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Mar 30, 13:55
Question by JManfredi (Justin)

Moving NYC to LA - need a good mover

Can you recommed a moving company or companies in the greater NYC Manhattan area as I am looking to move from NYC to Los Angeles, CA. And quite simply I am overwhelmed by the number of "sketchy" moving companies out there!

Mar 30, 20:43
Answer by bobfein (Bob F.)


I certainly share your frustration regarding the quality of movers in New York City. Although there are a few of the better quality, a vast majority should still be avoided.

Greater New York City is where me and my collegues in had our moving "baptism of fire", and most of the questions so far came from the folks around here.

For those reasons we decided to expand our services from just answering moving related questions to actually doing the field work of researching the movers' public record using all the tools at our disposal. You can read more about it in our article Checking consumer record of a mover on

Regarding your particular case: we usually try to avoid recommending a particular mover unless it is done through the investigation as described in the article above. What you can do is to browse the list of investigations we had performed so far (click here) and check those movers who got a high Safety of Use Record (A, AA or AAA). In the nearest future we plan to create a separate search engine that will allow the users to browse the companies in their area and compare their records.

What I would still recommend you to do is to fill out a quote request and have several movers call/email you with quotes (service provided to our users by Then check if any of those companies are listed on our site. If you think one of those companies has something good to offer you then post a request to have investigation made and we will take it from there.

Good luck with your move,

Bob F. @

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