Are you overwhelmed with closing dates, packing, and now you have to find local movers? Choosing the best moving company for you does not have to be hard. However, there are a few things to consider. Begin your search for quality local movers near you today with these 5 tips.

  1. Check Moving Company Reviews

When contacting local moving companies, check their online reviews for others’ experiences. Although no move is the same, you can get a good feel for the company’s reputation through reviews sites such as Google and Facebook. In addition, talk to people who have used professional local movers in the past. Listen to their experiences and do your research to find the company that works best for you.

  1. Get a Free In-Home Estimate

It is important that the moving company you choose offers a free in-home or virtual estimate. This process provides the most accurate estimate and helps avoid unexpected costs. A good Estimator will do a walk-through of your home, taking a detailed inventory of all the items you plan to move. All questions and concerns about your local move are addressed during this time as well.

  1. Make sure they are Experienced Movers

In this digital age, consumers have the power to do an in-depth search of almost any company. Therefore, do your research to find moving companies with valuable experience. Choose a moving company that has been in the industry for a substantial amount of time. This means they are experienced, reputable, and have quality standards to uphold.

  1. No Deposits

Legitimate moving companies will not require you to put a deposit down on your move – whether you are moving locally or long distance. If a local company requests a deposit on your move, consider this a red flag.  Many customers have found themselves in a sticky situation with movers who took a deposit. Then, never showed up on the move day!

  1. Capacity to Complete the Job

Choose a local mover that has both the tools and capacity to complete the job. To avoid last-minute cancellations, ask each moving company about how many trucks and what size trucks are in their fleet, if their crews are professionally trained, and if they provide the tools and equipment needed to complete the move. A moving company with a large fleet of vehicles and movers will ensure they are equipped to handle your move throughout the entire process – even in the busy summer months!

Fry-Wagner has been moving people down the street and across the country for over 100 years! As a BBB accredited business, we know what it takes to provide quality local moving services to our customers throughout St. Louis, Kansas City, and Springfield, MO. If you’re planning a local move contact us today to learn more about our process, or to set up a free in-home estimate.