Frequently Asked Questions

  • As long as you follow all the bits of advice given in this short article, you can distinguish a legit moving company from scammers. Professionals follow specific standards and rules for the services they provide. Scamming, stealing, or any other wrongdoings would cost them their license. Just ensure you are working with reliable movers and enjoy a stress-free move.


  • You will need boxes, tape, packing paper or bubble wrap, and markers to label your boxes. Make a moving inventory list. Go through your belongings and decide what to take with you and what to downsize. Start by packing unrequired items, such as seasonal clothing or decorations. Pack room by room, one at a time, and label each box with the contents. Wrap breakable items and mark the box as fragile. Prepare a kit with things you will need, such as toiletries, a change of clothes, medicines, and documents. Take care.

  • Intent to tip $5 per hour for each team member. Increase or decrease the amount considering the level of service they provide. A little extra for a job exceptionally accomplished is always appreciated. 

  • Suppose an illegitimate company has taken advantage of holding your belongings in their truck, asking you to pay higher rates. In that case, the first thing you should do is contact the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. The organization will provide you with instructions on how to file complaints against the company. You can call them or leave a message online.

  • Get multiple quotes and compare prices. Move during the off-season. If you pack your belongings, you can save money on the cost of this service. The more belongings you have, the more expensive your move will be, so take time to declutter. Ask if there are any discounts available. Book your move as early as possible to get the best price and to ensure availability.

  • Moving company rates vary depending on the season, distance from your house, and dates. Choosing weekdays instead of weekends is an excellent solution to save budget. Pack yourself and eliminate unrequired items so your move flows faster and more efficiently, especially with the hourly rate.

  • Truck drivers have specific rules regulated by the government on how much time they can spend driving each day. Depending on the distance and type of delivery move can take anywhere from 4 to 10 days. Shared truck solutions may last even longer. If you are driving yourself, keep an eye on how long you drive to stay safe and well-rested.

  • Prepare and pack your essentials to take with you – medical kit, toiletries, clothes, and the rest of the necessities. Buy an air mattress or stay in a hotel room until your belongings arrive at their destination.

  • In long-distance moves there may be two different crews. One loads the truck at the origin, and another unloads it at the destination. In this case, make sure to tip both teams fairly, depending on how much work they do. Just follow the recommendations given in this article to specify the tipping amount. Remember that packing and loading are mostly more complex than unloading and unpacking.

  • Many factors can contribute to the high cost of household moving. Some of these include the distance of the move, the amount and type of belongings being moved, the time of year, and the specific services requested. Some of the fees associated with the professional moving project include packing materials, labor, transportation, and additional services such as packing and unpacking. Depending on whether you hire a professional moving company or rent a truck to drive it yourself, expenses can also vary.

  • If the same team handles the move on both ends, tip them when they have finished. 

    In case you have a long-distance move and hire two separate teams, remember to tip each team whenever they have done their work.

  • Better to tip each mover apart along with a few words of thanks. If someone was working harder than others, you could thank them with higher tips. Giving cash to the crew leader and requesting to split tips among the others is not preferable. You may end up with tips divided unfairly.

  • If your movers carry a “Please do not feed” sign, you better don’t. Joke. In fact, it is all up to you. Humanity, in general, is invaluable and appreciated all over the place. Mover’s job is highly energy consuming, so those extra calories will help them throughout the working day. If you’re feeling generous, offer the crew some beverages, snacks, or meals. However, if the project lasts more than five hours, give them a lunch break, and if you provide them with a meal, they would highly appreciate that.