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Which is Better for Me to Hire Movers: Hourly vs. Flat Rate?

When you start the process of hiring a mover, you may not anticipate that there would be so many options. Full-service moving or only pickup and delivery? Buy packing materials from the company, or crowdsource yourself? Lastly, do you choose a flat-rate pricing option or go for hourly? The option

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How to Make Sure Price Doesn’t Change on Move Day

It seems there is no such thing as “standard business procedure” anymore, even in a straightforward-seeming industry like moving. That leaves the customer responsible for asking as many questions as possible and being entirely clear on what costs are covered and what the agreed-upon price includes, or else be surprised

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How to Avoid Low-Ball Estimates from Moving Companies

When you request an estimate from a moving company, you hope that you can use it to accurately budget your move. Unfortunately, some moving companies will offer you low-ball estimates to get you in the door — and then the price suddenly increases one they begin work. An estimate is

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How to Avoid Hidden Fees from Moving Companies

You’re a diligent planner – you have laid out your timeline, hired the movers, and you’ve created your budget. You even accounted for any potential costs you might have missed, like packing materials, long-carry charges, and fees for heavy items (if you haven’t, read this blog post!). Unfortunately there are

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Top 7 Places to Find Free Moving Boxes

When you are calculating the cost of moving, you likely considered all of the most obvious expenses: the moving company, the deposit on a new apartment, some new furniture, and probably some cleaning made the budget. But what about packing boxes? Moving your belongings requires that you use sturdy boxes

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How Much Does it Cost to Move an Entire House

So you want to move to a new city, but you are absolutely in love with your house? You might be considering relocating the entire building to a new lot. Movers relocate historic buildings, move homes out of flood zones, so why not just transport your home to a new

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How Much Does it Cost to Move a Mobile Home

When most people think about moving across the country, they think about moving their belongings. But what if “moving” means relocating your whole mobile home? There are a range of things to consider when making the call to move your entire home rather than move into a new one, so

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Exercises to Do in Preparation for Moving Day

Few people think about the physical exertion required to move an entire household until they are halfway through and their backs and shoulders are getting sore. That doesn’t have to be you if you do some preparation in the weeks leading up to your move! From head to toe, we’ll give

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