Selecting a Reliable Moving Company

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    Selecting a Reliable Moving Company

    Dear Valued Customer,

    When selecting a reliable moving company for the safe transport of your cherished possessions to your new home, it’s crucial to recognize the significant disparities among moving companies. Not all moving experiences are created equal, and we want to ensure your move is a smooth and worry-free one.

    There are countless tales of moving mishaps:

    • Movers who vanish after receiving a hefty deposit, leaving you in the lurch.
    • Furniture that arrives at your new home in shambles, with no compensation.
    • Valuables mysteriously disappearing during transit, missing from the inventory.
    • Dishonest movers holding your belongings hostage, demanding exorbitant cash payments before unloading.
    • Nightmare moves that take longer and cost much more than initially promised.

    That’s why we’ve prepared this essential consumer advisory. There’s no need for you to endure the anguish that countless others have suffered. Your moving experience can be painless and trouble-free. We want you to be informed about what to seek and what to avoid when selecting a reliable moving company.

    Moving companies fall into two main categories:

    1. Reputable, insured, licensed companies: These firms adhere to a strict code of ethics, handle your belongings with utmost care, treat you with respect, and stand by their brand.
    2. Fly-by-night operators: These companies may seem friendly but often cut corners by hiring untrained workers without background checks or drug tests, lack proper packing and loading expertise, or lack the necessary licenses and insurance.

    So, how can you distinguish between them, and why should you care? Your choice of mover can have a lasting impact on your life.

    Here are some critical questions to ask every moving company you consider:

    1. Is your company licensed and registered? Many movers in New Jersey operate illegally without a license, often advertising on Craigslist, Yelp, and other websites. Licensing ensures that movers follow regulations to protect consumers. Unlicensed movers can leave you without recourse if issues arise.
    2. Do you employ trained, screened employees? Unscrupulous companies hire untrained laborers with questionable backgrounds. To ensure your family’s safety, choose a mover that conducts thorough background checks on its employees.
    3. Are you a member of industry associations and the Better Business Bureau? Membership in trade associations demonstrates a commitment to professionalism, and BBB membership signifies ethical business practices. Membership in the industry trade association demonstrates that a company is licensed and is committed to continuous improvement to better serve their customers. You can see a list of New Jersey’s association members at the New Jersey Warehousemen and Movers Association website.
    4. Do you require a large deposit? Reputable movers typically do not ask for substantial upfront payments. Be cautious of companies requesting large deposits, as this may signal potential issues.
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    In Closing: The True Cost of Moving

    Remember the old saying, “You get what you pay for.” This holds especially true when selecting a reliable moving company. While unlicensed and lower-quality movers may offer lower prices, they may cut corners, hire untrained workers, lack insurance, and handle your belongings carelessly. Ultimately, you might end up paying as much or more than you would with an honest mover.

    Your possessions are valuable, and your peace of mind is priceless. Don’t jeopardize them for minor savings offered by dishonest movers. Instead, make the wise decision by selecting a reliable moving company.

    If you seek exceptional service from a reputable moving company that can provide a stress-free relocation – professionally and punctually – we invite you to reach out to us. Our team is ready to answer your questions, offer in-home or remote surveys, and discuss your move’s details without any obligation.

    Feel free to call us or speak with our dedicated customer support staff:


    Thank you for considering us for your move.


    Mike Jenkins


    Anchor Moving & Storage