Unlike cross country moves, local moving and packing services are charged by the hour. Charges are based on the number movers and time they spend to to move your household goods.
Cost of a Local Move
You should always protect your belongings when moving. But at the same time you need to protect your property. Moving appliances and large furniture can cause damages to wood floors, carpet and walls.
How to Protect Carpets, Floors and Walls
Transporting a water bed is a more problematic task than a regular bed; the water must be drained and the frame disassembled. If you need to move your water bed read the following article.
How to Move a Water bed
When hiring a professional residential moving company or just helpers it's recommended to create an inventory list. Inventory list represents all of the household items that you plan on taking with you, this is done what your own protection.
A US DOT Number is assigned by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration for commercial vehicles that have a gross combined weight over 10,000 lbs. US DOT number must be displayed prominently on every moving truck.
What is a US DOT Number?