Every Move Is Unique

Every time you move, there are several factors that determine the total time it takes to complete your move. How long does it take to move your house or apartment? Moving time is essentially based on the following formula with few exceptions:
Time = (Access X # of items) + Drive time + Prep/Packing + Walk ways + Placement Decisions
Some items that effect the time overall, in order of impact are:
  • How close we are able to park the truck to your location.
  • How many flights of stairs.
  • Long hallways/long carry out to the truck.
  • How much furniture.
  • How many boxes.
  • How many odds and ends (unpacked items).
  • Size of the elevator.
  • How far your locations are from the carriers warehouse and between homes.
  • Additional pickups and stops.
  • How well prepared you are with where your items go within the home and whether items will fit.
  • How many items need to be disassembled and reassembled.
For local moves, we charge by the hour. And the great part is that you are in complete control of the cost of the move.
When our movers arrive, they will have you sign in their start time and when the last item is off the truck they will have you sign their finish time.
And then we add Arrival Fee.
The flat Arrival fee helps cover the crew’s time, fuel, and wear and tear on our trucks when our crews travel out and/or back from locations that are outside of our immediate service area. 
Our travel fee is unrelated to the time between your “To” and “From” locations, which falls under our hourly rate.

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