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How Much Does it Really Cost to Move?

When you begin the process of moving, it is important to be aware that prices vary because all moves are unique. So when we reach out to a moving company you need to be clear about the services you require so you can find the right company that satisfies our specific needs.

1st question I need to ask myself is my priority:

  1. Am Looking for the lowest cost ? 
  2. Do I just need a specific amount of men and trucks? 
  3. Or Am I looking for a high quality moving company  who can help me coordinate the entire process? 

Remember, you get what you pay for. All companies have different specialties, which determine their rates. The state does have maximum tariffs. Therefore, no one company can exceed the maximum rate published by the GA Department of Public Safety.  For example: for local moves the maximum hourly rate for 1 truck and 2 men are $159.00. However, even though there is a limit in the hourly rate, if your coordinator recommends more men, and you choose only 2 this can incur in longer hours of job and higher final bills. For over 50 mile jobs and longer distance moves is based on weight and the tariffs vary.  

My priority is quality! Now what?

The cost will depend on:

  1. How big is the property to move? (for more than 2 rooms onsite consultation recommended)
  2. The distance between properties ( Over 50 miles & Long Distance moves are charged by weight)
  3. Time of year ( High season in the Moving industry is Summer)
  4. What services you require ( Pack, move, storage, unpacking etc…)

TNI specializes in high standard quality services. And is fully engaged in the estimation process;  providing the most accurate estimates. The company provides a personal moving coordinator, who (based on the size of your property) will do an onsite consultation. TNI guarantees not to exceed 10% of the onsite consultation estimate, as long as nothing changes.  If you are shopping around make sure to ask if they guarantee their estimate as well. Some companies will give you the hourly rate but won’t organize the whole move for you or guarantee an estimate.

I want a quality move, can I reduce cost?

Some of our customers have time constraints, so they need a full service move. But if you here are some things that can be done.

Failing to provide a detailed  inventory of items to move, might seem like an idea to cut costs, but will become a problem later. 

Your Estimate May Increase:

  1. Failing to provide an accurate list of items to move might seem a way to cut cost. Your mover coordinator has the experience to organize your move and help you find ways to reduce costs. 

 

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How pack for a move

 

There’s no doubt packing up your entire home is one of the most stressful parts of moving. It makes you realize just how much stuff you own. The first step is to organize your moving supplies. You can buy boxes from most major stores, but there are also many places you get free boxes such as package stores and recycling drop-off points. Once you’ve gotten your supplies, start by making an inventory and organizing your belongings based on functions, room or use. 

1. Make sure to give yourself time to pack and don’t wait until the few days right before the movers come!  A handy service Truck and i offers is packing for you!

2. Make a packing inventory 

This will save you so much peace of mind during your move. Keep a running list of what needs to be packed, what you’ve already packed and what is in each box.

3. Label your boxes by room and its contents 

We cannot stress this enough!! In order to have a smooth moving process, you need to label your boxes and be as specific as possible. This will also help to ensure no items go missing during this sometimes hectic period.

4. Speaking of labeling boxes, make sure you clearly mark each box that contains fragil times to ensure movers handle it carefully

5. Avoid filling boxes to the brim.  This helps stop boxes from being too heavy and possibly being dropped or damaged during a move. 

6. Carry cash, medications, important documents and jewellery with you when you move.  It’s best to keep these documents with you during your move for peace of mind. 

7. Don’t wait to start packing 

The earlier you start the better. Start by selling or donating unwanted items. Then start back packing the items you don’t use often and go from there. Many people find it helpful to pack one room at a time. 

8. Don’t pack heavy items in large boxes 

This seems weird, but if you stuff a lot of heavy times into one large box, it can be extremely difficult to move and the box could break.  Try packing heavy items in smaller boxes. 

9. Don’t forget to empty drawers from desks and dressers.  This ensures items don’t move around or fall out during a move. 

10. Pack dishes with care

Make sure you use extra padding, whether it’s newspaper, or bubble wrap, stack the dishes vertically, and add extra padding to the top and bottom of the box. 

10. Use towels and clothes to help pad your boxes. Why not save a couple bucks? 

 

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Things You Should Always Move Yourself

It is impossible to think of everything in a move so let us help! Here are some things you should always move yourself instead of of having the moving team do it:

  1. Jewelry can get lost or damaged during a move. Because it’s small, it can shift and get stuck in corners or slip through cracks. Secure and pack jewelry in a separate box.
  2. Don’t move cash, checks, credit cards and the like in a dresser. You’ll want to keep money with you rather than loading it onto a moving van.
  3. Books, CDs, DVDs are too heavy to stay in the drawers. They may shift during the move and damage your dresser.
  4. Remove valuable papers from your dresser. Carry them with you rather than loading them in a van.
  5. Anything that can shift, such as desk supplies, cosmetics or other small items should be packed securely in boxes.

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5 Mistakes You DON’T Want to Make While Moving

Whether you’re moving right around the corner or across the country, moving is a stressful and complicated process. At Truck and i, we believe moving doesn’t have to be scary! With some planning and the perfect movers your move can be easier than you ever thought possible. Here are 5 common mistakes you don’t want to make on your next move! 

  1. Attempting to do it all Yourself.

Hiring a reputable moving company may not be cheap, but it’s always worth it. Attempting to do a move yourself, even with the help of friends and family, is going to be way more work. This is especially true if you have especially large or delicate items. Moving large items yourself is an easy way to leave dings or dents in your walls. Our movers are professionally trained to ensure all of your items and your home stays safe throughout your moves! 

  1.   Not giving yourself enough time to pack

Packing up your entire home is definitely one of the longest parts about moving! Don’t underestimate how much stuff you have! Waiting too long to pack will add unnecessary stress and tension to your move. Figure in about 2 days of packing for each bedroom in your house giving extra time for the rooms with delicate items! Don’t forget to add in extra time for garages and attics. The earlier you start packing, the more time you have to get rid of unwanted items through yard sales or donations. 

  1. Not researching movers

There are new moving companies popping up every day. How do you know which one to trust? To find the right fit for you make sure to ask around for referrals, read reviews, and actually call a few different companies for estimates and more info. Do not just pick the first name you come across, it can end up making your move more stressful and an overall nightmare! 

  1. Not going through getting rid of things before moving

Moving is the perfect time to downsize. The less you have to move, the better! Packing and unpacking unwanted items is a waste of time, labor and fuel. It’s best to start your packing process by going through all the things you know you don’t want to take with you and either have a yard sale or donate them.

  1. Forgetting to Change Utilities

This goes for canceling your old utilities along with setting them up at your new home. This is often something that gets overlooked on the list! Make sure you notify your current utility company you’re moving to avoid extra bills. It is also best to make sure utilities are already set up at your new home before move in day. There’s nothing worse than moving into your new home and realizing you don’t have water or power set up!!

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What To Expect on Moving Day

What to do Before the Movers Arrive 

Make a checklist of everything that needs to get done

This will include each box that needs to be loaded and where it goes. Make sure you give one to the movers as well.

Check each room carefully to make sure everything has been packed and labeled properly for the move.

Before the movers arrive, go through each room one more time. 

Painters tape is a great tool to communicate with movers.

TNI movers will label your furniture with the room they picked it up from. If you would like them to unload on a different room in the new house, you can use painters tape to write down the unload location. Painter’s tape is soft on your furniture. 

Set aside and label anything that will not go on the moving truck 

Pack the essential items you’ll need the first night at your new house 

Packing an overnight bag for everyone in your house ensures you have all your necessary items without having to unpack any extra boxes. This bag should include: toiletries, a change of clothes, chargers for electronics and any prescriptions you may need. 

Safely secure all jewelry, valuables, important documents, etc and decide if you want to transport these items yourself or not. 

Many people feel more comfortable transporting these things themselves so they know where they are at all times. 

Make sure there is a clear pathway for movers to  safely maneuver through your home.

It is essential the movers have a clear pathway to the door at all times to help prevent any injuries. 

If you have pets make sure they’re secured in one area of your home or being watched by someone else.

Pets and moving don’t mix well! If you can’t find someone to watch them, keep them put away in one area of the house so they don’t get in the way. 

Take pictures of everything in case of any damages. 

If you have any items you’re worried about being damaged, take pictures before the movers arrive.  

 Make sure there is plenty of space of movers to park their truck or van. 

The movers need a place to park their truck especially if it’s a big box truck. If there is not room in your driveway, make sure there is a parking space or street parking blocked off for them.

Verify with the moving company how they wish to be paid. 

Most movers take either cash or credit, but it is good to verify before they arrive in case anything has changed. 

Make sure you have plenty of water for yourself and the movers. 

You’re most likely to get hot and sweaty during your move and your movers will always appreciate a cold drink!

Make sure to reconfirm your job details 1 or 2 days before the move.

TNI calls the customer 1 or 2 days ahead of the move (on Friday if your move is 

on monday). The goal is to make sure nothing has changed from the estimate, 

double check addresses, date and time of arrival. This is especially important if 

you’re moving long distances.

Even if nothing has changed, it is an important step. If you miss this call, please 

call the office back.

Moving Day Checklist: What to do After the Movers Arrive

Review paperwork and moving agreement with crew Lead. (You can also take this time to go over the checklist you made of everything that needs to be moved)

Reviewing the papers will make sure you know what you’re getting. Be sure to ask about how many hours we have estimated for this job, and that you understand how we are billing you. Remember, we will only charge you for the actual labor you receive. 

Be prepared to select an Addendum Valuation

Your Moving coordinator has sent you information about your protection ahead of time. Make sure you have read it and understand it. Remember a valuation addendum is not an insurance, but a protection offered by the carrier while your items are on transit. Some insurance companies offer coverage for moves, but make sure they clearly state “in transit” insurance.

Make sure each box is labeled properly before it goes into the truck.

If each box is labeled with what it is and what room it’s going to your move will go much smoother.

 Make sure to empty your drawers, armoires, and desks.
Having items inside your drawers can damage your property and makes it
          difficult to load in the truck. You can pack the items in boxes, and for your
          hanging clothes you can request some wardrobe boxes. 

Be available for any questions while moving. Have someone at the new house to answer questions as well. 

Keeping someone you trust at both locations will help you to coordinate the placement of the items.

Let them movers do what they are trained to do! 

Your movers are professionally trained, they’ve done this many times before. Try to stay out of the way and let them work, unless they have any questions. 

Do a final sweep. 

Once the last box has been loaded, go through your home one final time. Make sure you check attics and basements too! 

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Moving Day Checklist: What to do After the Movers Arrive

8 weeks before your move

  1. Get Organized.
  2. Start researching reputable movers.
  3. The best way to keep your move on track is to stay prepared, buy a binder or folder to keep all of your moving info in one place.
  4. Identify all of your appointments such as: getting your old utilities turned off and your new utilities turned on scheduling inspections, and enrolling your kids in a new school.
  5. Keep track of furniture measurements. This ensures all of your furniture will fit into your new home.
  6. Start packing your first box. This is for things you won’t be using until after your move, make sure to start with non-essential items.
  7. Create a room-by-room inventory. This will prevent headaches with loss and damages along with helping you know you’ve packed everything.

6 weeks before the move

  1. This is the time to narrow your move down to 2 or 3 moving companies.
  2. Schedule in-home estimates with a reputable moving company.
  3. Continue the packing process. Make sure you are labeling your boxes with what room they go in to.
  4. Reserve your movers & or storage if needed. Truck and i offers packing, moving and storage solutions.

4 weeks before the move

  1. Make sure to give yourself time to pack and don’t wait until the few days right before the movers come! A handy service Truck and i offers is packing for you!
  2. Request time off work for moving day. If you can, plan to take off and move on a Friday. That gives you the rest of the weekend to get yourself organized. Nice tip, right?
  3. Arrange for your kids and pets to be taken care of the day of the move.
  4. Plan a garage sale and donate what you don’t sell.
  5. Make sure you’re keeping on track with packing. You don’t want to be scrambling to finish packing the last few days before your move.
  6. Fill out an official change-of-address form with the U.S. Post Office.
  7. Make sure you are have changed your address for all relevant accounts.

2 weeks before

  1. If you are moving major appliances, make sure that they’re clean and ready to go. Remember: Freezers need to be defrosted and you may need a professional to disconnect gas lines on particular appliances.
  2. Work on finishing up the groceries you have and try not to buy too much food that will still be around while you move.
  3. Fill prescriptions and make sure that everyone has packed medications they need in their suitcase.
  4. Withdraw cash to tip the movers and make sure you have enough money on hand for any unexpected expenses.

The week before your move

  1. Start disassembling big furniture items.
  2. Being cleaning empty rooms.
  3. Pack suitcases for everyone in your family. Make a bag with essential items everyone can live out of for a few days after the move.
  4. Collect all keys and garage door openers. You’ll need to hand these over to the real estate agent, new owner, or next tenant when you move out.
  5. Take pictures of your empty home to prove it was in good condition when you move out.
  6. Make a list of all of the things you have left to pack. Make sure you empty out all drawers in dressers.

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My experience with Truck and I was great! They did multiple stops and long walks without complaining once. They were professional and handled all of my things with care. Very personable and willing to make things easy on me. Great crew. Would use again.

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The team of movers were great! Timely, professional, and friendly. The owner even showed up to ensure our move went smoothly and to personally, gain feedback regarding our team of movers!! We will definitely use them in the future.

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Garret Woods https://truckandi.com/carla-stevens-copy-copy-copy-copy https://truckandi.com/carla-stevens-copy-copy-copy-copy#respond Mon, 10 Aug 2020 15:25:00 +0000 https://truckandi.com/carla-stevens-copy-copy-copy-copy These movers are seriously the best. They wrapped everything in blankets and/or plastic wrap. They didn’t break a thing and they worked very quickly. I was very pleased and would definitely use them again. It’s totally worth it. Highly recommended.

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These movers are seriously the best. They wrapped everything in blankets and/or plastic wrap. They didn’t break a thing and they worked very quickly. I was very pleased and would definitely use them again. It’s totally worth it. Highly recommended.

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We used Truck and i to move our office. Ricardo’s crew helped us for two days. They did an AMAZING job and were very professional. They were very careful and made the process run so smoothly. The communication with their office from Emmanuel was great! We will recommend them to other businesses and friends that we know.

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