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What to Expect in Your Moving Estimate from Downingtown Moving Companies

No matter where you live in the area, if you want an accurate estimate from any of the local Downingtown moving companies, they need plenty of detailed and precise information. Getting an exact quote for your next move isn't that hard once you learn more about how moving companies compile their estimate. The most important thing to keep in mind is that you need to let the movers know about everything you plan to move.

The list of things to move should also include where appropriate, your garage, shed, basement, attic, and anywhere else you might have things to be moved. The last thing you want is to forget to tell them about the stuff out in the back shed during the estimating process.

Prices Based on Distance

Most Downingtown moving companies have different rates for local and long-distance moves. Local moves are typically considered to be moves of less than 100 miles and are billed out by the hour. Along with this, the number of vehicles and men needed to make the move can also affect the final estimate. If your move is going to take multiple trips or trucks, each one will be given its own drive time.

For most Downingtown moving companies, an estimate will include the time it takes for them to make the drive to your home, all materials used to pack your home and the time it takes to load your household goods on the truck. It will also include the time it takes to drive to your new home, the time it takes for them to unload and if requested unpack. Then, of course, there are any special requests you might have. Special requests might include:

  • Disassembly and reassembly of furniture.

  • Creating individual packing containers for things like large TVs, paintings, and antique furniture.

  • Assistance with moving furniture around in the new home until it is where you want it.

All of these add to the amount of billable time that will end up on your final bill. Estimates for local moves are often left open-ended, allowing your final bill to be higher or lower than the estimate. Most Downingtown moving companies estimate the cost of your move based on the weight and quantity of your household goods. These estimates are usually a binding contract, making the moving company you hire responsible for keeping within the estimate.

Many Downingtown moving companies, like L&J Transportation, offer additional services such as packing and unpacking, and storage. For more information contact L&J Transportation, today!

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