Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Mover

Questions for Your Mover

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Questions for Your Mover

  • How long have you been in the moving business?
  • Are you licensed for local and long-distance moves?
  • Do you carry workers compensation insurance?
  • How long will my move take?
  • Are there items not allowed to be moved?
  • How much will my move cost and what am I charged for:
    • Packing and unpacking?
    • Packing Materials?
    • Mileage?
    • Weight?
    • Other?
  • Can the price you quoted to me change? What can change the cost?
  • Are your employees full time, certified, and background checked?
  • Will I have one point of contact during my move?
  • Can my possessions be stored temporarily?
  • Do you offer crating for items needing special attention?
  • What services do you offer for appliances?
  • How will my heirlooms or high valued items be handled?
  • How do you protect my home against damage?
  • Am I protected against loss or damage?
  • What happens when damage occurs?
  • Can I do my own packing?
  • Can I purchase packing supplies from you?
  • How long will it take to pack, load, unload, and unpack?
  • What are my payment options?
  • Are there any additional fees that I am unaware of?
  • When is payment required?

Review your moving estimates in detail. Be sure you understand all charges and services included.