Why do I need an estimate?

An estimate helps you understand the moving costs ahead of time and avoid any surprises on moving day. Make sure to receive a written estimate. When comparing prices from different companies, ensure that you are using only an A rated company with the Better Business Bureau and that all estimates are based on the same size shipment.

What do you need to know to offer me a basic moving quote?

To receive an accurate quote we first need to know from where to where you are moving.  If you are moving locally, we will need to know the number of bedrooms and rooms you are moving.  If you are moving from state to state, we need an inventory list of the items that do not fit into a box and an estimated number of boxes.

 

What do you need to know to offer a complete moving quote?

In addition to the size of the move we would need to know if there are stairs involved at origin and destination. Will you need packing services? Do you have any specialty items to be moved like pianos, chandelier, grandfather clock etc?  Will we be able to park our moving truck in front of your home at origin and destination.

 

Why is charging by inventory for long distance moves better?

There are companies that charge based on the weight of the shipment. They will weigh the truck before your move, and once again after your items have been loaded. Your final cost will be based on the actual weight of your shipment.  This might seem great, but because there is no way to weigh your furniture before your actual move - all you get before the pickup is an "estimate". Most of these companies will even go as far as offering you a "binding estimate" but it is a binding only for the estimated weight.  One pound different and the estimate is no longer binding.   We made it simple - you give us a list of items that you want to have moved and we guarantee your price for that list as described.  Easy to understand, no need to guess the weight of your furniture, just tell us what you have and we will give you an easy to understand binding price for your move.