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Moving FAQ: Answers to the 5 Most Common Questions Movers Get

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 19, 2016 10:39:50 AM / by Michael Rhodes posted in Moving Tips, Moving Estimate, Moving Costs, Moving Insurance, Local Moving

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Whether you’re about to start your first or your tenth move, it’s always a daunting process with lots of issues and questions to work out with your local movers. Every move is unique, but there are some common questions that crop up time and time again about moving. With that in mind, the following is a moving FAQ: a list of the some of those common questions and their answers in order to help your next move (and all moves thereafter) go smoother.

 

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5 Biggest Moving Mistakes to Avoid

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 17, 2016 7:15:40 AM / by Michael Rhodes posted in Moving Tips, Moving Estimate, Local Moving, Residential Moving, Moving Mistakes

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Avoiding every single moving mistake is almost never possible, but it is likely you can avoid the biggest moving mistakes and, therefore, avoid the biggest consequences. If you know what substantial mistakes to watch for, you can likely save yourself in terms of financial fallout, time lost, stress, and hassle before, during, and after the move itself. With that in mind, here are five of the biggest moving mistakes you should keep in mind when it next comes time to relocate.

 

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Time to Move: How Long Will a Standard Job Take?

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 11, 2016 11:09:27 AM / by Michael Rhodes posted in Moving Tips, Moving Estimate, Moving Costs, Local Moving, Moving Time

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The time to move on any given job can vary wildly, but the following are some helpful moving tips that offer you two important pieces of information. One, they allow you to get a ballpark sense of what an average job will take in terms of time. Two, you can get a better sense of the factors that influence move time (either increasing or decreasing it).

 

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What Is Standard Payment Protocol for Local Movers?

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 20, 2016 11:35:20 AM / by Michael Rhodes posted in Moving Tips, Moving Estimate, Moving Costs, Local Moving, Residential Moving

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While the cost to move shouldn’t be the only factor you consider when selecting your local movers, it is important to figure out what’s expected of you in terms of paying for your move. With that in mind, the following are some things to keep in mind regarding what’s standard practice in the moving industry when it comes to payment protocol.

 

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Best Moving Tips for First Time Movers, Part 2

[fa icon="calendar'] May 10, 2016 7:09:07 AM / by Michael Rhodes posted in Moving Tips, Moving Estimate, Local Moving, First Time Movers

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When it comes to moving, time is always money. Especially for local moving, it’s common to pay by the hour, so the faster you can make the moving process, the lower your final bill. However, as a first-time mover, it’s not always easy to know what you can do to ensure the moving process goes quickly and smoothly with minimal delays. Luckily, the following helpful moving tips will guide even a novice through the moving basics.

 

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Best Moving Tips for First Time Movers

[fa icon="calendar'] May 6, 2016 2:00:30 PM / by Michael Rhodes posted in Moving Tips, Moving Estimate, Moving Costs, First Time Movers

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Moving can be a confusing process for anyone, but that becomes especially true for first time movers. Luckily, with some of the following important moving tips, you can avoid many of the most common moving mistakes. Why exactly should these tips matter to you, though? Because moving in the right way can potentially save you a lot of unnecessary time, hassle, and money.

 

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Why a Phone Moving Estimate Is Not Always the Best Option

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 15, 2016 1:51:54 PM / by Michael Rhodes posted in Moving Tips, Important Moving Tips, Moving Estimate, Moving Costs, Moving in Maryland, Moving in Washington DC, Moving in Northern Virginia, Apartment Moving Tips, Local Moving, Residential Moving

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When you’re looking to relocate, one essential step is getting multiple moving estimates from your local moving companies. It’s important to realize that not all moving estimates are created equal, though. If a prospective moving company won’t come to do an in-person estimate, that’s a potential red flag for multiple reasons.

 

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Best Moving Tips: Inexpensive Movers Are Not Always the Best Choice

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 11, 2016 8:06:52 AM / by Michael Rhodes posted in Moving Tips, Moving Estimate, Moving Costs, Moving in Maryland, Moving in Washington DC, Moving in Northern Virginia, Local Moving

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If you’re looking to relocate soon, it’s likely that you’ve started to do some research into your local moving companies. You might even be starting to gather moving estimates. If that’s the case, don’t forget the adage that you get what you pay for, as this certainly holds true for moving companies. Simply choosing the cheapest moving quote is not always the best option, and it can definitely end up costing you in hassle, worry, and even money.

 

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How Northern Virginia Movers Can Successfully Move Swing Sets

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 7, 2015 8:07:16 AM / by Michael Rhodes posted in Moving Tips, Important Moving Tips, Moving Estimate, Moving in Maryland, Moving in Washington DC, Moving in Northern Virginia, Moving a Swing Set

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If you’re trying to move when you have small children, it can be a doubly stressful experience. There are, after all, a lot of extra logistical steps that go into a successful move when you’re also trying to juggle being parents to one or more young children. If your kids are concerned about having to leave behind a beloved swing set, the good news is that most moving companies can successfully move these play sets.

 

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Thoroughly Understand Your Moving Estimate Before You Sign Anything

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 16, 2015 7:21:09 AM / by Michael Rhodes posted in Moving Tips, Important Moving Tips, Moving Estimate, Moving in Maryland, Moving in Washington DC, Moving in Northern Virginia, Scheduling a Moving Estimate

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Often the first interaction you’ll have with a professional moving company is with that company’s estimator. The estimate is an integral part of the moving process not only because it gives you an idea of how much your move is going to cost, but it also lets you gauge whether that moving company is knowledgeable, professional, and personable enough to work with. As important as that estimate is, though, many people don’t understand exactly what it entails or means, and that can be a big problem later down the road of the move. For a sucessful move, it's essential you understand your moving estimate.

 

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