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Moving yourself or hire professional movers? This is the question that everyone is asking before they move. And like most decisions, the answer is different for everyone depending on numerous factors such as budget, schedule and difficulty of the move.
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There are many people who never think of hiring moving companies when they are planning to move locally. They are confident that they can do all the stuff by themselves. They think this is a simple task and there is no need to waste their hard earned money on local movers. Moving goods from one household to another requires professional experience and, if you do not possess the necessary skills, you might well end up making a mess of the task. Just undertake a bit of calculation, and, assuming you are able to move everything without any damage or other problems, you will find that you will save a good sum of money if you had a rather entrusted the job to professional movers.

There are many calculations involved if you tried to do all these tasks by yourself. You might have to calculate the costs of gas, manpower, etc. However, before you go in and hire moving services, make sure that you go in for a reputed one. Many people make the mistake of hiring a cheap company and this costs them in the long run. The moving business is quite popular nowadays and one can find more and more moving companies sprouting up every year. Not all of them are as professional as it seems.

All local moving companies and local moving services are regulated by the Public Utilities Conference (PUC) or by your state's Department of Transportation (DOT). The professional companies ensure that your things are moved in a methodical manner and that there are no damages during transit or storage at the destination. Though they might charge higher rate than the smaller companies, this extra charge is worth it. Only the expertise of local moving companies can help you to move your goods without any problems.

The term local move relates to moving of household items to a destination within a state and that is within 100 miles of the original house. This kind of move is also may be referred as intrastate move. If moving involves crossing the state line, the move is considered as interstate. This is important as, depending on the type of the move, moving companies are required to have certain permits in place when crossing the state borders.

Moving companies are also required to provide insurance options. The standard local moving insurance (basic liability coverage) is included in the hourly rate; it may vary from 40-70 cents per pound per article, depending on the state regulations. Additional insurance can be secured on the day of the local move. Usually local moves are completed within 1 to 3 days, depending on the circumstances.

The relocation industry standard is to charge hourly rates for local residential moves. This is different from the weight-based billing system used for long-distance moves. The hourly rate depends on the number of movers and the number of moving trucks that are required for the move. If packing service is needed, that too is charged based on the hourly rate. Materials for the local moving services are charged based on actual usage.

The final amount of the local moving services depends on various factors like the size of the household, the distance from old location to new location, the distance from home to the moving truck, number of stairs going up and down, packing and unpacking of belongings, furniture assembly and disassembly.

Local moving companies at Movers Corp provide wide range of moving services that include packing and unpacking, loading and unloading household belongings, assembly and disassembly of furniture, hooking and unhooking of appliances, transporting the goods from one point to another.

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