Avoid moving scams & stay safe


In what some are calling the “Great Reshuffling,” 11 percent of Americans moved in 2020 as the pandemic continued raging across the world, a new survey reports. (Getty Images)

HOUSTON (CW39) – It’s moving season and Houston is a big destination for people looking to put down new roots. 40 million people move each year in the United States. It is estimated that 80% of those moves occur between now and September. However, if you don’t want to get scammed by your moving company listen up as CW39’s Shannon LaNier gets tips from the owner of Pack It Movers, Anthony Johnson.

Here’s a little more about Anthony’s company, Pack It Movers…

Pack It Movers is a moving company that is unlike any other in the San Diego, Houston and Katy areas. We offer many services that other moving companies don’t, like price matching, free estimates, and 24 live customer service. We are a residential and commercial moving company that families and businesses can trust.

Pack It Movers is a residential and commercial moving company with a team of highly trained moving experts. Our staff is taught to be knowledgeable, efficient, and to protect the belongings of our clients above all else. When you choose us, you can be sure that your next move will be handled by a team of moving specialists whose priority is getting your belongings moved safely and soundly.

It you don’t select a company like Pack It Movers to help you move, follow these tips to stay safe…

Today’s Moving Tips Include…

“Avoid Moving Scams”

  • Get 3 Estimates
  • Look At Reviews
  • Make Sure DOT# is on Website
  • DOT Brochure on Website
  • Get copy of mover’s insurance

“How To Safely Pack Truck”

  • Evenly disperse weight
  • Always get TV Box
  • Pack in U Shape
  • Tightly Pack Items
  • Use safety straps

“Moving In The Rain”

  • Make parking reservations
  • Use Shrink Wrap
  • Utilize Padded quilts/blankets
  • Lay down Runners

Pod Moving: Pros

  • Convenient
  • Makes Moving Portable
  • Better Security
  • What are some of the Cons…?

Pod Moving: Cons

  • Takes Longer To Move
  • Limited Space
  • Do It Yourself

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