When it comes to moving, there are a variety of options available to you. You can rent a portable moving container, hire a full moving service, or even do the move yourself. But no matter which option you choose, the most important factor is the amount of things you have and how long it takes for the movers to load and unload your boxes. Before you can get an accurate quote from a moving company, they must carry out an in-person inspection or video study of your belongings.
This is to ensure that they can provide you with an accurate estimate of the cost of the move. If your move requires short-term storage, be sure to ask the moving company how much they charge for in-transit storage. The cost of the move will also depend on the details of the move, such as whether you require a full packing service. Generally speaking, it's recommended that you start looking for moving services 8 weeks before the move, get at least three moving quotes from professional moving companies seven weeks before the move, and schedule the move six weeks in advance. When it comes to tipping the movers, it's recommended that you tip between 5 and 20% of the total cost of the move.
However, if you're not satisfied with the service, you don't have to tip them at all. Additionally, if any of your items are damaged or lost during the move, most professional moving companies will replace your item or reimburse you for its current value in cash. In conclusion, there are several factors that come into play when determining how much you'll pay to move. It's important to obtain quotes from several moving companies before hiring one and to factor in any additional services that may be required.