How to Hire Interstate Movers for your Move from NYC to Houston Without Getting Scammed

If packing up all of your possessions and hauling them to a new home wasn’t stressful enough, long distance moves add plenty of anxiety to the mix. Between driving on crowded interstates for hours, managing fears over starting life in a new city, and worrying you’ve forgotten something, long distance relocation is one of the scariest things a person can do.

It’s no wonder you’ve decided to move to Houston: a booming job market, thriving food scene, and affordable housing make the Bayou City a great destination if you’re ready to escape the hustle and bustle of NYC. Having already made one smart decision, you might be considering another: hiring long distance movers. If you’re not keen to make the 24 hour drive to Houston with all of your belongings in tow, but you’re weary of interstate movers, here are some tips to help you avoid getting scammed!

Check their reviews and references

A reputable long distance moving  company should offer references readily if you ask for them, and this is a great place to start. In the age of the internet, a cursory glance at a company’s google or yelp reviews will give you some extra insight into a company’s track record beyond what they have available.

Ask for their license number

Professional interstate movers will be registered with the state. If a long distance mover can supply this number, it’s a good indication that they’re legitimate. What’s more, you can check for past complaints officially filed against the company with this number.

Request an estimate

A long drive like the one from NYC to Houston likely won’t come cheap. If you’re having a hard time nailing down long distance movers on a price range, it leaves you exposed to a hefty price tag you’re not prepared for with no possible recourse. Requesting an estimate from prospective interstate movers will alleviate some anxiety and protect you from being saddled with extra expenses.

Hire a local company

Everyone is braver behind a screen; it’s easy to fabricate scams online without any intention of backing claims up. Hiring a local company in NYC will ensure that a) they actually exist, and b) they’ll be able to anticipate and accommodate your needs because they’re familiar not only with traveling within NYC, but also with completing interstate moves out of the city to destinations like Houston.

Don’t be afraid to ask lots of questions to ensure that you’re making the best choice! Relocating to Houston will be hard enough without having to worry that your moving company will scam you; focus on preparing yourself for life in a new city and let the movers do the heavy lifting.

Now that you have a better idea of how to go about hiring professional long distance movers, request a free quote to ease any worry you’re feeling over your upcoming move to Houston!

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