get a quote in writing, and to avoid problems, always ask for the mover’s insurance and state license number.
Just take a look at the most common hidden fees: know what’s included before you pack up, as moving companies can raise prices on boxes, ropes, dollies, and blankets. Often people get confronted with things like fuel or trip costs and equipment fees. Be sure that you won’t be surprised, so ask about it.
Here are a few New Orleans moving companies that receive good reviews:
– On-time Movers, New Orleans
1025 Richard Street, New Orleans, LA 70130, Phone: 504-259-1424
On-Time Movers is owned and operated by off-duty firefighters. The company is a labor-only force of moving professionals. The company’s motto is “Just Call The Firemen”. You rent a truck and they do the rest. On-Time Movers is a New Orleans based moving labor company owned and operated by local firefighters.
– MGM Movers Inc
2813 Jefferson Highway, New Orleans, LA 70121, Phone; 504-832-3081
residential and commercial moves, MGM Movers is fully insured and licensed by the State Louisiana Public Service Commission
-Arthur Perez Moving New Orleans
4421 Laine Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70115, Phone: 504-367-4752
The reviews read: professional, polite and careful, at very reasonable cost
– New Orleans Moving Co
816 Solomon Place, New Orleans, LA 70119, Phone: 504-486-1810
In business over 12 years, this company has experienced employees. Competitive rates throughout the state
– EZ Movers & Delivery Service
3101 Saint Philip Street, New Orleans, LA 70119, Phone: 504-471-0076
EZ Movers was established in 1998, and offers commercial & residential, flat & hourly rates, licensed & insured, local & long distance moving
– A Maloney Moving And Storage Inc
5301 Jefferson Highway, New Orleans, LA 70123, Phone: 504- 948-6683
A Maloney Moving & Storage, Inc. has operated in the moving business for over a decade serving families in New Orleans and the surrounding areas.
– Dupre’s Moving Service
2306 Saint Louis Street, New Orleans, LA 70119, Phone: 504-241-1788
Dupre’s Moving Service meets BBB accreditation standards, which include a commitment to make a good faith effort to resolve any consumer complaints.
– BigBoysMoving LLC
5529 S Miro Street, New Orleans, LA 70125, Phone: 504-975-8872
Licenced full service mover: They have everyting to get the job done, big or small