A lot of damage can be done by just loading a grandfather clock into a moving truck in one piece. A number of preventive measures need to be taken before moving it.
How to Move a Grandfather Clock
If you decide not to hire professionals and to move on your own, check out this post to find out more about self-moving and what you can do about it.
You might be worried about the movers breaking your belongings or damaging a property. But the most concern is that the company you hired is a legit business, not a scam company.
How To Avoid Moving Scams
Plasma and LCD TVs are items you need to take extra care, especially if you don't have the original box. Here are some tips on how to pack a flat screen TV to avoid a damage during a move.
How to Pack a Plasma or LCD TV
Local moving companies provide quotes based on the hourly rate and some quote a flat rate based on a size of your move. These types of moving quotes are reasonable, but it also depends on a few variables.