Furniture Movers

From home to office, they’ve got your furniture covered

When it comes time to move the contents of your home or office to a new location, the right furniture movers can make or break the process. So before you get started, take a look at our tips for planning all the details of your home, commercial or interstate furniture move.

Home Moves

In the case of home moves, you can be as interactive with your furniture movers as you like – many companies offer to box and wrap your goods themselves, or, if you like more control, to provide you with all the materials you’ll need to carefully package your items yourself.

What you will want to keep on top of, however, is their moving equipment. Do they offer a range of truck sizes depending on the number and size of goods, so your move is more affordable? What type of wrapping and protection materials do they use, and do they have dollies on hand for different types of furniture? You’ll want to be sure they are well prepared to handle all your furniture and provide special care for the more valuable items.

Commercial Moves

While commercial moves have many of the same characteristics and caveats as home moves, generally the operation is on a much larger scale. You’ll want commercial furniture movers who can offer a high level of expertise – and who will make the process as smooth and hassle-free as possible.

Here’s what you should be looking for from commercial movers:

  • Supplies. A commercial moving company should come in with crates, blankets, wrapping and any other supplies necessary to transport office equipment and furniture.
  • Manpower. Often, commercial movers will take care of all the packing and unpacking your office requires, including dismantling and reassembling furniture.
  • Professionalism. Commercial movers know the importance of uninterrupted business. Expect to have a supervisor from the moving company on hand to organize, coordinate and monitor the move, so your involvement is kept to a minimum.

Interstate Moves

While many moving companies only operate locally, if you’re looking to move from state to state, you’ll need the help of interstate furniture movers. There are different regulations for an interstate move that you’ll want to be aware of before you begin planning.

Interstate moves are federally regulated and are subject to three conditions – tariff (a tax on imported goods), total weight and distance between start and finish. Interstate moving companies will obtain the rates for your move from these federal regulations, and adjust your quote or bill accordingly.

Information on Tipping Furniture Movers

Although the cost of an individual move is hard to predict, we can help with one financial area – tipping. While this may seem like an odd area of focus, many people find themselves at a loss when it’s time to send the movers on their way.

The truth is, tipping is never something that’s expected, but your movers are working very hard for you. Based on their level of professionalism, attention to detail and help in the planning process, you may want to leave them with a little something extra. Generally, $25 to $50 per person is the “standard” for the average move.

And remember, it never hurts to have some water, soda or beer (to be enjoyed after hours) on hand, or even a pizza – because a happy mover is an attentive mover!

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Relocating from MO to NC. Need to be loaded and unloaded.
Posted on Saturday, May 16, 2015 11:40:45 PM by Anonymous