Category Archives: Before You move

Article posted on September 14, 2017

Where to start looking for a good mover

By Jeff Walker Finding a good moving company can be a daunting task.  While we outline how to research moving companies in our article “How to Find a Reputable Moving Company”, much of the information on where to find a mover is often times, still up to you. We can’t stress enough that where you Read the full article…


Article posted on September 06, 2017

Red Flag: Unexpected Increase in Price

By Jeff Walker This one usually comes as a shock to most people when they are working with their moving company.  When they first contacted their mover, they were told over the phone that an in-home estimate wasn’t needed, and that a phone estimate could be used instead.  Moving day arrives and the crew begins Read the full article…


Article posted on June 29, 2017

Cubic What?

A few years ago Tyrone Kelly, a volunteer at MovingScam.com took the time to write up an amazing essay that made it simple for pretty much everyone to understand their moving company estimates.  His advice was as good then as it is today and while my initial thoughts for this article were to re-hash the Read the full article…


Article posted on June 26, 2017

Know your responsibilities when you move

By Jeff Walker The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration publishes these responsibilities online.  Knowing your responsibilities when you move can save you a lot of headaches, and if you take a moving company to arbitration (or worse, court) based on your own knowledge, rather than what is law, you will undoubtedly walk away from the Read the full article…


Article posted on June 12, 2017

Knowing what your Mover Must Provide You

By Jeff Walker Over the course of the next several articles, we’ll be breaking down the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s booklet “Your Rights and Responsibilities when you Move”.  While it’s not complicated, it’s a must read for anyone hiring a moving company to mover their belongings and breaks down what each party can expect Read the full article…


Article posted on May 30, 2017

The problem with moving company brokers

In reading through the FMCSA’s rights and responsibilities booklet, you’ll see several references to moving company brokers alongside the term Movers or Moving Companies.  Brokers have the right to do business, and congress has decided to do little or nothing to see that they are not permitted to operate within the household goods industry.  What Read the full article…


Article posted on May 22, 2017

The Better Business Bureau: What you need to know

By Jeff Walker The BBB has been a useful tool over the years for anyone who’s visited the MovingScam.com website looking for a moving company.  Our article “How to Find a Reputable Moving Company” makes good use of their site.  They provide a wealth of information regarding consumer experiences with various companies, however can be fairly confusing Read the full article…


Article posted on August 25, 2014

Understanding the move timeline

By Suddath Relocation Systems Many people ask how far ahead one should begin the packing process for a move. Whether you’re moving across town, or across the country, the process is pretty similar as far as time frames go.  Many experts suggest anywhere between one and two months before the move date as a good Read the full article…


Article posted on July 14, 2014

What you should know about your Moving Company

By Jeff Walker Statistics show that most people will only move seven times in their lifetime.  That’s hardly enough time to gain much experience about how the moving industry works, and by the time their next move rolls around, much of what a consumer has learned may have been forgotten. Many moving companies are willing Read the full article…


Article posted on April 28, 2014

National Moving Month

By Jeff Walker When Tim Walker originally started MovingScam.com in 2001, he did so hoping to let others know about the problems he ran into during his move, and found an entire community of people who either had similar problems, or were sympathetic to his cause.  He probably couldn’t have imagined at the time that Read the full article…



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