You’ve seen the moving horror stories. Entire moving trucks filled with belongings held for ransom. Final invoices thousands of dollars above the agreed upon price. Lost or stolen valuables. Inappropriately wrapped furniture damaged beyond repair—and the list goes on. While these reports should serve as a warning to others, many take the “it won’t happen to me” approach and book an Orange County moving company at a price that is just too good to resist. In many cases, a price that is too good to resist is also too good to be true.
National Moving Month: Moving Companies are Busier
The month of May is national moving month, and it kicks off the busy summer moving season. As people prepare to move, the scammers prepare to bait their marks with false promises and prices so far below the industry average that they are, so hope the swindlers, simply irresistible. The bad news is that the rogue moving companies out to make a quick buck will always be around. The good news is that it’s easy to avoid the scammers and find reputable residential movers in Orange County by following a few simple tips.
Research Your Potential Orange County Movers
If you see an online ad for a moving company, don’t just assume it’s legitimate. Instead, spend just a few minutes researching any Orange County movers you’re considering. A quick search will give you information about their BBB accreditation, customer reviews, and professional affiliations. Can’t find any of that? It’s time to move on. You should also ask for proof of licenses and insurance before signing on the dotted line.
Alex Moving & Storage has long-standing BBB accreditation and we’re award winning agent of North American Van Lines.
Remember that Price Isn’t Everything
For some things, like a new toaster or duvet cover, price can be the deciding factor. For other things, such as a daycare center or an Orange County moving company, price can be one factor, but it shouldn’t be the deciding point. You trust the moving company with every single thing you own from your furniture to your grandma’s china. Be smart about it. It’s not worth a horrible experience to save a few bucks.
While we can’t offer prices to beat the scammer’s quotes, we do have competitive pricing with moving packages to fit your needs—and your budget.
Request an In-home Moving Estimate
Many moving companies will offer you a quote over the phone, but it’s not possible to provide an accurate quote without seeing what needs to be moved, the size of the doorways, how narrow the stairways are, and other factors. If you get a price quote over the phone, it should be with the understanding that it could be way off from what you’ll see on your final invoice.
Alex Moving & Storage provides free, in-home estimates. Our price quotes are accurate, so you’ll never get an unpleasant surprise when you see the final bill.
Ask the Right Questions of Your Movers
When you talk to Orange County moving companies, have a list of questions at the ready such as:
- How do you price your services?
- Do you offer full-service packing?
- Is storage available?
- Do you offer specialty packing?
- Are moving materials included?
- What is your Better Business Bureau rating?
- Do you have a list of references or customer reviews?
- Are all of your movers licensed and insured?
- What are your professional affiliations?
We LOVE it when people ask us to see customer reviews, because our past clients have nothing but good things to say about us!
As you’re making your summer moving plans, contact the premier Orange County moving company. Alex Moving & Storage has the largest fleet of trucks in California, and our affiliation with North American Van Lines means we can handle any move whether it’s across town or across the country!
Give us a call to speak with a relocation specialist, or fill out our online contact form to schedule your free, no-obligation estimate!
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