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By: duntara.moving
Duntara Moving and Storage
Moves totaled 3.5 million in 2011-2012, up from 2.8 million the prior year and the highest it has been since 2006-2007, according to Census Bureau data.Americans are on the move again. Thanks to the slowly brightening employment picture, along with the uptick in the housing market, more and more people are packing up and relocating. And the pace is likely to pick up in the summer months, the peak season for moving, according to moving industry professionals. It’s a far cry from the situation just a few years ago. “Two years ago, it seemed like everything was falling off the face of the earth,” said Randy Shacka, president of Two Men and a Truck, a franchise moving company.” But monthly payroll growth averaging 208,000 is turning that around – and spurring job-related moves. Even though overall moving activity is still below where it was in 2009-2010, the number of people moving for a new job or transfer is on the rise. Moves for those reasons totaled 3.5 million in 2011-2012, up from 2.8 million the prior year and the highest it has been since 2006-2007, according to Census Bureau data. And the number of people moving because they had lost a job or were looking for work declined. The recovering housing market is also giving people the flexibility to move by making it easier for people to sell their homes. The National Association of Realtors’ chief economist says that with relatively few houses on the market, double-digit gains in housing prices are possible in 2013. And that, in turn, is spurring construction – making moving easier. “In the single family construction market, they’re out there building those houses for a reason. They think people are going to buy them and move into them,” said John Bisney, a spokesman for the American Moving and Storage Association. If you are planning to join the thundering herds of relocating Americans, you can take a variety of steps to make the process less painful. •Reserve your spot: Movers are likely to more booked up this summer than they have been lately, and you will have a better shot at hiring the mover of your choice if you plan ahead. “Typically the busiest time to move is in the summer, on weekends, and at the end of the month. If you’re looking to do that, reach out as soon as you can,” said Shacka.•Hire carefully: Not all moving companies are created equal. Ask friends and colleagues for recommendations, and check with the Better Business Bureau and the American Moving and Storage Association to make sure there are no complaints against a company you are considering.•Beware of scams: If a quote sounds too good to be true … you know the rest. “If you get two or three estimates and one seems abnormally different than the rest, I’d be very leery of that,” Shacka said. “The moving industry does have some black eyes from folks who tend to lowball estimates.” Also keep an eye out for how the quote is framed. Are you being charged by the hour? By the piece? And if it’s the latter, do you really know how many pieces of furniture you have? I thought not.•Keep the kids happy: “Don’t get rid of your children’s favorite things before the move –even if it makes it easier,” Shacka said. “Kids sometimes have a hard time dealing with the change of the move itself.” And unhappy kids make for unhappier parents.Moving is never fun. But think it through, and you can make it considerably less painful.
By: donna.robinson.12177
Duntara Moving and Storage
Customer service team and Sales rep Angelo ROCK!!! I hired a fraudulent company by the name of Executive Moving and Storage out of Las Vegas, They give low ball pricing and once your items are loaded your bill jumps up one thousand dollars, They argue and lie, make empty promises, Guaranteed my delivery and price, cost me a job, extra nights in hotels plus the cost of new clothes once I arrived at my new home in Atlanta GA....It has been 26 days, and I am still fighting with them,Even though I did not hire Duntara out of Ft Lauderdale the original sales rep Angelo calls every other day or so just to check in on us, Angelo Came in on his weekend off to help find me a truck ASAP as I was about to start a new high paying job, and He did... The problem was Me listening to the other company, who are liars. and give false prices until all of your stiff is locked on their truck, and then they take it to their warehouse for 14 days while they try to find a truck,Do yourself a favor and save money and time and have a little peace of mind, make your move and know that when you get to your new home Duntara will be there waiting on you.
By: pamela.gallina
Nice Guy Movers Ft Lauderdale
The movers did protect my furniture, but took longer than necessary to load and unload. The movers took lunch on my $104 an hr rate and stole approximately $40.00 in change. I called one of the movers who said. "he would call me back over the money", but never did. The dispatcher, Frank called after I wrote a message, but never returned the call. It was just disappointing, since I have moved six times over the last seven years and I know the time it takes to load and unload. But taking 30 minutes on my dime for their lunch, then charged for it; time to fold the moving blankets when I said I would help, oh no!!! I was told i was not capable to fold the blankets the way they wanted them. One other problem is the movers brought up a tip to me early in the move, then consulted a friend of mine and told her that they normal received $100. to $500. apiece in tips. Not professional! New Guy Movers employed Neighborhood Moving Company.. The dispatcher from Neighborhood Moving Company. called and compensated for the down time for lunch and the change taken.
By: William T.
Long Distance Inc
I had these guys help me move from NY to FL to Pompano Beach, FL on June 24th, 2016. I can honestly say that this was the easiest move I have ever been through. These guys were great, they showed up promptly on time and even brought extra boxes, enclosing, and tape in order to help me box up all of my unboxed stuff. Unlike most movers in the area, these guys charged by the hour. That may cause one to think that they may try to milk the clock for more money but that was not the case at all, they were very speedy and efficient. The two movers that they sent to help with my one-bedroom apartment move were great guys and even offered suggestions on how to easily fix some of my older slightly-damaged furniture. Everything got to the new location with no damage to the furniture or the units. These guys took what is normally a stressful experience and made it WAY LESS stressful. I would recommend these guys to anyone moving in the South Florida area and I will definitely be using these guys again in the future. These guys get the thumbs up from me.
By: Mary A.
Long Distance Inc
Used LDI for my move from New York to Los Angeles. The movers that showed up to handle packing did a great job making sure all of our personal items were packed properly. I also had them crate my piano. The piano was my biggest concern because it had been damaged in the past by another moving company. The foreman Bassoam made sure the crating was done properly and I rec'd all my items with no damage. The entire move took about 2+ weeks from pick up to delivery. One gripe that I had was the delivery date. The driver showed up 1 day later then expected, but I understand that stuff happens. The crew upon delivery was different then the crew on pick up, but did an equally good job. I only had one insurance claim on my glass coffee table, but LDI handled that outside of insurance. All in all the experience was good. I've moved over 7 times and this was in the top 3 of my moves. I would highly recommend LDI and I would use them again.
By: Philip L.
Top Notch Movers Inc
After experiencing the best possible service from the movers of Top notch movers, I have decided to recommend them. I was about to hire a different moving company but when they changed their quote just a day before the move, I hired this company. I just checked the net, got numbers of many moving companies, called few of them and finally hired this company. Actually after a long discussion with their sales rep Henry, I made this decision. However, I was worried about the move because I had no idea about this company. But everything went smooth as silk. Movers played their part perfectly. They came on time, carefully wrapped everything, did well to move the fragile items, completed the job within the allotted time and without any damage and also charged a very reasonable amount. I am more than happy and impressed with the move. I do believe that they are one of the best in town. I am surely going to use them for my next move.
By: Steve S.
GM Van Lines
Thank you gm van lines for the professional experience with your moving company.the estimator was professional and pleasant. he was efficient and very helpful, your front office staff is courteous and professional.We required two separate moving dates with total of three days of a move, your team always showed up on time, worked quickly and efficiently and were professional and helpful.The team leader assisted my staff and contributed to an extremely well organized relocation of a whole college campus.More than once your team members went out of their way to serve the needs of my staff and provide them with service above and beyond the call of duty.i would recommend any of my friends or colleagues to utilize your moving services.Thank youSteve S.executive director city college, Gainesville, FL
By: Luna M.
Long Distance Inc
I just recently moved with this company I had a great experience they showed up on time which I have moved several times in the past and each time I moved the companies were late. The crew they sent me was amazing everybody made me feel comfortable while in my home. They packed all my belongings into boxes while doing so they were very gentle and took their time to make sure everybody was packed accordingly. The crew leader was amazing he made sure to be there for us every step of the way, they definitely made sure to go the extra mile. The second day the same crew showed up loaded everything I had in a timely manner. They then took my furniture to the their facility to hold it over night because of my closing which was unexpected. I couldn't ask for a better experience.
By: Gustavo C.
Top Notch Movers Inc
Moving companies have quite a reputation of giving you a quote and then adding 1/4th of that money later on to the final bill citing other costs. I have been fooled this way before. So this time when I was to move, I asked around to find out more about the leading moving companies. Turned out, Top notch movers always gave you a reasonable quote after a consultation with you and they always stuck to it. I got the proof when I hired them. They were very thorough during the consultation and gave me a really good quote. Let me add here, I do have a lot of stuffs! I was quite worried while receiving my final bill at the end of the move. I was very happy to see that it was the exact amount mentioned in my quote.
By: Amanda P.
Long Distance Moving Solutions
I took my time before choosing to relocate using the services of Long Distance Moving Solutions. I did not want any mistakes. I needed the relocation services fast and spotless. Right from the moment I got in touch with the relocation experts, I knew something was about to change. I love the way they treated me. The sales officer was so friendly. When it was finally the day of the relocation, they made sure I had reasons to smile. The move was out of the ordinary. The movers were so organized, planning things one after the other. Because of the high sense of coordination evident among them, the relocation process became such an easy one. I feel so relieved that everything was able to work out that way.
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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