Should I hire a professional mover or do it myself?
Hiring a professional mover like Royal Moving will result in reduced stress, more efficiency, and less chance your possessions will get damaged. Royal has specialized moving equipment and experienced movers who take all of the emotional and physical drain out of the process. If you add up everything involved in a move, you will often find that hiring a professional mover is less expensive than a DIY transition to a new residence.
Do I need an estimate for my moving needs?
Royal Moving charges a flat, hourly fee, so that there are no surprises at the end of the move. Royal covers the costs of everything from packing, moving, and unpacking in one low hourly rate. If you call us, we will be able to give you a good idea of how long your move will take, so that you can plan your budget accordingly.
Is moving labor the only moving expense I should expect during my move?
Yes, with Royal Moving, labor represents the entire cost of the move because Royal charges an hourly rate, and that hourly rate includes packing supplies, such as moving boxes, kitchen paper, and tape, as will as fuel expenses, and other charges that you will often find on your bill when using other movers. There are no hidden fees with Royal Moving, just one, flat hourly rate for all of the work you need Royal to do on your moving day.
How can I keep my costs down during my move?
Moving is a science, and Royal Moving is both the scientist and the artist. Each move is different, but we have seen everything. The best way to keep your moving costs down is to be as prepared as possible when Royal's movers arrive on your doorstep, which will reduce the amount of time that your move will take. If Royal Moving is not packing and unpacking your belongings for you, make sure that your boxes are properly taped, labeled, and ready to move when Royal arrives. In addition, Royal will be happy to disassemble furniture that will not fit through your doors, and remove doors if required, but if you are looking to cut costs, you could do those things before Royal arrives.
Is valuation (moving insurance) necessary?
The moving crews at Royal Moving are efficient and expert movers who keep your possessions safe during your transition to a new home. In the case of unexpected damage, which is rare, Royal Moving's insurance will protect you. Therefore, there is nothing to worry about because in one way or another, your belongings are safe.
How far in advance should I schedule my move?
Moving companies with solid reputations like Royal Moving stay busy, so we recommend that you schedule your move as soon as you know your move-out and move-in date. It is very important that you at least contact Royal two weeks before your move, but two months is better.
What days or dates are the best for moving?
The lowest demand for moving is during the middle of the week, and in the middle of the month. Most people move at the end or the beginning of the month, and the most convenient days are on the weekends because people do not have to miss any work. Schedule your move well in advance if you are moving on a weekend or at the beginning or end of a month because the demand is high and the schedule fills up quickly.
Will movers place my possessions in the room in which they belong?
Yes, label all of your boxes and belongings to ensure they end up in the room where you want them to go. A simple labeling process is sufficient, such as "Kitchen", "Living Room", "Garage", and "Master Bedroom". Label your boxes on the tops and sides.
Should I remove clothes and other items from dresser drawers and desk drawers?
You can leave items in drawers during your move unless the items will roll around or shift while the moving crew transports the piece of furniture, which can result in damage. In addition, if the dresser is large or heavy, it is best to empty the drawers.
What items can you NOT move?
Professional moving companies cannot transport hazardous or combustible items such as propane tanks, firearms, paint, and aerosols. These items can ignite and explode in hot trucks.
What happens if I am not ready to move by my moving date?
If your moving day is approaching and you know that you will not have your items packed by the time the movers arrive, inform Royal Moving as soon as possible. Royal can work with you to come up with a backup plan. Royal can either help you pack your belongings or push your moving day in some cases to give you more time. However, both of these solutions will probably add to the cost of your move.
Will your moving crew arrange the furniture in my new home?
If you need help arranging your furniture or assembling your furniture once Royal has moved them to your new home, the moving crew will work with you to ensure that everything is in its proper place before they leave.
Can a family member or friend help on moving day to lower costs?
Royal's professional movers should handle the job entirely. They are experienced and have the moving equipment necessary for a quick and efficient move, which includes loading the truck in the proper way. Friends and family who "help" usually slow down the process and make the move more costly in the end. Your friends and family are most helpful to you during the preparation, which might include packing and disassembling furniture.
Can I ride in the moving truck once the loading is complete?
For liability reasons, customers cannot ride in the truck during the transport of your belongings to your new home. You can follow us, though, or lead the way.
Can your moving crew clean my old home on moving day?
Royal Moving will not leave any clutter they create during the moving process, and offers a general cleaning service for an additional fee. Call Royal, and they will discuss the cleaning option with you.
Will you cancel my scheduled move if there is inclement weather?
No, Royal Moving's professional moving crew and moving trucks are prepared to move during the worst weather conditions as long as it is safe to do so. Royal is equipped with supplies to keep your belongings safe from most weather conditions.