Don't Fall for a Craigslist Scam: Hire a Reputable Moving Company

May 26 2016

residential moversBuyer beware: when you pay for convenience, you aren’t always going to get quality. This is true for just about any kind of transaction and it certainly holds true when you are hiring furniture movers.

Craigslist was set up with the best of intentions. You can get pretty much anything off of this super handy website, which was designed for your convenience. But be careful what you wish for. There is no shortage of workers on the Internet who claim they have the skills to help you move and most likely advertise a tempting low price, but remember, you get what you pay for. You can’t trust just anybody with your precious belongings.

When you hire a crew of strangers online, it is likely that they are untrained, uncertified, and uninsured. This is undoubtedly a recipe for disaster. Without a signed contract, what is stopping this anonymous crew of “residential movers” from driving off with your stuff? Of course, you may have hired yourself a group of well-meaning individuals with no intention of robbing you, but that doesn’t mean there is no risk involved. An untrained crew can accidentally cause more harm than good, accidentally damaging your valuable, irreplaceable, precious belongingsp.

The online search is easy and the price may look right, but take a moment and think it through. You will realize that there are better alternatives to hiring furniture movers on Craigslist. Go online and look for local professional residential moving services. Through a company’s website and online reviews, you will be able to get a feel for which companies are trustworthy. Find a company that has insurance, experience, and a strong reputation in your community.

The average American moves about 12 times and 33% of renters move every single year. The college-educated are the most likely to move, so you would think that with so much experience and education, we would be making smarter decisions when it comes to who we are trusting with our belongings.

Moving is stressful enough. Do your research; don’t fall for a Craigslist scam.