Tips on Choosing a Moving Company

Are you planning on making a big move soon, either residential or commercial? If so, you are probably aware of just how big of a task you have ahead of you. However, it is possible to save a lot of time and stress with your move by hiring professional movers. Here at Abe Lincoln Movers, we have years of experience handling residential and commercial moves of all sizes. If you are new to choosing a moving company, let us give you some tips to find someone who will cater to your needs.

Do they check inventory?

One thing you want to make sure before you commit to a moving company is that they will do a thorough inventory check prior to the move. This will not only ensure that you are covered for any possible damage to your belongings, but it helps the mover give an appropriate estimate, and is a good indicator that your mover knows what they are doing.

Avoid large deposits

A reputable moving company shouldn’t be asking for large scale deposits prior to the move, but should rather take the bulk of their payment upon delivery. If there is a deposit prior to the move required by a moving company, make sure to pay it by credit card to protect from the possibility of fraudulent activity.

Get References

As with most businesses, a great way to check on a company’s reputation is by looking for references. You can always start from family and friends’ recommendations, and go from there. Of course, nowadays, you can go online and find reputable review sites on just about anyone!

Ask About Extra Fees

Many movers will tack on extra fees for all kinds of obstacles. If you live above the first floor, into a two story house, or are moving on a narrow street, these are just some things that could possibly result in an extra hidden fee. Ideally, a moving company will be upfront and honest about any possible hidden fees that may charge.


Probably one of the most important aspects to any moving company is how they are insured. Legally, moving companies must assume liability for everything that they transport, however there are two different types of liability they may have. Full Value Protection is the most comprehensive type of moving insurance plan you can get. Any item that is lost, destroyed or damaged in your mover’s custody will either be repaired or replaced under this plan. The other type of value protection is Alternative Level of Liability, which is the economical option. With this plan, movers are only liable for up to 60 cents per pound of items destroyed.

Follow these tips and you will be sure to find a moving company that suits your needs. If you are looking for a moving company in the Denver and greater Colorado area, trust the professionals at Abe Lincoln Movers! Give us a call for more information on our moving services, we will be happy to answer any questions that you may have.