Moving can be a very stressful process. Many people turn to hire a professional moving company in order to make the process go smoother and easier, but do you know what to ask when you’re looking to hire a moving company? Let’s review all of the questions you need to be ready to ask before hiring someone to help with your big move anywhere across the South Shore and beyond.

Are your movers licensed according to federal or state laws?

Rather you’re hiring a company to move you across town, or across the country, you want to make sure they are properly licensed to do so before hiring them. When inquiring about licensing, also be sure to ask what type of insurance they carry in the event of an accident.

What type of experience do moving professionals have?

Hiring an experienced company will put your mind at ease, and make everything run more smoothly. If you’re moving somewhere with special circumstances, such as a high rise with lots of stairs or very small doorways, be sure to mention that to the company before hiring them. Make sure they’ve dealt with a similar situation in the past.

Do movers offer liability coverage?

Finding out what type of protection the company offers in case of an incident or mishandling of your stuff is very important. Find out if they cover the full cost of a damaged item, or only partial cost, before hiring them. The better the liability coverage is, the more at ease your mind will be during the move.

Can they provide references?

An experienced, established, moving company should be able to easily offer references from past clients. Do some research online, talk to friends and family, find out what people have to say about the company.

Can they move products such as TV or other specialty items?

If you’re hiring a moving company, chances are you don’t want to have to be involved in the process. To make sure there are no surprises, provide an overview of the products they’ll be moving and make sure they’re comfortable with everything. Inquire if there’s a specific way things need to be packed.

Overall, the most important thing to remember is to ask all these questions before the moving day. Find out exactly how the move will be done, pricing options, and a time frame for the move. A moving company can be a great option to make the move simpler and easier on yourself, but you don’t want any unexpected bumps in the road along the way. If you don’t feel sure about a company, talk to a different company. After all, they’re going to handling all of your personal belongings and feeling confident in their abilities is the most important part.

You can trust the Gallo team with all of your moving, packing and storage needs. We are fully licensed and insured and have a reputation of a reliable full-service moving company serving local moves from Worcester to Boston, including Metrowest Boston, the South Shore, Southern Middlesex County, and all of Norfolk, Plymouth, and Bristol CountiesWe have been providing residential and commercial interstate, cross-country and international moves for nearly two decades and are affiliated with the most trusted names in the business. Request a free move evaluation or download our moving app for a free estimate! Contact our moving experts today online or call 508-422-4400!  

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