How To Compare Local Moving Services And Their Quotes

How to Plan the Perfect Move

We know that the key to a successful move is planning. Planning and organizing your move will help to alleviate the stress of moving and avoid any surprises. The relocation process takes anywhere from 90–120 days. During this time, make plans for getting to your destination by working We’ll help you to plan what needs to get done before moving day, on the day itself, and upon arrival, organizing all the small and big details. The more organized you are, the less stressed you will be.

8-12 Weeks Before You Move

If you own your home, contact your real estate agent to begin the selling process.

Establish your preferred moving dates.

Research your new community by using Bekins on-line moving tools.

Compare school districts.

Obtain free city reports.

Use our salary and mortgage calculators to compare.

Set up a house-hunting trip to your new city.

Find out if your employer will be paying for the move or will be providing you with a lump sum or a direct reimbursement.

Have a garage sale or donate goods you do not want to move. This will help you save costs on the move.

4-8 Weeks Before You Move

Contact us to schedule a convenient time for a free estimate.

Purchase your new home, arrange financing, and establish close dates.

Make a list of everyone you need to notify of your move.

Obtain change of address cards from your local post office.

Check with your school on transferring your children’s school records.

Research driver’s license requirements for the state you are moving to.

Find out from the IRS or your accountant if moving expenses are tax deductible.

Contact your insurance agent to discuss your insurance needs for your new home.

Select a new bank in your new city.

Begin to organize your medical and dental records.

3 Weeks Before You Move

Make a decision on whether you will pack your own cartons or if you’d like to utilize professional packing service.

Begin the packing process if you are doing it yourself.

Compile all personal records.

Change your address on credit cards, magazine subscriptions, etc.

If you have children, arrange for them to be at a babysitter or with friends/family during loading day.

Arrange to have your utilities disconnected after your move-out day.

Arrange to connect your utilities the day before your scheduled move-in day.

2 Weeks Before You Move

Plan to use all the food in your refrigerator and freezer.

Clean your home and clear the basement and attic.

Cancel all current delivery services such as newspapers.

Dispose of all flammables, cleaners, paints, aerosols, ammunition, etc.

Transfer all current prescriptions to your new local pharmacy.

Clear out your safety deposit box. Transfer bank accounts.

Be sure that you have packed everything in advance.

Drain the oil and gasoline from your lawn mower and other power tools if they are to be moved.

Countdown to Moving Day

6 Weeks

Tour your home from top to bottom. Decide what is to be moved, and plan to sell, donate or throw out the rest.

Decide on the approximate date you would like to move.

Phone us to arrange a visit with a moving consultant.

Show your consultant everything that is to be packed and moved. The estimate of the cost of the services that you will require will be based on these items only.

Discuss professional packing services. If you decide to pack some articles yourself see our packing guide. If you require material to pack we can supply all of your needs at a nominal charge.

Find out what portion of your moving expenses will be paid for by your employer.

Keep all documents and correspondence connected with your move. They will be helpful during the moving process and Tax time. Do not pack them; keep them with you.

Keep notes. Write down any questions or concerns you may have about your move as you think of them.

Gather letters of introduction from your clergy, business associates, club presidents, doctor, dentist, lawyer, etc. Ask your doctor for copies of renewable prescriptions.

Arrange to transfer or resign the family’s club memberships.

Schedule farewell visits to family and friends.

Plan menus to use up present stocks of canned and frozen food.

4 Week

Notify your post office. Find out your new postal code. Send change of address cards.

Arrange to have utilities disconnected. Arrange for temporary cellular service.

Write or phone the utility companies at your destination to arrange services to be connected as soon as you move in.

Ask the phone company at your destination if service can be connected before you arrive.

Ask your bank to transfer your accounts to the branch nearest your new home.

Get a bank draft or certified cheque to cover COD charges for the move.

Arrange for a safety deposit box at the new location. You may want to leave the contents in your present box until one becomes available at destination and then collect them on a return visit.

Never pack valuables. Keep money, jewelry, bonds, etc. with you, or arrange for a courier service to transport them.

If you are planning a garage sale, do it now!

Transfer fire, theft and other insurance. Check your policy to see whether a long-distance move is covered.

Ask your Consultant for a Welcome Wagon card and mail it so that a hostess can welcome you in your new city.

2 Week

Check the notes you have been making. If you have any questions, ask your Consultant.

Be sure to ask your consultant for a “Destination Member Contact Card”. This specifies the name and the phone number your destination agent in your new city who will contact you once you are ready for delivery of your shipment.

Have your rugs and draperies cleaned. Leave the rugs rolled and wrapped.

Prepare a floor plan of your new home and make extra copies. They will be very helpful for moving in. Keep these with your moving documents.

Prepare your car for transportation. If you are driving, make certain everything is in good working order. Obtain the maps you’ll need. Contact your auto club for route information that will be enjoyable for you and your family. Make a list of items that you will take , and plan entertainment for younger children.

Plan a going-away party for your children and their friends.

Arrange for your family’s enroute accommodations through one of the many hotels participating in our New Horizons program.

If you plan to do your own packing, now is the time to start. If you figure that packing will be too much for you, now is the time to contact your Consultant to arrange for professional packing. It explains what items cannot be included in your shipment. Phone your city’s public works department about disposal of toxic dangerous chemicals.

Collect all items being cleaned, repaired, stored and loaned to friends. Return library books.

Arrange care for the baby and youngsters during the busy days of packing, moving out and moving in.

1 Week

If your pets are accompanying you, ask your veterinarian about inoculations, certificates, quarantine and entry regulations if you are moving abroad. Arrange transport by air or rail, unless you are taking them with you.

For the night before moving day, arrange to spend the night with friends. With everything packed away, you will be more conformable.

Take the family for visits to some of the places that hold happy memories for them.

Plants not being moved can be donated to hospitals or nursing homes.

Prepare for meals between now and moving day. On the busiest days, plan to eat out or have meals brought in. Donate excess canned and frozen food to your community food bank.

Keep separate any food, plates, and utensils that you will need for the last days. Pack them on moving day.

Prepare a list of items you will need immediately at destination, such as flashlight, light bulbs, toilet paper, cleaning supplies, packaged snacks, drinks, etc. Pack these last and unload them first, along with necessities such as the crib and playpen.

Place in separate groups the things that you want packed together, such as linens, toiletries, and toys.

Two days before the move, do all the laundry. Remember to pickup clothing from the dry cleaners.

Drain fuel from the lawnmower and other machinery. Safely dispose of all gasoline, matches, paints, aerosol cans etc. listed in dangerous Goods.

Confirm hotel/motel reservations for your trip.

Organize all your moving and travel documents as well as valuables you will be taking with you.

Confirm your destination. Will your new home be ready and will you be able to move in on schedule.

Local movers – your partner to a safe relocation

Moving can be quite difficult when you relocate by yourself. It can also be dangerous and unsafe if you don’t have adequate tools and help. It is more than common that people can get injured when they relocate by themselves. To avoid trouble when relocating, make sure to hire reliable local movers for safe relocation.

Reasons against DIY moving

While most people want to save money while moving, others move on a budget. In both situations, they might try to organize the entire relocation by themselves, find cheap moving boxes, pack their belongings and transport everything to their new home. DIY relocation may be a good idea for someone who has a lot of free time and helps while moving.

Also, relocating for yourself can be very difficult when you have to move a long distance. If that is your situation, you have to be very prepared and have a great knowledge of import and export laws to handle everything without delays.

On the other hand, there are numerous aspects to consider like professional packing that can get you into trouble and delay your shipment. At the end of it all, you may end up spending more money than you expected. Also, you can easily get a fine when transporting „forbidden items“ in your shipment.

When conducting a move by yourself, you may lose valuable time. Even with the help of the best local movers, you should prepare a bit for the moving day. By doing so you may lose a little bit of free time. However, it would not be as nearly as much as you would lose when doing everything yourself. The most important aspect of your local move is safety.

Moving Checklists

Make a Supply Run

Stock up on packing supplies. Moving boxes, bubble wrap, packing foam, packing tape, plastic totes – anything and everything you can gather ahead of time will help when it’s time to begin packing.

Get a Head Start

Start the packing process early. The earlier you begin packing, the more organized and stress-free you’ll be. View our packing tips to get started today.

Label Containers

Mark all moving containers with the contents and location they go in your new home. You and/or your movers can lose a lot of time digging into boxes to figure out what they contain and where they go in your new home.

Get Rid of Some Stuff

De-clutter and purge unwanted items. The more items you can donate, give away or sell, the lighter your load will be which can save you packing time, loading time and ultimately – money.

Make Lists

Make a list of all utilities you’ll need to contact to set up end-of-service dates and final bill details; likewise with start-of-service dates at your new home. Check off each utility as you make arrangements. Make a similar list for all other bills like mortgages, auto loans/leases, credit card and cell phone accounts.

Schedule Cautiously

Try to move during the week when more services like banks, government offices, utilities, mechanics and tow-services are open, in the event you run into any problems and need assistance.



When you make the decision to move, the clock starts ticking. Don’t worry, we can help. This is a handy timeline and checklist you should tackle before your move to help insure a smooth transition. Time will be at a premium on the day’s right before your move, so be diligent in checking off these tasks.


for larger moves schedule a walk though. Weekends and dates at the beginning and end of the month fill up quickly. If you need a specific date it’s best to schedule early.

Discuss insurance coverage and options with other members of your household. Inquire with your homeowners’ policy or renter’s insurance to see what they cover. Our qualified representatives will be happy to explain basic value protection and recommend 3rd party carriers if you require full coverage insurance.

Create a moving binder or folder to keep track of important papers and receipts.

Go through closets, garage and storage to gather old or unused items. Consider selling them or donating to charity. We’ll be happy to assist with charitable donations.

Begin packing items that aren’t used frequently; seasonal items, rarely used items stored in attics or garages, decorative pieces.

Get a box-labeling system in place. Numbered boxes, color-coding by room, and a master list with inventory are key elements.


How’s your packing going? If you’re feeling a bit overwhelmed now is the time to call us. We have professional packers available that would be happy to assist with as much or as little help as you need.

Fill out you change of address cards with the post office. Consult your list of businesses, services, credit card companies, etc. and schedule address changes on all accounts.

Make arrangements for child and pet care if necessary.

Schedule utility services to be turned on at the new house and turned off at the old house. Be sure to allow some crossover time with electricity and water services so you can come back to the old house and clean or do final walkthroughs.

Clean all major appliances. Put deodorizer in refrigerator and freezer.

Cancel or forward any newspaper or magazine subscriptions.


Be sure to emphasize items that require special handling.

Organize items that should be packed together.

Set aside an area and place all the items that you don’t want packed in that space. This should include medication, checkbooks, important papers, cell phone chargers, garage door openers, keys, overnight bags, children’s items, etc. Let the packers know when they arrive that these items are not to be packed. Empty closets, bathrooms, and beds work very well.


Put all refrigerator and freezer items in zip-lock bags and place them back in the refrigerator. This makes it much easier to place in the ice chest the next day.

Shut down and disassemble all electronics. Blue painters tape works very well to label the individual wires. Put all cords and remotes in a box and label accordingly.

If you’re handling your own disassemblies start a small box or bag for all misc hardware and pieces. Label accordingly.

Make sure you have an open box or two available for last minute items. Label them ‘open me first’.

Local Moving Guide For A Smooth Move


everything you need to make your move an efficient and stress-free experience. Whether you require residential moving, long-distance moving or commercial moving storage solutions,

hether you’re looking for moving help to relocate a single item or a full family home, offer our customers moving services that are fast, reliable and stress-free.


You will love meeting our team of efficient and friendly movers! crews will come in standard uniform ready to tackle any job with the proper equipment and a positive attitude. All of crews are led by a moving foreman that will oversee the service and have experienced and trained helpers to move your items as efficiently as possible.


will dispatch our crews from one of our various depots around and surrounding areas to get to your move started.


From the first time you reach out to the completion of your moving day, are always here to help! commitment to unparalleled customer service is what makes us the best moving company. Prior to moving day, one of experienced moving coordinators will be there to guide you through the payment process and provide you with the most accurate estimate possible.


Now this is a loaded question if there ever was one… because all homes are different, packing times vary from house to house. If you are moving house and have decided to do your own packing, these timeframes can be used as an estimate:

Studio to one-bedroom apartment: 1-2 days to pack.

Two-bedroom home: 2-3 days to pack.

Four-bedroom home: 4-6 days to pack.

These estimates are for all day packing and assume some experience with moving home and the organizational skills required. If you have not moved home before (or it has been a while) and want to pack for a couple of hours each day only, double or even triple the time you allocate for packing.

Many people like to do their own packing, as it is a way of ensuring that everything is packed the way that they would like it to be and is also a way to save on the cost of a move. If time is of the essence, however, a professional moving company such as Isaac’s can get the packing completed in a fraction of the time using trained professional packers and also have all the necessary equipment such as strong boxes on hand.

Moving tips to make your packing easier

Start with a tidy home: Packing up a home that’s in a mess is confusing and time-consuming… use the move as an opportunity to spring clean and de-clutter your life.

Start early – it always takes longer than you expect and is more than you thought it would be. Pack a couple of boxes a day for the few weeks leading up to the move and it will be a lot smoother.

Get strong boxes in a variety of sizes: You can buy these from your moving company, or visit your local home improvement store to buy good moving boxes – Supermarket dumpster boxes are not recommended as they are not strong and may fall apart.

Set up a packing area with all your materials and an area where you will put the full boxes that are ready to move. Make sure the full boxes are near the door and in an accessible place for the movers.

Have a packing strategy for each room – identify the items you don’t use daily and those can be packed first (even a few weeks before the move!).

Keep like items together – don’t mix food with clothes or books with ornaments, it will make finding and unpacking a headache.

Pack breakables tightly: Fragile items should not be able to “rattle around” in their boxes – fill in the gaps with packing material, soft towels or even old clothes.

Do an inventory as you pack: Label each box clearly with a number and the room the box should go to in the new house. keep a notebook handy to write down everything that goes in each box. Once you have finished packing, you’ll have a clear idea of exactly what has been packed (useful if any boxes go missing on moving day).

Mark the essential items (the one’s you packed last) with “Unpack First” so you know which are the boxes to open first when you arrive.

Pack a welcome box: All essential items that you might need during the first day or 2 in your new home should be easily accessible – tea and coffee, toiletries, pet accessories, children’s toys, medication and any other things that make your life more comfortable.

Movers can take care of all of the details

for complete home and business relocation services. No matter your needs, customized professional moving services from Movers can help make your move a breeze.

making your move as stress-free as possible. No matter the location – from high rises, to apartments, to single-family houses, to townhomes, to office buildings – fully bonded and insured moving team can handle all of your local area moving needs. With Moving, there’s no need to worry. experienced, professional movers will carefully pack up all your belongings and gently load them into trucks, deliver to your new location, unload, unpack, and even set them in place for you. And we’ll do it with a smile.

area moving specialists, we’re prepared for any challenge.

Moving knows that is a large community, which is why consider local moves to be anywhere within 150 miles of the greater area. You can rest assured that local Boston movers are familiar with the area and prepared to tackle any challenges your move may offer. Bonded and insured, professionally trained team will keep even your most fragile and prized possessions safe during your local move

What included in your local move

Full service packing and unpacking

Clean, fully stocked moving trucks

Protection of your home or office from damage

Same-day moving service when required

Bonded and insured movers

Competitive rates

Moves to locations within 150 miles

based moving professionals

Worry-Free Service

Efficient movers who stay until the job is completed

Delicate handling of your belongings

Available short and long-term storage options if needed

Moving Cost Guide & Estimate

How Much Does It Cost To Hire Local Movers?

One thing to note is that different company charges differently. Some movers charge by per hour basis, while others charge based on per trip, yet others charge based on the number of items.

typically cost between $250 to $1500

cheap movers able to provide the lowest prices between $250 – $500

other mid-tier companies between $500-$1,500.

As for per hour charges, the average moving rate is from $100 to $150 per hour.

Piano Moving Prices

depends on a few other factors, but in general:

Regular upright piano: $80-$120

Baby grand piano: $250-$350

Digital piano: $70-$100

Factors that can affect prices include proximity to the moving vehicle, presence of lifts. You can find out more about piano moving screening process in this article. It is best to talk to a few companies to compare quotations.

Disposal and Junk Removal Prices

Disposal fees start from about $50 and can go beyond $1,000. It depends on factors such as location, number and type of items, and whether there are stairs to climb to reach the customers.

Make the Right Choice with a Moving Company You Can Trust

you can expect only the finest moving expertise from team and accurate in-house quotes for the services you need.

movers are hand-selected to match the size and complexity of your move. Each person in team has undergone extensive targeted training to meet standards before they get the opportunity to serve you.

credentials, processes and systems have been modified and tweaked nearly to perfection over three decades of service.

As an additional security measure, conduct background checks on all moving staff as part of onboarding process to ensure safety throughout your transition. This way, you get most competent, trusted workers to complete your task, no matter how big or small your moving job is.

Secondly, it allows your business more options in the event of a critical change in objectives that requires unplanned mobilization and more. Lastly, being a singular moving and storage company gives you and your business an integrated logistics solution that can be called upon regularly and is already familiar with the layout and processes of your inventory management system.

How To Find The Unloading Services

Tips on Selecting Heavy Machinery Moving Services

If your business revolve around storage, distribution or transport of the heavy machineries, they you will need a partner that caters heavy machinery movers because this can either break or make your business. If you’re a supplier of this machinery, then storage, unloading, loading, and overnight distribution services are necessary.

Luckily, there are several heavy machinery moving services available in the market. But, only some of these services are completely reliable in their services. If you’re in a business that depends on the quality service, you would expect to be associated with the support services, which deliver the same precision and quality that you provide.

Below are some of the tips that will help you choose topnotch quality heavy machinery moving solutions:

Go by their reputation:

A tried and tested company may be a surefire way of identifying industry leaders within the niche. Additionally, to count on the overall opinion regarding the corporate, you want to also make specific enquiries about the corporate concerned.


Logistics isn’t almost moving things from one place to a different. There are different services involved and as companies become more demanding, logistics is additionally becoming more customer-oriented. Logistics involves freight forwarding, customs clearance, pre-delivery processing, storage facilities, heavy machine moving, insurance, customs consultation and supervision, to call a couple of services. When a corporation is in a position to supply you a spread of options. You then have the liberty to prioritize consistent with money or budget. It’s necessary to pick an important machinery mover that gives you different options or is even able to provide you with customized solutions. It’s important that your logistics partner can deliver your goods, no matter the stress of distance and time.


A good network may be a very helpful thing, albeit your company is just too young to need such a network. Just in case you would like emergency machine delivery services. Companies that have a good network are going to be ready to make the delivery using available resources or maybe by counting on member companies.

Quality service:

A corporation that goes the additional mile to form their clients feel safe. Important is that the quite company you would like to figure with. If you’re related to an important machinery mover that has vehicles that are old and weakened, then, delays in delivery can’t be ruled out. Dependable transportation services, great PR personnel and complete logistics solutions are important. If you would like to enjoy complete peace of mind regarding the delivery of your equipment.


There are no guarantees in life, and while the company may do their best to ensure that accidents are avoidable, sometimes you just can’t guarantee everything will go perfectly from start to end. This is why its a good idea to make sure that they are insured while on the road. This way if anything happens to anyone in their company, including the driver, you won’t be held responsible. Also, check to see if the offer cargo insurance – this is insurance that can be purchased to ensure that your equipment doesn’t get lost or damaged and if it does, you’ll receive a reimbursement back.


While many machinery moving companies do offer only hauling services, some of the better ones will also take the equipment apart (if need be) and put it back together, as well as package it safely. Try looking into 5 companies that offer hauling of heavy equipment and dwindle down your choices from there. Once you reach the final two companies you should be more aware of who they are, what they offer, what their reputation is like, what prices they offer, etc which will allow you to make a more informed decision.


This step will require you to take stock of each of the pieces of equipment you want to ship and see if anything is dented, broken, missing, etc beforehand. A lot of companies also actually prefer that you hire a field engineer to look at your equipment beforehand so that they know what to expect from point A to point B and they won’t be held responsible for something that was already an issue before the haul.

Experience and years of service

Choose a company that has extensive experience in handling the types of equipment you typically need hauled. Some hauling services don’t necessarily offer heavy equipment transport and can only haul small vehicles like cars and vans. You want a service that has all the right equipment to make sure that your equipment or vehicle will be securely handled while in transit.

Certifications and qualifications

Choose only certified towing operators with the right qualifications and certifications to perform towing within your area of operation. Certified operators adhere to very strict guidelines, standards, and safety protocols as a requirement of their certification. They are also required to provide training, insurance, and licensing to their drivers and crew to ensure safety, efficiency, and competence on the job.

Roadside assistance

Find a company that offers roadside assistance on top of their heavy machinery moving services so that you are covered regardless of the roadside situation you may find yourself in.


Planning and logistics are the key to safe transportation of heavy equipment in Ontario. Weighty, oversized loads present unique transportation challenges that may require multiple transportation methods to surmount. Follow these tips to safely transport heavy machinery without incident.

Transportation Planning Tips

  1. Learn about safe heavy machinery transportation by consulting with a transportation specialist.
  2. Plan well in advance of the move. Consider renting vs. buying moving equipment and transportation methods – truck, train, marine (or a combination of these), choose appropriate vehicle type; etc.
  3. Consider special requirements and hazards (e.g. chemicals transported with or in the structure of the vehicle).
  4. Properly secure the vehicle using restraints designed specifically for that purpose.
  5. Map the transportation route. The shortest route may not be the best choice if it adds to legal difficulties.
  6. Research the legal requirements of transporting the vehicle in all jurisdictions it must pass through. Adhere to all legal requirements.
  7. Hire or assign appropriate escorts and escort vehicles.
  8. Secure the proper permits.
  9. Consider using a heavy haulage or heavy machinery transportation service. You’ll save yourself stress and ensure use of the proper equipment with specially-trained drivers.

Long Distance Moving Tips to Save Money

Ways to Save Money During a Long Distance Move

Long distance moves can be stressful and costly. Looking up frugal moving tips goes a long way in helping you save both money and time. A suitable way of lowering your financial expenses is recycling moving boxes that are strong enough to hold your belongings. Pack light items in such boxes so that they don’t rip and cause damages. Paying for the transportation of your car also allows you to move your vehicle to your new home without worrying about extra expenses that will arise if you drive it yourself. The following are a few moving tips that will help you save money during your long distance move.


You have to remember that you are not the only one planning a move. Choosing the time to move will determine how much you will spend. Moving companies’ rates go up when many people are moving to new locations. Avoid mid-summer, which is a particularly popular moving season. The best time to schedule your long distance move is between September and May. There will be different moving companies offering competitive prices to choose from. You can choose a convenient moving date and reserve your move with your chosen company in advance. Avoid moving on national holidays and on the last weekend of a month. Further, when you move during off-peak seasons, the traffic is more manageable and you’ll likely arrive without delay. Heavy traffic makes finding parking space a problem, and you could easily be involved in a road accident.

Hire a Moving Company

To have a stress-free long distance move, you need to hire a moving company. With their affordable rates, you get to save time and money. Book morning slots so that the professional movers arrive at your place fresh. Choose a company with competitive rates that allow you to save money. Moving companies come with a moving truck and professional movers that will help you load and off-load your belongings, which will save you time and frustration when compared to trying to move by yourself.

Buy Affordable Packing Supplies

Many people rush to buy packing supplies forgetting that they might already have some of the houses. Look through your house for packing containers and supplement them with new boxes and containers if what you have isn’t sufficient. Just like moving companies, make sure that you compare the prices of available moving containers before you buy.

Planning and budgeting for a long distance move can be stressful, but by following the above tips you can help cut costs and reduce headaches at the same time.

Rent a portable moving container

Renting a portable moving container is one of the most popular alternatives to using full-service movers. For starters, renting a portable moving container is much cheaper than hiring a professional moving company. Second, portable moving containers can also double as storage solutions before and after the move. Costs will depend on the length of time you decide to rent the container and the size of the container. In general, renting a moving container for a long distance move tends to cost anywhere from $2,000 to $3,000 per month. Compare that to the $4,000 to $6,000 that a professional moving company will likely charge, and you’ll see the difference. To move using a moving container, all you have to do is load your boxes and belongings, and the container company will do the rest.

Think about your budget

When you start to plan your long distance moving, you need to know how much money it is going to cost. You need help with that because you are not experienced in that area. You can start exploring the market for different costs of moving, but some of them can be scams and frauds. They can promise you wonders and realize very little. You must think about your budget and try to save money on a long distance move, where you can.

You can rely on and give your trust to the best moving company  because we will take good care of your belongings. There are many satisfied clients that can give you reviews on our services. They speak for us. We can give you the best offer regarding your budget. Be prepared and know that estimate of costs, they can be smaller or a little higher. But it can not be a drastic difference because our experts are evaluating the circumstances in which you are and every vital element of moving. Your inputs are very important to them.

Get Rid of Junk

The more you have, the more space you’re going to need on the moving truck, which translates to more money spent. No matter when you plan on moving, now is the time to start de-cluttering your home and getting rid of anything you can’t or won’t use in the future. Whatever you don’t need can either be sold at a garage sale to raise funds for your move, or if you don’t have the time, consider donating it for a nice tax deduction. Don’t get rid of too much stuff, however. With each item, ask yourself if you will use it in the new home. If you haven’t used it in the last few years, now’s probably the time to get rid of it.

Get an Idea of What’s Possible

Before you start making relocation plans and gathering estimates, you need to know what’s fair in the moving industry and what to look for in a moving company. So, the first thing to do when looking for movers is to learn the cost of professional moving services, research your options, and find out which companies are worth working with:

  • Find out the average cost of moving a household the size of yours across the distance you’re moving;
  • Use a moving cost calculator to get an approximate idea of the price of your move;
  • Visit the websites of different moving companies in your area to see what they have to offer – compare their tariffs and conditions, look for discounts and promotions, pay attention to the overall quality of the site, check if the name, physical address, e-mail address, telephone number, and USDOT number of the carrier are clearly stated, click the “About Us” section to find out more information about the company, etc.;
  • Read moving reviews to see what previous customers of the companies have to say about their experiences with the movers.

This way, you’ll get a general idea of what’s available, what to expect from professional movers, which companies to stay away from, and how much money you’re going to need for your move.

How To Decide Which Unloading Services Are Right For You

How to choose the right ship unloading system?

Selecting the right ship unloading system.

This paper compares the use different types of ship unloaders, and gives a brief overview of what options are available in the market.

For efficient unloading of bulk materials, several discontinuous and continuous ship unloading systems (CSU) are employed worldwide. Each of the systems is founded on sophisticated, powerful technology and can be the proper solution for a specific area of application.

Selecting the right company to supply your unloader equipment

It is always important that you select a right supplier for ship or barge unloading. After all, your materials are your company’s asset, and you want to be sure that you are putting them in the hands of someone you can trust. If you are looking to handle your materials by proper unloader, the following tips will help you choose the right supplier to work with.

Be sure the equipment can handle your materials.

Before you buy an equipment, you need to be sure it can handle your materials. Find companies specialize in dry cargo handling equipment. When you choose a company that can safely and efficiently unload your specific materials from a barge or ship, you will be able to keep your materials moving on time.

Ensure they have the right equipment.

Your materials may require special equipment in order to unload successfully. When choosing a company to partner with, be sure they have the right equipment. If you have materials ready to be unloaded from vessels, but you did a wrong choice, you will be wasting precious time and money.


If you’re a do-it-yourself mover, chances are you’ve rented a moving truck yourself and planned on driving it to your new location. What you may not realize is how critical the way you load your things into that truck really is.

Even during short-distance moves over smooth roads, items not properly loaded have a tendency to shift in transit, which may cause serious damage to your belongings. But with the right equipment and experiential knowledge, Best In Class Moving & Storage will take all the guesswork out of loading your next moving truck, so you don’t have to worry about what’s inside while you drive. On request, our BIC Moving loading and unloading professionals will also provide moving blankets to protect your hardwood furniture; rope and ratchet straps to hold items in place and secure fragile belongings; and bubble wrap, plastic wrap, and protective paper to keep china and dish sets safe. If you’re looking to get all your moving supplies in one place, you’ll find below a full list of what we provide. Just talk to a moving specialist about the supplies you will need, and Best In Class Moving & Storage will be happy to bring them.

Unloading – the chore on the other end.

Although it typically takes less time than loading, unloading into your new home is just as important. After all the hard work and excitement of spending all day—or many days—loading your truck and driving it all the way to your new home, just the thought of taking everything out again can be a chore. Instead, give us a call. Our BIC Moving loading and unloading professionals will meet you at your new location and handle all the heavy lifting on the other end. Boxes, furniture, and household items are unloaded with care, and our BIC Moving team will even take them directly to the appropriate room at your direction. All you have to do after that is unpack and settle in!

How to Choose the Right Moving Company

When you’re preparing for a major move, you need a reliable moving company to back you up. Whether you’re moving across the street or across the country, discover how you can carefully compare moving companies and select the ideal business for your residential and commercial needs. Don’t settle for an unprofessional moving service

Verify the Moving Company

Just like any other industry, there are many moving company scams. Here are a number of steps to take to be sure there are no red flags that your chosen moving company may be a scam. Follow these steps to safeguard you, your money and your belongings and enjoy experienced, reputable moving services.

Verify the Company Address and Range of Service

An important step before paying any money or discussing any valuables involved is to verify addresses. This involves two steps. First, verify the address of the business you’re considering working with. Any moving business should have an established address and history of work. A moving company without a clear address or alternative contact information may be a scam company looking to take your money.

Look for Licensing & Certification

Moving companies should be licensed. At minimum, look for companies that have a DOT number. A licensed company is allowed to use commercial vehicles on the road, so your belongings are in the hands of a safe and registered company.

Ask Around About the Company’s Professional Reputation

This step is particularly useful for businesses. Ask local businesses who have recently moved about their moving experience. A quality mover in your area will have experience and great customer reviews. While you can compare reviews that the company has received, it’s also helpful to ask outside sources about their thoughts on your chosen moving service.


Moving is not only an expensive and stressful process – it’s also an incredibly hazardous one. Lifting, carrying, and loading are all actions that can put your body through a lot of strain, resulting in soreness that lasts for weeks. Considering all the moving injuries that lurk, soreness could be the least of your problems. That’s what we are here for – to help you carry the burden. We not only remove all safety hazards but we also annihilate moving stress. Our loading and unloading services were designed to help you with the most strenuous aspect of moving – the handling of all those robust and heavy items. Give us a call and our team will gladly lend you a helping hand.

Keep everyone involved safe and sound with our loading and unloading services

It is certainly important for your relocation to be a complete success. And with our residential movers Dallas, it is bound to be. But there is one other thing that prevails even over success – and that’s safety. Staying safe and sound when you have to carry dressers and TVs is difficult. It’s only one slip that separates you from a broken toe or injured fingers. That’s why you should rely on the extensive knowledge and skill of our movers.

Let your items enjoy the same safety

It goes without saying that your safety is the most important thing during relocation. But it’s also important for all of your items to remain intact and in one piece. If you care about the well-being of your precious items, all you have to do is get in touch with us. Our team has enough training and experience to safely load and unload all of your belongings. We will start by experienced packing, where we will use the best materials and techniques. Then, we will ensure that none of your items are dropped on their way to the moving truck. Finally, we will fill the moving truck with your belongings while following a specific order.

Competitive prices are an important part of our loading/unloading services

Moving assistance is notorious for its steep price. That’s the sole reason why people opt for DIY relocations – so that they can save some money. We believe that every person deserves a moving experience fit for royals – without having to pay a royally high price.

Movers who go the distance for all of our customers

No matter the distance or type of move, we’re local movers equipped to provide a quality relocation experience. Our movers and packers won’t take into account how much you have spent on your relocation and whether you have opted for the majority of our moving services DFW or only one of them. Regardless of your final bill, you can rest assured you will get a team that will be 100% focused on your needs. From planning our loading and unloading services to adapt to your needs to providing the firm hand you need, feel free to leave everything to our team. Your part of the job was giving us a call – we got it from here.

Loading and Unloading Services

If you need a labor help for loading or unloading to your rental truck, trailer or portable storage container, we can definitely assist you. We will arrive with our moving professional tools that are included in our service.

We do not recommend ask family and friends for loading or unloading, as this job requires professional skills and tools. You will not want injure to happen to them due to the wrong lifting of the furniture.

Hiring professionals will also reduce possible damage. This one goes hand in hand with packing correctly, properly loaded items won’t shift during transport resulting in a lower probability of damaged items.

Licensed, insured and bonded.

Professionally trained, uniformed and friendly movers and office stuff.

Clean and presentable moving trucks and equipment.