Fully Insured office and commercial moving services
We are not just a residential moving company, we’re also expert commercial office movers.
Whether you are moving a small start-up office out of a co-working space or a large corporate headquarters with a hundred desks downtown, we will move your business quickly and safely. Relocate your business with the confidence that your critical business items are in the hands of Boston’s highest rated moving company.
Trusted to move Boston businesses for our reliability and care
We are fully insured and hold all the appropriate Federal and State moving accreditations
We will take care of your Certificate Of Insurance requirements, which is covered under your flat moving fee.
We have one of the best maintained and safest truck fleets on the East Coast, equipped with GPS tracking for the security of your items.
We are the only insured 24/7/365 moving company in Boston, which means we can move your office overnight, on the weekend or during holidays.
We are experienced in dealing with Boston specific moving considerations – traffic changes, parking restrictions, weather, tricky building entries, tight walk ups and elevator booking restrictions
A custom Office Relocation Plan that meets your requirements
Our team will put together your bespoke comprehensive Business Relocation Plan, which includes a business relocation checklist, confirms your new floor plan in detail, provides office packing tips and sets out clear steps on what to expect pre and during the move. Our commercial movers in Massachusetts have got you covered!
We will also come to your office for an one on one move consultation to determine the most efficient moving process. This is done with the key contact who is managing your relocation project, so they are fully equipped with relevant information to be able to gain approval internally and prepare your team. We handle every aspect of your office move.
Common items we pack for you and relocate in an office move include:
Screens, speakers, printers and other devices
Workstations, chairs, boardroom tables and other furniture
Employee belongings numbered and grouped according to zone
Storage shelving and cupboards
Signage and logos
Kitchen supplies including plates and cutlery
Stationary supplies and other office items
Hard copies of important or historic documents and reports
Oversized equipment needing special handling
Safely moving your business critical technology
Every business is now a technology business. Your phones, desktop monitors, hard drives, computer equipment, TV screens, server racks, digital conference smart whiteboards and any electronic pieces of equipment unique to your service offering, are all critical to your operation.
We are experienced in safely packing and handling fragile and important business technology items. Mastodon Moving commercial movers use dedicated packing wraps and boxes for these items to make sure they are transported in one piece to your new office. We also work with a trusted technology partner who can help you set up your technology in your new office.
Our flat price means no hidden surprises, ever.
We offer a guaranteed, all-inclusive flat fee, locked in before your move day. Which means the duration of your move will not impact your move price. We always include the following services at no extra charge to you.
We include all of the following services at no extra charge to you:
Smart & Flat-screen TVs – Protected and packed in oversized LCD/plasma/LED box
Wardrobe Clothes – Hung and packed into a wardrobe box
Standard sized Mirrors – Protected and packed in cardboard box
Lamps – Packed in lamp box with shade removed and wrapped
Paintings – Protected and packed in cardboard or picture crate
Small Art Sculptures – Protected and packed in sturdy cardboard box
Computers – Wrapped and packed in cardboard box and kept flat
Electronics – Wrapped and packed in cardboard box with bundled cabling alongside it
With all of this internet noise, it’s harder than ever to find a real company in all of the chatter. Movers Near Me, a company that verifies moving company license, insurance, and transparency is getting closer to launching a portal that will help navigate you to finding a moving company that you can trust. There are so many moving scams, Movers Near Me will get you a moving estimate without any sales calls bombarding you whatsoever. Then, you can choose a moving company that has been vetted and verified every 30 days.
Movers Near Me has secret shoppers to make sure owners are accurate as well as company addresses in case there are issues. What is more, they guarantee their movers. This connection between the customer and independent moving company also benefits the “little guy.” It allows smaller movers to compete with larger franchises. Franchises traditionally spend a lot on advertising, have mediocre at best services and are on the expensive side. Smaller movers provide the best services at the best price but lack when it comes to advertising dollars. Movers Near Me enables smaller moving companies to get a voice on their platform for 1% of what a typical monthly yelp, hire a helper or Angies List customer spends. Even Nextdoor charges smaller companies about 8x what Movers Near Me will cost a smaller mover. This means all money spent goes to the two parties it should – the mover and the consumer. Not a third party.
Currently Movers Near Me is nearing completion with its vetting and verification of the Boston moving market. By the end of the year, there will be 15 metro areas added to the portal. You can begin your search for a mover by filling out this moving estimate. Again there will be no sales calls – this is just to let the consumer know what moving should cost.
As peak moving season is winding down, consumers planning their upcoming out of state moves will be able to hire the best long distance movers in 2022 with a little more ease. This was not the case for many in the past few years. The pandemic caused a lot of rogue moving companies to pop up – inexperienced and fly-by-night scams are on the rise. Of course another new trend of one moving company owning multiple locations and “brands” to cut out any competitors is also something we have seen in 2022.
Take Boston, MA for instance. The market saw over 20 moving companies associated with Elromco/Boston Best Rate/Michaels Movers. The have over 20 brands all owned by out of country owners. Their terms and conditions for all of these brands states it is illegal to write a poor review and you cannot sue them. We spoke with an anonymous mover who used Anton’s Movers aka. Xpress Movers – one of the many “brands” all owned by Eli Derei, Stoil Andreev, Ronan Dhory. “Getting in touch with the owner to make a complaint after the move was impossible, its a goose chase to someone in another country.” He then received a letter from an attorney stating he take down his poor review or he will be sued. A quick web search finds all of their brands have impeccable reputations on the internet – a little too good do be true for moving company owners that have had to shut down several times under the name Boston Quality Movers. What’s more? Eliran Derei has ownership in these moving companies and owns Elromco – moving company software that gives him and his team every contact, email, access to every move coming in from movers that sign up for elromco.
In Florida, large moving companies flood the market with google ads and basically take every move. They do an abhorrent job then when the claims pile up, their business simply disappears only to rebrand and reopen somewhere else. This is the case with Good Greek. Good Greek has rebranded several times after claims get too much to bear. Another moving company that has constantly rebranded and reopened under new management several times – All My Sons. There is an entire facebook group dedicated to All My Sons Moving which is one of the largest moving companies in the country, yet their individual city reviews remain stellar. Something has to be done to fix the moving industry – how can the average consumer trust movers that are able to manipulate the internet to look like valid, trusted movers?
So, the question is- Which Movers Can You Trust
Choosing a moving company that has been around for a long time in your area – one that has not had to rebrand. Also, you can do a local search on your state corporation site to find out who the owner is. Look for red flags – owners who live in another country, owners with more than 2 businesses. Another red flag is which movers received PPP. Out of every industry moving is one that never experienced a slow-down and were considered essential workers. Most moving companies had their best years during the pandemic. If your moving company took PPP money, it’s highly likely they are shady. You can check who received ppp here.
Moving Reviews have been completely fabricated in the past 2 years. You can easily pay a company $5/moving review that companies are able to write themselves. These same companies can have fake reviews written and good ones flagged for review which means after so many flags google takes them down. You can not trust google reviews at all. They are not accurate. Yelp and BBB are paid. So, who can you trust? Movers Near Me has a platform that is filtering out fake/duplicate moving companies. This platform also verifies insurance and has a real intimate knowledge of the moving companies they put on their site. You can also visit Move Line. This is a startup that verifies moving companies and helps small, independent movers compete with larger companies so consumers can get the best moving services at lower rates.
Moving Costs are also an area of concern when finding movers you can trust. Prices can range by as much as 40% between moving companies. How can you tel which company is giving an accurate quote vs. low-balling only to upcharge you at a later time? You can start here using our instant moving calculator to give you an estimate of about where your moving company pricing should be around.
The type of moving and storage help you will need will depend on a few factors:
Overnight Storage – Typically for residents needing a bridge loan or when moving into a new apartment most customers need a night or two of storage. Your moving company should easily be able to store your truck in a gated lot with management on-site. Be wary of van lines as they usually subcontract local moves and you never know what company will show up. Price between $100-$150/night
Short Term Storage – Short term storage is usually for students while they are away for the summer or people going to another country for 3 or less months. This storage is held in an accessible “mini-storage” garage like unit that is accessible during business hours Price depends on the size of the unit and is in-between $70-$300/mo
Long Term Storage – Long Term storage is held in large containers in a warehouse and is accessible only by the moving staff and usually containers are moved using a forklift. Price between $150-$200/mo
Searching for professional, trustworthy moving and storage nearby? Movers Near Me is a local moving and storage service with a location near you. Our moving and storage experts offer options to fit every budget. You can book your moving and storage in 3 easy steps:
Fill out our on-line inventory or schedule a FaceTime estimate
Book your move with storage online!
Long Distance Moving and Storage
Need long distance movers that offer storage? We suggest Monster Movers, Mastodon Movers or another private flat rate moving company that does not subcontract moves. Mastodon Moving is one of the best movers in Massachusetts and offers climate-controlled storage. They are locally owned and have provided us with these important long distance moving and storage tips:
Your long distance movers should be the company that stores your shipment – not a parent company or affiliate.
Make sure you moving company is insured for storage not just moving.
Your long distance movers should have movers that are background checked
Residential Moving and Storage
Many residential moving customers choose to store household items while making the transition into a new home. When you are moving from your old residence but your new residence isn’t quite ready, or you need some additional storage space while you sell your previous home, you will need moving and storage. Choose specialized storage services provide an easy-to-use, flexible solution when you’re faced with long-distance moving schedule challenges.
We are a real brick-and-mortar moving company based in the following areas:
Boston MA – Providence RI – New Rochelle NY – Hartford CT – Philadelphia PA – Washington DC – Baltimore MD – Virginia Beach VA – Atlanta GA – Orlando FL – Savannah SC – Charlotte NC – Asheville NC – Raleigh NC – Jacksonville FL – Nashville TN – Dallas TX – Chicago IL
If you are looking for moving helpers near me in those areas, we can help you! Our moving helpers are trained and ready to provide top-rated moving local or long distance moving services.
To make sure your move goes smoothly, you can reach a real, live person here 7 days a week – no recordings!
Who are our moving helpers?
Our moving helpers are full time, trained moving crews hired by us – we do not broker moving jobs. All of our jobs are done by our movers – they do all the loading loading, unloading and transportation jobs for a living.
Our mover help can provide labor only moves or with our own trucks. Booking a real moving company will save you a ton of money in broker fees, franchise fees, van line fees or third party booking fees.
What happens on a typical move?
Our moving helpers nearby will come in and protect all furniture with moving blankets, moving pads, shrink wrap and all other supplies needed to keep you things safe. Moving Helpers Near Me will bring tools to disassemble and reassemble furniture on the day of your move. We have thousands of real 5 star reviews from our residential clients and we do everything we can to get a 5 star review every time. (We don’t want to risk getting a bad review and losing business.)
MOVING HELPERS NEARBY
Below is a list of links to the best moving helpers near you. All of the movers below are not affiliated with any van lines, brokers, franchises, etc therefore they can offer the best moving help at affordable prices.
Monster Movers handles moves in the New England area. All locations are family owned and operated and offer packing, storage, moving help and full coverage
Movers Near Me has private flat rate moving helpers throughout the United States for labor only moves and moves that require a moving truck or storage
Long Distance Movers Near Me operates in every state and is perfect for larger long distance moves that require extreme care
Helping Hands is a local and long distance mover in Florida providing small long distance moving options and military moves.
When most people hire a moving company for the first time, the deciding factor is usually to hire a moving company that offers the lowest prices. This action usually results in a sub-par move or being scammed. We want to help consumers choose the best moving company whether its their first or fifth move. So, if you are looking for moving company recommendations, this guide will be the most helpful article you will read.
STEP 1: SEARCHING FOR MOVERS
Most people search google for “Movers Near Me” or other common searches only to find ads by lead generation sites which sell your info to 4-10 moving companies that may not even be licensed. Its best to search for a recommended moving company through word of mouth or sites like quora that offer great advice from real experts. It is best to find movers nearby that will not sell your information, are private movers and have high consumer ratings.
STEP 2: DO YOUR HOMEWORK
It’s highly suggested to use a moving company that has been in business for 10+ years and is active in the community. Many fly by night movers will be in and out and if anything goes wrong it will be very hard to recoup any loss. There are many, many moving companies that constantly change names and operate multiple moving companies that are hard to track down. A few moving companies that are highly recommended in that they operate small, locally-owned moving companies in major cities like Boston, NYC, Raleigh, Philadelphia, and Miami are Monster Movers, Gentle Giant, and Movers Near Me . These companies have all been in business for over 15 years, consistently give back to their local communities, and have consistent high ratings in forums and online.
Then check online forums for moving company recommendations. One or two bad reviews are probably outliers, but if there’s a pattern of complaints, move on. If you’re moving long distance, look for a company that specializes in that. Some local moving companies subcontract out long-distance moves, and quality may suffer.
STEP 3: CHECK ADDITIONAL MOVING FEES
Once you’ve narrowed the field, have the top contenders come to your house to look at your things and provide an estimate. While they’re there ask whether they’ll charge additional fees for things like stairs, specialty packing, or disassembling and assembling furniture. Untrustworthy movers typically rush the sale and plan on charging you for the small things on moving day and charge for everything. A quick list of additional moving fees you should be wary of:
If a moving company wants to give you a quote over the phone without visually inspecting your home and things, take it off your list.
STEP 4: MAKING SURE YOUR MOVING QUOTE IS ACCURATE
Make sure you get any agreements in writing from your moving company, and that all fields have been filled out when you sign the contract.
STEP 5: CONSIDER MOVING INSURANCE
Interstate movers must include minimum basic insurance protection for 60 cents per pound per item. “That’s not great coverage if you’ve got a big screen TV that’s very heavy and also very breakable,” says Katherine Hutt, a spokeswoman for the Better Business Bureau.
Protect your pricey items by buying an additional policy that will provide the replacement value for your belongings, should they be damaged in transit, but you’ll need to specifically declare high-value items. For local moves, check with your homeowners insurance to see whether it provides coverage for your things during a move. Move small valuables like jewelry, coins, and important paperwork on your own.
When you buy a product, you want it to be the best in its category. When you pay for a service, you want it to be provided by the best professionals in the field. So, when hiring movers for your relocation, you’ll, of course, want to choose among the most recommended moving companies in the country.
But how can you find the most reliable and highly experienced professionals in a competitive industry where everyone claims to be the best? How can you be sure that you’ll make the right choice and hire competent, trustworthy movers who will take good care of your items and will bring your relocation to a successful end?
The fail-safe way to ensure that you’ll be working with skilled, dependable moving professionals is to get recommendations on movers – references and testimonials from previous customers, ratings from consumer reports, online reviews of moving companies, professional organization credentials, etc. A mover who has an excellent track record, largely positive moving reviews, and high ratings is very likely to do a good job with your relocation – recommended movers are a safe and wise choice.
Researching your options and getting recommendations will help you stay away from incompetent movers, avoid moving scams, and ensure a smooth and successful relocation. The only remaining question is how to find reliable references.
Here are some of the best ways to get recommendations for movers:
Look for Personal References
The best recommendations for movers you can get is by word of mouth or various moving recommendation forums like reddit, facebook or quora. There is no better way to find unbiased opinions and genuine feedback about moving companies than talking to people who have recently used professional moving services – they will be more than glad to share their experiences and vent their frustration, anger, or satisfaction with the movers they worked with.
CONSIDERATIONS WHEN YOU ARE COMPARING RECOMMENDED MOVING COMPANIES What kind of estimate the movers provided What kind of insurance they offered Did they require a deposit How efficiently they worked; How careful they were when handling household items and personal possessions What extra services the movers provided How they handled difficulties and unforeseen obstacles; How soon was the shipment delivered; Were all the goods in good condition; Was the final moving cost the same as stated in the initial quote Were there any problems or disputes with the movers and how did they resolve the issue
We require our movers to be CORI-checked with a comprehensive background check and they are trained extensively before entering your residence. We work hard to keep your personal information safe and secure and never sell your information
Ready to get a moving quote from us? You can simply get a FREE, INSTANT MOVING QUOTE by completing your move request in the form above. Please read the factors that affect a moving estimate below.
Moving Services Near Me
Believe it or not, there’s more than just one type of moving service to choose from when relocating to a new home. The different types of moving companies include full-service moving companies, self-service moving companies, and specialized moving companies.
Full-service moving company — The most expensive type of mover is the popular full-service moving company. These professionals will do everything from packing your belongings, loading and unloading the truck, and transporting your belongings to the destination.
Specialized Piece by Piece Movers Near Me — Specialized moving companies are trained in the proper ways to move pianos, hot tubs appliances, art, antiques and other specialized items.
Guaranteed Long Distance Movers – If you need guaranteed dates for long distance moves – this will greatly affect the price
Many moving companies offer both local and long distance moving services.
Why Moving Companies Near Me
So why opt for a moving company over doing your move yourself? For starters, hiring a moving company near you saves you from having to do any of the heavy lifting on moving day. This, in and of itself, is the most common reason why people choose to hire professional movers. Moving company pros know how to properly load and unload moving trucks, as well as how to move furniture without scratching the floors. Choosing a reputable and reliable moving company to handle your relocation only ensures that your move will be carried out in the most efficient way possible. It also frees up valuable time and energy that you can spend on other important to-do list items on your moving checklist.
Moving Companies Near Me FAQ
Mastodon Moving, a well known moving company in Massachusetts has given us some important considerations when looking for a moving company nearby. Mastodon Movers have won many awards in Massachusetts including: Nextdoor “Best Neighborhood Moving Company,” Angi Superprovider, and the “Best Moving Company of 2022” from www.moversnearme.com. Here are their suggestions when searching for a mover.
What moving company services are included on a long distance moving quote?
Looking for someone to handle your move from beginning to end? A full service moving company can do just that. “Full service” means the moving company will come to your house in their moving truck, load your belongings, drive them to the destination and unload your items. Full service moving companies typically offer additional services as well, such as packing, unpacking, disassembling furniture and reassembling furniture. Of course, you can always box up your own belongings and have a full service moving company do the rest. Full service moves are popular among customers who are moving at the last minute, as well as those who lack the time and ability to move themselves. While hiring a full service moving company often means spending big bucks, many will tell you that the added convenience is well worth the higher price tag.
YOUR MOVING QUOTE EXPLAINED
When movers give a non-binding moving estimate, they are giving the customer a moving quote based on the estimated weight of their belongings. However, this non-binding quote is not set in stone and will most likely change depending on the actual weight of the move. A binding estimate is a fixed cost estimate. If the customer agrees to a binding estimate, then they will pay exactly what they were originally quoted. A binding not-to-exceed estimate means that even if the weight of a customer’s shipment exceeds the original estimate, they won’t be charged anything extra. Instead, they’ll only pay what they were originally quoted. If their shipment weighs less than originally estimated, then they’ll only be charged for the cost of shipping the actual weight of their belongings.
Should I choose a binding or non-binding moving company quote?
The most popular type of moving quote is the binding not-to-exceed estimate. This type of moving quote is often called a “guaranteed not-to-exceed” estimate as well. It’s usually in the customer’s best interest to choose a binding not-to-exceed estimate because it ensures that they won’t pay more than originally quoted even if the weight of the belongings ends up weighing more than originally estimated. However, if the shipment weighs less than the original estimate, then the customer will actually pay less than the original quote.
What does a moving quote include?
If moving a long distance, your estimate should include the name and address of your mover, the tariff cost, miles traveled, minimum weight and estimated weight, any discounts applied, packing and unpacking service fees, storage charges, transportation charges, fuel surcharges, insurance surcharges, and accessorial services.
How can I save money when moving?
There’s no doubt that hiring a moving company will cost you a pretty penny. Fortunately, there are ways to cut back on costs when hiring professional movers. First, inquire about various discounts available. Additionally, many moving companies also offer military discounts to members of the armed forces. A second way to cut costs is to pack yourself for the move instead of hiring professional movers to box up your belongings. Third, choose a move date associated with lower moving rates. Avoid peak moving season in the summer and opt for a late fall/winter move when demand is lowest. Finally, you can cut costs on moving by getting rid of unnecessary belongings. After all, the heavier your move, the more expensive it will be.
Moving Companies Near Me Quotes
Full-service moving company quotes are factored on many items, here are the most popular:
Actual Weight — In general, the more stuff you move, the more expensive your move will be. Not only does it take longer to load and unload a large household, but it also requires a much bigger truck. You can find out your weight with this moving calculator.
Moving Distance — The mileage between point A and point B affects the price of a full service move. Not only will you have to pay for gas, but you’ll also have to pay the driver for his time on the road. In general, the farther the move, the more expensive it will be.
Labor costs — Labor costs may vary from state to state and moving company to moving company. For local moves, you’ll be paying movers an hourly rate. Interstate moves usually include the estimated cost of labor in the moving quote.
Packing costs — If hiring the full-service movers to pack and unpack your belongings, be prepared to pay at least a few hundred dollars extra for the service. Moving companies will also include the added cost of disassembling and reassembling furniture in their moving estimate.
Liability and valuation coverage — Movers must provide customers with two valuation coverage options: Full Value Protection and Basic Protection. Full value protection is the more comprehensive option. This liability coverage states that if your mover damages or loses an item, they will reimburse you for its current cash value. Released Value Protection is the most basic liability option available. It’s included in your moving quote for free and only covers .60 cents per pound of cargo.
Additional storage — If you need a moving company to temporarily store your belongings before, during or after the move, this cost will be added to your moving estimate. Storage rates vary from mover to mover, so be sure to ask about rates before agreeing to include this service in the estimate.
Moving Companies Near Me Quote
With numerous moving companies to choose from, we know the decision can be a bit overwhelming. Fortunately, with Movers Near Me, it’s easy to find, compare and book the moving company that best fits your needs. All you have to do is submit your moving details above to receive free moving quotes from a number of professional moving companies. Best of luck and happy moving!
With a network of more than 100 professionally vetted, locally owned moving companies all across the United States, Movers Near Me is America’s #1 go-to moving company resource. To find movers near me, request a quote and a licensed, insured and guaranteed mover in your area will email you an instant moving quote. Only the best moving company in your area will have access to your information as our system matches you with the best mover near you. Movers Near Me will never sell your information to any other agency or source.
How Do I Get a Quote for Movers Near Me?
Simply log on to www.moversnearme.com and click the Quote Request button above you can also call or set up a FaceTime call with one of the representatives. Our FaceTime moving quote option is a great way to get an on-site estimate without taking time out of your busy day to schedule someone to come to your home
Let Our Professionally Vetted, Locally Owned Movers Help You!
If you’re looking for a moving company to take everything off of your hands, you have landed in the right place. In addition to moving your household goods, Movers Near Me can also assist with packing, storage, overnight moving, cleaning, debris pick-up and restoration services.
Local Movers Near Me
Whether customers are moving to a new neighborhood, city, state or country, Movers Near Me strives to service them. The movers in your area will have the ability and correct licensing and insurance to. experience help customers from moving quote to move-in day. We also provide customers with moving checklists, packing tips and more!
Why Movers Near Me?
Movers Near Me is America’s #1 resource for finding locally owned moving companies near you that carefully vet and confirm a professional, full service moving company will come to your door . Many of our customers prefer that we handle everything from start to finish. We are humbled to be given the opportunity to manage customer moves, so that our customers can focus on what matters most to them.
HOME MOVING SERVICES
It’s no secret that moving an entire household is stressful, and we’re here to help you with managing your relocation stress. With a 96% referral rate from customers who refer us to friends and family for their next move, you can trust us as the Movers Near Me
A MOVING COMPANY EQUIPPED TO HANDLE LOCAL MOVES OF ANY SIZE
Our mission to exceed customers’ expectations by customizing our moving services to fit each unique need has remained the same. We do this by our unique online quote system that easily allows users to input all information and get matched with the movers that are best for their move
We offer a wide variety of local moves, including apartments, single-family homes, retirement communities, dorms, condos, and many more! Our movers are trained to protect your belongings and your home – all pieces of furniture are padded and stretch wrapped free of charge, ensuring your items and home are damage-free at the end of your move. Having added stress about packing up your home prior to moving?
LOCAL MOVING WITH EASE
When you hire movers, it’s important they come prepared to get the job done right. Our moving experts live in the communities where they work, so knowledge of the area plays to our advantage as we move you. Our crews have vast knowledge of their local area; from home moves to apartments, condos, townhouses, and high-rises – we have experience with all moving situations to provide you a seamless transition.
Using our clean and fully stocked 26 ft., moving trucks, our movers pad and stretch wrap all of your belongings for maximum protection during the move. We also implement the use of hardwood floor runners, banister and railing covers, door jambs, carpet shields, and mattress bags to limit any potential damages while items are being moved.
Our professionally trained move teams are background checked and drug screened, giving you peace of mind that your items are safe throughout the entire moving process. Additionally, all team members are permanent, trained employees to provide an even better professional experience while moving your most prized possessions.
For more information and pricing on our moving services, find the location nearest you! We can’t wait to help move you forward.
MOVERS NEAR ME GUARANTEE
Your Happiness and Satisfaction are very important to us!
We Always Arrive On Time!
We will take extra steps to keep both of your residences clean!
Fall is the best time of year to move as the busy and usually costly summer season has come and gone, families looking to relocate before the beginning of back-to-school are settled in, and the housing market isn’t as intense. Lower prices, lower temps, and lower competition all work in your favor. That said, you’ll still want to plan ahead as much as possible. With changing seasons come different challenges and considerations. Below are twenty hints for moving in the fall:
20 Hints for Moving in the Fall
1. Take Advantage of Lower Moving Costs
Depending on the housing market, moving in the fall is typically much more affordable than summer. Moving companies have cleared the summer rush, gas prices can be lower, and there is more truck/crew availability.
2. Declutter Your Summer Gear
You may have a number of clothing items, swimwear, beach gear, outdoor furniture, toys, and other seasonal items that just won’t make it to next summer. Instead of packing and moving these items, only to discard them next year, take some time to declutter and items you don’t want to pay to take with you. And, if there are old cold-weather clothing items you or your family have grown out of, consider donating those before the colder weather hits.
3. Rethink Storage
If you live in a climate with challenging seasonal weather, reconsider the benefits of putting some items in storage during your move. This will help clear your moving truck of heavy or bulky items you may not use until late next spring or summer (like outdoor furniture, gardening tools, and barbecues), and can streamline your move by helping you pack everything at once. It will also make move-in that much easier when you arrive.
4. Pack for the Season
While you’re considering bulkier items, don’t forget about clothes and sporting gear that you may not need right away after the move. Pack seasonal items together so you can find them easily later – and make sure you’ve left out all those cold-weather items you’ll need shortly after you settle into your new place, like rain boots and raincoats, snow gear, and snow-removal equipment. If you’ve stored them away, now’s a good time to make sure they’re easy to access and unpack after you’ve arrived.
5. Unpack for the Season
If you’ve stored away crock pots and sandwich presses, large dutch ovens, and other seasonal dishes and service wear, consider talking to your movers about placing them in more accessible locations in your house or apartment upon your arrival. Instead of trudging out to the garage or down to the storage closet to find items you packed away last year, they’ll be in your kitchen or dining room, ready to be put into service for the fall and winter seasons.
6. Setup Utilities in Advance
There’s nothing worse than arriving in a new place during the chilly, wet fall to find you haven’t set up all the proper utilities like electricity and gas. Often times, waits for new accounts can be several days. Not so great when the temperature drops. So be sure you’re clear on what’s required to setup or transfer your accounts, so that you arrive to a warm, bright environment on day 1.
7. Put Down Plastic During Your Move
When both moving in and moving out during the fall, the potential to track in wet leaves, dirt, and mud increase. You want to get back your security deposit, or at least ensure your post move-out cleanup doesn’t involve plastering holds in the walls of your apartment or steam-cleaning rugs. So buy plastic painter’s sheeting, or cut open large black trash bags and tape to entryways and other pathways where movers and friends will be coming and going. When you arrive at your destination, be sure the movers wait for you to lay down more plastic before unloading your items.
8. Keep a Broom Handy
During the fall, no matter your preparation, you’re going to track in a lot of leaves and dirt. Have a broom, paper towels, and sponge mops ready so you can clean as you go. This will ease the post-move cleanup, and help to avoid tracking materials into and out of your moving truck, onto your furniture and boxes, and into your new home or apartment.
9. Clear Outdoor Pathways
Despite your precautions for protecting your existing and new home or apartment, you should take extra steps to clear the outdoor paths to and from the moving truck to avoid dangerous situations. Sweep away leaves and shallow puddles with a stiff broom, and put down flat pieces of cardboard in any particularly wet, muddy, or slick spots. Another helpful fall moving tip requires cleaning while you go can help keep your place tidy and can also help avoid injuries you might sustain while carrying heavy items to and from your place.
10. And an Umbrella for that Matter
Rain is the worst for moves. There’s simply no avoiding taking your things outside into the weather to load them into the truck. So be sure you have an ample supply of umbrellas and other plastic covering to keep furniture, upholstery, and boxes dry as they’re loaded into and out of the truck. Wet boxes can break or mold—especially if headed for prolonged storage. And it’s just no fun starting out in your new place with a wet couch.
11. Dress Appropriately
We know, you’re probably used to the tried-and-true moving uniform: running shoes, shorts, and old T-shirt and a baseball cap. But during the fall you’re going to have to plan ahead or colder, and potentially wet weather. Be sure you’re wearing shoes with good traction, have a hooded rain jacket on hand, and that you’ve considered layers so you can dress up or down depending on temperature fluctuations, and how challenging your move becomes.
12. Sell Your Stuff
Start early on your vending efforts to maximize profits. Personally, we’re fans of services that allow you to make money from the comfort of your own couch (who isn’t?).
And, of course, there’s always the classic standby: Craigslist and Nextdoor.com
13. Get creative with how you transport heavy items
Heavy items are one of the main reasons people hire expensive help on moving day. After all, no one wants to throw out their back while lugging an outdated stereo system down the stairs. But trust us, with a couple of hacks, you’ll be able to keep your cash and your back.
Let’s talk about books. Your expansive, curated literary collection is impressive when it’s up in shelves; on moving day, it’s just a pain. Rather than tossing those tons in boxes, pack them in a rolling suitcase, and voila: a portable library.
Think creatively with other heavy items, such as furniture. Remove any attached parts, like legs and drawers, to make the bulk significantly lighter. And always place a piece of cardboard under a heavy item to prevent scratches on the floor. Finally, push instead of pulling -– it’s easier on your body.
14. Hire Movers You Can Trust
Find Google Guaranteed Movers – they have to be licensed, insured, have an actual brick and mortar location and have high insurance. We recommend Monster Movers serving the following states: MA, RI, NH, ME, VT, PA, DE, NJ, NY, VA, DC, SC, NC, FL, GA, TN, MN, CO, CA, OH, MI,
15. “Save the date”… for your move
We know, we know – it’s moving day, not your wedding day. But go ahead and get into that planning mentality anyway: Pick the date and time you want to move well in advance, and you could end up saving a ton of cash. Moving in October, November or December moving both mid-month and mid-week will save you the most money as every moving service from storage to moving trucks and full-service movers – is cheaper in the middle of the month.
16. Get the weight of every item you’re contemplating moving
Finding out how much your furniture weighs in key to getting a guaranteed quote – find a moving calculator here.
If those two boxes of kitchen supplies are all that’s standing between you and a smaller, significantly cheaper storage unit or moving truck, it might be time to implement some tough love.This is where decluttering and a minimalist living approach to your home come in handy – the less stuff you have to move, the all-around cheaper your move will be.Are you still paying for single-use, flimsy cardboard moving boxes? There are so many moving box alternatives, ranging from delivered-to-your-door box rentals to recycled wine crates or banana boxes
When it comes time to wipe down your old apartment, instead of picking up new cleaner, use what you already have. A half-empty bottle of vinegar, a past-ripe lemon, and some old rags may be all you need for a through ceiling-to-floor clean.
17. Got pets or kids? Leave them with a friend while you move
As for kids, your move is exactly the time you should call in a favor with your family. As lovable as they are, kids and pets can cause damage during a move and make the move take longer as movers aka. friends you’ve bribed have to negotiate around them as they run around during moving.
18.Moving out-of-state? Find a Private, Flat Rate Moving Company
Using a private, flat rate moving company that won’t swap, sell or unload your shipment is crucial to avoiding damage, missing items or pricing that drastically changes.
19. Check Your Personal Vehicles
While this isn’t necessarily related to your move, relocation is a good reminder to do those things you’ve been putting off throughout the year. While there’s a lot you can do online, some things, like your car, require professional support. So take your ride for service to ensure it’s running and in good shape prior to the colder, wetter seasons.
20. Keep Personal Items with You
You should keep personal papers, social security card and other irreplaceable items with you in a suitcase.
STEP 2: Fill out the general information – you don’t need to add exact addresses – all the long distance moving estimator needs is zip codes
STEP 3: Go through your house and add your inventory. This takes between 5-15 minutes. Other long distance moving estimators take upwards of two hours or longer especially if you have to wait for someone to come to your home for an on-site estimate.
Before even listing your house, most people ask themselves a familiar question: “What will be my average long distance moving cost?“. Please read thoroughly through our average moving cost post with regards to what long distance moving estimates are based on. In a nutshell:
Google states that the American Moving and Storage Association states that the average cost of a long distance move is about $4,300. However long distance moves can be between $1250 and $40,000. It is such a huge range it is impossible to give an “average cost” But, here is what will determine your long distance moving estimate price:
The most important thing to remember here is that the following moving costs are only approximate values that can serve you well to get a general view of what your long distance move will cost you. The best way to get a guaranteed long distance moving estimate is to use the long distance moving calculator.
For the sake of convenience, if we assume that you’re moving to a new city that is exactly 1000 miles away from your starting point, then you have the following moving average price examples:
Studio apartment-. On average, household items found in a studio apartment weigh approximately 2000-2200 pounds then you should expect to pay no less than around $1500 excluding any extra services. Keep in mind, most moving companies have a 2,000 or 3,000 lb minimum
1-bedroom apartment-. On average, household goods inside a 1-bedroom apartment can weigh between 2500 and 3500 pounds, which means that you’ll be paying within the range of $1800-$2500 for a long distance move.
2-bedroom home – On average, the items found in a 2-bedroom residence weigh between 5000-6000 you should be charged no less than around $3500-$4200 .
3-bedroom home- A normal 3 bedroom is approximately 6000-7500 lbs or $4700-$6000
4+bedroom home- usually has 8000 lbs or more, so you can expect $6,000+
Moving out of state or across the country is no easy feat. Whether you’re moving for a new job, to be closer to family, to live in a warmer climate, or for a different reason, the stress of relocation can take its toll. During this time of transition, the greatest help comes from hiring a long distance moving company you can trust to handle your move.