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Estimating local moves
Estimating moves is an inexact science. Many variables factor into how long a move will take. A professional estimator uses his experience from doing similar moves in order to figure out how many hours the move will require.
His estimate includes the amount of time that will pass from the moment the truck first leaves the mover's Location until it returns after the job is finished. He will then add in the cost of boxes, tape and other packing materials, extra insurance/valuation and known incidental costs, such as road and bridge tolls.
One of the most important things that you should do before you move is to have complete knowledge of your new neighborhood, apartment complex, and the route to your destination.
With local moves, time is everything. You can save hours off of the moving time if you can recommend a quicker route to your destination than the one your mover was expecting to take.
Always have a person accompany the movers during the packing and loading processes. This will keep their attention squarely on the job at hand. It will also help keep you informed, just in case your furniture needs to be disassembled, and you've been standing in your new home wondering why the movers are two hours late.
Check your new area for the availability of suitable parking for the truck - one that will allow the movers to comfortably load and unload your items. Double-parking means the truck has to round the corner every so often and you'll be incurred additional charges.
Know all of the restrictions. Most big buildings, especially in city areas, allow moves only between 9am to 5pm. Remind your movers to provide the necessary certificates of insurance. These documents protect the building against damage. Building superintendents will not allow entrance without them.
The availability of suitable elevator units for apartment moves is very important, especially ones large enough to hold your biggest pieces of furniture. This will definitely save you time and money. But it will also save the movers the time and effort of carrying heavy furniture up the stairs and also from disassembling your furniture.
In order to keep the cost as close as the estimate, the estimator assumes, in every situation, the following:
Fast Lines Moving knows that long distance moving and relocation can be an exciting, and sometimes unsettling experience. You've probably already realized that there's so much to do and so little time to do it. However, Fast Lines Moving wants to help you plan your move properly to make your relocation as exciting, rewarding, and stress-free as possible.
Whether you are moving across the state or across the country, Fast Lines Moving is here to help you through your moving process. For any questions you may have regarding the preparation of your long distance move, please call us at any time. Our goal is to always provide you with personalized service on your important moving day!