Charges for local moves are normally based on an hourly rate. The hourly rate will depend on the size of truck, number of crew required to service your move, and the time of year you are moving. Be sure to let your mover agent know if you are moving appliances and bulky items such as a piano, hot tub or boat. If you live in an apartment or condo, be sure to book the elevator as far in advance as possible as there may be other people moving in and moving out that day.
Professional packing service is also available on local moves. If you are doing some or all of the packing yourself, your mover agent can provide you with cartons specially designed for moving at an additional cost. Gently used packing cartons are also available at a reduced cost.
Long Distance Moving
The cost of your long distance move will be based on the weight of your shipment and the distance from origin to destination. An accurate estimate is key to budgeting for your long distance move. Your moving consultant will meet with you in your home to do a comprehensive item-by-item survey of exactly what needs to be moved. If it is not possible for them to see items stored at another location, be sure to provide a detailed inventory of these additional goods.
A moving consultant will explain each step of the moving process, including protection plan options for your possessions while they are in transit or in storage. Service options and a schedule for packing, loading and delivery will be established for your move. A pricing proposal for your long distance move will be prepared by your moving consultant. The estimate will include the cost for all requested moving services including packing, storage and replacement value protection for your shipment.
The actual moving charges for a long distance move will be calculated once the truck is weighed, after your shipment is loaded. The pre-load weight is deducted from the post-load weight to determine the actual weight of your shipment. The actual weight is used to calculate your transportation charges. Most moving consultants will provide a guarantee that their estimated weight will not exceed 10% provided there are no additional items added to your shipment after the in-home survey was performed.