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 Holly M ★★★★★ 2 months ago
    During a difficult week with unplanned events, I had to change the date of my move last minute. Alpha was extremely accommodating & was able to reschedule … More for another day that week. Everyone from the booking team to the movers were fantastic! They truly made me feel at ease at a time that could’ve been super stressful. The team packed and handled my belongings so efficiently and with great care! If you are looking to move, do not bother calling another company.. Alpha is the only choice!
  • Avatar Lori Barr ★★★★★ 5 months ago
    Excellent experience with Alpha. From my initial phone call with Marc, to the assessment with Andrew, to packing and moving day, everything was top notch! … More
    This is my first time having a premium moving service pack for me so I was astounded by how thorough, fast and organized the process was.
    The move itself was seamless. Not a scratch on anything. They were a professional, friendly and hardworking team. They were prompt and skilled so I knew we were in good hands.
    I highly recommend Alpha for even the most discerning customers.
  • Avatar Marcia Gailes ★★★★★ 5 months ago
    I researched many moving companies and felt the most comfortable and at ease with Alpha Moving. From the free virtual estimate to the completion of moving … More day, I knew my family’s move was in great hands. The movers were punctual, polite, efficient, and thorough. They made our move practically effortless. Every member of the team was kind, professional, and personable. Andrew and his team were phenomenal. Care was taken with all of the items, houses, doors, etc. I would highly recommend Alpha to anyone looking for a quality moving company.