Austin Moving Company Resources

Our family has lived in Austin for almost 7 years now, and we recently moved to a new house with more space for our growing family.Moving can be a headache, but fortunately there are several wonderful moving companies in the Austin area to help ease the pain of moving. If you’re like us, your time is valuable and probably already consumed with work, home, and other activities. Now you are moving to Austin TX and trying to schedule the time to pack moving boxes. Professional moving companies can offer you more time in the form of packing for you. Wouldn’t it be nice to delegate all that packing?

There are many advantages to having a moving company handling all aspects of your move to Austin TX. Austin movers with decades of experience know how to pack your belongings safely, and load the truck in such a way to prevent shifting while in transit to avoid damage. Professional movers carry liability insurance so if there is any damage, you are covered. If something is damaged in transit their insurance company will pay to have it repaired or replaced.

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Start with a list of local movers. As you are comparing moving companies, there are some red flags that you should beware of:

• A moving company with no local address, just a PO Box. This can be a sign of a possible scam. Once you give your worldly possessions to this company, they will have you over the proverbial barrel. If your mover has a PO Box (not bad in and of itself), ask for a street address as well.

• You want to be cost conscious, so your want a moving company that is budget-friendly, but not too cheap. A deal that seems too good to believe may not be on the up and up.

• Ask for a copy of your signed contract to protect yourself. Some unscrupulous companies will present incomplete paperwork to be signed when you hire them, only to add on services and charges later on you have not agreed to.

• Ask for a copy of your signed contract to protect yourself. Some unscrupulous companies will present incomplete paperwork to be signed when you hire them, only to add on services and charges later on you have not agreed to.

• Another way to protect yourself is to make a notation on the copy you sign that services outside the scope of the contract are not approved and will not be paid for.

• Never pay in cash. Some scam artists will ask for a cash deposit. A reputable company will have no issue with receiving payment by check or credit card.

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Moving Costs

Another factor affecting your choice of a mover is cost. For a local move, expect an hourly rate. Rates will differ from company to company, but most are within the same price range. A mover who quotes a price too good to be true should concern you enough to investigate before hiring. Check the Better Business Bureau website and look for independent customer reviews of Austin movers on Yelp, Angie’s List, etc. For a long-distance move, you can expect a flat rate, usually by weight.

Local Moving Companies

These are a few of the moving companies in the Austin TX area to consider:

Apple Moving Company is a full-service moving company serving the Austin TX area for 24 years – expertise you can count on!

Blue Whale Moving and Storage, family owned and operated, offers 27 years of experience with a commitment to excellence.

Square Cow Moovers is a family company founded on integrity, courtesy, professionalism, and expertise.

We used Apple Moving for our most recent move and were so thrilled with both the price and expediency of our move. With 3 kids running around and both of us in the midst of busy projects at work, our move was poorly timed, but the guys at Apple Moving really were life savers. Blue Whale and Square Cow are both reputable companies that friends of ours have used, so I’d recommend checking those out as well. Happy Moving!

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