How do I find a reputable Greenville mover?

Most consumers use the internet now to search for everything from a car to finding a service industry professional to fix something at their home.  When it comes to locating a reliable mover in Greenville, the internet can be a tricky place. There are a number of rogue movers who surface and will make your moving experience a horrible one.  I recommend the American Moving and Storage Association as  a good place to start.  This leading moving industry organization has a program that identifies reputable movers, dubbed Pro Movers.  This designation requires each moving company to meet certain criteria.  This is the best way to locate a great mover to complete your relocation.  Of course if you know the name of a good mover, you can search for information about them online.  Check their moving reviews on sites like yelp, the local BBB and consumer reports.



Off-season moving in Greenville

Much like the travel industry has a peak season, the moving industry’s season is late spring to early fall (June-September). Anyone moving in Greenville during peak season must call ahead to receive the best spot.   Service at peak season is usually better during the week and the middle of the month.

Off-season moving is in full swing now.  Consumers can take advantage of the best rates and availability of their Greenville moving company.  Of course, as with any other time, stay away from the end of the month.


Looking for a storage facility?

Summer is gone and fall is all around us with its beautiful colors and milder temperatures.  Before we know it the holiday season will be here.  As with any season, many individuals change draperies, bedding, move furniture around and change décor.  Are you considering changing décor and have no place to put your spring and summer items?  Years ago our grandparents used containers in the home and stored items with moth balls until the next season.  However, in today’s world even though our homes are somewhat larger than back then, we still don’t have enough space for our out-of season items.  Is that your issue?  Consider using a storage unit managed by a reputable Greenville moving and storage company. Most facilities are climate controlled, secure and private.  Is a storage unit  a good remedy for your items until spring? Contact your local Greenville mover.

Should I hire movers?

Depending on the size of your home, moving can be affordable. When deciding on a Greenville moving company or family and friends, there are a few things to consider. Although family and friends mean well, they are not experienced movers. Simply put, any nicks, scratches or items broken are your responsibility. Family is also under no obligation to arrive on time or move at the speed you desire. However, with skilled movers you are less likely to experience damage during your move. And if items are damaged you can file a claim with your moving company. You can also expect your movers to arrive at the time decided upon and move at a fast professional pace. All in all, you get what you pay for. Most Greenville movers work either by an hourly rate or a flat rate and it is estimated by the amount rooms and items you have to move. Traditionally two movers can adequately accommodate most one bedroom and two bedroom apartment moves. Most town-homes, condominiums and three bedroom homes require three or more movers. More than three bedrooms require four or more movers and an additional moving truck. All of the above is based upon average furnishings, of course if your home is loaded with furniture the amount of men and equipment may increase.

Greenville movers are professional packers.

If you decide to pack yourself, consider the time and effort necessary to properly protect your belongings. While in most cases you can save money by doing your own packing, it is strongly recommended you let a professional pack any fragile or valuable items.

With a professional Greenville moving company, you have the option of doing some or all of the packing yourself, or you can leave it to the experts. Discuss your options with your moving company. If you decide to do at least some of the packing yourself, then you will need to have everything properly packed and ready for loading when the van arrives. All packing must be completed by the evening before moving day. Only the things you’ll need that night, the next morning, and immediately at your new destination should be left for last-minute packing.

As a general rule, furniture and major appliances will be wrapped and padded by your Greenville moving company. Items requiring professional disassembly and/or crating – such as slate pool tables, chandeliers, or large glass table tops – are best left to the professionals.

Do I need insurance for my move in Greenville?

This question is asked quite often.  Most Greenville movers provide the maximum insurance required by law for their clients.  The only problem is the amount provided is not sufficient for most of your valuables.  Basic insurance covers only $.60 cents per pound, per item.  Of course this does not take care of replacement costs should your furnishings become damaged.  I always recommend obtaining additional insurance to cover your move.  It may increase your overall cost, but the peace of mind you’ll have is priceless.  When you book your move with your Greenville moving company, ask if they have a preferred insurance vendor, or secure your own.  Either way, additional insurance is recommended.

Should I hire movers?

The title of this blog is a question often posed by many moving in Greenville.  The thought of corralling family and friends, drinks, pizza etc. is the alternative that many seek.  However, the time and money it takes to employ familly and friends and to pay for food and beverage would be well spent on a reputable Greenville mover.  Do-it-yourself moving is taken on by individuals and families across America daily.  However, what is all boils down to is trusting amateurs to handle years of memories and your valuables.  What happens if something is accidentally broken? You can’t expect that relative to pay for the item you asked them to help you move.  So, my response to the question is always, yes hire a professional Greenville moving company for your relocation. Read the full article.