Professional movers

With so many moving service providers publishing their services on the internet, how can you know which one to choose? And how can you tell the difference between reputable moving companies and fly-by-night companies that will charge you an arm and a leg? This new Alpha Moving and Storage blog article offers some simply advice that will help you make the right choice. 

Sorting Out the Good from the Bad 

Each moving company will claim to be the most reputable service on the face of the earth. Don’t expect dishonest companies to come out and tell you that they will try to jack up the price on the day of the move. This is why you need to check with neutral sources of information such as the Better Business Bureau. Ask each potential mover to provide you with license numbers, references and actual locations. 

Reading Between the Lines of Your Moving Estimate 

When you receive an estimate, be sure to look for the actual basic charge unit and for all the possible extra fees. The basic charge unit is the price per pound or per cubic foot, for long-distance moves, and the charge per hour for local moves. Extra fees may include packing and packing materials, elevator and difficult access charges.  

Comparing your Relocation Service Offers 

When comparing your relocation service offers to take into account the three factors mentioned above: reputation, basic charge unit and possible additional fees. Also, check the actual location of all potential movers you are considering. A local mover in your immediate will always be preferable, as it is familiar with your neighborhood and is likely to offer a better price. 


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  • Avatar Brandon Smith ★★★★★ 4 weeks ago
    I completed a move last month with Alpha Movers, and was super pleased with their service. I've moved a lot in the past 6-7 years, and have used a … More handful of different moving companies, and this was for sure the easiest / smoothest move of all of them. The crew showed up and finished right on time, and were very professional and careful with my things (perhaps even more so than I would've been myself!). Their office staff was also very professional and responsive. I hope I don't have to move again soon, but in any case, I would absolutely use Alpha Movers again.
  • Avatar Amanda Mayberry ★★★★★ 2 months ago
    I had a great experience with Alpha Moving & Storage!
    When I initially contacted, Marc was responsive and helped get an on-site estimate set up. Andrew
    … More came out and took inventory of all my moving items to provide an estimate, so there would be no hidden costs. He was professional, thorough and gave great peace of mind.
    Day of the move, the movers showed up on time and ready to go. They were professional and very efficient taking stock of everything and getting the move underway. The entire 1 bedroom apartment was moved out and moved in within 3.5 hours door-to-door, even with the rainy conditions.
    The four movers worked super efficiently together and had a great system in place. They were professional and detailed making sure everything was placed in the desired location in the new space. Having the estimate done in advance was also very helpful as the only difference in price was to account for tax. It was nice to have no big surprises with moving costs and keep within budget.
    Alpha was recommended to me by my realtor and I would also highly recommend using them for your next move!
  • Avatar Emily Schnell ★★★★★ 2 months ago
    Alpha Moving did a wonderful job helping us move into our new apartment! They quickly got multiple large pieces of furniture out of a suburban house and … More into a 4 story walk-up apartment in the city. The movers themselves were very gracious and went out of their way to help us set the furniture up and make sure everything fit into our space. Their prices and quality were unbeatable and they were very timely, communicative and prompt the day of. I would highly recommend them and will be using them again in the future!


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