Frequently Asked Questions
1. How much do movers charge per hour?
The best way to get a clear idea about how much movers charge per hour is to call around and request a moving quote. Most local moving companies have competitive rates and therefore you’ll be met with similar rates, but some are more reliable than others and you should most definitely keep an eye out for that.
2. When should I book my movers?
Figuring out the exact date you wish to move on, and doing research about finding the perfect company to execute your move, are two important steps before you actually make the phone call and book your movers. Once you’re done with those steps, it is best to give your movers a call and make sure that they do have the availability for your chosen relocation day.
3. How many movers should I hire?
How many movers you should hire, depends on the size of your move and weight of your items. Most reliable moving companies with experienced moving coordinators will recommend you the appropriate number of movers for your move and can sometimes offer you different options for your specific move as well. Keep in mind that having less movers comes at a smaller rate, but this can make your move a lot longer and chances are that you’ll not end up saving any money, and sometimes even paying more than having an extra mover on hand.
4. Are movers worth it?
You’ve probably heard a lot of different experiences of your friends and families with moving companies, and even we’ve heard a lot of unfortunate experiences from new customers that have had awful situations with other movers in the past. The only thing we can say is that we’re more than grateful for our loyal customers that have trusted us with their relocations time and time again. Are movers worth it? It depends. If you’re paying for top notch service from a company that values their customers more than anything else, than yes. Movers are worth it. In any other case, they’re probably not. This is why finding the right company to get you home is the most important step to a successful relocation.
5. Are movers more expensive during the weekends?
This is also completely distinct to every moving company and the best way to find out this piece of information is to ask your moving company if there is a difference in weekday and weekend rates. If there is a chance you could save money by moving your moving date for a couple of days, then that’s most definitely an important piece of information you should have before your move.
6. When do movers start charging?
The clock will start once your movers arrive at your first location, and it will stop once that last piece of furniture has been unloaded. The time it took to finish up the move will therefore dictate your final bill at the end of the day.
7. How do movers charge?
Most local moving companies will offer you an hourly rate that depends on the number of movers you are interested in hiring – after which the time should be prorated. Your final bill will depend on how long it took to execute your move – from start to finish.
8. Will movers disassemble my furniture?
While disassembly and reassembly is included in most professional moving companies’ rates – doing so by yourself before your move can save you some time and money when the movers arrive. However, if you’re not interested in the hassle of disassembly, don’t have the appropriate tools – or expertise to do so – we would highly suggest leaving it to the movers.
9. Will movers pack for you?
If you’re interested in a professional moving company’s packing service, you should discuss this with them prior to your move. Packing supplies such as boxes, bubble wrap and dish packs are charged separately, so make sure to go through this information with your move coordinator beforehand.
10. How do movers pack clothing?
Most moving companies will provide you with wardrobe boxes on the day of your move in case you haven’t had the time to prepack them, and this is the safest way to transport your clothing without it getting damaged or lost during transport.