Move yourself or hire a professional help? This is the question that everyone is asking before the move. And like most decisions, the answer is different for everyone depending on numerous factors such as budget, busy schedules and difficulty of the move.
Moving Yourself VS Hiring Movers
Moving artwork and antiques requires professionals who have necessary knowledge and equipment to handle delicate pieces. We do not recommend to cut corners or hire a company that is not specialized in delicate items. However if the items are not of high price you can consider packing and moving them yourself.
Moving Antiques and Artwork
The USDOT number is required under the FMCSA regulation for Commercial Motor Vehicles that operate interstate. It allows Federal and State Agencies to track company's information.
What is a US DOT Number?
So you've hired a local company at an hourly rate, but don't know how to keep the final costs down. Generally, helpers and movers charge by the hour. The main factor is to be as prepared as possible before your contracted crew arrives.
Tips for Moving at an Hourly Rate
Packing fragile goods for moving is a time consuming, but required process. The proper packing is the difference between your breakables arriving to the new home in one piece or in hundreds of small pieces.
Packing Fragile Items