Moving Dictionary – Learn How to Communicate With Your Local Movers In The Most Efficient Way!

January 15, 2021 by James

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When it comes to moving, there are a lot of complexities along the way. In order to have a stress-free and smooth move, you will have to learn more about the way to communicate with your professional movers. The key to a successful relocation is good communication with professional movers, and we are here to help you out with this.

  1. Apartment moving

Every move is different, and your professional movers should be skilled enough to approach it individually. When it comes to apartment moving, you should focus on finding local movers that are skilled and experienced to handle this type of move, because it is different than the others. Apartment moving requires your professional movers to be skilled with long hallway handly, stairs handly, utilizing the space in the elevator, and similar. Make sure to ask your professional movers if they can handle this type of move properly. 

  1. Blankets 

Professional movers will always take care that your belongings reach your final destination safely and efficiently. A part of their standard service is wrapping and padding your furniture. Local movers are using plastic wrap and moving blankets for that. Using both is the best protection for your items. In case it is raining, professional movers will make sure your items are double wrapped and double protected. 

  1. Commercial moving

If you are in need of an office move then you are actually looking for commercial moving. Professional movers are skilled to handle commercial moving properly only if they have experience with it. As we mentioned, every move is different, so usually, your professional movers will ask you to provide the inventory list before you book your move, so they can coordinate and plan your upcoming move. For commercial moving, you will need real experts in the world of professional movers. 

A certificate of insurance is a document that your office building or an apartment building might need from your professional movers. When you are moving from any type of building, you should check with your building management if this is needed, and if so, they should send you their building requirements. You should forward those requirements to your professional movers, so they can create a certificate of insurance for you. Be careful with this, if you don’t provide your building management with it, your local movers might not be able to move forward with the move. 

  1. Disassembly and reassembly 

Another piece of standard moving equipment that your professional movers will bring are tools they will use to disassemble and reassemble back your furniture in order to move it safely. The reason professional movers do this is to ensure your items can fit inside of a moving truck. Also, it is safer for local movers to carry that furniture when it is taken apart, and this way they minimize the margin for the mistake. 

  1. Efficient moving service

Besides the safety of your move, professional movers will make sure your relocation is done in a timely fashion. The reason you are hiring professional movers is to perform the relocation in an efficient way. Local movers can usually perform the move in a day, or two days when you are looking for a packing service. 

Another thing related to building relocations is elevator restrictions. Professional movers will always ask you if there are elevator restrictions when you are moving from a building with multiple floors. Learn about this from your building management and if needed make a reservation for the elevator. If you are not sure what is the best time to reserve the elevator, check with your professional movers if they can help you out with this. They know approximately how much time they need for each stage of the move. 

  1. Fuel fees or any other additional charges 

Professional movers have different services they are offering, therefore they have various charges and pricing plans. Some local movers can have all-inclusive rates, and the others might have fuel fees or a double drive time fee, or anything of that sort. No matter what charges your professional movers have, they should be honest about it. Rule number one is that you are informed about everything related to the prices and services even before you book your move with professional movers. If local movers don’t mention anything, make sure to ask them are there any additional or hidden charges. 

  1. Guaranteed price

When you get a quote from professional movers and once you decide to book your move – that price should be guaranteed. Some local movers might even guarantee the price even before you book the move. The usual practice is that the moving quote is guaranteed for the next 24 or 48 hours. So, don’t be surprised when you call your professional movers after 5 days to book your move, and the price is no longer the same. 

  1. Hourly rate vs the flat rate

Different professional movers have different ways of payment they are offering. Most of the local movers are charging the hourly rates with certain hours of minimum. On the other hand, sometimes professional movers might offer you a flat rate for your upcoming move. This is usually the practice that cross-country movers are offering, but sometimes local movers can too. Regardless of the way of payment, your professional movers need to be transparent about the price. 

  1. Insurance

Professional movers should offer at least basic coverage insurance included in the price. You want to be protected somehow in case something goes wrong. This is why it is important not to search for the company by typing cheap movers near me because you might end up with some shady moving company that won’t be insured. Professional movers usually have basic coverage insurance included in the price, and that insurance is 60 cents per pound. Most local movers are okay with you purchasing additional insurance. 

  1. Jeopardize posessions 

Professional movers should care about their reputation, and therefore they won’t do anything to jeopardize your possessions. Of course, damages can happen, at the end of the day, it is physical work that includes people. More important is how professional movers are handling the damages or any issue during the move. 

  1. Knowledgable movers

Knowledgeable movers are those professional movers that have certain years of experience. It is not hard to recognize or investigate that, so make sure you do that before hiring your team of local movers. 

  1. Labor moving 

Let’s move forward with different types of services that professional movers can offer. Labor moving is any type of relocation where you don’t need to use a moving truck from your professional movers. This might be the loading or unloading of your moving truck, U-haul, or pod. Or maybe rearranging the furniture inside your home. Anything you have in mind – reach out to your professional movers to learn if they can help you with your upcoming moving project. 

Licensed professional movers are always insured, so this is the type of company you should be looking for. It is simple to check whether your local movers are licensed. 

  1. Moving dollies

Moving dollies are used by professional movers for handly of excessively heavy items. By using moving dollies local movers can ensure that heavy furniture is relocated safely and that nothing gets damaged. 

  1. Narrow hallways

We mentioned narrow hallways when we talked about the apartment moving, but it can be the case for any type of move. You should always inform your professional movers in case there are narrow hallways involved in your move. On the other hand, there might be narrow streets as well, which should also be something that you tell your local movers. This will help your professional movers determine what size of the truck they should bring. 

  1. On-site estimate

Sometimes, for huge relocations, your professional movers might decide to do an on-site estimate in order to let you know how much money or time they will need to perform your move. This is not the usual practice for local movers since they are charging the hourly rates, but it might be possible for huge relocations. 

  1. Packers and movers

The best possible service for those who don’t have enough time to pack up their belongings is to hire local packers and movers to help you out. Not only when you don’t have time, but when you don’t have the energy for it. Packers and movers will make sure your relocation is done in a timely fashion and that everything is safe. Professional movers who are helping you with the full pack service will be helping you with everything, and you will only have to open the door for them. 

Every customer is responsible for providing the parking spot for professional movers. If you don’t have your own parking spot or driveway, you should apply for a parking permit in the City Hall. 

  1. Quote

Before booking your professional movers, you will need to reach out to them to get a moving quote. Usually, this quote is provided over the phone based on the information you give to your local movers. That is why you should be honest with your professional movers, in order to make the best possible plan for you. 

  1. Residential moving

If you ask your professional movers with what type of move they have the most experience, they will say residential moving. Whenever you need to move your home, you will be in need of a residential move. Professional movers are always experienced with this, so you should just choose the local movers that fit your needs. 

This is something that many people don’t even check, but professional movers have certain restrictions when it comes to items they can or cannot move. Usually, local movers have weight limit restrictions. On the other hand, professional movers will refuse moving liquids, anything flammable, toxic, and similar. Make sure to read the confirmation email from professional movers in order to learn more about this. 

  1. Storage moving 

Sometimes you will need to use storage moving during the relocation process, and your professional movers can help you with move in and move out. If you are not sure how this type of move works, your professional movers will explain every single detail, because that is also different for every company. Some local movers might also have storage units to offer you. 

  1. Transparent professional movers

This can wrap the whole story about prices and services – professional movers should be transparent when it comes to everything. The only way your move will be stress-free is when you are prepared for it properly. 

  1. Unpacking 

Unpacking is a step of your move where your professional movers cannot help you, but the advice they can share is to set the deadline for you. Make sure you are unpacked by that deadline, on the other hand, it will take forever. 

  1. Vast experience 

Professional movers will do their best to provide you with a memorable and pleasant moving experience. 

  1. Wardrobe boxes

The last piece of moving equipment we will mention today is wardrobe boxes. Professional movers are using these to move your hanging clothes without the need to pack them up. This way your local movers will save you a ton of time during the local moving process. 

The first contact with your professional movers is through their customer support. They need to be helpful, friendly, and eager to explain everything you should know. If that is not the case, you might want to look for another professional mover. 

  1. Xtreme dedication 

Not many words on X that might describe professional movers, but let’s say that local movers should have the dedication to help their clients. 

  1. Your needs when it comes to moving 

Professional movers are there to offer their advice, but also to listen about your moving needs. It is important that you get whatever you are looking for in the moving company, but your professional movers are there to guide you through that process. 

  1. Zillow 

And if you are looking for a new home – Zillow is the best place to find one. 

If you are looking for professional movers that can help you with your upcoming move, you should reach out to Los Alamitos Movers and get your free moving quote. We are here for you 7 days a week! Don’t hesitate to reach out to us and to get the best professional movers.