Top Moving Scams

  • As a consumer seeking moving services always beware of scams and illegal movers. Unfortunately, there are a lot of people in the industry that claim to be movers but are not legal movers. Here is a list of some top moving scams. Phoning It In: Although, surveys are being done more via skype or a video chat of some sort today there are still some situations where it’s definitely more important for an in person estimate to be completed. If a customer only has a couple of bigger pieces being moved and it is local then a phone survey would suffice. But if a customer has a 4 bedroom fully furnished home that needs packing an in home estimate is ideal. The Cursory Glance: An estimator should always take their time to go through every nook and cranny while doing an estimate for moving. An “estimator” that only glances at everything and does not take the time to look through cabinets or under beds is probably not the most accurate. And an inaccurate estimate could result in a higher cost for moving. Deposits: On a local move it is typical for our company to ask for a small deposit up front to secure your spot on the schedule. Typically that is the travel fee. A mover that requests a large amount or all up front is not trustworthy and could switch up the cost on you towards the end of your move. Be aware of those trying to scam you out of money. The “Guaranteed” Quote: Federal law requires one of two kinds of moving contracts. A non-binding estimate means the company cannot require payment of more than 10 percent above the original estimate, due within 30 days of delivery. A binding estimate is supposed to be a guaranteed price for the move and all extras and services. If additional services are requested (such as unpacking), the extra fee is due within 30 days of delivery. Always read the fine print on an estimate and ask questions. The Blank Contract: Read a contract from top to bottom and never sign a blank contract. Get everything in writing including extra surcharges, your moving dates, and proof of a deposit (if one is required). At A+ Moving and Storage we are honest and transparent. If you have a question after you’ve received your estimate, just ask. We are always here to help in any way possible and want to make your move as stress free as possible.

    15 Mar
    15 Mar
  • Looking for a moving company that goes above and beyond all other moving companies? Look no further because A+ Moving and Storage is your place! We understand that whether you are moving down the street or states away, moving can be stressful. The last thing you want to worry about is if your movers are going to damage your belongings. Or what if you can’t move the heavy stuff on your own? We take special care of all of your things going. We even help box and wrap them for you! If you need items disassembled such as bed frames, dressers, desk, and more – we can help! Now that we have your moving squared away, what about all the stuff you don’t want to take with you, but can’t sell or give away like that family heirloom king bed, or the RV you don’t know where to storage at your new address just yet? No worries A+ is here to save the day. We offer a variety of different storage options. Your valuable furniture in our care will be wrapped so that no harm will come to it while in storage. Once everything is safe and secure in our storage areas we will give you your own inventory list of everything we have so that if something happens, you will know! As for that extra vehicle, boat, or RV leaving it with us will be the best decision you’ve made so far because for free of charge we will start-up your vehicle once a month to ensure a healthy battery and vehicle when you return back to it! Whether it is vehicle storage, boat storage, furniture storage, or more A+ Moving and Storage is your full-service moving destination.

    21 Nov
    21 Nov
  • We all love Fayetteville, NC, but in a military town we realize that moving is common and moving cross-country happens. A long distance move can be stressful, and long car rides with kids isn’t easy. Here are some tips for traveling long distance with children and keeping everyone happy along the way. Snacks for the Road Not only the kids get hungry. While A+ Moving and Storage takes care of your move – you’ll have plenty of car space to fit a cooler packed full of delicious treats. If your time is limited just pack some easy trail mix – something delicious that keeps you full. Entertainment Keep things fun! Depending on ages – books, audiobooks, movies, tablets etc. can all help make a long car ride seem shorter! Don’t forget the charger! Toys and coloring books can help to keep toddlers occupied as well. Be sure to encourage your kids to bring their favorite stuffed animal along for the ride. Even blankets and pillows in the back seat can make the road trip seem more fun! Drive through the Night For you night owl parents – wait until it’s the kids bedtime and drive through the night. Beat traffic and get a large portion of the trip completed with sleepy/stress-free youngsters! Take an afternoon nap prior to leaving and be sure you are well rested and prepared with plenty of water and your own snacks to keep you alert and driving safely.   Moving with kids doesn’t have to be a nightmare if you take the right steps to prepare! A+ Moving and Storage will be sure to take care of your move and you just worry about you and your family!

    12 Oct
    12 Oct
  • Mistake 1: Not Knowing the Type of Moving Vehicle. Make sure to contact your moving company and ask what type of moving vehicle they will be using. Moving Companies may use anything from trailers to 18-wheelers and you won’t know until you ask. A+ Moving and Storage uses  18-wheelers so that you have an abundance of room for your large or small move. Call us for dimensions! Mistake 2: Not Thinking About Where the Moving Truck Will Park. Now that you know the moving company’s vehicle type, make sure that you think ahead of where the truck will be parking when loading or unloading. Parking can be tight at apartment complexes or in large cities. Make sure to plan ahead so that it doesn’t cause a headache on your moving day. Mistake 3: Not Giving the Movers Unloading Directions. Our movers at A+ Moving and Storage are expert unloaders, but you’re the boss on moving day. As with any moving company, it’s best to let movers know how you want things arranged in the unit before unloading begins. Need us to move something around once places? Speak up! This step may take some extra thought and planning prior to your move. Make sure to make a list or even a layout to give to your movers to make the day go smoothly! Mistake 4: Not Knowing How Much Space You Need for Your Things.  When it comes to storage space, it can be difficult to guess exactly how much space you need. If your belongings already are organized and boxed up, this is easier to determine. But when in doubt, get advice from the A+ Moving and Storage! Mistake 5: Visiting the Storage Facility When Everyone Else Is There. It is typical to move in or out of a storage unit on the weekends or after 5 during the work week. Think about scheduling a visit or move during work hours Monday-Friday to reduce wait!   Call A+ Moving and Storage for more moving and storage tips! We do free estimates!

    16 Sep
    16 Sep
  • Dear Mary, Jerry, your devoted family & staff, On behalf of Fayetteville Urban Ministry, we thank you for hosting a wonderful food drive. It is special people like you that has an unbelievable impact in helping the Emergency Assistance Program. We truly appreciate you. We also want to say a special thank to you Ericka for her hard work. Janice Voter

    13 Sep
    13 Sep
  • This cheer originally appeared in the Fayetteville Observer. Cheers to several Fayetteville businesses that made a recent move easier. My ex-wife has heart problems, and our oldest son was recently diagnosed with stage 4 cancer. I came to Fayetteville recently to help them move to Florida to be closer to our daughter. We had exemplary help from A+ Moving and Storage and their employees, Jamie Currie and packer Charles. The Red Roof Inn on Bordeaux Park Drive worked with me on accommodations, which had to be changed several times. In the end, there was more to be moved than we could handle and A+ moved the additional items for us at a reasonable price. We also had assistance from Tennie the Junk Lady, who removed a lot of the excess material. I thank the people of Fayetteville for their kindness and assistance. These folks represented your community very well. – Prescott Lawrence, Grayson, Georgia

    12 Aug
    12 Aug
  • The Fayetteville Urban Ministry recently highlighted A+ Moving and Storage in their recent newsletter regarding their Emergency Assistance food drive. Here is some additional information directly from Fayetteville Urban Ministry: Our Emergency Assistance program continues to operate the County’s largest independent food pantry. At EA, Food Pantry clients are given a unique shopping experience, allowing them to select the foods they want. EA staff also give each client tasty and healthy recipes that they can use to best prepare the meals they will make with the food they recieve from our food pantry.

    12 Aug
    12 Aug
  • We are proud to have delivered thousands of pounds of food to our local food bank that goes to the families here in Fayetteville, NC and surrounding areas. We want to do all we can to help feed those struggling in North Carolina! More information about Move for Hunger here View this great video posted by Move for Hunger about our passion!

    09 May
    09 May
  • Fayetteville, NC – A+ Relocation Services, Inc., a division of A+ Moving & Storage, a Fayetteville transportation service company, today announced that it has been awarded the military service relocation contract for Fort Bragg, North Carolina. The contract authorizes the procurement of local relocation services to and from the Fort Bragg and Pope AFB areas, as well as “Area 2”, which includes the northern and western parts of North Carolina. The award of the contract to a locally owned and operated business brings revenue back into the Fayetteville economic area. The previous contractor had a local agent, but was headquartered out of state. This contract award supplements the current military transportation services that A+ provides, which includes Code 1 and Code 2 moves across the United States. A+ uses proven training methods, quality materials and equipment, the most dedicated employees, and very detailed quality control standards and metrics to maintain high quality while keeping costs down – creating the best possible business environment for the customers, the government, and the company. “This contract demonstrates the U.S. Government’s confidence in A+ Moving and Storage and their ability to serve our military community with quality transportation services.”, said Jerry Hare, owner and manager. “We are dedicated to providing the best and most comprehensive service possible.” The contract became active on March 1st, 2008. Since that date, customers have rated the A+ crews at 98% Excellent on a consumer satisfaction survey – which is conducted at the completion of every relocation. “Anything less than 100% will always be an opportunity for improvement,” says Jerry, who also says that the company will never rest on past awards. “We want to be an industry leader in serving our community, and especially our military service members.”

    05 Apr
    05 Apr
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