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When you are moving a piano between two homes, it’s best not to try to do it yourself. You might want to save money by moving the piano yourself, but the truth is that pianos are incredibly fragile in addition to being heavy and awkward to move. If you fail to do so, you may have to pay a significant amount for repairs. Professionals, however, are experts in taking care of musical instruments so that they arrive in perfect condition. In light of this task’s difficulty, it’s a nice gesture to tip the crew members.

Piano Mover Tipping

You might be wondering, “should I tip piano movers?” It turns out that piano moving can be a difficult job. When you move your piano for the first time, it’s hard to know what type of piano moving service to hire. You want someone who will do an excellent job and not damage your piano in any way. And then there are the people who say tipping is expected. But how much should you tip? In this blog post, we’re going to answer all of those questions and more!

Piano movers are a professional service that can be hard to find. Piano moving is not something many people have experience with, so it’s hard to know what type of piano movers you want. Most piano movers will charge an hourly fee for their time and labor – no matter how far the piano has to travel. Though I understand that customer experiences can vary dramatically, tipping is quite common and appreciated. However, since piano movers’ quality can vary widely, it is hard to say whether tipping them is a conventional and expected practice.

When you’re looking to hire piano movers, it’s best to do a bit of research. What are their reviews like? How long have they been in business? Are there any testimonials from other people who have used them before? No piano moving service is perfect; each one has its strengths and weaknesses. Many years ago, I trained a few of our piano movers on how to handle challenging moves. After being taught how to appropriately handle both the client’s property and the client themselves, the movers noticed how often they received tips. The employees now receive frequent compliments and tips.

If the movers take pride in their work, care of your instrument and your property, and leave you with a good experience, then a tip makes sense. While we did have some particularly generous tippers over the years, I always felt a tip was good if it was enough to buy each mover needed, a decent lunch.

So, How Much Should You Tip Piano Movers?

The tipping decision is entirely up to you. Most piano-moving websites state that customers aren’t expected to tip and should only do so if they are pleased with the work that has been done. It is still a good idea to tip your piano movers if you wish, and the general rule of thumb is to give $20 to $40 per mover. And as always, making sure your tip amount fits your budget is a sign of good etiquette.

Gratitude in Other Forms

The amount you tip or the manner in which you tip is up to you. If you choose not to tip, there are still other ways to be a good customer. The ideal way to organize your home before your piano movers come in is to ensure there’s a direct path that runs between the piano and the door. Additionally, it’s polite to offer the crew some refreshments, especially if it’s hot out. Nothing crazy. In such a labor-intensive job, the crew will even appreciate having a couple of bottles of cold water handy!

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Tipping Guide For Moving https://5starmovers.net/blog/tipping-guide-for-moving/ Wed, 30 Jun 2021 08:35:22 +0000 https://5starmovers.net/?p=9310 Moving to a new space can get stressful. It is not uncommon for people who move frequently to have questions about whether or not they should hire movers. When they do decide to trust the professionals with their belongings, there are even more decisions to make on moving day, like deciding how much of an […]

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Moving to a new space can get stressful. It is not uncommon for people who move frequently to have questions about whether or not they should hire movers. When they do decide to trust the professionals with their belongings, there are even more decisions to make on moving day, like deciding how much of an additional tip to give. You wouldn’t want these hard-working individuals to feel unappreciated. That may make it less likely for them to come back if needed in the future, so tipping them well will help show gratitude and respect for what goes into this job.

What Is the Purpose of Tipping Movers?

Firstly, it’s not obliged, but if you want to show them how much they helped you and make their day a little bit better with some extra cash, go for it. A tip will be greatly appreciated by the hardworking movers who are lugging all of your heavy belongings around in this hot weather.

Things to Consider

Before we go ahead and discuss how much we advise tipping your moving crew, below we mention a few considerations to be wary of when you decide to give a gift of gratitude for their service:

You can ask yourself these: Are the crew members professional? Do they show you respect from start to finish, or do some of them act like jerks when it’s not necessary? This will let you know whether that company is worth their salt!

Additionally, it would help a lot to know how complicated your relocation may be beforehand. For example, if this is a move that is considered long-distance, will it take more than 2 days of work time and entail multiple flights of stairs? More importantly, are the things that need moving mostly heavy boxes? Is there an excessive number of steps to get through before loading or after unloading anything onto or off of their truck?

You need to think about how much you can afford before deciding on the tipping amount because it’s not always easy. Check if there are packing services included in your final move costs. If so, that is definitely something to consider when coming up with your tips.

What is the Tip You Give Movers?

Tipping movers in the range of $4-5 per hour is a good rule of thumb. When you’re trying to figure out how much of a tip is appropriate, it’s best to consider the complexity and difficulty involved. If your move involves stairs or oversized items like pianos for example, then I would recommend adding an extra percentage point on top of what might be typically expected to compensate those who are doing more difficult work.

 

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Finding The Best Movers For Your Pool Table https://5starmovers.net/blog/finding-the-best-movers-for-your-pool-table/ Wed, 30 Jun 2021 06:53:00 +0000 https://5starmovers.net/?p=9306 When you’re moving your pool table, the stress can become worse. Luckily, there are now professional movers who will help you move these heavy tables in a way that won’t add to your frustration and give them their best chance at arriving safely. Do I need to hire pool table movers? It’s a pretty big […]

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When you’re moving your pool table, the stress can become worse. Luckily, there are now professional movers who will help you move these heavy tables in a way that won’t add to your frustration and give them their best chance at arriving safely.

Do I need to hire pool table movers?

It’s a pretty big job to move that enormous thing. Experts in moving have all the tools, equipment, and experience necessary to ensure an efficient move when getting it done. However, no matter how confident you are in doing it yourself, there are still some factors involved: The size of the room you will be moving it into matters as much as the type of vehicle you will use to transport it.

Why would you want to move your pool table yourself when it’s much better for your safety and the quality of the item if movers do all that heavy lifting? Movers are trained professionals who know how to handle delicate items like artwork, pianos, or even a pool table. If you’re looking at moving these types of things on their own – don’t! Get some professional help.

If you move on your own, there’s no telling what will happen to the items in your possession. That’s why it is so important to purchase valuation or insurance when moving and protect yourself from any unfortunate accidents that may occur during transport!

You will need a pool table mover. Trust me, it’s worth the investment and you’ll be happy with what they do for your needs in terms of space.

To make sure that you’ll be able to hire the best pool table for your needs and preferences:

Moving a pool table for the first time can be daunting. To avoid stress, ask your friends and family about reputable moving companies in your area. The information they share with you could save you from hiring someone who’s looking to scam others out of their hard-earned money!

The pool table moves are coming and you need to be prepared. There’s a lot of work that goes into moving your favorite game, but the hard part is figuring out how to move it in the first place! Although, if we’re being honest here, this shouldn’t stress you out too much at all because there are so many options when it comes time to hiring movers. 

If you hire movers for your pool table, you can expect the following:

A few questions about your table will be asked by the movers to give you an accurate quote. The first thing they will want to know is how old it is and if it needs to be moved upstairs or downstairs. It would be best to inform them whether your new place has an elevator.

When relocating locally, movers usually charge an hourly rate, but charges will vary based on how long you want them to be working. If you’re moving a heavy table or something that is far away from your current residence, they may require more than one day’s work and set up an appointment with their company before accepting any payment. 

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A Guide to Moving Your Gun Safe https://5starmovers.net/blog/guide-to-moving-gun-safe/ Fri, 25 Jun 2021 09:30:21 +0000 https://5starmovers.net/?p=9296 When you’re moving, it’s not just your furniture that needs to be handled carefully. Your prized possessions like a gun safe can cause serious harm if they are mishandled. It’s essential to consider that a gun safe is different from your regular household appliances when you are moving. Here are some tips that will help […]

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When you’re moving, it’s not just your furniture that needs to be handled carefully. Your prized possessions like a gun safe can cause serious harm if they are mishandled. It’s essential to consider that a gun safe is different from your regular household appliances when you are moving. Here are some tips that will help you prevent any accidents:

Planning our move as early as possible will give us more time to organize everything and make sure that nothing gets overlooked. Don’t put off thinking about your gun safe until the day of the move. When it comes to making your gun safe move more organized, the first step is to remove everything currently. If you have multiple guns, store these temporarily in boxes outside of the gun safe for now and label them, so they’re easy to identify later.

Planning to have your moving company park in the right spot is essential. When they do, it will be easier for them and you. Ask to use a ramp to not go through too much yard work during loading and unloading. Having the back faced toward where people are coming from means less chance of having someone accidentally drive over something and make mistakes when maneuvering into place on loading day.

Make sure that your movers park rear-facing outwards while still allowing space for cars to get around them. This way, pedestrians won’t walk across any potential hazards like ramps or dollies without being aware.

Movers typically have a tough time moving large safes. If you’ve got one to move, be sure that the movers can get access when they need it, free of any obstructions, so as not to damage your safe or cause injury. Be prepared by providing them worker gloves if they don’t have any and asking how many people will work on this project to help them do an efficient job.

If your gun safe needs to be moved near any furniture or walls, cover them with protective materials ahead of time. It’s the little details that make a difference! In addition, the path should be clear with extra space in case you speculate the movers can’t get through specific access points of your house.

If you’ve decided not to hire movers, a gun safe is heavy, so the best option you’ve got right now to lift it would be with a plank and some help. But if there are no easy ways of getting something like that, then use more people or have someone else come over who’s strong enough to do this for an extra fee.

It is crucial to know the dimensions of your safe before moving into your new place. It’s better if this has already been determined during pre-planning so that when it comes time for move day, everything can go smoothly. No extra and unnecessary lifting and moving of the safe around is added to the day’s already heavy workload.

You’ve finally got your gun cabinet in the perfect spot. It’s time to finish it off with a few simple steps: you’ll want to lock bolts so that no one can take it away from its place and create more chaos, or worse- steal ammunition! For this process, there are two options available for purchase: floor locks and wall fasteners. It would be best to invest in both of these durable products; they’re inexpensive yet necessary investments to protect your firearms against theft when not being used as well as any other valuables inside.

 

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Finding Moving Companies That Hire in NYC https://5starmovers.net/blog/finding-moving-companies-that-hire-in-nyc/ Fri, 25 Jun 2021 09:21:39 +0000 https://5starmovers.net/?p=9289 Are you looking for a new job? If so, it’s likely you’ve come across ads from moving companies and wondered what the job description might involve. Most people have been familiar with how moving companies work if they have moved before. They transport items, ensure the safe storage of various office and home equipment, and […]

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Are you looking for a new job? If so, it’s likely you’ve come across ads from moving companies and wondered what the job description might involve.

Most people have been familiar with how moving companies work if they have moved before. They transport items, ensure the safe storage of various office and home equipment, and ensure customers are generally happy to settle into their new space. The work is all honest, and it’s intriguing to see behind the scenes for a change.

Getting a job as an employee at a moving company can be hard to navigate, and it’s natural for some people not to know where they should start. If you don’t have any experience working in the industry, you might feel lost when searching through all the different companies to find one that meets your needs.

If you want to be a mover, there are no requirements regarding education. However, some employers may ask for an extensive background check and driving record if they operate large moving trucks required by their company policy. On-the-job training is typically provided if necessary, but most companies do not require formal schooling. That is especially the case if they can trust your qualifications: clean driving history and a commercial license which many people acquire after military service or through trade school programs that offer it in conjunction with other vocational skills like forklift operation.

If you’re considering a career as a mover, your physical stamina and ability to lift heavy objects for an extended period are vital. Make sure you do extensive research on moving companies in your area before committing yourself – it’s no joke!

What Is a Professional Mover?

A professional mover is a helpful and efficient way to move your furniture. As a mover, you are responsible for ensuring that each box is securely packed with the utmost care towards the client’s belongings while loading and unloading items from the vehicle as needed to deliver them safely at their new location. You may also be tasked with storing items or driving both vehicles if necessary during moves.

In summary: Professional movers help people or businesses move their furniture and other possessions to a new location by ensuring they handle every step of the moving process professionally. That includes packing boxes carefully, securing heavy objects like couches into place on top of shelves before lifting them onto the truck bed, etc.

Being a Good Mover

As a professional mover, you should be aware of your company’s policies and protocols. Good movers are strong physically as well as mentally to protect their client’s items during the move. To become an excellent mover, always wrap client belongings with care before packing them in boxes so they won’t get damaged or lost on the way there; greet new customers too! In terms of speed and efficiency without compromising safety, it all starts from how we pack our customers’ things for moving day – just like wrapping presents carefully because that keeps everything safe inside when being shipped across miles.

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities

  • Take apart and reassemble furniture and appliances
  • Load and unload large items on and off of trucks, taking care/protecting fragile goods
  • Efficiently pack smaller items into boxes
  • Transport truck to and from delivery locations
  • Rearrange new spaces according to customers request

Summary of Requirements and Qualifications

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Ability to lift and move heavy objects during the workday
  • Collaborative and positive attitude
  • Bilingualism is an asset

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Why Would I Want to Use White Glove Moving? https://5starmovers.net/blog/why-use-white-glove-moving-services/ Fri, 25 Jun 2021 08:34:31 +0000 https://5starmovers.net/?p=9285 If you’re moving, are tired of packing your boxes, never knowing how to pack your valuable items like china or artwork properly- a white glove moving service is the way for you! These professionals on hand can help you take care of everything from start to finish. They can even schedule all necessary appointments before […]

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If you’re moving, are tired of packing your boxes, never knowing how to pack your valuable items like china or artwork properly- a white glove moving service is the way for you! These professionals on hand can help you take care of everything from start to finish. They can even schedule all necessary appointments before they arrive at your doorstep so that your transition is as seamless as possible.

White-Glove Moving: What Is It?

White glove moving is an exceptional service that handles your stuff with care. The movers are trained to pay great attention to making sure fragile items like paintings, antiques, and glass are correctly packed. And for temperature-sensitive electronics or instruments such as wine and music, they use climate-controlled trucks to aid in your valuables arriving in the same condition. They are unlike any other service, and they provide a custom crate for your fine art. They safely take apart oversized furniture, so you don’t have to worry about it when moving.

Door-to-Door Service Is Unmatched

White glove moving services will take care of packing and shipping your belongings so you can focus on other important matters of the move. White glove moving is not limited to packing up valuable items like artwork, antiques, and mirrors. They also handle all the packing for everything else in your home, from kitchen items, electronics, clothes, or bedroom furniture. You won’t have anything more than a stress-free experience because they are with you every step of the way during this process.

Cleaning Services

Sometimes, moving to a new home is an overwhelming process, but you can have peace of mind with services like these, knowing they will leave your old and newly-purchased homes in pristine condition.

Unpacking Services

One of the essential components in any home is your entertainment system. White glove movers can dismantle and reinstall it for you at your new place so that it functions exactly as before.

The team will assemble and position your furniture exactly where you want in every room, as well as your pianos, sculptures, or other valuables for you to maximize the beauty of your home while ensuring that items are handled delicately with care.

Does It Pay Off?

If you need a moving company to deal with packing, unpacking, and moving fragile items for you, look no further. White glove moving services are here to provide excellent customer service to move as smoothly as possible.

To learn more about moving services, call today or book online with our expert movers who know how to handle luxury items like china sets without breaking anything on their journey from point A-B.

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How Do White Glove Movers Work https://5starmovers.net/blog/how-do-white-glove-movers-work/ Thu, 27 May 2021 10:29:08 +0000 https://5starmovers.net/?p=9226 In case you are in the process of moving- congratulations! It’s tough to take on a move alone. But if your schedule is busy and it looks like you might not be able to do this all by yourself, hiring movers may help make things easier for you. Unfortunately, with many movers available in any […]

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In case you are in the process of moving- congratulations! It’s tough to take on a move alone. But if your schedule is busy and it looks like you might not be able to do this all by yourself, hiring movers may help make things easier for you.

Unfortunately, with many movers available in any given area, you might find it tricky to find the right company with which movers can move your expensive items and family heirlooms. To help figure out who will take care of this for you without worry about damage or theft, compare and contrast the benefits of a white glove moving service with other types of movers. You might find white glove movers to be a pretty trustworthy service to hire. 

But first… White glove moving service – what is it?

One’s first move is an exciting but nerve-wracking experience. It can be hard to know which moving company will help make the process as easy and straightforward for you as possible. Unlike other movers who tend to extend the moving process unnecessarily, white-glove movers understand how nervous one might feel in this situation. They help clients every step of the way and explain everything in detail beforehand. With a team like that on your side, white glove movers are both simple and stress-free!

White glove is your go-to source for all of your moving needs. Their highly trained and specialized staff offers various services to suit every client’s unique situation, whether you are planning to pack yourself or need help getting everything into their new home. White glove understands that everyone has different requirements for professional assistance with their moves, so they offer household and business movers who specialize in local and long-distance transportations.

A white glove team specializes in moving services for the specific needs of their clients. Other companies strictly offer full-service moves, but some clients may need more specialized forms of service. With the white glove team’s comprehensive list to choose from, you can get anything from transporting fragile items and fine art to basic loading or unloading assistance at your new residence.

White glove moving services are not limited to just “packing” and “moving” for clients. White glove movers can help with acquiring packing materials to finding a storage unit for you, etc.

A white-glove moving service’s customer service is available 24/7, regardless if it’s for local or long-distance needs. The team believes in providing adequate services no matter what the need may be with customers. They offer competitive rates on both ends of town moves and international ones so that you can get your things wherever they’re needed without complication!

White-Glove Movers: One-Stop-Shop for Moving

White glove movers are here to help you with all of your moving needs. The staff are well-trained in the field and have vast experience that will make any move easy! They also deliver peace of mind during an otherwise stressful process by providing excellent care for every item or belonging that comes their way so they’ll be fully protected throughout the entire relocation process.

 

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The Benefits of Using Picture Moving Boxes When Packing https://5starmovers.net/blog/the-benefits-of-using-picture-moving-boxes-when-packing/ Thu, 27 May 2021 10:26:28 +0000 https://5starmovers.net/?p=9216 When you’re moving houses, it’s essential to take steps that will keep your fragile belongings safe. Never place breakables in boxes with items like books or toys because these can scratch and chip the glassware inside! Instead, use a picture box for pictures to avoid getting any damage when moving around during transit. Picture moving […]

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When you’re moving houses, it’s essential to take steps that will keep your fragile belongings safe. Never place breakables in boxes with items like books or toys because these can scratch and chip the glassware inside! Instead, use a picture box for pictures to avoid getting any damage when moving around during transit.

Picture moving boxes are great for all your pieces of artwork. They’re lightweight, durable, and easy to use! The following are some details you need to know:

What Are They?

It’s crucial that when packing up all of your belongings into boxes, there are different types available so that nothing goes wrong along the way! Picture moving boxes help provide extra security by protecting against damage from bumps or drops during transit. With these on hand before any move, they will protect more delicate items with ease while still being easy enough to work with – making them ideal for anyone who needs their hands free throughout their relocation experience.

Picture boxes are a great way to ensure your belongings will arrive in good condition. They’re also customizable because of the two pieces that slide together for any size you need and can protect your items, such as photographs or artwork, from damage by minimizing any vacant space.

Picture Moving Boxes: What Are Their Advantages?

Now that you know what they are, it’s time to get a list of why they should be your go-to moving box for fragile items such as antique frames, artworks, and mirrors. What do the experts say? Below are just a few advantages:

  1. You can protect picture frames and paintings with the use of these cardboard moving boxes. The four pieces come together to form one hard case that is perfect for your valuable possessions. With this easy system, you no longer have to worry about any breakages or scratches while shipping them off-site.
  2. Picture boxes are great for protecting your artwork. They’re made out of thicker cardboard and come in a variety of sizes, so you can find the perfect one to suit all your needs.

If you’re looking for a way to save money, then utilize specialized picture boxes only when handling expensive and valuable items such as framed paintings and pictures.

Professional movers can make all the difference when you require moving boxes. Not only will they provide a variety to pick from, but these professionals also know how risky packing is and have the proper equipment for your move.

Moving Pictures? Here’s What To Do

When you move independently, you have to get familiar with the actual packing steps. It is almost always best to pack fragile and expensive items first. When you’re moving, here are some tips for packing pictures:

  1. You must take down all photos and paintings. Begin by gathering all the paintings and pictures you plan to pack. When you remove your framed possessions from their respective spots, take extra care not to damage them.
  2. Establish a packing station. Set up a little corner or area where you can comfortably pack your framed photographs and paintings. Make sure your table is cleared and covered with a thick blanket as a protective layer.
  3. Get the packing paper ready. Prepare the packing paper on the table. You can overlap many sheets of paper to cover the entire frame if the item is larger than the paper.
  4. Secure the glass pieces of the framed pictures. Glass may be affixed to the front of some of your photographs to protect them from moisture, dust, etc. You should therefore pack these fragile frame elements with care during the haul. To achieve this, you can place cardboard or furniture pads over the glass parts and then tape them in place with packing tape.
  5. Get the picture frame wrapped. You’ll need to wrap them up in bubble wrap to add an extra layer of protection. It is essential to secure the entire paper bundle, including the edges. That way, no area of the frame will be left unprotected.
  6. Be sure to keep your photos safe. Don’t worry about the appearance of the paper bundles when you pack your framed pictures. The primary reason for packing these items is to keep them safe until they arrive in your new home. Security should take precedence over appearance when it comes to your belongings during a move.
  7. Make use of picture boxes. Using picture boxes, which depend on the size of your valuables, is a great way to ensure the safety of your framed belongings. All there is to do is to slide the boxes into each other to create a custom-sized fit. In this way, even if the box flips, your 65 lb framed photos and paintings won’t get damaged.
  8. Put labels on the boxes. Once the two pieces of the picture box are taped together, you can use a black marker pen to label them. Note the contents, destination room, and a reminder to people that they must handle the boxes with care because they are fragile.

In conclusion, your artwork and other precious belongings deserve the best protection possible. That’s why it is crucial to know your limitations as a DIY-mover before you commence packing up all of those prized possessions. However, if you find that too risky, then do not take any chances in this endeavor. Instead, hire professionals who provide full-service moving to cater to all your moving tasks. Use this article as your guide to moving all things fragile, minus the hassle!

 

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Cross Country Movers: How Do You Find the Best Ones? https://5starmovers.net/blog/cross-country-movers-how-do-you-find-the-best-ones/ Wed, 26 May 2021 08:48:50 +0000 https://5starmovers.net/?p=9206 The post Cross Country Movers: How Do You Find the Best Ones? appeared first on 5 Stars Movers.

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It can be thrilling to move. Moving marks the beginning of a new chapter full of new experiences and challenges ahead. The first challenge being the move itself: getting all your things from one place to another. A long-distance relocation might necessitate hiring movers or removals (depending on what country you are moving to). Finding people for the job may not seem like an easy task at first glance- but don’t fret: they are out there!

Many people get excited about going through this process because living in a new space can feel motivating and exhilarating; however, those who have already done so know how hard this can sometimes become – especially if you’ve never moved houses before. Hiring professional help will ease the difficulty you would otherwise feel if you complete the move independently. Here are some tips on finding the best cross country movers:

Determine your kind of move first. Before you find movers, you need to identify what sort of move will be required and whether or not the company can do this type of work. For instance, if interstate moving is required, call a mover specializing in long-distance moving because they are qualified to handle more wide-scale situations like this than local movers.

People often post about moving on social media sites and forums. You can find movers by looking for posts related to the sort of move you will need to do. You’ll want to search specifically in niche communities where people are likely already talking about the subject matter. For example, if you’re planning a move abroad, look at international travel groups or professional moves specializing in relocating overseas.

The moving company you want must have an accessible and user-friendly website. The best websites have pleasing aesthetics, and they also serve as a way for prospective companies to show their credibility by being easily accessible. If your chosen company looks excellent online, this will likely be a point in its favor when looking into whether or not the move is worth doing business with them.

Questions to ask the company: What do they think about your plans for the move? Do they have any suggestions or recommendations that might help you prepare well in advance and save some time during your transition period? How often will we meet before, during, and after my move date, so there are no surprises on either end when I make a final decision?

You want to be sure your moving company knows about any fragile items, plants, or musical instruments you have when they come in. Just let them know what sort of objects you plan on bringing to help you prepare better and so they can offer suggestions if necessary. One thing I ask before getting started with a customer is: “What sorts of things are going with us?” This should give me a good idea because there’s nothing worse than forgetting an item like furniture or pictures only after everything has already been loaded out into your new home.

Double-check always. Even if you like what you’re reading about the moving company, try to contact your local authorities and land institutions to confirm whether they’ll be able to operate at your new home. This will make sure that you are considering the right movers for meeting your needs.

Potential customers should take note of what other reviews say about a potential company before making any decisions. By reviewing customer feedback, you can get an idea if the prospective movers are trustworthy and dependable or not.

Every moving company has different service packages and rates for their customers. Before you hire them, make sure to ask about what factors they take into account when offering a quote, such as the weight of belongings or services needed. Comparing the quotes from various companies based on which package interests you most can help save money in your upcoming move!

Always ask if their particular quotations are final or just a subtotal. When you look for reliable movers, always look and observe how they offer their quotes to you. Ask them about any additional costs that could arise during a move-day when estimates might change depending on how much your things weigh.

Remember Your End-Goal

In the end, it’s crucial to find a moving company that will be able to provide you with quality service. To make sure they are up for your standards and requirements, start by talking or negotiating with potential movers about what services you want them to do during your move. This way, they can clarify if they can meet all of those needs before any further commitments happen between both parties- so don’t hesitate to lay everything on the table as soon as possible.

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There are many different options when it comes to moving. You can pack and move yourself, rent a truck and hire movers, or use the services of a professional company for all your relocation needs. Whatever way you prefer is best left up to personal preference- whichever option makes life easier on you should suffice.

I think we can all agree that moving can be a daunting process, especially when you do it for the first time. But there are many moving companies to help make this a more manageable task. If you’re considering between getting assistance or doing it yourself and want some tips or advice before making your decision, read on as we compare standard costs between hiring movers versus doing everything yourself.

How Much Does Moving by Yourself Really Cost?

The moving cost within the United States can range from $1,300 to up to $12,000, a difference that ranges by factors such as mileage location and family size, among others.

As you plan your move, be sure to consider all the costs of packing materials and transportation. It can take time out of work or family life to pack up everything before a big move. If you’re looking for stress relief during this process, hire professionals who know how to do it better than yourself. One way or the other, it costs a lot to move.

Why Hire a Mover vs. Why Do It Yourself

If you are thinking about hiring a moving company, consider the following factors:

The Kind of Move

The amount of money you spend on a move depends heavily on where you’re moving. Local moves and those within the same state are much cheaper than long-distance ones. Here’s an example breakdown:

Long-distance moves: 

  • A moving company usually charges approximately $5,630 for interstate moves. 
  • When moving independently, the average cost can vary between $4,000 to $7,000.

Local move:

  • An average intrastate move costs approximately $1,170 with a moving company.
  • When moving on your own, the average cost is up to $1,325.

If you’re considering moving independently, keep in mind that the cost of truck rentals and supplies such as gas may add up. You may also consider renting a hotel room or buying plane tickets to cover your travel costs for long-distance moves.

With a moving company, excluding the latter, all of your costs are included in the overall price. That means you don’t have to worry about additional costs such as tips added to what you’ve already paid for!

The moving process can be overwhelming. Not only do you have to carefully pack your most prized possessions and take on the task of organizing, but moving supplies will inevitably add up (especially if you are migrating from a one-bedroom accommodation), which affects your total cost. The average kit for an apartment is $80, whereas it’s more than double at $188 for two-bedroom and four-bedroom accommodations, respectively – so prepare yourself when putting together budgetary plans!

Unfortunately, other costs come with the expense and hassle of packing up your belongings for a move, but is it worth it to pay out-of-pocket for quilted pads ($60) or dolly rentals($8)? The good news: Moving companies include these things in their price.

Transporting Everything

Doing your packing and cleaning isn’t the only step you’ll encounter when moving. You also need to figure out how best to transport all of those furniture pieces, appliances, paintings -the list goes on- from one place to another without incurring any additional costs or undue stress. Doing so can be a hassle if nothing is planned ahead of time! Here is the usual breakdown:

Moving company:

  • It costs $145 per hour and $55 for additional services in NYC after two movers and a truck.

Moving independently:

  • For ten or eleven days, 14-foot trucks (1- or 2-bedroom apartments) cost $190 per day.
  • Each day of ten or eleven days for an 18-foot truck (4-bedroom house) costs $240.
  • The trailer hitch and rental truck cost $150 on average, and the truck itself may have to be leased with rental insurance cost of around $150.

When moving independently, you must consider how to transport your belongings adequately. That can be done with a truck or van, depending on the size of your family and possessions. The price will vary significantly based upon gas mileage, insurance coverage, number of days needed for travel, etc. Still, one thing is for sure: it’s always wise to do your research before deciding to opt for this method.

Moving can be a complicated and stressful process, so if you’re looking for help with packing up your truck or even driving it to your new place, there are some moving companies out there that offer this service. It’s also worth noting that the total cost will vary depending on what type of company is hired (plus gas costs), but by having movers drive the truck, not only do they save time, but money as well! That ensures everything gets where it needs to go faster- which we all want during such an eventful life change! Whichever option works best for you, be confident that whoever drives has insurance if anything were to ever happen along the way: nobody wants any accidents slowing down a big move.

Moving Time

Packing your life is no easy feat. Movers.com says that packing can take 4-8 hours for a 1,000 sq ft house and 2-7 days with breaks included for up to 2,000 sq ft houses! When you’re getting ready to move, make sure there’s enough time in the day or week allotted just for packing – it may seem like an afterthought but will be worth all of those last-minute trips back home if things are well organized when moving day arrives.

If you have a large house with many items, hire professional movers to pack and move your belongings. They will get the whole job done in less time than it would take for three ordinary people. That is especially true if you are packing fragile or valuable things that need special care during transport.

Do I Need a Moving Company to Do It?

As you can see, hiring movers is a worthwhile investment in the long run. Not only do they save you from being on your feet and lifting heavy items all day, but many people are unaware of how much cheaper it is to hire professional help for such an important task.

Hiring movers can be expensive, especially if you are moving out of state. However, it is not nearly as pricey when considering the total costs of doing a move yourself, plus all the time and stress that goes into making sure everything gets to its destination on your own.

If you are looking for a mover in NYC, 5 Star Movers can help make your move as stress-free and affordable as possible.

 

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