A Guide to Apartment Moving in Dallas

Apartment Movers

Moving out of an apartment requires special considerations. Read the following tips to get prepared for your next apartment move.   If you need more than a few friends to help you move, then seeking out expert apartment movers is a great first step! Getting Your Deposit Back The amount of deposit money you get back after a move has always been a bit of a mystery for apartment renters. You think everything looks fine, and then you get a check back for half of the original deposit amount, citing ‘cleaning charges’. In order to have the best chance of […..]

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Garrett’s: The Dallas Furniture Movers That Keep Your Stuff Safe

Furniture Movers

The picture above was posted online by someone who just had his stairs scratched by the movers. Unfortunately, this kind of moving “horror story” sharing is all too common online. It’s no wonder that some people view the idea of using furniture movers as taking a huge gamble with their belongings. In our experience, the number one reason moving companies damage furniture is because the movers are not properly trained with the correct packing techniques. When it comes to moving large items, the movers will typically come inside, pick up the item, and then take it outside the home where […..]

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Do Movers Move in the Rain?

Weather Forecast

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?

Kids Playing on Furniture

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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