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Frequently Asked Questions When You Plan a Move

It is sometimes said that moving is life's third greatest source of stress, behind only divorce or the death of a loved one. That's a pretty weighty undertaking. When you plan a move with Maryland Movers, you will find that this doesn't have to be the case.

At Maryland Movers, our 5 years of moving experience and our professional, diligent approach reduces the stress of moving. Naturally, customers have many questions about the move process. If the questions below do not address a concern that you have, please contact us directly - we're happy to answers any and all questions about a move.

We find that the most common moving questions are related to:

Planning a Move
Moving expenses
Preparing to move
Moving day


Q: Why should I hire a professional mover?
A: Hiring a professional mover delivers exceptional value on a day that can be otherwise very stressful. Moving can be both emotionally and physically draining, and handling delicate or bulky items with care requires specific moving skills. We highly recommend turning to professionals for this, as you would for many of your households needs such as plumbing and electricity.

With 5 years of experience in local moving and long distance moving, our teams of highly trained movers can tackle moves of any size or complexity. We treat every move with the personal care that you would expect from friends and family. However, unlike friends and family, we guarantee satisfaction. Click here to request a free moving estimate or talk to one of our experienced sales professionals at (301) 369-9100

Q: What is travel time?
A: We base an estimate for a local move on an hourly rate, which includes 1 hour of drive time: from the moving company to your original home, then to your destination, and back again to the moving company.

Q: Is moving labor the only moving expense I should expect?
A: Moving labor represents the majority of the moving expense. However, you should also budget for packing supplies, such as moving boxes and tape, and for additional valuation (moving insurance) as needed. Maryland Movers takes special precautions with delicate or oversized items, such as flat screen televisions and chandeliers. These items often require a custom wooden crate, which will incur an additional fee.

Q: How accurate will the moving estimate be?
A: With over 30 (combined) years of experience, our sales team prides themselves on providing the most accurate moving estimates in the industry. Our proprietary sales system ensures that we work closely with every customer to fully understand his/her moving needs and to provide a moving estimate that reflects those needs. Be sure to offer as much information as possible at the time of the estimate - this includes reviewing the inventory for accuracy. Neglecting to mention additional items, or difficult areas of access, at the time of the moving estimate almost always results in unexpected costs for the customer.

Q: Should I tip my movers?
A: As with other service industries, you may wish to thank your movers for a job well done by offering a gratuity. While the movers do not expect a set amount, we suggest a tip based on your satisfaction with your crew and the overall move; with a broad guideline of $4-6 per man, per hour. If you feel that your movers went above and beyond in their efforts, you may want to increase the amount accordingly.

Q: Is valuation (moving insurance) necessary?
A: Although Maryland Movers will take every necessary precaution on your move, unexpected damage can occur and it is important to make sure that your possessions are protected.

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