How To Choose A Mover
Here are some important things to consider before you hire a local mover. Choose a mover that meets the following specifications:
with the BBB
Has a Great
Visit the TxDMV…this is how:
“TxDMV Enforcement Division handles all inquiries regarding household goods movers. For questions regarding other issues, contact your district office. There are several ways to contact TxDMV: Call 1-888-DMVGOTX (1-888-386-4689); Write TxDMV – TxDMV Enforcement Division, 150 E. Riverside, Austin, TX 78704; or go to the website at www.txdmv.gov.
Ask for References
It is recommended to shop for at least three movers before settling on the best choice. They should all have online references with what previous customers have said about their service. A great resource is the Better Business Bureau. If a mover has a good standing with the BBB, chances are they have the proper state license, but it is always good to check yourself and easy to do so.
How to Find Out if a Mover is Licensed
Movers in the state of Texas are regulated by the TXDMV. All movers operating legally in are assigned a TXDMV number by this state-run organization.
Once you know their TXDMV number, visit the TXDMV website to look up their standing.
How to Get the Best Moving Deals
As a rule of thumb, weekends are the busiest times for movers. Certain movers charge up to 20% less if you move during the weekdays. Make sure to ask the mover about their peak days and times.
TIP: Beware of movers that charge too little for their services, and remember that a mover with a great reputation means great rates!
What is Considered “Extra”
Most movers will generally sell you boxes, packing wrap, and tape, but you can often get these materials elsewhere for less. Some movers for extra tape and wrap used on the day of the move. Typically, disassembly and reassembly is included in your moving package. Many movers will provide you will complimentary wardrobe boxes if you ask for them. Other extra charges may include: long walks, trip or fuel charges, third floor moves.
Fixed Price vs. Hourly
Most local movers charge an hourly rate for their services, however some movers will provide a flat rate price for larger moves. Ask your mover for a free estimate.