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Frequently asked questions when hiring a mover

Posted in Moving by bdmovers on January 22, 2013
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questions for your mover

Wondering what to expect on moving day?

Guidelines we share at BD Movers.

What do I need to do on moving day?

If you are doing the packing, finish the packing and have all boxes sealed and labeled.  Remember that lamps, shades and pictures all need to be put in boxes as well. We can pack those if needed, just let us know the day before so we can bring the proper packing materials.

Any money, jewelry or important documents should be moved in your car. We cannot move these items.

Strip the beds and pack the sheets, pillows and blankets (If you need last minute boxes let us know the morning before your move). Empty and disconnect all the appliances such as the refrigerator, washer, and dryer. Have your Flat screens disconnected and off the wall. If you still have the original box, have that ready for us. If you are unable to pack it yourself, let us know, we have TV crates available.

Cribs must be disassembled by the owner; our liability will not cover dis-assembly/assembly of cribs

Weight sets, Universal gyms, treadmills, etc. must be broken down to sizes we can carry and fit through doors.

Shed or garage items should be organized into what goes and what stays. Tools do need to be packed. Large tools like table saws should have the motor secured and the blades removed and packed. Any sharp tools should have the blades removed or covered in cardboard to protect your furniture and your movers.

Hot tubs have to be drained and disconnected.

Gasoline and similar products should be drained from lawn mowers, snow blowers, etc.

We cannot move propane tanks but are more than happy to disconnect them and place them in your car.

Gun cabinets and safes, must be empty. You must move your guns and ammunition.

Items in the attic should already be brought down, unless it is a walk up attic and flooring in place.

 

How is payment made?

We accept MasterCard, Visa, bank checks, money orders and cash. If you want to pay by credit card, please call our office to arrange this, keep in mind we are not in the office on weekends. Why the hassle? For your security we want to protect your credit information, so …one place and no extra eyes.

Should I tip the movers and how much?

Tips are not required but are much appreciated by your movers. On a local job, most customers are tipping

Tipping on moving day

Should you tip the movers and how much?

$20-$30 per

mover. On a long distance job, you have movers that typically are there to help load and the driver and possibly a couple of other actually deliver your items. Tip the helpers as you would a local move and save a few extra dollars for the crew that delivers.

Can I ride with the movers?

No

Will the movers arrange my furniture?

Yes, everything will be placed where you tell us, and boxes will be placed in the appropriate rooms.

Will they set up the beds and attach mirrors to dressers?

Yes they will, but there are conditions. If we did not take it apart, we will make every effort to assemble it, but no guarantees if there are parts missing. Sometimes we find the bolts or screws have been stripped and are unsafe to use again.

I have a huge appliance, cabinet or ‘thing’ that needed extra workers, cranes, or special tools to get into the house. Will you move that?

Please call us so we can figure out the best solution, please do not surprise us.

What else should I be aware of?

moving day pictures

Photo Testimonial

The movers may ask for your cell phone number so they can call when they’re getting close to the off load.

The movers may ask if they can have a picture of you alongside them. This is for our photo testimonial album, we love to see our happy customers and it gives your movers the recognition they deserve!

The movers work for BD Movers. If they were to accept a job ‘on the side’, they would be fired.

All our workers have been in my home, I trust them in yours as well. Thank you and have a great move!

Tony Baumer, Owner

Faith can move mountains, for everything else there is BD Movers!(tm)

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