PROFESSIONAL MOVERS GUIDE AND TIPS

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Professional Movers Tips

  1.  Stress Less with Professional Movers
  2. We're Here to Assist You 
  3. Know When You Need to Hire a Professional
  4. Choosing Your Moving Company
  5. Find Movers of All Types
  6. Good Reviews are Critical to a Companies' Reputation
  7. Organize the Best You Can
  8.  Plan Far Ahead

1. Stress Less with Professional Movers

When moving to another office or moving your business elsewhere, allow Moving Authority to help you find the right moving company to cater to your needs. There is no reason why anyone in the midst of relocating should have to stress further by trying to find a company that's right for them.

2. We're Here to Assist You

That's why we created a web based system proven to help you find a moving company to assist you, regardless of the circumstances. Companies interact with Moving Authority and let us know their specialties and then when you fill out a quote form on the right side of any page on Moving Authority, a process begins on our backend that pairs you with a few different moving companies that are perfect for your specifics. Upon filling out the quote form, you will be taken to an inventory page, which allows you to fill out all of the various items you will be moving and their quantities, it is important to be as specific as possible on this step because, in the end, you will notice the difference in pairing if you have been.

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3. Know When You Need to Hire a Professional

There are a lot of situations in which a person needs truly professional movers, one of them is in the situation in which many people find themselves. They have once or twice in their lives moved furniture and know that is can be dangerous in certain ways, so sometimes you need someone help with moving heavy furniture safely. The move tips below will give you insight into how professional movers run in the moving industry and how they operate in these current times. These statistics are some of the more important tips moving companies are able to give to us. While finding guides moving companies posted on their site, it is impossible to search for this information anywhere else but here.


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4. Choosing Your Moving Company

While moving to any location if you are moving in with your partner, whether it is national, internationally or even down the street, there are certain aspects that you will want to have addressed when choosing professional movers to hire. Here is a short tip sheet of general guidelines, though the more reading you do on our site the more information you will gather. Our writers are always busy coming up with new ways to help you with your experience during a move.

  • Make sure that they have respectable and positive reviews.
  • That they can adequately cater to your every need in regards to your move.
  • Their services offered are exactly what you expect.
  • That they are able to service your move from A to B.
  • They are a full service moving company with years of experience.

5. Find Movers of All Types

With all of these tips in mind, finding professional movers to help you should not be a difficult task, there are good movers out there. Find a professional mover long before the move date. This will relieve the stress as moving day nears, allowing you to focus more on the other facets of the move in regards to your business, such as advertising your soon-to-be location and possible employee relocation.

6. Good Reviews are Critical to a Companies' Reputation

Perhaps one of the most crucial aspects of finding professional movers would be making certain that the company is well-reviewed. Customers love to write out reviews when they are very satisfied or genuinely upset with their prior moving experience pertaining to the company they had chosen to hire. Moving Authority has an entire section on our site with reviews written by customers for each of the companies that they have had experiences with. This will guide you in discovering the appropriate company for your move.

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7. Organize the Best You Can

Moving a business or office can be a costly experience compared to packing a home and will depend on a number of possessions that will need to be moved to the new location. This is why having moving checklists is important in finding out what needs to be done to safely move all your possessions from your location to your new one. Items moving is a very difficult thing to do when you want to make sure your items are properly taken care of. A checklist move is more organized and efficient compared to a move without one. Move planning is also an important task that should begin way before the move is even started.

8. Plan Far Ahead

Coming up with a plan is important because it allows you write each task down in order for your move to be completed. Find one that best suits your budget and is closest to having the services you require. Keep in mind, that extending your budget a little further for a professional move might be in your best interest if you would like a moving company with the utmost respect and reliability. Having your belongings, especially when they are of great monetary value, handled with care and professionalism can save you more money in the future and prevent you from having to replace or repair any of the moved possessions. Move packing may be a difficult thing to do but if you are looking to move, it is a task that you need to complete to get the result you want which is to move your things with a mover.


Don't make the mistake of calling any moving company to assist you in a move, particularly when it comes to relocating your business. Take caution in the company's reputation and services. Select the right company with Moving Authority's resourcefulness.

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Burnett C

4 years, 11 months ago

Thank you for the list tips on the site. I will definitely be keeping in mind the difference between professionals and DIY with our next move.

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Adam P

4 years, 11 months ago

Your very welcome Burnett, please let me know if you would like any information or moving education before your next move. Our aim is to help everyone in the moving industry what ever there needs.

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Smithd696

4 years, 7 months ago

There is visibly a bunch to realize about this. I consider you made various good points in features also.

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Sharon West

4 years, 11 months ago

Good Day,
Our offices have more than 20 computers linked to a main server. Would professional movers be able to move this for us, or should we hire an specific IT company for our computers?

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Adam P

4 years, 11 months ago

If the movers are commercial movers they should be able to handle the disconnection and reconnection of the computers. If you need help with the network or server I would advise hiring a separate IT company. The reason I say this is because it will allow your company to be up and running quicker and also allow each party to do what they specialize at. Time is money when moving a business because the office needs to get back to what they are good at in what ever industry they are in so getting professional movers cost will save them money in the big picture. When office moving, professional packers and movers may need to pack the computers in different ways depending on how far you are traveling.

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Gregory West

4 years, 10 months ago

When I fill in the form and you pair us with a moving company, what are the main points you are looking for to do a good pairing?

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Adam P

4 years, 10 months ago

Gregory the main point is follow though with the form and then continuing to the inventory page. Impute your household goods that you are moving. Professional Movers want to give you an accurate price and our inventory tool. Providing this key information is what you'll need to do anyway, so it helps in the long run. The professional mover that you meet on our site can easily provide a professional movers cost.

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Sara L

4 years, 9 months ago

Would you recommend professional movers when we move offices within the same building, and would they have their own insurance, or fall under the companies insurance?

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Ashley Richmond

4 years, 9 months ago

Yes we would advise a professional moving company. Licensed movers are insured in the USA and would know how to get the job done properly. A office move needs to be done right the first time. Business's have to get back to what there good at. Getting your office up and running quick is the key with any business move so hire a pro moving company.

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Kenneth M

4 years, 7 months ago

Do you have a checklist of questions to ask a mover before I confirm the company to move my house hold goods?

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Ashley Richmond

3 years, 12 months ago

Hey Kenneth, great question. We currently don't have a list of questions that you can ask a mover before they move you but we definitely can get started working on one. Thanks for the suggestion. I'm sure future movers will be grateful for the checklist.

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Kacy Smith

3 years, 12 months ago

Thanks for the infographs on this page, these really help me understand how moving companies work especially when I have never dealt with them before. It seems like getting a professional mover will save me lots of time which I can spend on other things like work and family. Thanks again!

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Ashley Richmond

3 years, 12 months ago

Hi Kacy,

We're glad you like the professional moving infographs that we put up on our pages. We try our best to be as informative as possible so we try to make it easier on the reader by supplementing our content with images.

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