How to Hire the Right Moving Company

When hiring movers, it’s important to consider your budget and the level of service you need. Some companies offer extras, such as a full-service option that includes professional packing, furniture disassembly and reassembly, vehicle relocation, storage services, custom crating for specialty items and valuation services. These additional options may increase your move cost, so it’s best to get a general estimate before selecting a moving company.

Before choosing a moving company, it’s important to read online customer reviews and check their credentials. You can also ask friends, family and neighbors for recommendations. It’s possible your current real estate agent has connections to local moving companies and can recommend a few.

You can also use online tools to make sure a moving company is licensed and insured. The FMCSA’s website lets you search for a company’s license number and check for any complaints on record. Additionally, many states require moving companies to be licensed and insured, so you can find out by searching for your state’s requirements.

Some moving companies are both carriers and brokers, while others act as solely brokers and rely on third-party carriers for transport services. We awarded more points to movers that are carriers because they tend to have more seamless customer communication and often have lower rates than brokers.

In addition to its affordable pricing, Mayzlin Relocation offers a range of discounts to help you save money on your move. Its sales agents do everything they can to secure discounts, including price matching with any reputable carrier and offering military and senior discounts. If you reserve your move early enough, you might even score a discounted rate if another customer cancels and the company needs to fill that slot.

A company’s years of experience can be a good indicator of how reliable it is, but don’t let this be the only factor you consider. You should look at other factors, such as how well the company communicates with customers and whether it offers add-ons like storage services, vehicle relocation and valuation services.

Moving to or from New York City requires a local moving company that is familiar with the tight spaces, busy street traffic and lack of parking that characterize NYC moves. A local company is also more likely to know how to maneuver large pieces of furniture up narrow staircases, or how to stow them in a window if necessary.

Lift NYC Movers, which is highly rated by online reviews, is our pick for the best moving company in New York City. They have extensive experience moving high-end furniture and paying close attention to details during the process. They also offer competitive pricing and flexible payment options. Their minimum deposit is $50, and they require 48 hours’ notice to cancel a reservation, or you’ll lose a portion of your deposit. The company has an online moving calculator to provide pricing based on the size of your home and your move date. The calculator can also help you determine which types of insurance coverage you might need for your move.