Renting a truck on your name always keeps you in control of your possessions.
We are local and we only provide the labor. You only pay for the part you need: the heavy lifting.
All our pricings are hourly rates with a 2 hours minimum charge policy.
|Load/Unload||1‐man||$50 per hour|
|Pack/Unpack||1‐man||$50 per hour|
|Driving Help||1-man||$2 per mile|
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. 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.
Pickups/ Cargo vans – small jobs
10’/12’ Truck – studio/apartment 1 room
15’/16’ Truck – apartment up to 2bedrooms, 1 bedroom home
17’ Truck – home up to 2 bedrooms
20’/24’ Truck – home 2 to 3 bedrooms/ 5-8 rooms
26’ Truck – 4 bedrooms
(2 men loading within 50 ft. from the door to the truck, no 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 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 5-10 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. Another factor is large and/or heavy items moved through small doors, corridors or stairs.
Some tips and tricks that will save you lots of headache during your move!
• Write everything down . Create a “to do list” – for example: changing 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 category 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 paper 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”
Call us for more information or drop us an email.
Large moving companies have additional charges that might be billed to you:
• Accessorial Charges – packing/unpacking, storage, disassembling…
• Advanced Charges – service provided by other professionals, appliance service – disconnects or connects 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.