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How to Choose a Moving Company in Maryland

Posted on: January 23, 2017

Choosing the right moving company can sometimes seem like a difficult ask. These people are going to be responsible, in some measure, for all of your stuff. And for that to be okay, you need to be able to trust them and know that you’re getting the best services available to you. Need some help making the decision? If so, the team at SMARTBOX has some tips, tricks, and important details to help you out.

How to Pick Professional Movers

Any moving company will work, right? Well, not necessarily. There are some bad apples out there for one, and for two, a move can be pretty hard to coordinate. You need a team that is at the peak of their game. And this is how you find them:

  • Pick a few. Like any good service, you want the best. But there are a bunch of solid choices out there. So how do you pick the best company for you? Pick a few! You’re essentially going to be holding tryouts here, and doing a comparison of three or four companies is going to give you a broad range of good choices.
  • Check for licensing and insurance. If any of those companies you’ve singled out lack licensing and insurance, drop them right away. Uninsured and unlicensed companies are one of two things: at best, they’re somewhat unprofessional, and will be doing the work illegally. At worst, they are literally a scam.
  • Make good use of the internet. The internet is useful beyond looking up adorable kittens. It is a powerful tool for consumers, and one that can make all the difference in finding the ideal moving company. Checking peer reviews is a much less biased way to get your information than relying on paid ads, and looking up your picks for movers can help you identify teams that are professional, presentable, and capable of meeting your needs.
  • Make contact. At this point you probably have two or three companies picked out. Give them a call, or contact them online. Making contact is going to tell you if the company is helpful, capable of meeting your specific needs, can match your budget, and whether or not they’re professional.
  • Compare. It’s time to make your (maybe final) choice! In the end, it’s going to come down to two things: trust and numbers. You want the team that fits your budget best, but you also want the one that seemed like they would respect your property and provide the best service possible.
  • And finally, seek clarity. When it comes to your in-home estimate and the laying out of paperwork, make sure all of the information presented is on paper and crystal clear. If you don’t recognize a figure or charge, and the company refuses to explain it in a way that makes sense, then they’re probably not the company for you. Time to review that list again!

Superior Service with SMARTBOX

Customers in Maryland have been choosing SMARTBOX for portable storage and moving services for years. Why? Because we know the value of meeting your needs, and providing the very best. We don’t want to just bring you a moving service, or storage service. We want to bring you services and quality you can trust, time and time again!

Reserve your portable storage service by contacting us online or by phone at 301-683-6111! Or if you’re ready to make a move, local or long-distance, SMARTBOX can help.

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