Although much has been written about the importance of selecting reliable movers, many customers make the same mistakes and choose to put their trust in less-than-reputable companies. This new Alpha Moving and Storage article offers some practical advice that will help you avoid making this mistake.

Performing your Initial Search

Most people nowadays search and find their movers on the internet. There are advantages to this, especially the wealth of available information. Nevertheless, you need to make sure you are dealing with an actual, reputable company. Anyone can open a website and declare himself a mover. This is why you need to carefully check and verify all license numbers and addresses.

Finding out More about Your Movers

To find out more about your movers, check that all their licensing information is correct and that there are no outstanding complaints about violations. You will then need to check with the Better Business Bureau about the company’s reputation. Don’t forget to ask the moving company you are considering for relevant references. Any decent company should have enough recent references to provide you with. 

Selecting the Most Reputable and Cost-Effective Company

Once you have verified the reputation of the moving company, it is time to compare prices. The best way to do that is to look at the basic charge unit rather than the bottom-line price. Comparing the basic charge unit will allow you to make accurate comparisons. Ask each mover for the rate per pound, or the rate per cubic foot used to calculate your moving price. Compare the basic rate each company provided you with, then, consider all possible extra possible fees. Compare charges for packing, storage (if relevant) and other services detailed in your written estimate.

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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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