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Craigslist: Top Moving Companies Mistake #1

Moving is said to be one of the most stressful times of your life. To pack up everything you own and start over in a new place is scary. Moving really can be a nightmare. There are so many different movers in Charlotte, NC that you can choose from. How do you know which ones are reputable? Charlotte is a city that is growing so fast and has so many people moving to it, I’ve heard tons of horrifying stories. I remember one story where a woman had recently bought a brand new house in Charlotte. She told me she found some Charlotte movers off Craigslist. She figured she didn’t have anything worth much and it was the most cost-effective way. When she moved out of her apartment, the movers packed all of her cleaning supplies in a box. She didn’t realize that the movers placed the box on top of brand new carpeting at her brand new home. When she went to unpack it, the bottle of Clorox inside had exploded and leaked, leaving a huge white spot on the carpet. Sadly, since the movers were just some guys off Craigslist trying to earn extra money, she had no recourse.



Classifieds: Top Moving Companies Mistake #2

One couple told me that they hired a few guys to move them when they bought their first house. They found the guys in the paper. Everything went well with the move….or so they thought. When they went back to their old house to clean it after the move, they walked into a nightmare. The movers have disconnected their washing machine which was located on the second floor. Unfortunately they never correctly shut off the water. The second floor had flooded and caused huge water spots in their ceiling. It was thousands of dollars to repair and the family that was supposed to buy their house backed out. Not only did they get hit with a huge insurance claim, but they also ended up paying two mortgages for almost a year. When it came time to hold the mover accountable, they found out they were not insured.



Road Sign: Top Moving Companies Mistake #3

One of the worst stories I’ve heard was a young family who saw a sign on a street corner in Charlotte advertising movers for a really cheap rate. They called the company and received an estimate over the phone. They hired the moving company to move them to their new house. The movers showed up on time and loaded up all of their belongings. They were supposed to deliver the same day. Sadly, they never showed up at the new house. The police were called and a report was made. Unfortunately, the scammers were never caught and this family lost everything. These scams aren’t only happening in Charlotte. They’re happening nationwide. And as and more people move each year, we continue to see increases in these types of issues.



Top Moving Companies Charlotte, NC

Working with a properly licensed and insured moving company gives you peace of mind. Moves are stressful enough without the added worry of wondering whether or not the mover you’re using will turn into a moving nightmare. Selecting a reputable moving company is easy when you know what to look for.



To make sure you have a reputable company ask them for the following information:

• Full company name (for example our company name is Road Haugs, Inc.)
• DOT and MC numbers (for example our DOT # 2535952 is and our MC # is 882889)
• NC Utilities Commission Number (C#) (for example our # is C-2570)
• Insurance Information
• Company web site address
• Email addresses
• Get references (and call them)

All reputable local movers in Charlotte, NC will be on file with the Utilities Commission. Double-check to make sure your moving company is licensed and has been granted their certificate of exemption that allows them to transport household goods in the state of North Carolina.

All reputable Interstate Charlotte moving companies are certified with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA.) You can go to their web site to search for motor carrier license information. First click on Company Snapshot in the center of the page. In the center of the next web page, you’ll see a search area. Put in your company’s DOT license number, and click ‘Search’. If the DOT number that they gave you is accurate (which it better be or it’s time to move on again) you’ll be presented with a screen with lots of information.

Do your research! Remember, if you go the “cheap” route, it may end up costing you a lot more in the long run. When you deal with top moving companies in Charlotte, NC your move will go so much more smoothly.

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