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Moving Locally? Check Out Our Local Moving Guide

Local Moving Guide

An In-State or local move is any move of household items, which take place from the origin to the final destination within the same state. The cost of a local move is usually determined by hourly rates. The hourly rate may vary depending on the amount of labor needed to complete the move. It is best to receive on-site estimates from movers that come to your home and determine how many men, hours, and packing materials are necessary for your relocation. The estimate given to you from the mover should include the total cost for packing, insurance, and labor, as well as conditions based on the origin address and the destination address. If you are not sure of the exact location you are planning to relocate, your price may be subject to a change based on the final destination conditions such as stairs, long carries, and access for a semi-trailer.

One of the more important things you should do before you move is to have complete knowledge of your new neighborhood, and the route to your final destination. With local moves timing is everything. Also check your new area for the availability of suitable parking for the truck so that the movers can load and unload the truck comfortably. Always check the restrictions of your building/complex, or for the need to schedule an elevator or to provide certificates of insurance.

Proper Packing

There are three different ways to pack up your household items. You can do it all yourself, have the local moving company partially pack some of your items, or you can have them pack everything. If you have anyone else other than the local moving company pack your items understand that the local moving company is not liable for any of the damage that occurred inside of the boxes during your move.

Choosing When To Move

Picking the time of year, month and day of the week can be very crucial in your move. Most people choose to move during the summer months when their kids are out of school or during vacation. Moving companies need to hire seasonal help to meet this increase in moving demand. This means that inexperienced movers are often hired during these busy months. This problem also exists during the end and beginning of each month when everybody's lease is up, and on Fridays when people take off of work. Also, if your move should only take about half a day, hiring movers for first thing in the morning is always recommended.

Tuesdays and Wednesdays during the middle of the month are the best days to move if you have not planned ahead. By Thursday, the best movers are getting tired from the last three days of tough jobs and on Fridays, all the good movers are usually allocated to the customers that planned ahead.

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