04/13/2017
By: Tim A.
Downing Moving & Storage Inc
I’d like to start off by thanking Jordan and Downing Moving & Storage for really helping me out, this was the first move I had where everything was as promised to me. I am very pleased that I chose them over the other companies. I hate moving since I had bad experiences in the past, but this company was amazingly effective and honest with me. It’s a trustworthy company that I would recommend without a doubt.
03/30/2017
By: Justin D.
Downing Moving & Storage Inc
It just took a couple of calls to get my quote which was honored by Downing Moving & Storage until the end of the move. No hidden charges or extra fees were charged, furthermore my sales representative was courteous and professional and available all the time to whatever I needed. I would definitely do my move again with this company.
04/04/2017
By: Natasha D.
Downing Moving & Storage Inc
Although I only had a 3 hr window with my building elevator I told this to the crew and they were so thoughtful to me that they worked nonstop until they got everything loaded in the truck in 2 hr. Due to the urgency of the situation my mattress was ripped however the Insurance took responsibility of this detail quickly.
04/04/2017
By: Richard S.
Downing Moving & Storage Inc
They responded quickly to my call, sent me a quote shortly and explained me the whole process making sure I had no questions. The truck arrived on time and they handled everything like professionals. I wouldn’t have done it better. A pleasure to find that there are still people who take pride in their work and company.
04/13/2017
By: Claire D.
Downing Moving & Storage Inc
I was very pleased with their positive attitudes and willingness to do the things right, Jordan was pretty attentive to whatever I needed. Their neatness was wonderful and I did not have to worry about anything, I will really think of these guys when I have to move again.
04/10/2017
By: Frank J.
Downing Moving & Storage Inc
The building’s elevator was only available until 6 so I recommended these guys to be punctual, I’m happy they were right on time, even movers were so efficient that they end loading faster than and save me issues with the building’s administration.
03/31/2017
By: Rahnold T.
Downing Moving & Storage Inc
I've never seen movers work as nicely and smoothly as these guys. My move had a lot of work and the guys scratched my wardrobe, the insurance paid with no problem. I will definitely use this company again.
04/12/2017
By: Larry D.
Downing Moving & Storage Inc
Outstanding work and positive attitude of the team, they were professional and extremely careful with our stuff, fast when loading and unloading. These guys won’t let you down.
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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