Understanding Local Moves

15Sep 2011

Moving locally is just as tough as moving interstate. If you are considering hiring movers, there are a lot of things you should know about how they work. Method of charging is one of them. But before we delve deeper into that, we must first define what a local move is.

A move can be considered local if the distance between your current home and new home is less than 100 miles. Oftentimes, local movers charge by the hour but there are companies that offer a flat rate fee for this type of move. Variations in charging depend on the state where you are in. Charming methods may be based on distance, weight, work hours, number of movers required to carry out the job or all of the above.

If you have picked movers that charge by the hour, make proper preparations to ease the work for them. Clear pathways, arrange carefully labeled boxes and unplug appliances beforehand to save cash. If you can, dissemble furniture as well to allow movers to pack all stuff effortlessly.

Self packing is a good option if you are on a tight budget. If you are not well-versed in packing fragile items, then use the expertise of your movers to ensure the safety of your breakables. Just verify how you will be charged for any packing that the movers will do.

Whether you are moving locally or interstate, authorities advise that you deal with companies offering in-home estimates only. Phone estimates are often inaccurate and suspicious.

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