Moving is and always will be one of the most stressful things you can do, but that doesn’t mean it has to be. Most people these days turn to the internet to search for Atlanta moving services, and that works but that is where you are just as likely to run into scammers if you don’t know what you are searching for. Searching at the last minute for the right moving company can also lead to disaster where you will end up spending more money than you originally anticipated. Here are some important factors to consider when you hire a moving company:

  • Experience
    • It is always important to know how long a moving service has been actively serving the community. If you are searching online or any other way, it is just good to know long they have been in business.
  • Free In-Home Consultation
    • Many people who move using a non-reputable moving company become irritated when they find out their moving costs are more than they had actually been quoted over the phone. This is because there were items on the list of things that needed to be moved that the customer failed to mention. This nightmare can be avoided with an in-home consultation.
  • Moving Truck
    • When the company comes over for the in-home consultation, make sure that their brand is clearly labeled on their moving truck. This may seem like a minor issue but many scammers will show up to the job with a truck that is poorly labeled or no label at all. This should be a red flag.
  • References
    • If you know anyone who has used their services in the past, don’t hesitate to give them a call. If the company has been around for quite some time, somebody, somewhere will have said something about them. Check the many websites out there for references.

It is always important to give yourself enough time for the move. Make sure you understand your quote, some companies charge for unexpected fees. Call Ocean Moving & Storage today for a hassle-free moving experience.