So where to start?
Choosing the right movers
Moving is one of life's most stressful events. Not only are you moving from one place to another, but your whole life is changing.The right moving company can make a smooth and stress-free move, while the wrong moving company can make it a living nightmare.These steps will help you find the right crew for your move.
Verify moving licenses. To do a local move, the mover must be licnesed by the Texas Department of Transportation license and a TXDOT number. To do an out of state move, the mover must be licensed with the US Department of Transportation and have a USDOT number.
Be a detective
Look everywhere for anything you can find about the company, not just on their website. Ask friends, search Social Media for complaints, see how they are rated on Yelp, Angie's List, and MovingScam.com. Every company will receive complaints, but the number of complaints is the most important part to consider.
Get an actual estimate
Get an actual estimate. You should ask for estimates from more than one moving company and compare them. They must all include everything in your house that you want moved. The estimates should be in writing so they cannot up the price for an unknown reason.
Your mover is liable for your belongings during the move. Make sure you are offered an insurance plan or already have one so they will always be held accountable.
You do not want to go into the move with any unanswered questions. As you are going through the process, you need to ask anything that you could possibly imagine. It is important for you to have a positive and trusting relationship with your movers.