How to choose a reputable moving company?

Moving nowadays is very popular, especially during summertime. If it’s your first time you will be overwhelmed with different options. But how to choose the right moving company with a good reputation?

There are a few important things to remember when choosing a reputable moving company. 

Good reviews

First and I guess the most important factor to consider when choosing movers is their reviews. It’s simple, they need to have at least over 30 reviews, these reviews should be positive and that’s it you say, but there are different sources, and it’s not a secret that some of these sources can have fake reviews, that’s why you have to use trusted sources such as Yelp, Thumbtack and etc. These websites have great algorithms that help to determine whether these reviews are fake or real. 

If you are looking for a budget option then it can be difficult for you to determine if the company is trusted, because when great old companies have a great reputation they definitely charge more.


Definitely, the first step for any moving company is to create a website that includes all the information about them, the services they provide, their experience, and more. That’s why you have to take a look at their website, take a look at some real photos of movers and trucks they have and etc…

Customer Service

Another important part is to talk to their representative and determine whether this person has enough knowledge about moving and always will help during your moving process. Small moving companies usually don’t have resources at the beginning to hire sales representatives that’s why they holding calls themselves, which is going to be helpful for you to understand if this person is reliable and can move you without any problems.


If it is your first time hiring movers good idea will be to ask your friends or family if they had any experience with movers, so they can advise you to hire someone who can move you.

License and Insurance

The last and most important part is to make sure the company you want to hire is licensed and insured. It’s under the law that every moving company must have a specific license whether it’s local, long-distance, or commercial moving. As well as every moving company must obtain insurance that will cover all your belongings in unexpected situations.

Be patient in choosing a moving company and start looking for one at least 1 month before your move. And remember that Octopus Moving company is fully licensed and insured to provide local and long-distance moving.