Do You Need to Tip Your Long Distance Movers?

Tip Jar

Customers often ask us “Do I need to tip my movers when I’m moving long distance?”. Of course tipping is absolutely not required by any means. However, if you feel your movers did an exceptional job, you may want to thank them with a tip.  The next obvious question is “How much to tip movers?” According to an Angie’s List member survey, the “Movers” category was cited by the highest number of survey respondents as the category in which they were most likely to leave a tip. Reading that made everyone here at Garrett’s feel really thankful for being so […..]

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How Do I Make My Move As Simple As Possible – Moving Made Easy


A recent study shows that moving houses is polled to be more stressful than both divorce or starting a new job. Do you feel as though you agree? Moving your home is one of the most exciting experiences you’ll face in life, although it can be difficult to enjoy the process as we charge toward that relaxing and comforting reward. Believe it or not, the average person moves 11 times throughout a lifetime and the average weight per move is approximately 6,500 pounds. That could surely add up to a lot of heavy lifting and unneeded worry and stress. Be […..]

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CAUTION: Using an Online Moving Broker with Discounted Prices Can Lead to Dissatisfaction

moving broker

Most moving sites you see online are run by what is professionally known as moving brokers. Moving brokers act as the middleman between a customer and a moving company. They are not the actual moving companies, they do not own moving trucks and equipment or have the professional moving staff. How do moving brokers work? Moving brokers are mainly salespeople. In an ideal world, they will help you find a good moving company at a low price and ask for a fee in return. Here is how it works: A moving broker will give you an estimate mostly over the […..]

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Should you move for a job?

Move for a job

Let’s play these scenarios, you just got a job nice offer in another city, state or country; your current employer asks you to relocate; or your job hunt in your current location has been unsuccessful so far. What do you do? Should you move for a job? Relocating for a job is one of the main reasons that most people move. In fact, a Consumer Insight Study conducted on 8,000 consumers, revealed that a new job transfer is one of the top 5 reasons people move as reported by Since there is a lot more involved when you decide […..]

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When is the best time of the year to move?

best time to move

Just like there’s a magic day to buy a plane ticket, there’s also a specific time when moving that can be a little less costly or stressful. The only difference is that the specific time when it’s the best time to move can be different depending on who’s moving. When is the Best Time to Move? When planning a move, preferences may vary from saving money, school calendar, the weather or move in date flexibility. This article discusses which time is the best for each type of preference. If you are looking to save money If you would like to […..]

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