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Hiring movers based on moving rates – yes or no?


Money isn’t something every single of us has in abundance, especially during a pricey moving process. So, we have to use it carefully and get the most out of it. Hiring movers based on moving rates could be one option to look into. Not all the most expensive movers will be the best, nor will the cheaper ones be the worst. Here at U.Santini Moving & Storage, we’ve got a few suggestions on whether or not to look at the moving rates.

Why moving rates aren’t always 100% reliable

The truth about moving rates being high or low is that it really doesn’t have to mean anything. The quality of service isn’t immediately better once the rates are higher and vice versa. There are many more important things to look out for before hiring someone. The rates of course are a part of the entire decision, but not the most important one.

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Is hiring movers based on moving rates the right call to make?

There is a widely spread piece of disinformation that states that the more expensive something is – the better it is. The fact of the matter is that yes, certain really expensive things are expensive because they use good materials, the workers are highly skilled, etc. But more often than not, people are just selling a name. So, generally speaking, hiring movers based on moving rates doesn’t seem to be the right way to go.

Our affordable movers Brooklyn are just as competent if not more than your usual overpriced moving company. Be sure to give us a call and see for yourself!

What else to pay attention to when hiring movers based on moving rates?

Some of the first things we’d recommend paying attention to when choosing a moving company is how long they have existed. The longer a company has been operating, the more experience they have in handling many different jobs. Their employees are likely at the job for a long time and full of personal experience and expertise. They are more likely to be skilled at moving and are always the better option.

This doesn’t automatically mean that companies that have existed for a shorter period are not as skilled. That’s where our next suggestion comes into play. You should always search for recommendations from people you trust for services such as moving. No one can give you better advice than someone who has already gone through the whole moving process. When asking friends and family about different moving companies you’ll be able to get real, honest advice. Some of them will have amazing experiences with companies you wouldn’t even think of hiring, while some of them might have horror stories from a famous company.

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Trustworthy movers are what make a move successful, so choose wisely!

When to pay attention to moving rates?

If a company is really cheap and you’re thinking to yourself: perfect! We would urge you to think about it again. Extremely cheap moving companies with little to no reviews are not to be trusted. Our local movers Brooklyn urge you to be smart about your choices considering the price and the ratings of certain moving companies. If a moving company has 18 reviews all 5 stars with no additional comments, you can rest assured it is a complete scam.

What you need to be looking for are realistic prices, avoiding hiring movers based on low moving rates, and look at the reviews. Think to yourself, does this seem like something a real human being would say? Very, very rarely are fake reviews done so well that you can’t tell they are fake. It’s no math, it’s pretty easy to spot and your intuition won’t lie to you. 

Never hesitate to ask your movers questions

The first thing you need to do is ask your movers all the questions you’re interested in. If you catch them unable to answer some of your questions, probe a bit more and see if anything fishy is going on. Alternatively, they simply might not offer some of the services you need. If that’s the case, you just need to move on to another moving company and ask them. It’s very much trial and error. So you do need to be patient and dedicate a bit of time to finding your perfect match.

Our professional movers Brooklyn are here at your disposal. With amazing, skilled professionals, who have years’ worth of experience, you know you’re in good hands. Don’t hesitate to call us and ask about any services you might need. We pride ourselves in being very much interested in compromising with our customers and we always want everyone in the deal to get what they wanted. A move isn’t successful until everyone involved is 100% satisfied.

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Moving doesn’t have to be hard with the right team of people.

Is hiring movers based on moving rates completely not important?

Of course, they aren’t! You still have a budget you need to keep up and there is no reason to spend more than needed on a moving company. What we would like you to pay attention to is the price – not too much, not too little, the reviews, the recommendations, the experience. We’ve already gone through all these things, but once you take all these points into consideration, you’ll see how easily you’ll make your choice. When all the important things are laid out like that it’s simple to conclude what is best for you.

And don’t forget to immediately ask about any kind of specialized service you need. Many moving companies offer a lot of specialized services, but not all of them. So if this is something you absolutely need, you must ask your company before even talking about hiring them.

So, should you be hiring movers based on moving rates? The answer is both yes and no. You need to be able to afford the movers, obviously, but you also need the knowledge to skip over all the phonies. Good luck on your moving journey and choose carefully!

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Allison "Elnoods" N.

From Brooklyn, NY

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Frequently Asked Questions

At U.Santini Moving & Storage Brooklyn, we've earned our reputation through honesty and transparency. We're here to address all your questions and provide peace of mind as you choose our moving services in Brooklyn.

What are your working hours?

We are open from Monday to Friday, 7:30 AM–5 PM, but feel free to contact us through our contact form anytime. We'll get back to you ASAP.

Does U.Santini Moving & Storage offer insurance?

Absolutely! We offer various types of insurance to protect your belongings, including a full replacement option. The cost depends on how much your things are worth and the deductible you choose.

How soon should I schedule my move?

It's a good idea to book your moving company at least 8 weeks before your move. If you're moving during the holidays or in the summer, it's best to schedule it 12 weeks ahead. But if your move is between September and May, you can often book movers with just 2 weeks' notice. The key is to secure your moving crew as soon as you have all the details about your move.

Do you provide packing supplies?

Yes, we do. Along with the necessary boxes and packing materials for your move, we offer various 'Saver' packages tailored to the size of your home. If you don't use all the boxes you purchased, you can return them to our team after the move, and we'll refund the unused portion.

What type of storage do you offer?

At U. Santini Moving & Storage Brooklyn, we offer complete storage solutions in climate-controlled units. Our units are monitored 24/7 to keep your belongings safe, whether you need short-term or long-term storage. We even provide storage options for very short durations, including as little as 24 hours.

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