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.