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Local Moving Services

Local Moving Services

The moving company you pick to handle your upcoming move will depend heavily on whether you are moving locally or long distance. While some movers are equipped to handle both types of moves, many companies only offer local moving services. They are unable to handle a move over a certain distance. Movers within the iMoving network will specify whether they offer local and/or long-distance moving services.

What Is Local Moving?

 

A local move does not necessarily mean that you are moving across the street or to another neighborhood in the same city. It typically refers to a move that is within the same state. When a move is between two states, it is always classified as a long-distance move.

Provided you make the right decisions in choosing a local moving service provider, a local move should be a lot cheaper compared to a long-distance move. And it makes sense, as local moves do not involve driving a truck full of possessions thousands of miles away.

 

Licensed Movers

 

Any reputable local mover will have a license from the moving authority within their state. Having such a license means the mover is authorized to provide those services within state lines.

If you are moving within a larger state, such as Texas or California, the definition of a local mover may vary. Some companies may advertise local moving services to mean within a certain mile range.

Those who are attempting to hire a local moving company in a larger state may want to check with the movers about the distances they can handle. Some local movers in bigger states can manage a move from one end of the state to another - while others cannot.

 

How to Find Local Moving Service Providers?

 

Some individuals, couples and families who have moved locally in the past do not have the best memories of that experience. Perhaps they overpaid for the moving service, felt the moving company’s employees were rude, or had some items damaged during the process.

 

Such incidents can happen, but only if you end up picking a local moving company that does not have a positive reputation. Many people find that it is difficult to figure out the difference between a reputable mover and one that will be a hassle to deal with.

 

It is possible to ask friends, family or work colleagues about movers they have used. But another person’s experiences can be an unreliable barometer. Assessing online reviews for local movers is also an option, but those can be difficult to sift through.

 

iMoving Referral Service

 

Unless you want to spend days creating a list of the reputable local movers that can handle your move, turning to iMoving is the best option.

 

Our referral network only includes the very best movers from the area. We have a rigorous vetting process that involves many checks, ensuring the mover has the highest reputation and offers competitive rates.

 

By entering the zip codes of your origin and destination, you can get a list of the local moving service providers that are available in your area. These movers will be able to handle Local Moves.

 

Things to Know When Choosing a Local Moving Service Provider 

 

With the iMoving service, it is a lot easier to find a reputable local moving service provider. We offer our customers a list of the top five or six local movers that can service your move.

 

The next step involves contacting the movers to get an initial quote. It is better to provide detailed information about your situation, such as the size of your current home or apartment, where you are moving and the specific services you will need.

 

Some of the special services that may be requested of a local mover include:

 

  • Heavy items packing for possessions such as pianos and pool tables
  • Special packing for delicate items, such as antiques or family heirlooms
  • Special packing for valuables, such as expensive wine, invaluable art, vintage guns and more
  • Short term storage services at the destination

 

If you intend to request one or more of these services from a local mover, it is best to inform them early in the process. The mover will inform you about their ability to comply with your request, while they can detail the process involved in keeping your items safe during the packing and transit phases.

 

Requesting an In-Home Inspection

 

The movers within the iMoving network will provide an initial quote, which is based off the information you provide. But the detailed and binding quote for the moving service is only provided after an in-home inspection.

 

It allows the mover to see the space and assess how many possessions are being moved. If you have requested any of the special moving services listed above, the inspector will look at those items and determine what equipment they need to handle your request.

 

How to Save Money When Booking a Local Move?

 

The cost of a local move is almost always less than a long-distance move. Pricing depends on a few factors, such as the services requested, amount of items being moved, the weight of those possessions, and the number of miles to the destination.

 

Local movers typically charge by the hour, while they have a minimum number of hours that will be charged for any move. The charges will also vary based on how many movers they are sending to handle your job.

 

Full Packing vs. Loading and Unloading

 

One way to reduce the cost of a local move is to request a loading and unloading service from a local mover. Such a service does not entail packing, which is handled by you.

 

The movers will arrive at the agreed time, load up your boxes, drive the truck to the destination and unload the boxes at that address. Such a service takes less time, involves fewer men and will cost you less money. But it is also inconvenient, as it means you will have to spend time packing.

 

You can also save money on your local move by reducing the items being moved. If you have possessions that you barely use, you may want to consider donating or selling them instead of taking them to your next home.

 

With the help of iMoving, you will be able to find a local moving service provider that can fulfill all your moving requests. Whether you are moving to a nearby city or to the other end of the state, we will help you connect with a reputable and affordable mover that can handle your move.

 

What Local Companies Are Best For A Commercial Move? | iMoving

What Local Companies Are Best For A Commercial Move?

Your business is growing, which is a really great thing, but there are a lot of questions that may arise as a result of it. In many cases, you are looking at all sorts of information as you try to determine what may be best and how you’re going to get everything done within a reasonable amount of time.

 

More often than not, you may want to expand your employees or your services, but you just ran out of space. It’s time to expand and find something new that you can trust and work with more effectively. So, moving is in your future.

 

How do you find local movers that can meet your needs and help you out? In this article, we’re going to explore what you need to determine as you hire local moving companies that can assist you with commercial moving needs.

 

What Do You Need to Move?

 

Before you even start the process of sorting out who is going to move your business, you need to do a really good look at what sorts of things need to be moved in the process. Every business is different, so it’s essential to take some time and really look at what it is that you may need and how long it’ll take to make sure that it all happens.

 

Put together an inventory list. That way, when you finally call in companies to start doing quotes for you, you can hand them an inventory list. It’ll help the process to go more quickly and it’ll help them to have a better idea of what sort of work that they’re looking at here. It’s a win-win for everyone that is involved in the moving process.

 

When Do You Need to Get Things Done?

 

Time is of the essence, right? You don’t want to start connecting with movers until you know a date on either end of your move. Whether it’s the day that you’re supposed to be out by or the day that you’re allowed to move into your new building, that information is going to be important as you start scheduling things out.

 

Local moving companies do most of their work on the weekends, unless they specialize in commercial moves. Businesses are a lot more likely to move during the week, and moving companies will accommodate that process as best as they are able to do so. Also, if you schedule your move during the week, you may end up spending less than you would have on the weekend.

 

What About Industrial Locations?

 

Industrial moves are similar, but different, than commercial moves. In many cases, you’re still moving a lot of furniture, confidential items, and electronics. But, it’s typically in much higher quantities than what you would typically see in an office or a small business space, so you may need more trucks and movers to get everything accomplished.

 

Another consideration is what sort of industrial space that you’re looking at. If it’s a warehouse or a pick-and-pack facility, then you will likely have to move your inventory and the electronics used in order to sort and pack the inventory so that it’s sent out. This takes a lot less expertise.

 

If you’re moving a space where you assemble some sort of machinery, then it’s going to be much more complicated – and probably a lot more expensive, as well. You need to find a company that really knows how to deal with machinery, how to disassemble it, and how to carefully move it. Plus, they need large enough vehicles to deal with it.

 

All in all, industrial moves are a really big deal and you may need to do some research in order to figure out exactly what it is that is necessary in this context. A local moving company that specializes in industrial moves is likely going to be the option that causes the least stress and that is going to get the job done the right way the first time around.

 

Will Your Business Be Opened or Closed?

 

This is a question on everyone’s minds as they work out what is necessary for their business move. Some businesses will try to continue doing business as usual while they are relocating. Typically, these companies do a lot of their work online, so they can work from home or in temporary spaces.

 

A place like a restaurant or shipping facility may have some issues, however. In those cases, you may want to schedule a break or vacation for about a week or so (depending on what you decide with your moving company in regards to how long it takes). That way, customers and clients know that you aren’t around, and employees can take the time off for vacation or other things. 

 

Be sure that you give a little bit of notice in either situation, however. You don’t want to blindside everyone associated with your business because it just up and closed one day. You also don’t want to stress your employees if they don’t expect movers to take their desk in the middle of a shift if you stay open. Plan in a way that makes sense for everyone.

 

Are You Going to Need Storage?

 

If there is any sort of delay or you are downsizing, you may be in a situation where you need to deal with storage of some type. And, as a business owner, you’ll likely need more storage than if you were trying to deal with a more residential type of move. How do you find that?

 

Many places that offer storage are going to have multiple sizes of units available, and you can probably get multiple units if you need them. They go from approximately the size of a small closet all of the way up to a medium-sized one car garage. The storage company can recommend what size is going to be the best option for the items that you are going to need to store away.

 

Some moving companies are going to offer storage as part of what they have to offer, allowing them to take care of both moving and storage options and saving you a lot of time and energy. Other companies may have a connection with a storage company in the area, or you may have to work it out on your own.

 

Are There Confidential Things to Consider?

 

One of the most complex things that you need to consider when hiring commercial movers is how you’re going to deal with issues of confidentiality. The fact of the matter is, there are a lot of things that your movers will be taking from place to place, and you need to be sure that anything informational is going to be safe and secret.

 

This is especially important if you’re someone that owns a business that uses information in some way or another. For example, if you work in the medical field, in mental health, or in business that takes Social Security Numbers and/or credit card information, you need to be absolutely certain that you cover everything in regards to confidentiality.

 

Moving companies that do commercial moves regularly will likely have something in place – paperwork that they sign, or something that is a part of the contract that they’ve put together. Otherwise, you may need to put something together so that you can ensure that anyone and everyone who works on your move can keep that info as private as possible.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

  1. Do I need a special company for my commercial move?

 

It depends on the nature of your business. If you’re just moving some furniture and a couple of electronics, then any moving company should be able to take care of everything. But, if you’ve got a more complex move that includes much of what we talked about here, you may find it easier to find a local moving company that specializes in this work.

 

  1. Could I do a commercial move on my own?

 

Once again, you want to consider the nature of your move. If you work alone and/or you have lots of large things that will need to be transported to your new business location, then you probably want to pay extra so that you can have movers deal with it. You can prevent workers’ compensation cases and other problems if you just hire out.

 

  1. How long do commercial moves take?

 

It depends on the size of your business. Some businesses can do it in a day or two; others take weeks to complete everything. When you hire your moving company, you can start talking about your options and how long they feel it will take to move everything.

 

Business Relocation Options

 

As you can see, there are a lot of things to explore and consider when relocating your business. But, if you take your time and figure out what you need to do, you can find the right local movers and know that you’re taking care of things in a professional manner.

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