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Hired Shady Movers? Here’s What To Do!

We’ve all had a moment in our lives when our intuition speaks to us. You may not be able to pinpoint the cause but your gut is telling you that something is off about the situation. If move day comes around and you get this feeling when your movers show up, you don’t have to stifle these feelings and go along with what is happening. You can always take control of the situation.

What could cause you to feel this way?

Maybe you noticed that your movers don’t have any branding on the side of their truck. Or they don’t have on any branded shirts or matching uniforms. An unmarked moving truck and unbranded uniforms are huge indicators that you may be dealing with illegal movers. You might not see any of these signs, maybe you just have a bad feeling in the pit of your stomach after seeing them drive up to your home. Don’t go through with any situation that you don’t feel comfortable with. Even if you have to rearrange your day, or take another day off work until you can schedule a move with professional movers.

What can you do?

The move is always in your hands. If you don’t feel comfortable you can always simply tell the movers that you are going to have to cancel the move. You don’t need to engage in a long conversation about why you no longer wish to use their service just be brief and to the point in a respectful manner.
Depending on who you have booked with you may still have to pay the travel fees for the movers coming out to your location. But if you feel uneasy, it’s better to pay a trip charge than to have to deal with worse issues that could potentially arise if you are dealing with unlicensed and unprofessional movers.

How to find trustworthy movers?

The best way to limit the chances of being in this situation in the first place is to do plenty of research before you book your move and look for credentials. Every certified moving company in the state of Texas is required to make their DMV number on their physical trucks as well as on their website. To see whether a moving company is verified with the Texas DMV look the company up on the DMV site TruckStop.
Another way to verify the legitimacy of a moving company is to see if they are BBB Accredited (a non-profit consumer advocate since 1912). You should also check out consumer reviews for the company on sites like Angie’s List, Yelp, Google Plus, and even Facebook.

In Conclusion

If you don’t feel comfortable with the move in any way, stop it. You never have to go through with a move that you have a bad feeling about. It may be an inconvenience, but you should trust the individuals that you are letting into your home.