Quincy, MA Movers
Move to Quincy, MA Comfortably with All My Sons Moving & Storage
Just a few minutes south of Boston is Quincy (quin-zee), also known as the “City of Presidents” and the “Birthplace of the American Dream.” Quincy, founded in 1792, is the home of President John Adams and John Quincy Adams. Besides the city's history, Quincy is known for its culture and food.
When you’re in town, be sure to try the famous fried clams at The Clam Box. If you’re looking for classic American dishes with a contemporary flair, though, check out Sixteen C; they’re known for their ‘Quiet Man’ steak tips. Yum!
If you are planning on moving to this gemstone city, you should have a little bit of a background on the housing market. The average house costs about $428,600. Renters, you will be looking at around $1,501 a month. If you are college-bound, look no further; Quincy College specializes in 37 associate degree programs and 27 certificate programs. It is also fully accredited and an affordable choice for higher learning.
If your American Dream is to settle down in Quincy, contact the Quincy movers from All My Sons Moving & Storage today! Not only can they manage residential moves, they are also Boston commercial movers and corporate movers for office and employee relocations.
Quincy Movers for Military Members
Moving is stressful for everyone; figuring out which of the moving companies in Quincy are reputable and trustworthy can be difficult. Every year, the Better Business Bureau (BBB) receives about 8,000 complaints regarding moves gone wrong. With over 200,000 moving companies listed on BBB, it can be hard for the consumer to find dependable movers. But what about the 400,000 military members who are subjected to a Permanent Change of Station (PCS) every year? They are required to go through the Department of Defense and be assigned a moving company.
Unfortunately, this system has been causing hardship for numerous military members and their families. Between 2015-2019 there have been 150,000 cases with damages totaling over 450 million dollars. In the past, these military members were told to just file a claim. However, receiving a reimbursement that has been depreciated will not bring back their child’s box of memories nor their family heirlooms.
In response to this atrocity in 2018, the Military Spouse Group wrote a petition on change.org, an activist platform for individuals to start campaigns, mobilize support, and contact decision-makers, media, and organizations. Their petition used the hashtag #MemoriesSmashed and it spread like wildfire. Today, they have 107,322 signatures to change the mismanagement and inefficiency that military members face while moving between stations. The petition states that 41% of military shipments arrived late and 20% of moves had damage claims. Within the last 2 years, the average claim has been about $10,000 which only 50-60% has been paid out. When finely combed over to see where the inefficiency came from, it was discovered that the major moving companies that were awarded the DOD moving contracts were handing out subcontracts to local smaller companies. These smaller companies were sending crews with felony backgrounds as well as trucks that had expired registration and therefore cannot access military bases. No one was being held accountable for the mismanagement of the military member’s belongings.
In addition to the change.org petition, the Military Spouse Chronicles started a website to share their perspective of military life. Military members have already sacrificed so much by going on deployments. They miss holidays, birthdays, their children’s first moments, and in some cases their life. In PSC’s mind, our country should be able to guarantee that their belongings will not be thrown around, damaged, and/or lost while serving our nation, that the buck needs to stop somewhere. It should start with who the DOD awards contract to.
Movers in Quincy, MA
At least as a civilian, you can select whatever Boston moving company you like. With this privilege, you must be aware of moving scammers. Do your research, Quincy! Check the Better Business Bureau, Yelp, and Google Reviews. Ask your family and friends who they recommend. Do not fall victim to fraudulent movers!
Beware of Cheap Movers in MA
Our Boston residential movers share some of the red flags to look out for to avoid fraudulent companies and scams:
There is no address or information on the mover’s insurance.
If a rental truck shows up on moving day instead of a company truck with proper documentation.
Their U.S. Department of Transportation identification license number has not been validated by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.
They do not provide you with a copy of the “Your Rights and Responsibilities When You Move” booklet, which is required for customers moving to other states.
Stay safe and do your homework!
Whether you need Boston auto movers or assistance with unique furniture such as a pool table, freezer, grandfather clock, or piano, contact our Quincy movers today at (617) 858-6935 or get a quote now. You can trust that your belongings are in safe hands. Let Our Family Move Yours!
1. City of Quincy – Tourism
2. U.S. Census Bureau – QuickFacts, Quincy city, Massachusetts; United States
3. Better Business Bureau – Moving this summer? BBB says finding a trustworthy mover couldn’t be more important
4. Change.org – Hold Military Moving Companies Accountable
5. Military Spouse Chronicles – PCS Petition Update Bringing Changes
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