Why the Cheapest Movers Aren’t Always the Best Choice

Jul 1, 2021 | Moving Mistakes, Tips

Don’t Cut Costs with Cheap Movers

At Element Moving and Storage, our top priority is giving our clients the best service possible. We treat your belongings with respect, and we offer a wide range of moving services so you can get all the help you need. Moving is expensive, and some people think they can cut costs by hiring the cheapest movers around. Here are a few reasons why you shouldn’t settle for less when it comes to choosing your movers.

They Might Not Care About Your Belongings

Professional movers work hard to keep your belongings safe. We handle fragile boxes delicately, strategically pack the moving truck so nothing is damaged, and we’ll sit down with you before the move to make sure we’re doing the best we can for you and your stuff. Cheap movers might not show as much care for your belongings. Your boxes might be haphazardly thrown into the moving truck with no strategy to prevent damage. If these movers break any of your stuff, you probably won’t get your money back like you can with professional movers.

They Might Not be Properly Licensed

Professional moving companies need to be licensed and registered with the Department of Transportation and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. Depending on the state, a moving company without this licensing could be operating illegally.

Companies without the proper licensing probably don’t offer insurance for any belongings they might damage during the move, which can cost you hundreds of dollars.

If your moving company shows up with an unmarked truck or doesn’t have a physical address, they most likely aren’t licensed with the FMCSA. If a company isn’t licensed with the FMCSA, you won’t be able to report and get compensated for any damaged items.

You Might Not Get Your Money’s Worth

Cheap, unlicensed movers usually have a narrow range of service, only offering transportation and loading/unloading. With a little more money, you can hire a legitimate company that offers packing, unpacking, storage, and more. A more expensive company with proper training, licensing, and more options is well worth the extra money, but the service you’ll receive from cheap movers might not even be worth what you paid.

Instead of shorting yourself, invest more in your movers so you get more options, quality customer service, and the peace of mind in knowing your belongings are taken care of. 

Quality Moving Services With Element Moving

Element Moving is one of the most trusted moving services in the Dallas area. When you hire us, we’ll talk with you to determine how involved you want us to be in your move. Our movers can do everything from packing, loading/unloading, transporting, and even unpacking based on your qualifications. If there’s anything you can’t take to your new place, we also offer short-term and long-term storage with 24/7 security cameras and protection from local law enforcement. If you want affordable moving without sacrificing quality, call or visit our website for a free quote today!