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Local Moving FAQs

 

How do I prepare for a local move?

To prepare for a local move, it’s important to create a moving checklist and plan in advance. This includes notifying utility companies of your move, making travel arrangements for yourself and your pets, and arranging for storage if necessary. Remember to also include a list of all the items you want to take with you and a list of items you want to leave behind.

What questions to ask about moving?

When planning a move, it’s important to ask the right questions to ensure that you have a successful move. Some important questions to ask include: what services does the moving company offer, what is their pricing structure, do they have insurance, and can they provide references from previous customers.

What distance is considered a local move?

A local move is typically considered a move within a 100-mile radius and does not cross state lines. However, some moving companies may have different definitions of a local move, so it’s important to check with the specific company you’re planning to use.

How much should I expect to pay for a local move?

The cost of a local move can vary depending on several factors such as the distance of the move, the amount and weight of items being moved, and the services provided by the moving company. On average, a local move can range anywhere from $800 to $2,000. It’s best to get a quote from a few different moving companies to compare prices and services.

What should I not move?

There are certain items that should not be moved by a professional moving company. These include perishable items, hazardous materials, and items of sentimental or personal value. It’s also a good idea to check with the moving company to see if they have any specific items they will not move.

How long should a local move take?

The length of a local move can vary depending on several factors such as the distance of the move, the amount and weight of items being moved, and the services provided by the moving company. On average, a local move can take anywhere from a few hours to a full day. It’s best to check with the moving company for an estimate on the length of your specific move.

How much do you tip movers?

Tipping movers is not required, but it is a common practice in the moving industry. The amount to tip is typically based on the level of service provided and ranges from $20 to $60 per mover. You can also opt to tip a flat amount or a percentage of the total cost of the move.

Do I need to empty drawers for movers?

It’s recommended to empty drawers and clear out any items that may be in the way during the move. This will make it easier for the movers to handle and transport your furniture, and also helps to prevent damage to the items inside the drawers.

What should I do the day before moving?

The day before moving, it’s important to pack up any remaining items, double-check that all utilities have been disconnected, and ensure that all valuables and important documents are with you. It’s also a good idea to set aside essentials such as toiletries, clothes, and bedding for the night of the move.

What do I do while the movers are here?

It’s important to be present during the move to oversee the process and to answer any questions the movers may have. You should also have a copy of the inventory list readily available and check off each item as it’s loaded onto the truck. It’s also a good idea to have a contact number for the moving company in case of any issues or concerns during the move.

 

Long Distance Moving FAQs

 

What do I need to know about long distance moving?

Long distance moving requires more planning and preparation compared to a local move. It’s important to choose a reputable and experienced moving company, obtain a binding estimate, and have a clear understanding of the costs and services included in the move. It’s also important to have a clear understanding of the laws and regulations for moving to a different state.

What should you not move long distance?

There are certain items that should not be moved by a professional moving company for a long distance move. These include perishable items, hazardous materials, and items of sentimental or personal value. It’s also a good idea to check with the moving company to see if they have any specific items they will not move.

How do you manage a long distance move?

Managing a long distance move involves a number of steps, including:

  • Choosing a reputable and experienced moving company
  • Obtaining a binding estimate and understanding the costs and services included in the move
  • Planning and preparing for the move, including notifying utility companies, making travel arrangements, and arranging for storage if necessary
  • Packing and labeling all items properly
    Loading and unloading the items safely and efficiently
  • Delivering the items to the final destination on time and in good condition
  • Providing post-move support and assistance.

How far is considered a long distance move?

A move is considered long distance when it’s over 100 miles or crosses state lines. The exact distance may vary depending on the moving company’s policies.

When should I start packing for a long distance move?

It’s best to start packing for a long distance move at least 4-6 weeks before the move date. This will give you ample time to declutter, sort through your belongings, and pack everything properly.

Is your company properly licensed?

Yes, M&M Movers Inc is fully licensed and insured for long distance moving.

How long has your company been in business? Do you have referrals and recommendations?

M&M Movers Inc has been in business for over 28 years, we have many positive references and recommendations from our satisfied customers.

Do you have the right equipment to handle my move?

Yes, M&M Movers Inc has all the necessary equipment and tools to handle your long distance move safely and efficiently.

Can you provide an on-site binding estimate?

Yes, M&M Movers Inc can provide an on-site binding estimate for your long distance move.

Do you inventory?

Yes, M&M Movers Inc will provide a detailed inventory of all items being moved during a long distance move.

What is your cancellation policy?

M&M Movers Inc’s cancellation policy can be found in the terms and conditions of the contract. It is recommended to review the policy before signing the contract.

 

Packing FAQs

 

Are there any restrictions on packing or the types of boxes that can be used?

M&M Movers Inc has certain restrictions on packing certain items, such as hazardous materials or perishable items. We also recommend using sturdy, high-quality boxes for long distance moving, to ensure the safety of your items during transport.

What are the packaging guidelines?

When packing for a move, it’s important to follow certain guidelines to ensure that your belongings are protected during transport. Some general packaging guidelines include:

  • Using sturdy, high-quality boxes and packing materials
  • Wrapping fragile items in bubble wrap or packing paper
  • Labeling all boxes with their contents and the room they belong in
  • Filling any empty spaces in boxes with packing materials to prevent items from shifting during transport
  • Not overloading boxes, as this can make them too heavy to lift and can cause the bottom to give out

What is the best way to start packing?

When it comes to packing, it’s important to start early and to have a plan in place. A good way to start packing is by:

  • Making a list of items you know you won’t need before the move, such as seasonal clothing or decorations, and packing them away first.
  • Set a deadline for when you want to have all your packing completed.
  • Create a packing schedule and stick to it.
  • Start with the items you use the least and work your way up to the items you use every day.

How do you pack professionally?

Professional packers have been trained to pack efficiently and effectively. They know how to pack everything from fragile glassware to large furniture items. They are also able to pack quickly and efficiently to ensure that your move is completed on time. Professional packers will also bring their own packing materials, such as boxes, tape, bubble wrap and packing paper, to ensure that your belongings are protected during the move.

Where should I start with packing?

When it comes to packing, it’s important to have a plan and to start early. One of the best ways to start packing is by decluttering and getting rid of items you no longer need or use. Once you have decluttered, you can then begin to focus on packing the items you want to take with you. A good place to start is with items you use less frequently, such as holiday decorations or off-season clothing. This will help to lighten the load and make packing less overwhelming.

Do and don’ts of packing?

When it comes to packing, there are a few things you should keep in mind:

  • Do pack your items in a logical and organized manner, such as grouping items by room or category.
  • Do use high-quality packing materials, such as sturdy boxes, packing paper, and bubble wrap.
  • Do label your boxes with their contents and the room they belong in.
  • Don’t overload your boxes, as this can make them heavy and difficult to move.
  • Don’t leave items loose in your boxes, as this can cause damage during transport.
  • Don’t pack items that are prohibited for moving, such as flammable or hazardous materials.

What is the best way to pack dishes for moving or storage?

When it comes to packing dishes for moving or storage, it’s important to use the proper materials and techniques to protect them from damage. One of the best ways to pack dishes is by using bubble wrap and packing paper. Wrap each dish individually in bubble wrap and place them in a sturdy box with packing paper between each layer. Make sure to label the box as fragile and indicate which way the dishes should face.

What are the 8 principles of organizing?

The 8 principles of organizing are:

  • Set a clear goal for the space
  • Establish a zone plan
  • Designate a home for everything
  • Create a system for maintaining organization
  • Use the right tools and equipment
  • Follow the “one in, one out” rule
  • Think in terms of vertical space
  • Edit and simplify regularly

What is the most forgotten thing to pack?

The most forgotten thing to pack is often small, everyday items such as toothbrushes, toiletries, and medications. These items are often used frequently and are easily overlooked when packing. It is important to make a list of these items and ensure they are packed in a designated “essentials” bag or box that can be easily accessed on moving day.

What should you not pack?

There are certain items that should not be packed when moving, such as hazardous materials, perishable items, and valuable documents. Hazardous materials include items such as chemicals, cleaning products, and fuels. Perishable items include food and plants. Valuable documents include things like birth certificates, passports, and social security cards. It is important to properly dispose of or store these items before the move.

What is the hardest room to pack when moving?

The hardest room to pack when moving is often the kitchen. Kitchens are typically filled with small, fragile items that need to be packed carefully such as dishes, glasses, and small appliances. In addition, many kitchens also have a lot of food that needs to be used up or properly disposed of before the move. It is important to start packing the kitchen well in advance of the move and to have a plan for dealing with food and fragile items.

What is the fastest way to pack for a move?

The fastest way to pack for a move is to start early and make a plan. It is important to create a packing schedule, set a deadline for when all items need to be packed and stick to it. Prioritize items that you use less frequently and pack them first. It is also helpful to declutter and get rid of items that you no longer need before starting the packing process. This will save time and make the packing process more efficient.

How do you pack a bed when moving?

When packing a bed for moving, it is important to disassemble it and properly label all the parts. This includes the headboard, footboard, frame, and any other pieces. Wrap the mattress in a plastic mattress cover or moving blanket and secure it with tape. Use furniture pads or moving blankets to protect the headboard and footboard during transport. Make sure to use proper lifting techniques when disassembling and reassembling the bed to prevent injury.

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Moving can be a stressful and overwhelming experience, but with a little bit of planning and preparation, it can be a lot smoother. Some key tips to keep in mind when moving include: creating a moving checklist, decluttering and downsizing, labeling your boxes, and hiring a reputable moving company. It's also important to start planning well in advance, so you have enough time to take care of all the details. Remember to also inform your bank, insurance company, and the post office of your move.

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Packing is one of the most important and time-consuming tasks when moving. To make the process as smooth as possible, it's important to start packing well in advance, use the right packing materials, label your boxes, and pack a box of essentials for the first night in your new home. Remember to also take inventory of your items and disassemble large furniture before packing.

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A moving checklist is a helpful tool to ensure that you don't forget any important tasks when moving. A typical moving checklist should include tasks like decluttering and downsizing, hiring a moving company, notifying important parties of your move, and creating an inventory of your belongings. It's also important to start planning well in advance and to schedule your move for off-peak season if possible.

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To schedule a move with M&M Movers Inc, you can contact us by phone at (732) 338-7878 or by email at info@mandmmoversinc.com. We'll then schedule a date and time for your move, and provide you with a detailed quote.

How far in advance should I schedule my move?

We recommend scheduling your move as soon as you know your moving date to ensure availability. However, it's best to schedule your move at least 4-6 weeks in advance to give you enough time to plan and prepare for the move.

What should I do if some of my belongings are damaged during the move?

In the unlikely event that any of your belongings are damaged during the move, it's important to let us know as soon as possible. We'll then assess the damage and take the necessary steps to rectify the situation, whether it's by repairing or replacing the item.

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