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If you are looking to hire movers for a local or long-distance move, it is understandable that you want to control your costs. One way to get a rock bottom price is to hire unlicensed movers. Unfortunately, there are several reasons why this is not a good idea. They may tempt you with low prices and even commend you that you are supporting a fledging new business, but the potential problems far outweigh these minor benefits. Here are some things to consider as to why licensed movers are your best bet:


  • Professionalism. If the movers haven’t taken the simple step of becoming licensed, what else are they unprofessional about? Will they show up on time and hire professional people? Probably not. If they aren’t licensed, they are probably cutting corners in many other ways, too.
  • Liability. If the movers aren’t licensed, it is a safe bet they aren’t insured either. Not only does that put your possessions at risk but also your financial security. Lack of insurance for the people that handle your move means if one gets hurt at your home, your pockets are going to be the ones they reach into instead.
  • Quality. Bare-bones movers that lack the income for licensing or insurance usually do not have the best equipment either. That further puts your belongings at risk and could mean taking quite a bit longer to get your move completed.

Don’t take these risks when you can call us at Ashe Van Lines Moving & Storage and enjoy a quality moving experience. We are fully licensed and insured for our protection and yours. With our fair pricing,

you don’t have to sacrifice quality to save money. Call us today if you need movers that care so you can reach your “home sweet home” with confidence.