When you worry about moving to a new place, what is your biggest fear? You’re probably worried that a mover will break your best china, or that they’ll forget a box of your favorite shoes at your old home. Maybe you’re just worried that your movers won’t show up on the big day. The average homeowner doesn’t expect things to go drastically wrong on moving day. Whether you’re moving across the country or across the street, you expect your belongings to be in good hands, and that everything will go smoothly.
Unfortunately, moving scams occur more often than we’d like to think. Not every moving company has the same level of integrity and dependability, which is why you need to do your research and watch out for red flags before your next move!
The first step to avoid being in the midst of a moving scam is to do your research! Researching moving companies may seem like a very time consuming endeavor, but doing so before your move can save you a lot of money and heartache down the road. Check online reviews, check out their company websites, and ask around about the company’s reputation. You may discover that they are the best moving company out there, but that is much better than the alternative!
Online reviews are great, but they don’t always get the job done well. Searching online for “moving companies in DC” will ultimately give you a plethora of websites, reviews, and references – but how do you sort through them all? Most will tell you, the most trustworthy recommendation are the ones from your family and friends – having someone you know personally refer you to a company gives you peace of mind. Ask around!
Some red flags are easy to spot; some you may not notice until moving day. Most moving companies, even the scams, are great at faking a hospitable tone and caring attitude, but the red flags are almost always still apparent. If a moving company does any of the following, reconsider your choice:
Obviously, this was just to name a few – there are many other signs of a sketchy moving company. If you feel like something isn’t right on moving day, or before, take action to stop a scam before it starts!
Move safely with us! At Georgetown Moving and Storage Company, we pride ourselves on integrity and professionalism. Our movers are happy to assist you with any move, big or small! Give us a call today at (703) 889-8899 for more information on all of our moving and packing services in the Washington, DC metro area.
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