South Carolina movers
Total of 3 movers in South Carolina
South Carolina's mover of the month:
Blue Chip Moving Company
Columbia
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Busy Beez Movers
Point icon Greenville, SC Star icon 3.95
H D Auston Moving
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Movers in South Carolina

Movers in South Carolina

 

The internet has caused a business revolution, and the moving industry is no exception. That’s where iMoving comes in. We are a company with an Internet-based approach to moving home or business.

 

We provide referrals for moving companies in South Carolina based on your needs rather than you fitting in with a moving company. It is a different approach based on our core values of professionalism, transparency, respect, reliability and honest pricing.

 

We personally check out all the SC movers we work with. Someone from our iMoving actually went out to the moving company’s place of business. We make sure that they adhere to our core values, we check their insurance and business certificates and we make sure they have been in business for at least 2 years.

 

This way, when we make a recommendation to you, even for a local SC mover, we have already checked everything you need to be sure of – and you can trust the moving company will do the job.

 

About honest pricing – this is something we really care about. Why were movers quoting one price and charging another? It could make a huge difference with long-distance South Carolina moving companies.

 

Here’s what we do. We can provide you with two types of quotation; one will give you an idea of the cost, we call it a quick quote. The other, a precise quote will give you the price you’re going to pay. What could be better?

Working with iMoving, you get peace-of-mind. We care about your move, just like you do.

 

Moving Services in South Carolina

 

Moving companies can help with more than just the day of the move.

 

  • Commercial Moving: iMoving can help you find the movers who are used to the pressures and complexities of moving a business.
  • Local Moving: It takes the same amount of work to move round the corner as it does to prepare for an interstate move. We can help you find a professional local mover.
  • Long Distance Moving: Moving across state lines or cross-country requires moving companies to have all the proper state licenses and certifications in order. All the long-distance movers we partner with are fully qualified.
  • Packing materials: Use it or return it. Movers will often deliver you materials and take back what you don’t use.
  • Special Handling: We work with professional South Carolina movers that have the expertise and equipment needed to move your piano, your artwork or your wine cellar.
  • Full packing: There is this dream called someone else packing your house. Most of our partner movers can make that dream come true.
  • Storage: There are three things you need from storage; it needs to be dry, secure and clean. Ask our moving companies if you need temporary storage – most can help.

 

Tips to help you move well

 

Some of these might seem obvious but if it is your first ever big move, these tips will help it go smoothly.

 

  • Mark the boxes: Mark each box with where it will go and create an overall numbering scheme. You’ll have boxes marked ‘Kitchen #27 of 76’ for example. This way you get the boxes where they need to be and you can count the number out and in and know you have them all.
  • Pack a first night box: You’re going to be tired at bedtime. The last thing you need is to be looking for your toothbrush. Pack one box with your necessities. Hint: does this include the coffee maker as well?
  • Be done with the old house when you leave: having to go back to finish at the old house is the last thing you want to do the next day.

 

Things to Know When Moving to South Carolina

 

Summers in South Carolina are hot and humid. If you’re by the coast you might get a sea breeze to offset it a little, but don’t count on it. The winters on the other hand, they make it all worthwhile. The coast is milder than the interior in the winter, by the way.

South Carolina is a place in transition or at least some transition. There was a 6% population increase in the five years running up to 2015, and the state is expected to make the 5 million mark very soon. Infrastructure and even roads are still expanding, and you can expect to see changes.

You’ll find parkland, gold courses and natural land all over the place. South Carolina loves it open spaces and its outdoor activities too.  Be careful too, there could be alligators about, so don’t leave the dog alone.

 

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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    What’s the difference between small moves and large ones? Your sanity, of course.

     

    A small load might be less to move, but if you’re moving a long distance, you’ll still want your stuff to be in the hands of the professionals.

     

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    A small move however, is right around 1000 pounds, so what do you do?

     

    The truth is you can’t simply drive your stuff yourself for a cross country move; even if it doesn’t seem like very much stuff at all. You likely don’t have a vehicle large enough for this, but you also don’t want to be charged a minimum when your belongings don’t even weigh that much.

     

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    Typically a small move is anywhere from 100 to 1000 pounds. In order to travel 100 miles, this might cost you $400 to $850; 1000 miles from $475 to $1200; or even 2000 miles for $500 to $1500.

     

    So, reasonably, however even your small move might start to cost like a large one the farther distance you go.

     

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    • If you have any specialty items
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    Some of the best ways to move a small amount of stuff a long distance, might be the ways you’ve never thought of.

     

    1. Self pack and ship parcels via USPS

     

    Most people don’t even know that USPS does this, but if you have a small move- a really small one, this is a great option to consider. Typically boxes/ items can weigh no more than 70 pounds per box. This is helpful for a move around 500 pounds without any large furniture.

     

    1. Ship it via pallet by a packaging company

     

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    1. Choose the right moving company

     

    This might be easier said than done, but all it takes is a little more research. Try to avoid going with big name moving companies such as U-Haul or Rent-A-Truck that will likely charge you the weight minimum. Instead go with smaller, more personal moving companies and ask if they specialize in small moves. You can always move your big items this way, and your small ones via the methods described above.

     

    1. Decide if it’s worth the move

     

    If you have a run-down washing machine on its last leg- is it really worth taking with you? If repairing an item or appliance is going to cost near the same as replacing it completely, consider leaving it behind. This will keep your small move small and make it less stressful to worry about how to get what where.

     

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    At this point you might be asking yourself: is it really even worth the move? The truth is, yes, because what is the alternative— leaving your stuff behind only to purchase it all again? That’s no good.

     

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    • How heavy are your belongings?

     

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    • How far is the move?

     

    Everything about moving is stressful, even when it’s a small move, so ask yourself if you really want to be handling all those miles on your own. Packing and unloading is one thing, but the drive is the worst part for many people. One option is to choose a “You pack, we drive” moving company that allows you to pack up a moving container yourself, they just do the driving.

     

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    No matter the distance that you’re moving, when kids come into the picture, it changes everything. If your kids need to be watched or babysat, it might just be more worth your time and money to hire professional movers and let them take care of it, so your kids don’t get in the way; hurt, or injured.

     

     

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    1. Define Your Budget: Before commencing the whole moving process, try as much as possible to define what you budget for the move, that way you will be able to monitor your expenses and easily know when a task is about gulping more than you budgeted.
    2. Request quotes from Different Moving company: Get quotes from moving companies, invite each of them over if possible so that they can have a good idea of the task at hand. Compare the quotes and decide which of the moving companies has a fair rate and is capable of delivering top-quality services. Trying to get a cheap company to handle your moving task should not mean lowering standard or quality of service so you have to ensure you are getting a fair rate with the possibility of being well-served at the same time.
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