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We love everything in our home. When it comes to moving, we tend to carry our world with us. We wish we could put the house altogether and take it to the new place but such wishes don’t really come true. Are you looking for the company which could think the way you think and take on the moving task with precision? Read it to explore more.

Residential Movers - Long Distance/Out of State - Questions & Answers

Are long-distance (interstate) moves more expensive than local moves (intrastate)?

Top answer: In most cases

Are there companies that specialize in international moves?

Top answer: Yes

Do most moving companies have a minimum time requirement?

Top answer: Yes

Do movers typically leave room for negotiation when assessing the cost of a job?

Top answer: Never

How do long-distance movers typically charge for their services?

Top answer: Per pound (lb.)

If a mover damages my home in some way (hole in a wall, scratch on metal, broken glass), am I responsible for the damage?

Top answer: No, never

If a problem occurs during my move, how long do I have to file a moving claim with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration?

Top answer: Up to 9 months after the move

Will movers unhook my washing machine and clothes dryer?

Top answer: Never

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A moving company is required to give the customer a bill of lading before any goods can be transported.

Top answer: True

All movers must assume liability for the value of the goods they transport.

Top answer: True

Am I entitled to a discount if the movers show up late or don't show up at all? (excludes natural disaster(s) and other extenuating circumstances)

Top answer: In some cases

Are moving expenses tax-deductible?

Top answer: In some cases

Are packing materials (boxes, packing tape, etc.) typically included in the cost of hiring movers?

Top answer: Sometimes

Are packing services typically included in the cost of moving?

Top answer: Never, it is an additional charge

Can a mover transport guns that are locked in a safe? (unloaded, no ammunition)

Top answer: Never

Can a moving company transport guns that are not locked in a safe? (unloaded, no ammunition)

Top answer: No

Can movers transport plants?

Top answer: In some cases

Do I need to remove items from my filing cabinet before moving day?

Top answer: Most of the time

Do most moving companies provide full-value protection for any damaged items?

Top answer: Yes

Do movers typically provide free on-site estimates?

Top answer: Most of the time

Do moving companies work traditional hours? (Monday through Friday; 9 AM-5 PM)

Top answer: In most cases

Do residential moving companies require a deposit prior to moving day?

Top answer: In some cases

Does it cost more to hire a moving company on short notice (less than 1 week)?

Top answer: Some of the time

Does the moving company typically supply the transportation vehicle? (truck, van, etc.)

Top answer: In most cases

How far in advance do I need to reserve movers?

Top answer: 2-4 weeks

If I pack my own belongings, am I responsible for any damages that occur during the move?

Top answer: In most cases

If my destination changes after I have booked the movers, will I be charged for changing the location?

Top answer: In some cases

If one of my valuables is broken during the move, will I be reimbursed for the full value of the item?

Top answer: In some cases

If the movers take a lunch break, will I be charged for the time they are not working?

Top answer: In some cases

Is a moving company responsible for damage to my belongings while in their possession?

Top answer: Yes

Is it customary to tip professional movers at the conclusion of a job?

Top answer: In most cases

Is it important for a moving company to belong to the AMSA (American Moving and Storage Association)?

Top answer: Yes

Is "released value protection" typically included in the cost of moving?

Top answer: Always

Is there an additional cost associated with moving a large (40 inches or more) plasma or flat screen TV?

Top answer: In some cases

Is there typically a fee associated with changing the date of my move?

Top answer: Sometimes

Is there typically a fee for cancelling a moving reservation?

Top answer: Sometimes

True or False: All residential moving companies are required to be a member of the American Moving and Storage Association.

Top answer: False

True or False: If there are a lot of stairs in my home, the cost hiring movers will be higher.

Top answer: True

What is the typical minimum time requirement for a residential move?

Top answer: 3 hrs

Will a moving company assume liability for articles of extraordinary value? (value exceeds $100 per pound)

Top answer: In some cases

Will a moving company help with packing and unpacking my belongings?

Top answer: Yes, but it will add to the cost of the move.

Will a moving company remove, pack, and transport my chandelier?

Top answer: Usually

Will a moving company temporarily store my items?

Top answer: Some of the time

Will a moving company transport large appliances?

Top answer: Always

Will a moving company use a truck I have rented myself?

Top answer: In most cases

Will movers come directly to my storage unit?

Top answer: Yes

Will movers disassemble furniture?

Top answer: Yes, it is included in the cost of moving.

Will movers move the contents of my wine cellar?

Top answer: In most cases

Will movers take down a TV that is mounted on the wall?

Top answer: No, the TV needs to be removed before moving day.

Will movers take items designated as trash and dispose of them?

Top answer: Some of the time

Will movers transport items packed in trash bags?

Top answer: In some cases

Will movers transport my barbecue grill? (without propane tank)

Top answer: Always

Will movers transport my car?

Top answer: Sometimes

Will movers transport propane tanks?

Top answer: Never

Will movers typically take items that I designate as trash and dispose of them?

Top answer: Yes, but there will be an additional cost.

Will movers work in the rain?

Top answer: In most cases

Will moving companies transport alcohol?

Top answer: In some cases

Will "released value" coverage protect the full value of my belongings during a move?

Top answer: No, they are all valued at 60 cents per pound.

Would you recommend hiring a movers that belong to the American Moving and Storage Association?

Top answer: Yes

Would you recommend purchasing an insurance policy from a third-party before moving?

Top answer: In some cases

Would you recommend removing all clothing from dressers before moving?

Top answer: Some of the time

Will my homeowner's insurance cover any damage that occurs during a move?

Top answer: In some cases

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