Moving Frequently Asked Questions
Why should I hire a moving company?
Hiring a professional moving company, like M&M Movers, can save you the time and stress of having to worry about getting your items moved into your new home safely and without loss of items or damage. Our professional moving team takes care of everything from start to finish, quickly and safely, plus we are fully licensed and insured.
What is the difference between a moving broker and a moving carrier?
A moving broker is someone who does not have trucks or movers of their own but instead arranges to book your move and works with an actual moving carrier to carry out the job. A moving carrier, typically referred to as just a moving company, has actual moving trucks and movers of their own and will work directly with you throughout the entire process.
What is the Difference Between Local Moving and Long-Distance Moving?
You will see that every moving company talks about local moving and long-distance moving. Many people see or hear this and assume that it simply means how long your move is. However, local and long-distance moving can really be broken up into in-state moving and out-of-state moving. A move is local until you cross state lines. Once you do, it becomes a long-distance move.
Do Movers Pack for You?
This will depend on what you want. Any established, full-service moving company will offer both packing and unpacking services as optional services. While this will cost a little more money, you will save time while resting assured that your items are taken care of as they are packed by experts with all of the right packing supplies.
Are there items you can’t move?
There are certain items that cannot be moved in moving trucks. Those items include:
What should I do with my jewelry and other valuable items?
Any valuable items and important documents should be packed and moved by you personally. These items include:
Where do I Get Packing Supplies?
From belts to bubble wrap to dollies, moving blankets, moving boxes, and totes, there are a lot of packing supplies needed for a safe move. Be sure to start getting these items together early on if you are packing yourself.
What is a Moving Valuation?
This is coverage for your belongings that financially protects them when lost or damaged. Most moving companies offer different levels of valuation, and some offer separate liability coverage. All established movers will offer a level of free valuation, and then you can pay for extra protection. That cost will be based on the weight and value of your items. Speak with your moving representative to learn more about moving valuation.
How Does Moving Valuation Work?
There are three levels of valuation. The basic plan is typically called “Release Rate Liability” and will pay you a certain amount of money per pound, which is generally a fraction of what your item’s value is.
Is There a Difference Between a Quote and an Estimate?
Simply put, a quote is an exact price for a job set by the mover, while an estimate is the mover’s best guess as to how much it will cost, subject to change. A quote is set in stone unless there is a variation to your contract, which would include extra work or a change in the scope of a job. There is no such thing as a binding estimate. Your contractor can change the price for a variety of reasons.
Do I Have to Get My Quote In Person?
No! As virtual options have become more popular, moving companies have followed suit. Any top moving company will allow remote options for your quote survey.
How Do I Know Which Movers Are Trustworthy?
With how big the moving industry is, it can be pretty difficult to determine who the best moving company is for you. Here are some of the key things to look for when researching a moving company:
Is your moving company properly licensed and insured?
Yes, our moving company is fully licensed and insured. For example, our licensing numbers are USDOT 2565534 and NJPC 001202. We are also fully insured, providing general liability and workers comp.
Can I Store My Items During a Move?
Yes! Your moving company will be happy to take your items to their warehouse storage. To make storing your belongings easy, look for a full-service moving company that provides warehouse storage with climate control and 24/7 surveillance.
When Is the Best Time of Year to Move?
There isn’t a true answer to this. There are distinct seasons, but you have to decide which is best for you.
Have any other questions?
Didn’t see the answer to your question or questions here? Here at M&M Movers, we put our years of experience into every move. All you have to do to reach a friendly representative who is eager to answer your questions is call (732) 250-0869 or fill out our quick contact form.