There are many things to think about when planning your local move, from finding the right moving company to deciding on the best packing materials. However, one of the most important considerations is how much your local move will cost. Many movers are eager to give you a quote over the phone or via email, but these quotes are often not accurate. Instead, try to find a local moving company that offers in-home estimates. This will give you a chance to meet with a representative and get an accurate picture of your home and all the items that you need to transport.
Most local movers charge by the hour, so it is important to know how your move will be priced in advance. The first thing to consider is that your move will be charged by the time it takes to pack and load everything into the truck. To calculate this, you will need to create an inventory of your items. This inventory will help your movers to determine the number of boxes you will need, the size of each box and how many hours it will take to complete your move.
In addition to the cost of labor, you will also need to budget for supplies. It is not cheap to buy moving boxes, tape, bubble wrap and furniture blankets. In addition, if you need to rent a truck, there are additional costs associated with fuel and insurance.
If you are considering using a traditional local mover, they will come to your home, pack up your belongings and load them into their trucks for transport. The downside to this is that it is not cheap, and there is usually little flexibility with your move date once you have agreed on a schedule.
Another option is to hire local movers to transport your belongings in portable storage containers. This is an excellent choice for people who need to stay in their home while their belongings are being moved, or for people who want a more flexible moving solution than a full-service mover. These containers are similar to PODS, but with the advantage of steel construction and barn-style doors, which provide more interior space than a container with roll-up doors.
Many Mayflower interstate agents independently offer local moving services under their own businesses and brands. These agents can help you with your local move, no matter the size of your home. Contact a Mayflower agent in your area to learn more about our independent local moving services.
Should I tip my local movers?
This is a great question and it really depends on the service you receive from your movers. If they are professional and respectful throughout your entire local move, then yes, it is appropriate to tip them for their efforts. However, if you feel that your local movers were unprofessional and rude, then it is probably not a good idea to tip them at all.