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How to get an accurate moving cost estimate

How to get an accurate move cost estimate By Bill Adams - Having done an average of 400-900 estimates per year over the past 21 years, I would like to share a few tips for the homeowners in their quest to get accurate in-home estimates from their movers of choice. Once you've narrowed your selection of movers to consider, call and…
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The myth of the movers binding estimate or not to exceed moving cost estimate

The movers binding estimate Taken at face value, a binding estimate may  appear to be very attractive to moving & storage consumers. However, a flat-rate Binding Estimate  (or "guaranteed not-to-exceed Binding Estimate) can easily be employed as a scam-tactic to lure consumers with a price guarantee, only to…
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The movers table of measurements/cube sheet and your moving cost estimate

Movers table of mesasurements Each company company's guaranteed not to exceed estimate, binding estimate, or non-binding estimate includes an pre-move inventory which the estimator prepares when she or she visits your home to inspect the goods you want to move. This inventory is referred to as a "Table of Measurements" or a "…
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How to make an apples-to-apples comparison between mover cost estimates

How to compare moving cost estimates A customer recently expressed confusion as to how she might be able to make an "apples-to-apples" comparison of the many moving cost estimates she had obtained. While on the face of it the different wording, terms, and conditions of multiple mover estimates may be confusing, getting an apples-to-…
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The 7 half-truths which some moving and storage sales people tell

Half Truths Time to vent, and I must preface this writing by apologizing to all the many professional COD/Private Transfer interstate household goods sales representatives out there: you have all heard these tales and battle this nonsense every day. Perhaps the problem is regional; it seems that in our market…
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Why your highest moving weight estimate may well be your most accurate weight estimate

Weight Estimates Your highest weight estimate is your most accurate weight estimate! This statement fly's in the face of the number one rule of purchasing: throw out the high estimate, throw out the low estimate, and go with the middle estimate. But if we dig a little deeper we will find out why this common rule of…
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How to pack dishes when you're moving

How to pack dishes Introducing The Dish Pack! Dishes are often one's most prized possession and packing them properly can be a prime factor in a satisfying move to your new home. Furthermore, dish pack cartons are among the more difficult cartons to pack. Dish pack cartons (or "dish barrels" as they are known in the…
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How to pack odd items for your move

Packing odd items for your move When you pack the contents of your home for a move some items defy packing imagination and you may ask "how the heck to I pack and prepare this type of item for moving?" Well, no worries! We've created this handy guide on how to pack these pesky items so that they get moved safely and securely.…
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How to pack: packing tips - the complete guide to packing for your move

How to pack for your move Packing for moving is an art requiring a certain amount of expertise and know-how. Your mover has many years of experience at packing behind them and should have a well trained, and qualified staff to do any part of the packing you might prefer. If you need assistance with your packing please let…
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How the pros pack mirrors, pictures & glass tops for moving

Packing mirrors and pictures Packing a mirror, painting, framed picture, or tabletop made of glass or marble is often done using a "mirror carton." We prefer the four-piece carton (shown here) over the two-piece "telescoping" mirror carton. We also use "mirror rails," which are cardboard inserts that strengthen the carton and…
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