- What can I do to keep my costs down?
- What do your movers need to know?
- Can movers transport me and my pets?
- Will your movers rearrange furniture?
- What do I do with my house hold plants?
- I am on a limited budget. What should I do?
- Are there any unexpected moving costs?
Make sure everything is ready to go when the movers arrive. If the superintendent is not aware of your move and has to be found in order to put an elevator on service, this can eat up valuable time.
We can disassemble and reassemble furniture for you if you prefer, but you can save time if the beds are taken apart, mirrors are unscrewed from dressers, and table legs are removed when necessary. Seal as many boxes top and bottom as you can. This will prevent items from spilling out causing repacking delays. Leave children and pets with friends if you can, as things will be going pretty fast on the day of your move and children or pets can frequently cause delays.
Information we need in order to prepare for a trouble free move is the size of the move.
Is it a one, two, or three, bedroom apartment, a house, a small office etc.? Where is it coming from and going to? How many stairs are involved in the job? Is there an elevator? How far do the men have to walk from your front door to the truck? Do we need to take off doors or disassemble furniture? Are there items that need special attention like pianos or hoisting etc???
If seats are available, on occasion we can offer a ride to customers but do to insurance concerns, all pets will have to ride in the cargo area. This is not an ideal local for your pet as they may become very nervous or if cargo were to shift it could be dangerous.
Hamsters, birds and other small animals can be easily transported in your car. To help keep the animals calm and quiet, cover cages with a cloth. If you have something with your scent on it to put in a pet container it will help to calm their nerves.
Yes we can rearrange your furniture for you. But pre move planning will again save you time and money. If you have an idea of where the furniture will be placed and a location designated for boxes then you can save on the overall costs. Remember local moves are billed hourly.
On The day before you move, place the plants in cardboard boxes. Make sure they are held in place by newspaper or packing paper. Water the plants normally in summer, a little less in winter. On the day of your move, set the boxes aside and mark “Plants” so they won’t be taken on the moving van until the end. With respect to large plants, they will take up a lot of space on a moving truck as nothing can be packed on top and in most cases underneath so be sure the mover is aware of any large plants to be moved in advance of the move.
Consider having the movers in only to move the bigger more difficult items and transport the boxes and smaller items yourself in your or your friends minivan.
Be open and honest about the items you have to move. Unexpected costs can arise from a lack of communication between both parties. If information is left out it will not make the move any less expensive, but can create delays and therefore make the move more costly.