With so many companies offering their services, how would you know which ones to choose? How can you tell the difference between reputable companies and ones that will double or triple the price on the day of the move? This new Alpha Moving and Storage blog post provides you with all the relevant answers and possible solutions.

Learning More about the Moving Industry

First off, you will need to familiarize yourself with the moving industry. You need to check movers with the relevant licensing bodies that supervise their activity. You will also need to check the individual Better Business Bureau reputation of each company you are considering.

The Importance of Receiving an On-Site Estimate

Having an estimator come over to your house is the best and most accurate way of receiving a moving estimate. This way, you will be able to show the estimator all items to be packed, all the access points, discuss elevator restrictions and more. The estimate must include all possible fees and charges and detail packing fees and other potential extra costs.

Comparing Moving Estimates and Lowering your Moving Costs

This is a point that is often mentioned in our Alpha Moving and Storage articles, as it is a crucial one. Always compare the basic charge unit that each mover offers you. In long distance moving, this is the rate per pound or the rate per cubic foot. In local moving, this is the hourly rate. Pay attention – while comparing the hourly rate for local moves, be sure to ask how many movers are included for the price. Having a two-man crew for a five-bedroom move could prove disastrous, no matter how attractive the hourly rate may seem.  

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  • Avatar Mark Schol ★★★★★ in the last week
    We’ve moved a few times recently and had bad experiences. The folks at Alpha were responsive, courteous, and professional. They showed up to our home before … More the move to walk through and make sure we both understood the services provided and to give a realistic quote. They came in at budget and are comparable to other companies we reached out to. The crew worked with us and asked questions as the day went along and—believe it or not—nothing was broken. We’re hoping to stay put for a long time in our new home, but if we have to move again, we’ll be giving them a call.
  • Avatar Dolly von Hollen ★★★★★ a week ago
    I've used Alpha for 4 recent moves. I keep coming back to them because they are professional, timely and courteous. They go out of their way to accommodate … More my requests. I can't imagine using a different company.
  • Avatar Andrew Lang ★★★★★ 2 weeks ago
    Alpha and their crew were amazing! Don’t waste your time calling the others movers listed on Hoboken Girl! Just call Alpha! Alpha was recommended to my … More by a friend who has used them multiple times. Let’s be honest, moving sucks. Alpha took the stress out of it and showed up exactly on time. I had to move my apartment into storage and on short notice. All the other movers said they were not available or quoted me over $3k. Alpha provided me a full pack and partial pack option and explained it was an estimate and I would be billed based on time and items. Well, I ended up doing a majority of the packing myself and they only charged for time and items which was significantly less than the original estimate. They also managed to get my whole apartment into a 10x10 storage unit. I was amazed!


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