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By: Judi m M.
Admiral Moving Services
I hired Admiral Moving Services for my recent 600 mile move because we used Mayflower in the past and I wanted to use them again. I was not disappointed.Admiral lived up to my Mayflower expectations without missing a beat. I had them come estimate early in the process, when my home was newly listed for sale and then when it sold and it was suddenly crunch time, they made time to come immediately and update the estimate so they could hit the exact day I wanted them to load.They work within a range of days for the unloading, but they told me on the day they loaded that they would be able to unload on the day I wanted. Everything they said they would do was done. The loading - unloading went smoothly and with very little effort on my part. I did not have them do any packing other than 1 lg TV and the mattresses. Special shout-out to the 3 people who made the experience so easy: Tom, who rush out to update the estimate and get me scheduled when I was in a panic. Stephanie, who coordinates everything and does an excellent job. Gilbert, the driver, who worked so hard and supervised a team who loaded and unloaded without any mess or aggravation, even though it was raining steady the entire time. I would definitely recommend and if I ever had the occasion to need a long distance mover again, I would use them in a heartbeat.
By: Rebecca C.
Ron's Delivery & Moving
We used Ron's service to move my son from Arkansas to California and had a great experience! They were professional, friendly and punctual. When they opened the truck in California everything was just where they had packed it....perfect packing! We highly recommend them for moving things locally or across the country!
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By: Steven U.
Admiral Moving Services
Really professional outfit on time courteous took great care of our belongings and the price they quoted us was the price we were charged cant ask for better service than that from a moving company!
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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