A good move is one that is both fast and safe.
This also saves you money because one of the factors in what a moving company charges is how much time your move will take. While most movers are happy to do all the little things for you, that extra time will add up and cost you more money.
Here are a few tips that will make your move go quickly and affordably. We realize no one, not even the best movers in Cincinnati, are capable of doing everything so these are suggestions and not rules.
If you estimate that the average 2 bedroom home has 100 boxes, a mover carries 2 at a time, and it takes him 45 seconds to move them to the truck about about 30 seconds to return, that is 75 seconds per trip or about a hour to move just the boxes. Adding stairs, a basement or long walks and you can easily double that time.
A double sided fridge often has to have both doors taken off unless you have a very large doorway for it to fit through. Then there are the glass shelves and plastic drawers that have to be removed. It often takes 30-45 minutes to prep and move a standard double sided fridge. Disconnecting those lines and taking everything apart yourself will save you money.
For example, a 26 foot moving truck needs at least 50 moving pads. If you have a lot of nice furniture or fragile items, you may need more. A move goes much faster if your movers don’t have to worry about how to organize your truck because you don’t have enough blankets to protect everything.
All our crews are happy to do any of the extra work you cannot. Just keep in mind that 15 minutes to disconnect a washer/dryer, 10 minutes to take apart the bed and so on, you have added an extra hour very quickly to the cost of your move.
If you have any other suggestions for a fast and efficient move, leave a comment.