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Friday, October 15, 2010
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Local moving is the most common type of move.  Thousands of people move their homes or businesses either locally or no more than hundred miles every single day in America.  Local moving is quite different than long distance moving.  Local moving or in-state moving allows for a great many packing and moving shortcuts that would not be recommended for long distance or international moving.

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Generally there are a few choices when moving locally. There is self service moving, partial service moving, or full service moving.

For self service local moving, usually you pack the boxes yourself, and then rent a truck and do the moving yourself. If you are persuasive enough, you can get help from friends or relatives. You should consider renting an appliance dolly to help with the moving, and also some furniture pads to help protect your furniture. Usually, self service local moving is the choice for smaller moves, or moves where a tight budget is important. Self service local moving is much less expensive than full service moving, but the trade off is that you must be willing to do the bulk of the work yourself.

Partial service local moving is a good choice. This is usually where you pack the boxes yourself, and then hire a local moving company to actually do the moving and heavy lifting. This absolutely can be a good choice when tight budget is a consideration. In many cases, consumers will not only pack the boxes, but also use their cars or pickup trucks or vans to move the boxes and other smaller items such as lamps, stereo components, computers, plants, and garage items. Consumers sometimes will hire a professional local mover to move just the larger items, such as refrigerators, beds, sofas, dressers, and other large furniture pieces. This is a great way to save on a local move.

Full service local moving is a great choice if you can afford it. This is when you hire a local mover in your area to not only do all the moving, but also to pack all of the boxes. For larger local moves, the moving company will often pack all of the boxes one day, then return and do the moving the next day.

If you are thinking about hiring a local mover in your area, be sure to do your homework. There are thousands of excellent local moving companies in the United States. But there are also quite a few bad local moving companies. One of the best ways to find a good local mover is by way of a referral. Ask your realtor, or check with your local Better Business Bureau. Maybe a friend or relative or neighbor had a great experience with a local mover. Good local movers greatly appreciate referral work, and are careful to give top notch service to their referral customers. With the advent of the internet, it’s pretty easy to get accurate information, both good and bad, on local movers in your area. One great way to accumulate moving quotes and moving company information is by filling out the quick 1 minute form on our Movers-Moving.NET website. The results are sent to between 4 and 8 local movers in your area qualified to provide you the services you require. Then, be sure to research your options with the Better Business Bureau website, and also online with any state regulatory agencies.

For local in-state moving less than 100 miles, most moving companies charge an hourly rate. The base rate quoted is usually for 1 truck and 2 men, then for each additional truck or man, the rate increases. Some movers charge extra for fuel and miscellaneous materials. Some local movers offer free use of wardrobe boxes for your hanging clothes, while some offer free used cartons or discount boxes as incentive to hire their services. Just be sure you receive everything in writing prior to hiring a local mover.

Packing and preparation requirements for local moving are usually less than for long distance moving. For example – for local moving you really don’t need to pack all pictures, mirrors, lamps and components. Many pictures and mirrors can often be simply put between flat cardboard boxes on the truck. Lamps and components can often be wrapped in blankets or pads. In addition, for local in-state moving, you can often move your outdoor plants, whereas for long distance state to state moving, various agricultural states have restrictions to bringing in plants from outside their state.

Whether you decide to do your local moving yourself, or hire a full service moving company, be sure to check out all of the packing and moving tips in Movers-Moving.NET article library.

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