How Do Local Moving Estimates Work When Selecting The Perfect Moving Company

Storage Solutions

If you need flexibility with your move, offers storage solutions to fit your unique moving situation. Whether you need to store your belongings while you sell your current home or store your items while you wait on your new home to become available, is here to help with your storage service needs. will store your belongings at our convenient storage facilities and hold your items on site until your new home is ready. When you’re ready to receive your stored belongings, will finish moving them for you

Local Moving and Storage Services

If you are looking for local storage solutions, interstate moving agents offer local moving and storage options under their own independent businesses and brands. Find a local moving and storage provider in your area.

Long Distance Moving and Storage Services

is federally licensed to provide long distance moving and storage services to households and businesses moving cross-country, state-to-state. Learn more about long distance moves.

International Moving and Storage Services

Moving out of the States or moving internationally? International can help with your moving and storage needs.

Residential Storage Services

Moving from house to house? We can pack and move all of your belongings and save you the time and stress involved with a residential move. If needed, can store your belongings at one of our facilities, holding them until you are ready to complete your move into your new home. Whether you need to store your belongings while you sell your current home or store your items while you wait on your new home to become available, is here to help with your storage service needs.

 

Don’t Pack These Things for Your Move

In addition, how to pack your household items for upcoming move, it is also very important to be aware of items that should not be packed. There are some items in your home that require proper packaging and handling, but there are also some items should not be packed up at all. There are some things movers will not move because of rules and regulations. Contact your moving company before the moving day if you have any specific questions about any particular item.

For the items that require special disassembly or crating, such as grand pianos, pool tables, hot tubs, exercise equipment, grandfather clocks or large glass table tops are best to hire licensed and insured movers. The professional moving companies have the experience and right equipment to move those items safely.

Prior to your move drain oil and fuel from garden tools and other machinery equipment.

Battery operated equipment should be disconnected from the battery. The battery is also non-allowable item and should be discarded in an appropriate way according to local regulations. Propane tanks need to be disconnected and returned to collection centers for that purpose. Leave partially used cans of paint, oil or other substances that might leak for the new residents of your home.

Dangerous Items

All items that are considered flammable, hazardous, corrosive or explosive are dangerous and illegal for movers to transport. If you have dangerous items give them to your neighbors or friends if they could use them, or call your local recycling company, fire station, the closest Environmental Protection Agency Office to find out how you can properly dispose of these items.

Perishable Items

Refrigerators and freezers should be emptied and cleaned for at least 24 hours before moving day. Keep the appliance doors open, so the appliance will dry out and prevent the growth of mold and odor. Food, animals and live plants are perishable; they can easily spoil, die or suffer damages if not properly packed. If you are moving locally, some movers may agree to move perishable items (no animals of course) if they are properly packed and require no servicing, but they will not be responsible for any damages.

 

Moving House Checklist

Research your move

If you’ve found your new home and your offer has been accepted, it’s time to start your moving house checklist! With no complications, a straightforward move can take around 8 weeks to go through. It’s essential to get the legal side in place early on to ensure a smooth transaction of your property sale or purchase.

Arrange your home survey

With a little over a month until your moving day, you may want to start clearing out anything you don’t want to be moved to your new home. Having a good clear out will save you money on your removals, and make unpacking easier! You can start planning your move, even if you haven’t got a firm date yet. Have a look at what to consider when choosing a removals firm so you can know what questions to ask

Finalise contracts and pack

With 1 month left before you move, you will probably have had a Chartered Surveyor inspect your new property and inform you of its structural condition. If there are issues, you may want to renegotiate your offer. You’ll now be able to talk to your solicitor about exchanging contracts and finalising your moving date so you can appoint your selected removal company and organise parking arrangements and permits for the removals vehicles at both addresses. It’s getting close!

Get ready to move home

At this stage in your move it’s all about confirming important details in preparation for your move. If your removal company cannot provide additional services such as un-plumbing washing machines, disassembling/reassembling furniture and packing, it would be a good time to organise these too. On your moving day, you may want children or pets to stay with family members, meaning you can focus on getting everything moved efficiently

Update your address and get organised

It’s your final week at your old address before moving into your new home, and during this week the priority is organising, finishing packing and getting ready to go!

 

Tips to Bring Good Luck into Your New Home

Paint the Walls

If you can (this is a more significant consideration for those in rental homes), paint the walls of your new home bright, fun colors. Interior designers know that the colors you use in your home have a high potential to impact your mood.

Organize

A clean home is a happy home. If you didn’t declutter as you moved, take some time now to do it. Try the KonMari method of tidying to get rid of the things you don’t need. Keep only the things that “spark joy.”

Smudge the Space

For hundreds of years, people have used sage bundles and the practice of smudging (bathing a space in pungent sage smoke) to get rid of bad energy and bring positivity into a space. You can purchase these bundles at your local health food store.

Decorate With Things you Love

Few things impact a home’s feel more than its decor. With this in mind, start focusing on bringing things you love into your home. Instead of buying any old item to fill an unused space, be intentional about searching for items that make you smile.

De-Stress Your Move

If you’re in the process of moving right now, start banishing stress there. Instead of hefting all your items up those stairs on your own, hire a team of movers to help.

 

Things You Should Know About…HOUSEHOLD MOVES

Each year, thousands move from one home to another. Often professional moving companies are hired to complete these moves. The vast majority of professional moving companies are reputable, honest, and dependable. Occasionally, however, disputes arise or unscrupulous, unlicensed “movers” offer to perform a move for an unbelievably low price that winds up being no bargain at all. The following information is provided to help you be an informed consumer before, during, and after your move.

Choosing the Right Mover

anyone offering to perform moving and storage service for hire must be licensed by the state. Licensed professional movers must comply with the Commerce Commission’s standards for insurance coverage and handling, loading, moving, and unloading your property; and they must provide those services at reasonable rates and within a reasonable time frame.

Getting Written Estimates

Any licensed professional mover must give you a free written estimate of the probable cost for your move. This is an educated guess as to what a move will cost based on the items you tell the mover you want packed and moved. Be sure the estimator sees everything you want to move and understands any special problems that may exist in your current home and your eventual destination (e.g., stairs, elevators, etc.). A written estimate should include all the decisions you have made regarding what you want moved, the size of the vehicle to be used, required staffing, and the mover’s liability for loss or damage. Have the mover sign your copy of this estimate.

Choosing Coverage

Your move is not automatically “covered” for potential loss and damage to the FULL value of your property. Basic moving rates only cover a minimal amount of protection, because customers have different needs based on the nature and value of their possessions. Extra coverage will cost you extra money. You can get increased coverage from insurance obtained from a bonafide insurance company or “valuation,” which is an increased liability assumed by the mover. Understand your options and the types of loss and damage protection you agree to in your bill of lading with your selected mover. Remember, the time to make the decision about this coverage is before the move starts – not during or after.

Taking Inventory of Your Possessions

After the moving truck arrives, but before loading begins, you may ask the carrier to make an inventory of your property. Accompany the mover while this list is prepared. If you disagree with anything on the inventory, make a note of it before you sign the form. Make sure the inventory is legible and accurate and that any notations also appear on your copy. You may have to pay extra for the time it takes to complete the inventory (e.g., if you are paying an hourly rate for the move), but it’s a price worth paying if you need to make a claim after the move.