Do Movers Move in the Rain?

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Unless you reside in the desert, there’s a chance that a rainstorm may show up as an unwanted guest which means you’ll be moving in the rain. Moving in the Rain The good news first: Nearly all movers, including Garrett’s, will pull up to your home on the day of your move, rain or shine. Now for the bad news: The rain can still cause some issues for your moving crew, so you’ll need to take some measures on your end to make a rainy move safer and easier for everyone involved. Watch the Weather The Weather Channel should be […..]

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Do Movers Charge by the Hour?


Do movers charge by the hour? The answer depends on whether the move is local or long-distance. Local Moves – Charge by the Hour Moving companies usually charge an hourly rate for local moves. This includes packing time, loading time and travel time. The hourly rate for moving companies is typically between $70 and $130. This depends on a few things, including the number of movers needed and the area you live in. As you might expect, an hourly rate for a move in New York City will be higher than the rate in Oklahoma City. A word of caution […..]

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Do Movers Disassemble Beds and Furniture?

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Garrett’s Moving and Storage is happy to disassemble and reassemble beds for both local and long distance moves FREE OF CHARGE. For other moving companies, the costs of this will vary. For local moves, the cost is almost always calculated by the hour. For most local movers, this means it costs a little bit extra to disassemble and reassemble beds. For long-distance moves, the cost of disassembling and reassembling beds is figured into the cost. One Crew for Disassembling and Reassembling A word of caution on long-distance moves: Most moving companies employ separate teams to load and unload your belongings. This can […..]

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Which Movers Pack and Unpack Your Belongings?

Movers Wrapping Items

Does the idea of packing Grandma’s antique china and stowing it away for a 1,500 mile drive on a moving truck make you feel nauseous? If so, it may be a good idea to hand over the task of packing to a moving company. But which movers will pack and unpack for you? And what things should you get them to pack? Get the answers below. Who are Movers That Pack and Unpack? This is a question that we get a lot. The answer depends on what type of moving company it is: Full Service Movers Full service movers pack and […..]

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Do Movers Need a License?

License Plates on Wall

When it comes to any service, the word “license” gives us the peace of mind that the company is guaranteed to meet certain standards of quality. With a moving company, you are basically entrusting a group of strangers to your belongings, so making sure you hire a licensed move is vital. But the question of whether a mover is licensed can be confusing. What if the mover is licensed in one state but not another? Do all states require movers to be licensed? We break down the licensing requirements for movers below. If You Are Moving Across State Lines (Interstate) […..]

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