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4 Things to Check When Choosing a Moving Company

Whether you are moving to another state or country, hire a moving company for a hassle-free move. Schultz Bros Vans & Storage is now helping families and businesses in Healdsburg move into their next location.

A moving company can help you better plan your move. Your provider’s team will take several steps to prevent damage during your move and handle different moving tasks, allowing you to focus on other important tasks such as changing your address for important documents and transferring utilities.

All moving companies are not created equal. Some moving companies make tall claims but are unable to deliver on their promise. Before you hire a moving company, research them to determine if the mover is trustworthy.

Here are some things to check when choosing a moving company.


Make sure the mover you are considering has extensive experience in handling local and interstate moves. You can safely assume that the longer a mover has been in business, the better equipped they are to handle moves efficiently.

When you hire a moving company that has been in business for years, you grant yourself peace of mind knowing that your items are in safe hands. An experienced moving team knows what can go wrong during a move and plans everything down to the last detail to prevent mistakes and confusion.

Licensing and Insurance

To obtain their license, a mover has to fulfill some requirements and should demonstrate their expertise. All interstate movers should register with the U.S. Department of Transportation. Before you hire a mover, check their USDOT number to see if they hold a valid license.

Make sure the provider you are considering has proper liability coverage or workers’ compensation insurance. When you hire an uninsured company, you take on a great level of personal liability. If someone on an uninsured mover’s moving crew gets injured in an accident on your property, you may be held liable for damages.

Credibility and Reputation

There are several ways to check the credibility and reputation of a mover. Talk to your friends, family members, or colleagues who have hired the moving company in the past. Ask them about their experience working with the mover. Go to independent, trusted third-party review sites to check customer reviews. Check moving business with the BBB. Check out their social media profiles to see what people are saying about them.


Look for movers that are members of reputable national industry bodies. To become a member of a reputable industry body, a mover has to meet certain standards. Members must commit to continuous learning and make a conscious effort to stay current with technology trends.

Schultz Bros Van & Storage has been helping businesses and individuals plan their moves for more than 100 years. Our team consists of some of the most respected moving experts now serving Healdsburg. Their experience crafting customized moving solutions for our customers sets them apart. To learn more, call (707) 546-1616.