August 19, 2019

5 Things You Can Expect from the Best Moving and Storage Companies

Every year, around 14% of Americans move, which is about 40 million people move.

With so many people moving, it’s no surprise that there are many moving and storage companies around. However, not all of these are equal, and it’s essential to find the best one for your needs.

We gathered some of the things that make a storage and moving company great. Keep reading to learn what they are so you can make the best possible decision for your family.

Things to Look for in Moving and Storage Companies

Let’s jump into the five things you should look for when searching for the best moving and storage company in Minnesota.

1. Experience

A new company doesn’t necessarily mean it’s going to be bad. However, be sure that you’re placing your family’s things into reliable hands. Find a company that has years of experience with moving and storage.

Check to make sure the moving company you are considering has plenty of experience in your type of move. For instance, if you are moving to an apartment in the city, make sure they are knowledgeable about that type of relocation.

2. Customer-Focused

The last thing you want when relocating is to work with a company that’s not focused on your move and your fragile belongings. Careless movers can cause damage to your personal effects or your home.

Find a company focused on providing an excellent experience for each customer. Check online reviews to see what others have to say.

3. Licensed, Insured, Upfront Pricing

Look for a moving company with the following:

  • A license
  • Moving insurance
  • Upfront pricing

Always use a company that is licensed and insured.

A licensed and insured moving company is legally responsible to move your possessions safely.

Interstate movers need to be licensed with the Department of Transportation and have a unique USDOT number

4. Flexibility

People often go into a relocation thinking it’s going to be straightforward. They believe their belongings will be loaded onto a truck at their old home then unloaded at their new home.

However, many moves do not go as planned. There may be delays in signing over homes or additional repairs that prevent new homeowners from moving in as soon as they anticipate.

If you need to store all your stuff for a few days or longer, it’s essential to have a moving company that can also take care of this for you. Otherwise, you’ll find yourself looking for a storage company as well.

5. Highly Recommended

A good indication of a great mover is a reputation that precedes them.

Talk to your family, friends, and neighbors before you contact moving companies. See if they have recommendations of movers that they have used and were happy with.

This will help you put together a good list of companies to call for quotes.

Ready to Make a Move?

Now you know the five things you should look for when determining which moving and storage company you should work with. Hopefully, you’re now ready to make a call.

If you want a fast answer to which company has all these traits, contact us today. Metcalf Moving & Storage has been in the business for over 100 years and we’d be more than happy to manage all of your moving and storage needs.


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