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Frequently Asked Questions
What is the best time to move?
The best time to move generally is the summer. Summer is the busiest season for movers though. Most people choose to relocate in the summer because of the favorable weather conditions. According to AMSA, some 32 million Americans relocate in the summer alone. Thus, imagine that the moving companies get extremely busy and if you don’t schedule your move in advance you may find yourself moving on your own. Therefore, consider moving in off peak season. Off peak season is usually the winter and late fall months. Or if you have to move in the summer try to schedule your move for the middle of the month when it’s not that busy and moving rates are lower.
How long in advance should I contact Father & Son Moving & Storage?
This is one of the most frequently asked moving questions. Often you don’t know when exactly you will move and thus you can’t schedule your move in advance. It is best though if you can start contacting movers at least a month in advance. The earlier the better because then you will have the time to schedule your move for the desired day.
How much will my move cost?
This question again depends on the size of your move and the moving services you require. The best way to see how much your moving will cost is to get a free estimate. Father & Son Moving & Storage offers free online or over the phone estimates for all locations. For a local move you can even get an in-home estimate, which will give you the most accurate assessment. Contact Father & Son Moving & Storage and be sure to tell them about every little piece intended for moving.
How and when do I pay the movers?
Question for movers about how and when to pay are some of the most important for many of us. Moving is not cheap service and thus you have to be aware of the moving charges. The moving company you end up hiring will give you all the details on how you can pay and if they require deposit. Most reliable moving companies accept most credit cards, money orders or bank checks and some even work with PayPal. Usually there is an initial charge (moving deposit) when you book your move and then when your goods are delivered, before movers start unloading you have to pay the rest. Stay away from companies that require foot big deposits in advance. The initial booking deposit usually should not increase 15% from the estimated amount.
What information should the moving company provide?
The moving company should provide all information you need. First the movers should answer all your moving related questions and the professionals at Father & Son Moving & Storage will provide personalized moving tips. Then, upon booking they must provide you with your final estimation and confirmation of your moving date and time.
Is there a moving deposit to reserve the time slot?
A good question to ask a mover is if there is a moving deposit. Many moving companies today require that you pay a deposit in order to book your move. A deposit is rather a typical policy for most moving companies. When the amount is reasonable (between $200 and $500, but depends of the size of your move), you can be sure that there is nothing wrong with movers asking for deposit.
Is there a minimum number of hours for local hourly moving services?
There is always a minimum number of hours for the moving service. It does though usually apply for local moves. the minimum number of hours is usually between 3 and 4 hours. Thus, even if your move takes less than two hours you are still required to pay the minimum of three hours etc. If it is above the minimum though, and for example, your move takes 5 hours and 45 min the amount is prorated and you pay for every 30 minutes increment.
Do you provide moving discounts?
We may provide additional discounts if asked. Just ask about our discounts and promotions and see if you can take advantage of those. This is one of the questions to ask when hiring movers that can save you some extra money.
What are your packing material prices?
One of the most important questions to ask moving companies before booking is to see their packing supplies costs. Obtaining this pricing advance will help you decide whether to purchase full packing option or to do some of the packing by yourself.
All other questions please call a moving coordinator at (866) 840-1986