When moving companies tell you that they are “local”, you shouldn’t just take their word for it. Almost any company you will contact will claim to be local, licensed and reputable. It is your responsibility to check the validity of such claims. This new Alpha Moving and Storage article demonstrates how you can double check the location and reputation of various moving service providers.

Making Sure You Are Dealing with a Friendly Neighborhood Mover

The best way to make sure you are dealing with an actual local Jersey City company is the old-fashioned way. Pay your potential movers a visit in their local Jersey City headquarters. Meet with your estimator and the dispatch team. If you need a storage service, ask to see the storage warehouse to make sure it is adequate for your needs.

Getting Your Estimates the Right Way

A local Jersey City company should easily be able to send one of its estimators to your house and offer you an on-location estimate. Having a written estimate from a local company is the best way to ensure a stress-free move that will not fluctuate in price.  

Double Checking the Estimate Before Making the Right Decision  

Once you have made sure you are dealing with a local and reputable company, the next stage is to double check the estimate and look for so-called “hidden” fees. Make sure the packing charges are mentioned in your written estimate. If you have any flights of stairs or need to use an elevator, be sure to mention that to your on-site estimator. Ask if there are any additional fees that were not included in the bottom line price appearing on your estimate form.

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  • Avatar katie cosgrove ★★★★★ 2 weeks ago
    The quote process was very thorough and transparent. Alpha followed up to see if we had any questions prior to booking as well as called to confirm the … More moving date and time prior to the move. They showed up on time, were extremely careful and wrapped the furniture very well. The movers were hardworking - it was a long, hot day but they were pleasant throughout. Would highly recommend.
  • Avatar Jeffrey Criddle ★★★★★ 2 weeks ago
    Alpha Moving & Storage did a great job helping me move. Very professional and easy to work with. Detailed estimate let me know what to expect for … More pricing. They worked with my Building Management company to get all the details about the move ironed out so I didn't have to worry. The movers were fast, friendly and very careful with my things. Alpha Moving was the best choice for my move. I would definitely use them again!
  • Avatar Raven Petretti ★★★★★ a month ago
    We spoke to several moving companies but Alpha was the only one who could confirm our highly desirable end of month date on short notice. They delivered … More an accurate flat rate and everything went smoothly on our move day. Our 4 person crew was personable, professional and very hard working and I will highly recommend this company in the future.

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