The advantages of using a local mover are many and varied; we will attempt to cover all the reasons for using a local moving company versus selecting a company that is headquartered in a distant state. Whether you are moving locally or even if you are moving long distance from Maine to Oregon, we will help you find the most reliable and trustworthy movers for your utmost piece of mind; our expertise will allow you to feel totally comfortable knowing that you have selected a quality moving company.
The first advantage of using a local moving company will be that a representative of the moving company will inspect your goods in person. A personal inspection will provide the most accurate estimate possible as the moving company representative will perform a thorough walk through of your home or apartment; this allows him/her to adequately see all the furniture being moved and furthermore the representative will be able to better gauge the number of boxes that will be needed for packing. It has been our experience that estimates on larger homes in general will tend to be overestimated; it is better for you, though, to overestimate rather than to accept an underestimated bid. Keep in mind that you will only pay for the actual weight loaded on moving day.
Another advantage to using one of the local movers will be that if you have any special packaging needs, he or she will be on site and able to properly identify the best method for handling your delicate items. A glass top coffee table will usually require a picture/mirror carton in order to properly protect the fragile glass during transit; but what if you have a large oval or square coffee table? If you are dealing with an estimator via long distance telephone calls or if you fill out a simple form on the Internet how will you know that any fragile items will be properly handled at a fair price? Will the moving companies that are sending you estimates be able to tell what your special packing needs are? The best way to protect your goods to make sure that they arrive safely and in one piece is to deal with local movers.
For moves of less than 50 miles, most local movers will quote an hourly rate based on the number of men in the crew and the anticipated time required. Our exclusive hints for local movers page will guide you through the process from start to finish.