The most afordable way to do your MOVE.
You are moving within the same building, right across the street or anywere in New England. Rearrange furniture at any residance or office. We are local and we provide the labor and/or Truck. You only pay for the part you need, heavy lifting and/or driving.
All our pricings are hourly rates with a 2 hours minimum charge policy.
|Load/Unload||1‐man||$40 per hour|
|Load/Unload||1‐man and a Truck/Van||$80 per hour|
|Load/Unload||2‐man||$80 per hour|
|Load/Unload||2‐man and a Truck||$120 per hour|
Calculate how long your move will take.
Get high quality boxes of uniform sizes. Have furniture prepared by clearing the top and emptying the drawers of every piece. Take down lamps and decorations before the movers arrive. Have items disassembled before the movers arrive. Help Movers - at the end of the day we are here to save you money. If you are willing to help, then we can save time=money. Sell Furniture - if you don't need need any of your furniture, sell or donate. It will save moving time and add some cash in your posket. EBAY LOVAL, ETSY, OFFERUP, NEXTDOOR, and much more. Plan out the parking situation ahead of time. Reserve the elevator, loading dock, parking in front of the house/building. Get a spot as close as possible to the entrance of the building.
Not being ready when the movers arrive
Pack ahead of time - this saves hours of labor which add up quickly. Not only will you save money, but you will know where everything is when you are at your new place.
Get high quality boxes of uniform sizes, small boxes for heavy stuff (brick collection) , medium and large for light stuff - filled to the top. Label each by room and by fragility. This helps the movers help you by unloading the boxes into the right room, and makes your life far easier when you are unpacking.
When we are on the clock we work for you, and we will make every effort to do what you ask. However certain things you may ask - connecting, disconnecting, removing appliances involving plumbing, electrical or carpenting need to be done by a professional. waterbed,aquarium, terrarium, refrigerator, washer, dryer, grandfather clock, plants...etc.
Flat screen TVs and Keyboards. These are prone to damage from extreme temperatures, slight bumps, and altitude changes. The original packaging is the best.
Furniture assembled in the room needs to be able to go out of the room, or needs to be disassembled before the movers arrive. It may take hours to be done by movers.
(2 men loading within 30 ft. from the door to the truck, no flight of stairs. Please note that we have a 2 hour minimum)
|10 ft.||12-14 ft.||17 ft.||24 ft.||26 ft.|
|30min to 1h.||1 – 1.5hrs.||1.5 - 2 hrs.||4 – 4.5 hrs.||4.5 hrs.|
• Add 20% of time for each floor or flight of stairs.
• Add 20% of time for each 50 ft. of distance from door to ramp.
• Add 30% of time for an elevator; do not add time per floor.
• Add 2-10 minutes per piece of disassembly.
• Add 1 minute per nonboxed item, open box, or poorly packaged item.
• Subtract 30% of the total per extra man.
A 12 ft. truck, third floor, 75 ft. from door, 10 nonboxed items, 2 beds to take down To load: (1 hr. + 36 min. + 12 min. + 10 min.) = 1h/58min To unload, use the same equation again and multiply by 25%. This math is 90% effective. The largest factor which affects the time in an unpredictable way is the quality of the boxes and the way they are packed (heavy duty 18 in box can be full no more than 80 lb) . Moving boxes are different than other boxes. It's simply quicker to handle good boxes vs. notsogood boxes. Additional time may be required if your move involves narrow hallways and/or tight staircases, disassembling and reassembling of furniture, hoisting, moving of oversized, antiques items, ones with glass and/or marble, appliances move and items over 300lb. It is important to understand, that the move time will also depend on how well you are packed and organized: all drawers of all the furniture must be emptied and all miscellaneous items packed neatly into moving boxes of correct sizes.
Some tips and tricks that will save you lots of headache during your move!
• Write everything down. Create a “to do list” – for example: change the address notify the post office, IRS, RMV, insurance companies, banks, doctors, schools, cable, phone, electricity, etc… Create an inventory of your boxes. You need to have a record keeping system of labels. You should place a label on every moving box you pack and make sure you list the most important things packed in the box.
• Make arrangements for difficult pieces such as pool tables, exercise equipment, washers, dryers, dishwashers, refrigerators, swing sets and jungle gyms to be professionally disassembled prior to the move. Gas dryers and chandeliers should be disconnected by appropriately licensed professionals before moving day.
• Reserve the elevator, parking, loading dock, etc.
• Get rid of things no longer needed. Garage sale, donates, give to a friends, recycle, etc...
• Pack same categories together. Pack by room and label it.
•Pack carefully. Heavy items in small boxes and light stuff in larger boxes. Use a lot of packing material for glassware, chinaware, artwork, statues, mirrors, etc.
• Label every box. Ex: Kitchen/ glassware ‐ Label at least 2 sides. Label any items NOT being moved.
• Back up your computer files and keep your documents together.
• Pack a “survival” kit. For example: your medicine, vitamins, keys, checkbooks, glasses, phone, charges, diapers for kids…label it “ OPEN FIRST”
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Best way to avoid extra charges is to be detailed as you can answering all questions from your moving company. Always ask if they have aditional charges.
• Accessorial Charges – packing/unpacking, storage, disassembling…
• Advanced Charges – service provided by other professionals, appliance service – disconnecting or connecting washers, dryers, dishwashers, refrigerators…
• Auxiliary Service/ Shuttle Service - your goods need to be transferred to another truck in order to complete the move.
• Elevator Carry - transport your goods in an elevator.
• Expedited Service - guaranteed date of arrival.
• Flight Charges - carrying items up or down flights of stairs.
• Linehaul Charge - long distance move, mileage and weight.
• Long Carry - applied when the mover has to carry goods from the truck or van to your residence over a longer distance than is typical
• Specialty Moves - larger items to move such as piano, items that require a specialty mover.
• Storage-in-Transit/ Warehouse Handling - your goods have to be stored before being moved to their new home.