02/20/2013
By: lolaola
Magma Movers
Marc and Dominic were very courteous upon arriving at my door on time. I had everything very organized, with all my boxes ready and my beds broken down already. I was amazed at how fast and efficient they were at emptying out my 2 bedroom apartment on the second floor. They do not charge for stairs to my relief. I was working on a budget at the time. I ended up paying $150 total for the move, and ended up giving them a $30 tip at the end! I was very impressed with the quality of service at magma movers, and will definitely recommend them to anyone looking for a move on a budget. They are always on the classifieds under labor and moving in the Albuquerque craigslist.
11/07/2014
By: Kristy J.
Your Local Movers
GREAT JOB! Your Local Movers Albuquerque: Moving Company was awesome - they were nice and fast workers. Thanks for the easy and successful move.
10/30/2014
By: Michael P.
Your Local Movers
I'm glad I went with Your Local Movers. The workers were on time, got the work done fast and they were very friendly.
01/07/2013
By: song.plain
Two Men And A Truck
There are the BEST movers I have aver seen! They are friendly, honest, and fast!
Tips & Advices
Yes, it’s best to empty drawers, wardrobes and chests before a move. Items always get knocked around a bit, and doors can fly open even if they’ve been taped. In fact, more often than not, movers will want to remove the drawers from a dresser--or disassemble the wardrobe to be more space-efficient.
Yes, it is customary to tip movers, but the amount varies widely. For full-service moves, a 5 percent tip is suggested, although, for extra service, some people go up to 10 percent . For small local movers, you can give each mover $10 for a few-hour job, or $20-$40 for jobs that take longer.
A bill of lading is the legal contract for the move. It provides a detailed receipt, in addition to a contract between the client and the mover. It authorizes the mover to transport the goods from one specific point to another, and it outlines the exact scope of services, with cost breakdown for those services. It also provides an itemized list of the inventory, and carrier liability protection for each declared item. Finally, it specifies the payment arrangement. Make sure to go over your itemized list extremely carefully before finalizing the paperwork--and get a copy of the full document. A good mover will go over everything on the bill of lading with the customer.
There are several items that moving companies will not move – those items will be listed on a document as “non-allowables.” These items typically fall in three categories: perishables, sentimental/personal items, and hazardous material. Perishables are food and plants. Sentimental/personal value is up to the client to decide, but usually includes jewelry, medical and dental records, personal paperwork, valuables and collectibles. Hazardous material is the tricky category, since it includes a lot of everyday items found in the garage, garden or kitchen. For example, cleaning liquids and pesticides both are considered non-allowable by many companies. Some go so far as to disallow nail polish and batteries.
A binding estimate means that the moving company cannot charge more than the stated amount, though they can lower the final bill if the scope of the job was smaller than expected. A non-binding moving estimate is more likely to wind up costing more than expected, since the movers can increase their rates for unforeseen variables like stairs, “long carry” and materials.

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