Finding the Right Movers in NYC – Our Top Tips

Finding the Right Movers in NYC Our Top Tips

There are only a couple professions you should trust as much as your moving company: your doctor and your lawyer. A moving company is more than just the people who drive your boxes across town. They are the people you’re trusting to care for your most valued possessions, and who you are giving unfettered access to your house, family and life. Choosing the right mover is just as important as choosing your next home. Here’s what you should look for.

 

Reputation

Some things can be bought, a reputation is rarely one of them. In New York City, that’s truer than almost anywhere else. Reputation takes time to build, and is a collection of customer service experiences, pricing, quality of service, and longevity. It’s safe to say, if a company has been around for quite a while, it’s because they’ve provided all those other important factors for just as long. Check yelp, google, Angie’s list, and foursquare for real customer feedback.

 

Licensed

Anybody can call themselves and box truck, a business, but only legitimate movers are licensed by the state they’re operating in. While it may seem like just a piece of paper, a business license will hold a company to standard set by the state, and ensure you have the legal recourse necessary if something were to go wrong. They must have a physical address and phone number, eliminating the risk that the person you paid will disappear into the sunset.

 

Insured

Moving is risky business. Heavy objects, fragile items, expensive electronics, all of them can be tricky to move safely. If you’ve found a reputable company, this shouldn’t be an issue, but you’ll want to make sure they are insured just in case. It’s important to note that all insurance policies are different, so make sure to clarify what they cover, and how much they’ll reimburse you should something happen.

 

Equipment

Ever see a run-down truck, or a New York City cab covered in rust? Chances are, you immediately made a judgement on that business based on what you saw, and that’s perfectly reasonable. A mover that cares about service and quality will be sure to invest in its fleet of vehicles and it’s moving equipment. Take a trip to the company’s headquarters and check them out. You’ll want to see well maintained, clean, and sound equipment, anything less is a sign that the owners aren’t too concerned about keeping their business looking and operating efficiently.

 

Employee Appearance

Would you trust a police officer wearing a stained shirt and dirty shorts? How about a doctor with straggly hair smoking a cigarette? Probably not. Once again, a business owner who takes pride in his employee’s appearances is more likely to care about customer service and a quality moving experience. While you shouldn’t judge a stranger for their appearance, it’s certainly a smart idea to judge the people you’re paying to move your home by their appearance. The care they take in looking professional is a good indicator for the care they’ll take in moving your family.

 

Finding the right people for any job can be difficult at times. With the plethora of moving companies available in NYC, it can seem down right overwhelming. Take your time, do your research and follow these tips and tricks and we’re sure that you’ll be able to find the right people for the job.

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Customer Testimonials

We couldn’t be happier with our recent move with Simply Moving.

Their prices were affordable, in fact, a lot cheaper than the quotes we got from the other movers we had called in the NYC area.

On the day of the move, the crew arrived early, and were fast, diligent, organized, and professional. All our furniture …

Muniba M.

I had a truly 5 star experience – they were on time, gave me a call an hour before arriving, packed everything neatly and efficiently and placed all items in my new place perfectly. Did the job as promised!

“Simply Moving- It was our pleasure to move you, the crew said you were well prepared and did a good job with the destination layout and instructions”

Abhishek S.

Great group of MOVERS.

The movers arrived 15 minutes ahead of schedule, when it was cold and rainy. I wasn’t able to pack everything since my mother had passed away a few days before my move. They made me feel safe and helped pack things gently and quickly. They were patient and very positive and compassionate. They were too notch. Highly recommend their services.

Christine V.

Dear Stefan, I want to tell the public how wonderful your company has treated me. Has stored my possessions and has delivered everything with the utmost of care. Thank you will all my heart for the service you gave me and the protection you provided for all my things these years. If I had to rate your company I would give you a ten…!

P.S. when I got the delivery we thought there was an antique shelf missing but I found that behind some boxes after the truck left…So I have it all and am filled with joy…

Kevin S.

You have found Simply Moving so up can STOP searching for movers right now!!!! These guys are really great. Very fast, efficient and professional.

You have found Simply Moving so up can STOP searching for movers right now!!!! These guys are really great. Very fast, efficient and professional. Absolutely no stress involved with the move thanks to Stephan, Scott and Igor taking full control of every aspect of the job. They provided a certificate … CONTINUE READING

Pat T, Client

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