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Discover expert moving tips and advice on the Metro Wide Movers website. Whether you’re planning a local or long-distance move, our comprehensive tips cover everything from packing strategies to navigating the moving process smoothly. Get insights from industry professionals to make your move stress-free and efficient.

Moving Tips

Moving is hard work. The moving crews usually work hard, fast, careful and courteous. If you feel that your movers did a good job, it is customary for them to be tipped. This is, of course, a function of their performance. The amount is up to the customer.

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Why should I choose Metro Wide Movers?

Metro Wide Movers is a licensed and insured moving company in Missouri. Our movers are employees, have passed a training course, have a verified background check, and are covered with workers’ compensation insurance. Our staff has years of prior moving experience and is well qualified to assist you for any of your moving needs. All of our trucks are fully equipped with professional supplies and equipment in order to transport your personal belongings hassle and stress free. Metro Wide Movers protects your furniture with blankets in order to provide you with clean and safe move.

When should I schedule my move?

Our company works on first-come, first-serve basis. Therefore, the earlier you contact us, the better chance you have of making a reservation. It is preferable to make a reservation at least 4 weeks in advance. However, if your move is in the middle of the month on a weekday, 2 weeks in advance may be sufficient.

What is the best way to get an accurate estimate?

When getting an estimate, it is important that you are as descriptive as possible. Make a complete list of all the items that need to be moved, including any miscellaneous. Small items may look easy to move but if they are not packed properly, could require multiple walking trips to the truck or having to take the elevator in your building many times. Large items should always be precisely described since we do require a larger crew size for heavy items. Be aware of some companies “low-balling” your estimate. There are many scammers who would offer you to complete the move for less than it should be and then “hostage” your goods before you pay them the final price, which usually is much higher than the estimate.

How do I find a reliable moving company?

Finding a reliable moving company is not easy and many people fall into scams on classified ads. When choosing a moving company, it is important that you look for several important pieces of information. First, the company needs to have a web site. Moving companies without license and insurance are not allowed to advertise on the internet. When viewing the company’s web site, take a look of the bottom of the web site and make sure they have the license information. You can check if the information is current by going to the Missouri Household Goods – Motor Carriers website.  

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