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Griffith Movers

 

When you’re getting ready for a move to a new place, you’re trying to work out all of the details so that things go the way that you want them to. You want to be sure that you get packing started, that you schedule a moving company, and you work out other changes that need to be sorted out. That being said, how are you supposed to ensure that you’ve got everything in order and ready to go?

 

That’s where we come in. iMoving is a moving facilitator – that is, we’re a company that connects local and long-distance Griffith moving companies with customers and vice versa. We’ve worked hard to build a network of moving companies in Griffith that we offer quotes for so that you can always get the best estimates from the best Griffith movers for all of the work that you need to be done for your moving experience.

 

All of the Griffith moving companies that we partner with have been thoroughly researched and vetted. We make sure that they are known for being the best at what they do and that they are going to give you top-end service for all of your moving needs. That saves you time because you’re not going to need to put in all of the effort to search for long-distance or local Griffith movers that you can trust to do a good job.

 

All it takes is a couple of quick steps and you’ll be able to schedule your movers and get back to the other details of your move. iMoving makes it easy for you!

 

Moving Services in Griffith, IN

 

  • Local Moves: Moving to a different neighborhood? Maybe you’re moving into your first home in the town you currently live in? Or maybe you’re just moving the next town over? Then local movers are your best resource and they can help you to get the job done.

 

  • Cross-Country Moves: Looking to move across the state or across the country? Then you want to use iMoving’s search tools to get quotes from movers that specialize in this sort of work. These multi-day moves take specially trained pros, and we can help you to find them.

 

  • Business Relocation: Need to move your business to a new office, but you’re concerned about your computers, servers, or private info? Commercial movers can give you a hand and ensure that you’ve got everything safely relocated.

 

  • Other Services: If you’re in need of assistance with packing and unpacking, or you’re looking for white glove services, you can get assistance from many Griffith movers that we’re connected with. Some also offer storage services.

 

5 Moving Tips For You

 

  1. Don’t be afraid to use sandwich bags to hold small items

 

If you’re taking apart items that have screws, nails, and other small parts, grab some sandwich bags. That way, you can close it up, label it, and make sure that you’re able to go back to it when you need to be able to do so.

 

  1. Try to use original electronics boxes

 

Electronics can be some of the most awkward things to try and move, so be sure that you keep electronics boxes. If you can put the items back into their original box(es), you’ll find it much easier to transport those items.

 

  1. Get free boxes from local businesses

 

If you’re trying to stay within a budget, be sure that you check out local businesses that may have boxes you can take. The best options are at office supply stores, offices, and liquor stores. These are usually really sturdy boxes (since they’re holding heavy and/or large items) and they often have handles, which make them easier to move around.

 

  1. Don’t hesitate to sell or donate

 

If you have items that you aren’t sure that you’re going to want to keep around, don’t be afraid to donate them, sell them, or give them away. Many people will have a “moving sale” before they head out so that they can get rid of any unwanted items. It saves space, it makes it so you’re packing less, and it can save money too.

 

  1. Unplug and dry out fridges and washers 2 days ahead of time

 

You want to be confident that these items are dry before you (or the movers) go to pack them up. That way, you don’t end up with a spill or damage. Defrosting your fridge before you move it is always a good idea, too, so keep that mind when you’re putting together your checklist.

 

What to Know When Moving to Griffith, IN

 

Found in the heart of the Chicago suburbs, Griffith, Indiana is a lovely little, middle-class town that has really been experiencing an upswing when it comes to growth and positive change in the region. Located next to the more well-known town of Highland, Griffith is a simple place that kind of fits the “sleepy town” metaphor that you hear so much.

 

Because of its proximity to Chicago, it’s a wonderful place to live if you’re looking to work in Chicago without dealing with the lack of space that you find when you live in the city proper. It’s quite an affordable place to live, with the median home value of $138,000. It’s a very safe area when compared to other Chicago suburbs, which makes it a good place for young individuals that are just starting out in their line of work.

 

There are some parts of Griffith that are underdeveloped, and you may feel as if you’re going into a more rural area when you get to that part of town. There are a lot of new construction that has been going up and, like the rest of this Indiana region, Griffith has been getting some state-funded assistance that they are using in order to grow the area. The diversity in this part of the state is quite high, and Griffith is no exception.

 

Since you are so close to Chicago, you are going to deal with some of the traffic issues that you would find in the city, but to a much lesser extent. The school district in the area is average when compared to other schools you’ll find throughout the state of Indiana. There are also a handful of private schools – both religiously affiliated and non-affiliated – that parents can choose to send their children to if they wish to do so.

Movers Are Worth Every Penny - iMoving

How much can you get done in an hour? Now, how much moving can you get done in an hour?

 

The answer is, probably not much by yourself, but when you hire movers for an hour, that extra set of hands can do a lot of good.

 

Moving is one of the few chores that should not be handled alone. The more help you can enlist, or in this case, hire, the better. Some people are intimidated by the idea of hiring professional movers, but you shouldn’t be.

 

Whether you need movers for the entire move, or just an hour, you will be amazed by how much they can accomplish. If you’re having trouble deciding how much help you need or for how long, it is helpful to use a moving cost calculator.

 

This takes into account where you’re moving to and from (the distance of your move), how large of a place you are moving (studio vs. 4 bedroom house), and the date you plan to move.

 

All of these factors determine the overall time and cost it will take to complete your move. Once you’ve got that nailed down, it’s time to bring in the professionals.

 

How much do movers charge per hour?

 

Movers do charge per hour. However, keep in mind that what might take you six hours to complete, should only take the professionals three or so.

 

Typically at least two movers will be assigned to your job at a time. Just imagine one mover trying to lift up your sectional couch, and then it will make sense why you need at least two. Although, this doesn’t mean that you’re paying for both their hourly wage. When researching what moving company to choose, be sure to read the fine print whether you are paying one flat rate hourly, or paying per hour, per mover.

 

Another factor to consider when it comes to hourly rate is whether you are paying with or without the moving truck. Without the moving truck means you are paying for labor alone which might be cheaper. Two movers with a truck might be $90 to $120 per hour, while two movers for labor only might be $60 to $80 per hour.

 

These rates will also vary depending on what city you live in. They can also be negotiated. The only thing that won’t change is that whether the movers are driving, wrapping, or unloading, the same hourly rate applies.

 

And don’t forget the hourly tip. It is important to tip your movers at least $5 per mover, per hour, which equals approximately 10 to 15%.

 

If this still sounds like a lot, here’s the national average on how your professional movers break it down:

 

  • 2 movers with 1 truck: $100 per hour
  • 3 movers with 1 truck: $145 per hour
  • 4 movers with 1 truck: $190 per hour
  • 4 movers with 2 trucks: $200 per hour

 

Remember- $200 for one hour might seem like a lot, but with 4 movers, it might only take them one hour.

 

Can you hire movers to move one item?

 

There’s moving and then there’s moving. Whether you’re transporting just one item or several, it’s still just called moving.

 

Several people assume that movers are only hired when there are several items to be moved, but the truth is, movers are hired all the time to simply move one item. Not to mention, this will significantly cut down on your cost per hour. Just think: how else are you going to be able to move that family heirloom grand piano without a little help?

 

The important thing to remember is that movers are there for your leisure. Just need help loading? A mover can do that. Only need help packing? A mover can do that.  Only got one item to move? A mover can do that too.

 

Movers are available for your every need, even if you only have one. Just keep in mind that there are certain items that movers just can’t move; whether singular, plural or otherwise.

 

These forbidden items include hazardous material, perishable foods, pets and plants, and irreplaceable items overall. It makes sense why movers are unable to move even these singular items.

 

Some can be a danger to the movers themselves, such as hazardous materials. While others, like prized possessions and other irreplaceable items, could be a detriment to you if anything happens to them. For these types of items, just handle it yourself.

 

No matter the quantity or size of what you need moved, just remember that movers are there to get whatever job you need, done.

 

How much should I pay someone to help move?

 

When it comes to moving, it’s important to define what you mean by ‘someone’. If you’re paying your friend to help you move, the answer is pizza. If you’re paying a professional, then there are several different ways that you may pay.

 

  • Family: You know your family better than anyone, so knowing what they expect to be paid is all based on you. Some family members might expect nothing, others a favor in return, or some, maybe just a family dinner.

 

  • Friends: Like family, your friends should be mostly easy to please. When it comes to paying friends, consider less money and more food. Friends are always down to help for pizza and beer, and maybe even just a little gas money.

 

  • Personal ad/services: If you have come across a personal ad, on Facebook, on Craigslist, or just in the newspaper, this might be a very cost-effective and reliable method for you. Just make sure you can perform some sort of background check to make sure their trustworthy. Typically you can pay these personal ads around $20 to $25 an hour, which saves you quite a bit of cash.

 

  • Professional moving company: Of course your safest and most effective bet is always to hire a professional moving company. These companies will charge anywhere from $60 to $120 per hour, but you’ll be more than satisfied with the way you and your stuff are treated; with professionalism and care.

 

Now that you know some of the ways to pay to help you move, just make sure you’re paying the right way. Any professional or ad service workers deserve to be tipped, so never take advantage of their help and professionalism.

 

Is it worth it to hire movers?

 

If you’re still wondering whether or not it’s worth your time and money to hire movers, the answer is yes, it is worth it.

 

Here are the cons to moving your stuff yourself: it’s a lot of work, it can take a LOT longer than expected, and if you thought just ‘renting a truck’ was easy, the costs of renting a truck can quickly add up.

 

On the other hand, these are the top reasons why people hire professional movers.

 

  1. Increase efficiency- If you’re not a packing professional, moving is like navigating a maze, in the dark, with no idea where the final destination is. It’s difficult to decide where to start? How to fit everything? And not to mention loading the truck is like playing the ultimate game of Tetris. Professional movers, however, are significantly more efficient because they’re pros. Let them do the heavy lifting and tedious packing, while you can focus on other things.

 

  1. Provide safety- Whereas if you move, you might be the only one responsible for your things, hiring professional movers might actually increase the safety and security of your belongings. You may purchase liability and other coverage, which is like having a backup plan for when things go wrong.

 

  1. Ease the process- Moving yourself can take weeks, months, and then when it’s finally moving day, you’re still not ready. Hiring professional movers can seriously ease your mind and ease the process. They will think of everything from the inventory list to the fastest route from point A to point B.

 

  1. Save time- Time is money, right? So why waste your time and therefore your money, by packing inefficiently yourself? With the help of professional movers you will feel like you’re saving money by how much you’re saving time. You can even get more things done at once since they’ll be packing and you can do well- everything else.

 

  1. And hey, the estimate is free- The best part about using professional movers is that the estimate is free. Get as many movers as you would like to come to see what you have inside your home, estimate how far you have to travel, and give you the best quote. You can compare quotes and even negotiate them, all before ever spending a dime.

 

Now that we’ve convinced you to hire professional movers, you might still be wondering where to start. That’s where iMoving comes into play. At iMoving we facilitate your next move by taking care of every move.

 

Our unique system allows you to list every item so you don’t forget a thing. Then, see costs per item, so you know exactly what you’re paying for, even get personalized suggestions based on your inventory. Finally, you can use our services to search licensed, secured, and recommended movers in your area, for the best rates.

 

Moving can be stressful, but with iMoving it doesn’t have to be. Let us do the hard work and show you just how easy your next move can be.

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    Typically at least two movers will be assigned to your job at a time. Just imagine one mover trying to lift up your sectional couch, and then it will make sense why you need at least two. Although, this doesn’t mean that you’re paying for both their hourly wage. When researching what moving company to choose, be sure to read the fine print whether you are paying one flat rate hourly, or paying per hour, per mover.

     

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    If this still sounds like a lot, here’s the national average on how your professional movers break it down:

     

    • 2 movers with 1 truck: $100 per hour
    • 3 movers with 1 truck: $145 per hour
    • 4 movers with 1 truck: $190 per hour
    • 4 movers with 2 trucks: $200 per hour

     

    Remember- $200 for one hour might seem like a lot, but with 4 movers, it might only take them one hour.

     

    Can you hire movers to move one item?

     

    There’s moving and then there’s moving. Whether you’re transporting just one item or several, it’s still just called moving.

     

    Several people assume that movers are only hired when there are several items to be moved, but the truth is, movers are hired all the time to simply move one item. Not to mention, this will significantly cut down on your cost per hour. Just think: how else are you going to be able to move that family heirloom grand piano without a little help?

     

    The important thing to remember is that movers are there for your leisure. Just need help loading? A mover can do that. Only need help packing? A mover can do that.  Only got one item to move? A mover can do that too.

     

    Movers are available for your every need, even if you only have one. Just keep in mind that there are certain items that movers just can’t move; whether singular, plural or otherwise.

     

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    Some can be a danger to the movers themselves, such as hazardous materials. While others, like prized possessions and other irreplaceable items, could be a detriment to you if anything happens to them. For these types of items, just handle it yourself.

     

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    How much should I pay someone to help move?

     

    When it comes to moving, it’s important to define what you mean by ‘someone’. If you’re paying your friend to help you move, the answer is pizza. If you’re paying a professional, then there are several different ways that you may pay.

     

    • Family: You know your family better than anyone, so knowing what they expect to be paid is all based on you. Some family members might expect nothing, others a favor in return, or some, maybe just a family dinner.

     

    • Friends: Like family, your friends should be mostly easy to please. When it comes to paying friends, consider less money and more food. Friends are always down to help for pizza and beer, and maybe even just a little gas money.

     

    • Personal ad/services: If you have come across a personal ad, on Facebook, on Craigslist, or just in the newspaper, this might be a very cost-effective and reliable method for you. Just make sure you can perform some sort of background check to make sure their trustworthy. Typically you can pay these personal ads around $20 to $25 an hour, which saves you quite a bit of cash.

     

    • Professional moving company: Of course your safest and most effective bet is always to hire a professional moving company. These companies will charge anywhere from $60 to $120 per hour, but you’ll be more than satisfied with the way you and your stuff are treated; with professionalism and care.

     

    Now that you know some of the ways to pay to help you move, just make sure you’re paying the right way. Any professional or ad service workers deserve to be tipped, so never take advantage of their help and professionalism.

     

    Is it worth it to hire movers?

     

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    Here are the cons to moving your stuff yourself: it’s a lot of work, it can take a LOT longer than expected, and if you thought just ‘renting a truck’ was easy, the costs of renting a truck can quickly add up.

     

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    1. Provide safety- Whereas if you move, you might be the only one responsible for your things, hiring professional movers might actually increase the safety and security of your belongings. You may purchase liability and other coverage, which is like having a backup plan for when things go wrong.

     

    1. Ease the process- Moving yourself can take weeks, months, and then when it’s finally moving day, you’re still not ready. Hiring professional movers can seriously ease your mind and ease the process. They will think of everything from the inventory list to the fastest route from point A to point B.

     

    1. Save time- Time is money, right? So why waste your time and therefore your money, by packing inefficiently yourself? With the help of professional movers you will feel like you’re saving money by how much you’re saving time. You can even get more things done at once since they’ll be packing and you can do well- everything else.

     

    1. And hey, the estimate is free- The best part about using professional movers is that the estimate is free. Get as many movers as you would like to come to see what you have inside your home, estimate how far you have to travel, and give you the best quote. You can compare quotes and even negotiate them, all before ever spending a dime.

     

    Now that we’ve convinced you to hire professional movers, you might still be wondering where to start. That’s where iMoving comes into play. At iMoving we facilitate your next move by taking care of every move.

     

    Our unique system allows you to list every item so you don’t forget a thing. Then, see costs per item, so you know exactly what you’re paying for, even get personalized suggestions based on your inventory. Finally, you can use our services to search licensed, secured, and recommended movers in your area, for the best rates.

     

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