Welcome to the A to Z Movers of Baltimore Maryland’s moving blog. A to Z Movers has been relocating the Baltimore Maryland and DC Metro”s residents since 1993. We do hope you choose us as your next mover but even if you don’t, we may be able to save you some stress and money with some of the tips we’ve learned over the years that we share here. When we first started our business back then, we were the only Flat-rate mover advertising solely this approach in the Baltimore Metro area. DC and NOVA Flat rate movers were well established. Residents of the Baltimore Metro area quickly took to the itemized approach of price quoting, which had been popular in the Southern States and moving north for some years. A more affordable moving solution for a larger consumer base with minimums below anything the competition would touch, at the time. Our exclusivity did not last long due to the popular acceptance of our business model.
Itemized or Inventoried Moving Companies advertise fast Flat rates and they can deliver. The concept grew popular quick for people with small to medium moves. Better to be charged for what you move rather than paying 3 to 4, or more, hourly minimums, many with an hour already sliced off upon arrival. It didn’t take long for homeowners long to realize the advantages of Flat rate moving; they quickly become a large percentage of our business. A comfort level dealing with the same movers plays into the equation too for those moving on up. Many company’s took to our system too.
While we don’t claim our system is perfect, as no one is, we don’t hide fees. No surprise mileage, no “padding fee” or any other hidden costs. Furniture cannot be moved without pads, movers that play these tricks know that and really put people on the spot. These necessities are all included in our quotes; one all-inclusive rate. We don’t like being tricked and wouldn’t expect you’d be calling us back if we tried to.
Finding a good mover can be a daunting, time consuming and frustrating experience, we know this well. We try to save our customers the time and trouble of looking elsewhere next time by providing excellent service. We’re Spam-free and we don’t call you during dinner.
When “the best laid plans of mice and men” fail, as they often do, along with friend’s promises, back spasms, truck rentals, scheduling mishaps, mental exhaustion and countless other DIY problems; A to Z Movers is here. We live, eat and breathe moving.
Looking for Custom Services with packing, extraordinary requests and delicate items or just want a quality competitive mover, some like to handle the manageable items themselves to keep costs down and everyone in between. You can book us for just the items you’re leery of moving….. but keep in mind, we’re more than happy to move the rest if schedule’s overwhelm, just plain forgot about the garage or attic or simply underestimated. Not a problem, a blessing for us, A to Z Movers happily moves what you need moved come move day and at reasonable prices, a day’s notice does help but we’re flexible. We’re always grateful for your work. From full service moving of your home or office with optional packing, moving your studio or condo around the corner or across the state or beyond, no move is too large or small. A to Z Movers will get you there with courteous professional crews and an experienced office staff available throughout your move.
We practice a strict hiring policy with thorough background checks. We understand and appreciate the fact that when you hire movers, you’re essentially inviting strangers into your homes. Your goods are treated with respect and protection, your patronage is valued when you choose A to Z Movers.
Please feel free to ask anything you ever wanted to know about moving. All relevant and sincere questions and comments will be addressed to the best of our abilities or pointed in the right direction at the very least. With a little luck we should be able to help anyone with just about anything related to moving. While A to Z Mover’s interests lay in relocating the Baltimore Maryland and surrounding Counties, many of us here have had our share of long distance moving experiences as well; so fire away.
Thanks again for taking the time to read this post. We hope to keep future content interesting enough to illustrate what we feel can be the best advice when moving without putting you to sleep. From choosing your pricing structure to finding the cheapest, most convenient supplies. We hope you enjoy our blog and pick up a thing or two along the way. Please feel free to comment and correct if you disagree, suggestions and constructive critiques are appreciated. Here’s to your next move being smooth and trouble free. Click Here for a “lunch is on us blog coupon”. This won’t send your kids to college but unlike other coupons, this one pairs with any A to Z Site coupon to make things a little easier
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A to Z Movers takes pride in our ability to accurately quote your upcoming move. A to Z Mover’s Flat-rate quotes are as accurate as the inventory and conditions presented to us. The more accurate the inventory and conditions, the more accurate your price. Simply put; include everything you want the movers to move, inform us of the conditions at each location (steps, elevators and parking distance) and provide the correct Zip codes. Please keep in mind, we don’t hide any fees; padding and mileage are included in the quote. Unless you move quite a bit, boxes can be difficult to guess before packing. If you’re not already packed and don’t plan on moving your own boxes, this is one variable that requires updating along the way.
In a hurry? Quotes for small moves can usually be finished by phone call in 5-10 minutes. Household moves can take a bit longer but a prepared customer can get a surprisingly quick and accurate quote. No difference with offices; smaller offices of 10 employees or less can be very quick while larger offices can take a bit longer unless you’ve already prepared your inventory.
This small initial investment in time can pay off and give you peace of mind as even our initial quotes can be very accurate. Flat-rate pricing is the preferred way to go for many people since it can be a timely and accurate way to receive your quote.
A feature we’ve recently added for added convenience is the ability to print out a blank quote forms in a portable printer-friendly Checklist or PDF.These blank sheets, formatted for A to Z Mover’s quotes, make accurately transcribing your belongings convenient, like a grocery list when items randomly pop into mind. Simply add these to the sheet and you won’t need to call to add or subtract each item or two. This can easily decrease the chance that items left off your inventory could increase your final bill. Once you’re comfortable that everything’s covered; call, email or fax us for one big update.
We enjoy taking extra time if need be because our estimator’s goal is to make each quote we estimate as accurate as we can. This helps avoid payment problems, disappointed consumers both on your move and the next customer waiting for their truck once we’re finished. Don’t worry, any increased time spent on the estimate will be more than made up for on move day. Our movers are quick and efficient, they are not rewarded to move like turtles (or encumbered) to increase their pay checks. Quite the opposite. While we are very careful and caring for your furniture, we are also rewarded to not waste time and take in the scenery during your move but to finish your job efficiently so you can get on with your next job and we can ours.
*One easy mistake to avoid learning the hard and oftentimes costly way; ask each mover for their quote and policies in writing. This is best done well beforehand when possible. Discrepancies can be cleared up so much quicker and easier before moveday’s considerable stress hits like a train.
*What to watch out for when receiving a Flat Rate? An estimator that doesn’t ask very many questions. This could be a lack of experience at his or her job or they might be sleeping at the switch. An estimator with a lot of questions might seem a little nosy at first but he/she is trying to make your initial quote as accurate as possible. Again, your estimate will be as accurate as the inventory and conditions you’ve provided us. As move day draws near and you happen to notice items you simply forgot or have just changed your mind about moving yourself, give us a call and we’ll be more than happy to update your quote. Again, we want your price as accurate as possible too. This keeps us on schedule, keeps our next customers on schedule and makes payment time as painless as possible.
**If you do have an unusual, highly valuable or extra – bulky piece of furniture you want moved, please do your best to describe it to your estimator. These days, digital cameras, Google, Yahoo and Bing make everything so easy.
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We’re obviously all safe with techno-gizmos that work this fluidly! Thanks Google!
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Remember, tips are not required at all but a generosity extended by you the customer for a job well done. Considering most people do tip, movers have come to expect them (although it’s not like foodservers and the like who live and die on their tips). The amount of a tip can be anything you deem fit for a job well done but a good rule of thumb for a 2-4 man crew on an average local moves is 10-15% or $10-$30 per man. Many people leave it up to the driver to determine the split which can be an excellent idea (although some don’t share) but again, it’ all totally up to you. Some people tip each mover separately, some in differing amounts (perhaps noting one’s superior work ethic in comparison). I would tip a little extra if pianos, jacuzzis, commercial equipment, wood stoves and/or safes are involved and of course performed well.
Some tipping caveats:
-Making movers aware of a tip beforehand can lead to uncomfortable situations if the service turns out lacking. OK, so he did crack a leg off your great grandmother’s chifferobe and leave a huge groove on your dining table, but you did say you were tipping…..
-Movers that drop hints about tipping shouldn’t be tipped at all in my opinion, this is rewarding obnoxious behavior. I’m sure their office would like to know about this.
- Confusing a tip with the job or tipping to move extra items, disassemble items, extra trips etc, anything not covered in the original agreement may void any coverage since it won’t be properly documented if problems arise. Best to make certain all items moved are on the contract along with any other services performed. Movers routinely lose their jobs for these scenarios.
Just don’t forget, tips are not required at all. If you’re not satisfied with the service, don’t tip, if you’re conscience won’t allow for that, tip accordingly. About 25% of people don’t tip at all and it doesn’t seem to bother them in the least. Keep in mind though, that last, best crew you ever had will likely remember your tip or lack thereof and keep it in mind when requested the next time. Whether you’re a tipper or not, your business is what’s appreciated the most!
- The 10-%15 rule of thumb doesn’t always work out so well on long distance moves.*
*Long Distance moves; Remember that the farther you travel, the more of your final bill is mileage and shouldn’t necessarily be factored into your tip. Keep in mind too that on many long distance moves, several more people may have been involved than you saw, especially if your furniture was stored.
Long distance helpers, or “lumpers” are usually quite happy to load or unload your 3br house for $50 each but if you’re feeling generous or feel you had especially good service, they’ll surely appreciate more. In my experience, “lumpers” are notoriously undertipped or not tipped at all when unethical drivers are given the tip to split.
reprinted with permission from Eastcoastmover.net, a moving blog written by an A to Z staff member. Some edits were made.
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Thanks to all our past, current and future customers for your patronage, kind comments and referrals! We wish you all along with everyone in the Baltimore Metro area and all of Maryland a Happy and successful 2011!
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||Consumer Publications List Moving Day NightmaresA woman hired a moving company that said it charged $80 an hour and that it would take about five hours to complete her move from Bowie to Elkridge. Expecting to pay around $500, she was shocked when the company presented her with a bill for $2,300. It had taken the movers 14 hours to make the move, and the bill included $720 for packing materials.
Standing in front of your new home, after a long and tiring moving day, is no time to get into a dispute with the mover over the amount of the bill–especially if the mover demands payment in cash. Yet it happens to consumers frequently.
The best way to avoid these problems is to find a company with a good reputation, and to understand thoroughly how the final cost of your move will be computed. Get recommendations for good moving companies from people you know. Call the Consumer Protection Division to find out if a company has complaints on record. Then, get estimates from two or three different moving companies. Ask to see in advance a copy of the contract you will be asked to sign. Read it to be sure you understand and accept its terms. Don’t rely on a quick “guess-timate” given over the phone.
Intrastate Moves: Paying by the Hour
For intrastate moves (moving from one place to another within Maryland), movers usually charge an hourly rate. They typically give an estimate over the phone, often asking only how many rooms of furniture you have to estimate how many hours the move will take.
This kind of informal estimate can lead to an unpleasant surprise for the consumer at the end of the move. It may take the moving crew much longer to perform your move than estimated. You may have many more items to move than the “average” two-bedroom apartment, for example. Also, many companies routinely add charges for the crew’s travel time, for packing materials, or for stairs or “long carries” between your door and the parking lot, which might not be mentioned during your telephone call.
It is best to ask for a written estimate, preferably based on the mover visiting your home and seeing the goods to be moved. If the company will not come to your house, be sure to tell them all the furniture you have and how many boxes you think you will have. Ask if there is a charge for “travel time,” for “long carries” or stairs, or for anything else. Beware of extremely low estimates–an unscrupulous company may give you a low quote to get your business but hike the final price.
What if you do end up with a bill that you wish to dispute? In the past, movers could refuse to unload your belongings unless you paid what they said you owed, even if it was hundreds or thousands of dollars more than the estimate. Now, Maryland law protects consumers from this situation. In an intrastate move, a mover must deliver your goods to you once it has loaded them onto its truck. If you have a dispute over the bill, the mover must still deliver your goods, and then use any legal collection efforts to recover the disputed amount. If a mover threatens to withhold your goods, you should call the police. You can also file a complaint for mediation with the Consumer Protection Division.
You can read the Maryland law requiring a mover to deliver the consumer’s goods (PDF document).
Interstate Moves: Weight Surprises
Charges for interstate (state-to-state) moves are based on your shipment’s weight, the distance, and any packing services. When a final bill is higher than the estimate, it is often because the consumer got a “nonbinding estimate” based on an estimated weight, and the shipment weighed more than was estimated. (A binding estimate gives you a guaranteed final price, as long as nothing changes in your shipment as described or in the services you require.)
A nonbinding estimate is only the mover’s best guess of what it will cost for your move. You will be charged according to the mover’s tariff for the actual weight of your shipment. To get the most accurate estimate of the weight of your shipment, show the mover all of your belongings, including items in the attic, basement or garage.
If the bill does turn out to be much higher than the estimate, the mover must release your goods to you as long as you pay 110% of the estimate, as long as you had a written, nonbinding estimate. You then have 30 days to pay any remaining charges.
When giving you an estimate, an interstate mover is required to give you a copy of the booklet “Your Rights and Responsibilities When You Move,” prepared by the Federal Highway Administration. You can view it here www.fmcsa.dot.gov.
Charges for Packing Materials
Unexpected charges for packing materials (bubble wrap, boxes, and tape) can cost you hundreds of dollars. If you are having the mover pack your items, ask what it will charge for the labor and materials. Often these charges are not included in estimates unless you ask. Even if you will do your own packing, ask what items must be packed or wrapped protectively. Many movers refuse to move certain items, such as chairs, glass, mirrors, and lamps, unless they are wrapped or boxed. If you know the rules ahead of time, you will probably be able to pack the items more cheaply yourself. However, many movers will not accept liability for damage to items you pack yourself.
Most moving companies require the customer to pay in full at delivery, by cash, money order or certified check. Some will accept credit cards, but only if that has been arranged beforehand. Be sure you know ahead of time how payment will be accepted.
Protection for Lost and Damaged Items
Most movers have a standard liability coverage for customers’ lost and damaged items. This is called “valuation,” and it is not insurance. Most mover’s standard valuation pays a minimal amount based on the weight of a damaged item, not its value. For example, if the mover damaged a 30-pound computer monitor, it might only pay you 60 cents per pound for it, or $18.
This coverage is so minimal that you should consider purchasing better coverage. The mover may offer you the option to buy a higher level of valuation that would pay for the actual value of your items or replacement cost. Even better, you could obtain insurance from your own insurance carrier or pay your mover to buy true insurance for you from an insurance company. If you have homeowner’s insurance, check to see if your policy covers loss or damage during moves.
Revised Feb 2010
reprinted with permission
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If you want or need help packing your boxes quickly and professionally please ask your estimator when receiving your quote. We’re always available to pack BOXES, even on short notice, efficiently and carefully.
If you do prefer the savings and enjoy the security of packing your own belongings, following a few simple guidelines will ensure a smooth packing experience. Whether you’ve opted for Rubbermaids or traditional cardboard boxes, you’ll enjoy the most peace of mind by following the manufacturer’s size and weight guidelines for each receptacle . Basically, 50lbs per box is about maximum*. I briefly covered this in a previous post here.
Unless you’re utilizing Dishpacks, I wouldn’t recommend pushing the weight extremes with fragiles. Remember to pack the heaviest items on the bottom and pad thoroughly.
To put it simply, boxes and totes fall into two categories when it comes to moving, 1-man and 2-man boxes (and recently totes). The smaller boxes and totes are built to handle the dense weight of papers, text books and other small, heavy objects. We’ll want to keep all paper goods in what’s termed a 1-man box; less than 2 cubic feet and for totes; 5+ gallons with 10 being the maximum.
Briefly defined, a 1-man box is a box one man can safely manage two, or more, at a time. A 2-man box is a larger or extra heavy box that requires the strength and concentration of one man. No, the terms do not make sense but that is the definition. Illustrations will follow.
Two man boxes are so large that packing them with papers could cause them or the mover to burst. I can recall an episode or two where the customer ended up wishing he or she wasn’t trying to save a couple dollars after ending up with a big mess. Which brings to mind. Always pack chemicals, cleaners and laundry products in 1-man boxes to avoid such episodes. Please mark chemicals and fragiles clearly on 3 sides, top and two sides to be safe. The practice of marking each box on the top and two sides might increase the possibility of having your boxes put where you want rather than complete stacks being put where the top box is labeled to go. ;)
*Totes may not burst as easily as cardboard, depending on manufacturer. However, these weight limits do protect the movers as well.
Cost effective, clear newsprint is available from your local Homedepot, U-Haul or even more cost effective at Baltimore’s popular ABC Box Company or Victory Packaging. If transporting your new boxes proves problematic, another option is next day delivery. You can find exactly what you want, including competitively priced kits by clicking here. Their prices match or beat many ‘pick-em-up-yourself’ stores. If ink isn’t a problem (read washing it off), any newsprint will do. Newsprint will protect just about anything you have if you’re proficient utilizing it. Everything from glassware, utensils, soft metals (utensils) and even your fine crystal, if you have some experience packing with it. By utilizing clear newsprint, you can take advantage of using smaller boxes and not overloading your valuables with awkward, heavy and expensive large boxes. For the money, paper is the most cost effective and reliable packing material for all but a few things where bubblewrap excels; artwork, pictures and even furniture.
Bubblewrap is a good option if you have the slightest doubt in your packing skills. Bubblewrap protects everything from antique books to artwork and crystals. Foolproof but costly and space consuming, bubblewrap will effectively protect your valuables. This stuff will also increase your number of boxes due to the space it takes up. You can also opt for the foolproof but outrageously priced glassware packing kits if you prefer. Many Maryland moving companies prefer packing with kits and dishpacks since they buy wholesale, sell retail, and then get paid to pack and move them. A very profitable way for moving companies to pack your valuables, dishware and glasses, expensive but effective and safe.
Styrofoam peanuts are another option, effective but messy. Styrofoam is also illegal in some counties in Maryland to dispose of as trash and must be recycled or brought to “peanut/plastic collection sites“. I can’t think of anything more fun than unpacking your peanut filled boxes with a dog or two about. Fun times! You could be finding their “stashes” for weeks, the ones they haven’t eaten. Their are reasonably priced, biodegradable peanuts made from cornstarch available at Staples (online). In my experience, especially during moves involving long driving times, peanuts can work away from the objects they’re protecting and leave areas of what you’ve packed exposed.
A very effective and easily disposable packing material is the “air pillow”, increasingly available and well priced here. These are effective and very easy to dispose of, just pop em and toss. These can break up the monotony of all those hours of unpacking, think of all the fun you can have hiding them under seat cushions and popping them behind your snoozing spouse’s noggin.
More to follow.
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Fish as pets? Ahh the relaxation. Moving your pet fish can be a tricky and delicate business. While I’m no expert I have helped move several fish with varying degrees of success and learned a few things along the way.
This article is very general and geared towards local moving, more care and expense will be needed to move fish long distances. Moving salt water fish is another animal entirely and much more complex. Both fresh and saltwater aquarium hobbies can be simple and decorative fun or as complex as you have the time to put into them. Again, this is just a general post to go over some basics of moving simple freshwater fishtanks.
There are several things to keep in mind to maximize your pet’s chances at what will be these delicate pets most critically stressful days. There are several things to keep in mind to safeguard their successful transport. Much like “The Bubble Boy” who relied on a manmade atmosphere, our fish’s aquarium water, gravel, rocks and decorations and crucial bacteria make up the aquariums controlled environment. Keeping this in mind, we want to save as much of their liquid environment as possible; the water.
Another important part of their immune system is their slimy coating. This is a barrier against whatever might ail the fish and important not to damage it by touching it during transport. Sorry kids of all ages, please don’t pet the fish.
Transporting the fish prior to move day is ideal to heighten their chance of survival. Unfortunately, setting up quarters at the new residence with their familiar environment, water temperature and a healthy colony of ammonia eating bacteria is hardly convenient for many.
Short of this, we want to make their transport as quick as possible. Whether you use plastic bags, a bucket or styro- coolers, which can be ideal, keep about 2/3 full of water and allow stale air to escape. Aeration shouldn’t be a problem for short local moves. With these proper precautions, many types of fish can stay healthy for an hour or more. You will want to invest in portable airpumps and stones for longer moves and even for local moves to safeguard against problems. You could pick up some anti chlorine treatment as a safeguard too depending on the quality of the filler water used. By all means, transport as muchl the original water as possible for your fish’s best chance of survival. You won’t need to worry about feeding fish during local moves, there’s a good chance they won’t eat for a few days afterwards which is fine.
If you opt to move your fish on move day you’ll want to get them back into their tanks quickly, have the movers load the empty tank(s) last so they’re the first to come off. Please set this area up where the movers have free access to unload the rest of your belongings and have someone available who know’s where it all goes. Fill the tank with the original gravel, rocks and water kept as discussed earlier. It’s best to start filtering and clearing the water before adding the fish, here the airpumps and stones can come in handy to buy your fish time.
Moving all your fish and household belongings in one day is a risky way to transport your pets. Setting up the a tank beforehand and allowing it to stabilize is the safest method. Keep an eye on your fish for a few days and if any problem occurs transfer them back to the cooler using the airpumps and stones as needed. Again, there’s plenty of help online and some very helpful petstores in and around the Baltimore Metro area. With any luck it’ll go so safe and easy that all these precautions will have seemed unnecessary.
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Outlived only by styrofoam but much sturdier. While these things have been around for quite some time they’ve come into their own for household moving in a big way. They’re virtually indestructable, waterproof and practically unbreakable. While their one downside has always been cost, the growing number of manufacturers has brought many of these near perfect moving solution’s cost almost as low as their cardboard competitors in some cases. What I’m referring to of course is the the plastic tote. Available in sizes that are very convenient for moving and some that have no place in household moving.
The sizes we want to use for moving should be sized as closely to standard moving cardboard boxes as possible. Keep in mind cardboard boxes have in a word “evolved” for movers to carry as many as items at once without personal risk of injury, convenience on dollies and access through doorways. The sizes we’re looking for will be around 1.5 cubic ft (17″x15″x10″) for books and paper, 3.5+/-cu ft for general utility (20″x20″x15″) but nothing very heavy and 4.0-5.0 cu ft for our lightest items (25″x20″x16″) such as folded clothing, sheets, pillows and light, non-fragile knick knacks. These are approximate sizes but please do not go overboard when packing heavy items as boxes over 50lbs cost at least double to move for a good reason.
A couple very attractive reasons to purchase these, especially if you move relatively often, is their durability and the fact they these boxes are practically waterproof. They also stack so a large number can be stowed away in a closet, garage or storage shed out of sight until the next time you need them. The most attractive reason of all is that within two moves or one good sale, you’ve procured a lifetime supply of boxes that just might outlast you. Imagine the joy on your grandkids face when they inherit a such a thoughtful heirloom. I almost to forgot to mention, at least with the namebrand varieties, no tape is needed. All the seals of the many I’ve moved proved durable and secure. Another upside; added protection over cardboard boxes. These things are tough but don’t be tempted to cut corners when packing. Remember, movers do not insure boxes (nor totes) not packed themselves. Totes also make great portable storage for projects around the house and in the yard.
There is a downside to everything. Many of the more common boxes are very reasonably priced in the large sizes, say 3.5cu ft and up but the smaller totes, the ones we use for papers and books can be difficult to find at a reasonable price. A little Googling, Yahooing and Binging can solve those problems in minutes. There are many smaller boxes perfectly sized for books and papers and at surprisingly low costs, about double their cardboard counterparts. I was just checking on one of the “Marts” and their 5G containers are a perfect replacement for “book boxes”.
Always remember, as will all boxes, if you want the cartons placed in certain places, please write both on the top and at least two sides so the movers just can’t miss. Don’t forget to add a few Sharpies to your moving arsenal.
As a general size guideline since these are most often measured in gallons and not cubic feet:
5-10 gallons = book boxes. 10 gallons of text books might be left behind. (attempting to replace the standard 1.5 cubic foot book box)
15-20 gallons = medium boxes, general utility boxes (attempting to replace the standard 3.0-3.5 medium box)
30 gallons (close to replacing 4.5cu ft or typical large box) = makes for an excellent large box. 40gallon Totes can be pushing it but can be convenient if only packed with the lightest of your wares.
*You’ll know you’ve overdone it if the movers leave any extra bulky totes behind. ;)
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A to Z Movers runs seasonal specials. Please ask your estimator if we are currently running any specials in time for your next move.
Asking after you receive your quote proves these are real coupons; not something tacked on before receiving your quote and then slyly refunded (leaving you paying the full price in the end). We all know some companies will try this old trick. ;)
A to Z Movers also runs specials on certain days of EVERY month. These days are subject to change and controlled by demand, not by us. Truthfully, all movers have these days, it’s in the nature of the business. Leases effect moving rates more than many might think. This scenario would likely be more coincidental for New Home Buyers as closings have more control and oftentimes third parties are involved. Sometimes though, switching your move date by even a day or two can allow us to reduce your rate. If you have some flexibility in your dates, ask your estimator what days work best for them and see if you can’t reduce your bill enough to make up for any inconveniences that might arise from switching.
Regardless, it’s a good idea to always ask if your move qualifies for any incentives. Closings often fall through, leases sometimes go haywire or the weather might have made another consumer leery. At any given moment, any mover might be salivating for a move to fill that spot left by an unfortunate last minute reschedule or cancellation. ;)
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Lawn and leaf bags instead of boxes, they are cheap and shouldn’t be overused and what would the neighbors think? Trash bags are perfect for some light packing chores, just be careful what you stuff them with. Common sense tells us that only soft, light, soft articles be packaged this way; stuffed toys, linens, towels, clothing, pillows and cushions for example. They do do the job at a fraction of the cost of boxes but have the added bonus of keeping your white cushions white! [...]
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