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Now that you have had a representative from House to Home Moving come out to provide you with a FREE IN-HOME ESTIMATE, it’s time for the movers to arrive.

When House to Home Moving arrives at your job, there’s a few things you can expect!  The first thing you’ll notice is the truck.  New and clean with House to Home Moving logos on it.  Next you’ll meet the crew.  Professional, careful, courteous and experienced, they will introduce themselves and have you sign the work order.  You’ll notice that they are all in a uniform, the crew leader in a black shirt and the remaining movers in a red shirt, so you can easily identify the person in charge.  Each person on your job also wears khaki pants to keep a professional appearance.  Before they start preparing your items to be loaded, they’ll complete a walk through with you to verify items being moved.

Each truck and crew comes standard with the same equipment.  You can expect:

  1. Wardrobe Boxes for your clothes hanging in the closet
  2. Tools to disassemble and reassemble any furniture that may need it
  3. Door protectors and floor protectors
  4. Stretch Wrap for wrapping all furniture with doors and drawers
  5. Furniture pads to protect your items during transportation
  6. TV box to transport your flat screen TV
  7. Proper dollies

Specialty items include but are not limited to:

  • Piano board – for moving upright pianos, baby grand pianos or grand pianos
  • Large dollies for moving safes and other large items
  • Packing materials

You’ll notice as the team works together to get your job done, they have a specific order of loading your items to ensure protection and limit the possibility for damages.

The order of unloading items into the next location is the opposite of the loading procedures.  The team will remove the blankets, move items into place, remove the stretch wrap and discard any trash.  They will set up the bed(s), place items where you want them, unload the wardrobe boxes back in the closet and make sure you’re happy with the placement.  The truck is checked to make sure nothing was left on it and the paperwork will be completed with you.

Now that you know what to expect from House to Home Moving, we hope to earn your business on a free in-home estimate.

STOP!!! ATTENTION!!!

Do you know what the most important step to having a successful move is?

Scheduling a FREE IN-HOME WRITTEN ESTIMATE!

Calling around moving companies and price shopping for the lowest cost is a good way to sabotage your moving experience.  The prices you get over the phone are misleading.  Oral estimates are illegal, not binding and should not be accepted. 

But why?  Without seeing what needs to be moved and the equipment/materials required to move everything properly, there can’t be a realistic estimated price given.  It’s shooting from the hip.  In the industry we call giving quotes over the phone, giving “happy numbers”.  It’s low balling the move to get you to schedule.  The problem with this is, nothing is in writing and the price of the move isn’t going to be what was quoted.

Have you ever heard about moving companies keeping furniture hostage?  It’s when there is nothing in writing and after the moving company loads your items they demand more payment before they unload it.  It’s a common practice in the moving industry.

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO PROTECT YOURSELF?

At House To Home Moving we suggest that you schedule your FREE IN-HOME WRITTEN ESTIMATE.  A representative will come out to your home, talk with you, visually inspect all variables of your specific move and answer any questions you have regarding the moving process.  It also gives us a chance to discuss with you how the moving process goes on our side of things and what you need to do on your part to have a successful move.  While we are out at your appointment, we will leave you with a written estimated cost along with a NOT TO EXCEED price for the move.  This means that the estimated price IS the NOT TO EXCEED PRICE for your move.  Without a free in-home written estimate, there is no NOT TO EXCEED price.  You could and most likely end up paying more than originally quoted.

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