How to Pick a Local Moving Company

Moving is a big job, but it doesn’t have to be difficult. With a little planning and some patience, you can be well prepared for the next move in life. By arranging your move with a local company you’ll be able to make sure you have everything in order, and you can leave the stress of moving to professionals.

 

Moving companies have various moving services, including packing and unpacking, storage and shipping, and it’s important to consider what you actually need before choosing one. If you’re not sure what moving services you want, you can always ask a few questions. For example, you may want to know how much a move will cost, the company has a history of moving belongings, how long the move will take, and whether or not you’ll have to pack everything yourself.

 

How to Choose Local Packers & Movers

Start by getting recommendations from family and friends, reading through company reviews, and doing your research. Once you’ve found a moving company that meets your needs, it’s time to get a free quote. The best place to start is by visiting the company’s website, and you can get one from McGuire here (https://mcguiremoving.com/contact-us/).

 

Once you’ve narrowed down your choices to a few, schedule an in-home estimate with them. You can then compare their rates and services to help you make the right decision. Here are a few tips for the process:

 

Ask Friends & Family

The first thing that you’re going to want to do is start by asking your friends, family, neighbors and co-workers for their recommendations; everyone has a story to tell about how they got there.

 

Communication

From the very beginning, communication between you and your movers will be key. From the services they provide, ease in contact and answering your questions, down to their demeanor in receiving a quote, don’t settle for a company that isn’t accessible to work with you and provide you peace of mind.

 

Don’t Settle

In order to ensure you’re getting the service you deserve, you need to take the time to find out as much as you can about the company before signing a contract. It’s always a good idea to get a free quote, and to use it when dealing with other companies.

 

Beware of Red Flags

Quotes themselves should be free kept it in writing. Demands for cash deposits are also unnecessary, and it’s important to be wary of those that request them or try to make them seem common.

 

Check Credentials

Even if it’s local, reputable movers are licensed and insured. A U.S. DOT identification can be requested and should be used in the potentiality you must file a claim. You can check this verification with the FMCSA on protectyourmove.gov.

 

Check Reviews

McGuire has many awards, and an A+ rating from the BBB. Google’s review and Yelp can also go a long way in serving as an indicator of the service you can expect to receive from any company.

 

Why Choose McGuire?

We are a locally owned and operated company with a rich history of providing the best customer service in the moving industry. We’ve been providing local moving services to St Louis families for more than four generations, and we know how to treat you like a neighbor. McGuire is fully licensed and insured and offers award winning service (https://mcguiremoving.com/affiliations/).

As a team of professionals, we’ll ensure all your belongings are packed with care to arrive safely and on time. Whether across town, or across the country, McGuire moving has you covered. Contact us today to get a free, no-obligation quote and to get started.

 

Things to Do Before Moving: Top Tips

When moving house, you can easily lose track of what you need to do, and what has already been taken care of. Especially when you’re not an experienced mover, it can seem like everything gets jumbled up and can evolve into this endless stack of things that need to be done in order to have a successful moving experience. 

So how do you put the work in to proactively get things out of the way? And what’s the best way to work efficiently so you don’t have a lot left to do right before moving day? We’ve got all of your answers through our ultimate moving checklist.  

 

What to Do Before Moving

Whether you’re looking for moving things to do in accordance with local moving or long distance moving, there are some hallmark things you’ll need to get done before moving day so your transition can go as smoothly as possible. 

 

If you’re wondering what things you need to do before your move, we’ll have you set up for success with these simple tips and tricks. We’re out to create resources for those moving, not just a list of things to do when you move, so enjoy our top tips for moving success. 

Book the Right Movers

First thing’s first – after you’ve found the perfect home or apartment for you, you need to make sure you’re working with the right professional moving company. There are a lot of scammers out there, or just unprofessional or overpriced movers that don’t have your best interests at heart, so you’ll need to thoroughly do your research to make sure you’re working with a reputable company. 

 

The best way to ensure you’re working with a company that has your best interests at heart? By working with McGuire Moving of course! We’ll provide you with the most complete and personalized moving services possible, whether you’re moving locally or long distance (or commercially!). Our expert staff of friendly customer service representatives will take care of you from start to finish, and make sure you’re attended to in all aspects. 

Start Packing EARLY

When we put it in all caps, you know we mean it! The earlier you start packing, the better! Gather your packing materials and start with decor items or nonessentials, and get them packed away first. Take things room by room, and organize like to keep things organized and make them easier to unpack later. 

 

A big part of packing also has to do with the decluttering process you take part in before any actual packing gets done. Make sure to go through your things and get rid of anything that doesn’t get used or serve you anymore so you can have a lighter load, and just less things to take care of. 

Make a Moving Inventory

Having a detailed list of everything you’ve packed, as well as what has been packed where, is a great way to keep track of your things and hold yourself accountable. This is also a great way to make sure you haven’t missed anything, and that you’re on the right track in your moving and packing timeline. 

 

Things To Do On Move-In Day

So you’re about to cross the finish line after a big move, now what? First off, please take a moment to decompress and enjoy the newness of everything. Though you don’t want to spend too much celebrating just yet, because there may still be a few things to do.

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