May 2, 2020

How To Choose A Moving Company in Burlington NC

Choosing a moving company can be hard. However, if you do your research you can find a good one and the time you put in your research will be rewarding because you can save a lot of money (think hundreds of dollars). 

Recently we moved from one location to another in Burlington NC and I had to do the research to find a good moving company. I finally zeroed in on Triangle Moving Service because they ticked all the right boxes. The way I went about choosing the moving company is given below:

Think local:

Do not choose a moving company that is based in some other city or state. Select a company that is locally based because you know that you will not be taken for a ride. There are unscrupulous movers who will take your possessions but will not deliver. To deliver they will ask for more money, you can be sure that with a local moving company you will not face such hassles.


A good moving company will provide an estimate of the cost based on the goods that need to be moved. The person will visit the place and take stock of the inventory and analyse the approximate weight to be moved as well as the space required to transport it. If a moving company does not send a person to provide an estimate then do not choose them. If a moving company provides a very low quote then again you need to be careful because they could trick you later. Choose a company after taking three quotations at least from three different movers. You will know the average cost that you would incur too.


Check that the moving company is bonded and insured because it is very important. If the moving company does not have insurance and if you hire them and a mishap occurs, you will be held responsible. Only hire a moving company that is fully insured and bonded. Apart from insurance the moving company that you hire should have the necessary licenses. It is essential that the moving company has a USDOT number. The USDOT number should also be displayed in their websites. Make sure you check this too.


Reviews and testimonials provide a good understanding of what you are dealing with. So make sure to check the testimonials and reviews of real people. Ask the moving company to provide phone numbers of clients who have provided testimonials and you can speak to them. A one on one will surely help you choose. The moving company that I chose has been winning awards for best service in Angie’s list, which is a website that provides real reviews and ratings from real people.


Most moving companies do not ask for deposits though some ask up to 20% of the estimate as a deposit. If a moving company is asking for advance deposit of 50% or more then you should not choose them.

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