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September 15, 2023

Hiring Craigslist Movers: A Safety Guide

Hello, fellow movers! My name is Max, and I've had my fair share of experiences with Craigslist movers. Craigslist is a legacy website that millions of people use to shop and get services on a budget. Over the years, I've learned valuable lessons on how to hire on Craigslist safely while avoiding potential risks. In this article, I'll share my insights and tips, ensuring you make informed decisions when hiring Craigslist movers. So, let's dive in!

Start by researching Craigslist movers

When it comes to hiring Craigslist movers, research is your best friend. Start by browsing through the Craigslist listings in your area. First, head over to Craigslist's service category, then navigate to labor/move. Trust your instincts and identify red flags, such as suspiciously low prices or incomplete contact information. Select three to five movers before proceeding to the next step.


Before making the final decision and hiring a Craigslist mover:

  1. Search the internet using the company name, phone number, or email address associated with the Craigslist mover. This process provides more social proof, gives you information about their reputation, and ensures the person or company is legitimate.

  2. Contact the movers and ask detailed questions about their services, pricing structure, and availability.

  3. Always verify the mover possesses a valid license and proper insurance coverage, which are crucial indicators of a legitimate moving service.

If you are looking for an affordable way to hire someone to move single items on Craigslist, try using Laborhutt's map and message someone closest to your item.

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