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What is a local move?
How much does a Local Move cost?
Tip: Using the services of a professional mover and doing some of the work yourself can be a successful and cost effective option.
What does the hourly rate include?
The hourly rate does not include packing services (placing small articles in boxes), insurance coverage for your possessions, and GST.
Tip: If you are thinking of renting a van and moving yourself, take all cost factors into consideration. You might be surprised how much gas, equipment, food and beverages for your friends can add up.
How many hours will it take?
This is a guideline. There may be factors (such as weather, traffic, elevators, and access to house), which are outside of the control of movers and which will add time to a move. You will be billed on the actual amount of billable hours.
Tip: To reduce the billable hours, you may want to disassemble beds, large pieces of furniture, and take mirrors off of dressers. We are more than happy to perform these services but they do add time to your move.
Tip: To reduce packing and moving time, lightweight clothing - sweaters, shirts, blouses, and lingerie – may be left in the drawers. Do not fill drawers with heavy items such as books, table linens, or sheets, which can damage the piece of furniture during transit. Be careful NOT to leave fragile items, money, jewelry, watches or other valuables in the drawers, or anything that might spill or leak.
Long Distance Moves
Proximity of the moving company to your home does not make a difference in the cost.
We are happy to have a trained, experienced sales consultant over to your home to give a no obligation cost estimate to move your household possessions.
The actual weight of your shipment is determined by subtracting the weight of the empty truck (as measured just prior to loading your shipment) from the weight of the loaded truck (measured just after loading your possessions). You are entitled to see a copy of the weight tickets and the actual weighing of the truck.
What is Included in Long Distance Moves?
Tip: If you have antiques, obtain a written appraisal of antique items to verify their value. Don't wax or oil wood furniture before moving, because some products may soften the wood, making it vulnerable to imprinting from furniture pads.
A trained and experienced packing team brings to your home the materials that provide the finest protection. They also bring the skills and techniques developed over many years in the business, reinforced with regular training.
Tip: Dispose of all flammables such as cleaning fluids, aerosol cans, fireworks and matches. Drain the fuel from your power mower and other machinery. Discard partly used containers of any substance that may leak. Empty the water from your steam iron.
Our unpacking services are designed to provide the right kind of help, when you want it. Once you've arrived at your new home, you don't want a crew of movers fussing with the placement of dishes and linens. You want them to move you in, and then leave you to get yourself settled. So we'll unpack the cartons and place their contents on a table or countertop near their final resting place. This allows you to clean shelves and get things organized before you put them away. You tell us where things will go, and we'll unpack and place them nearby. After unpacking is complete, we'll remove all the cartons and packing materials so you won't have to worry about disposing of them.
How much does storage cost?
Storage charges for this type of storage are based on weight of the goods stored (minimum weight may apply) and the length of time in storage. Minimum storage charge is for one month.
As is done in long distance moves, the actual weight of your shipment is determined by subtracting the weight of the empty truck (as measured just prior to loading your shipment) from the weight of the loaded truck (measured just after loading your possessions). If you deliver the goods to the warehouse the weight will be determined by either using the minimum weight or a cubed weight. (Cubic footage of goods to be stored times 7 lbs per cubic foot.)
There are three basic components to total storage costs: transportation; warehouse handling; and monthly storage charges.
Vaughan's Moving Systems facilities are government approved and climate controlled.
Do I have access to my possessions when in storage?
Access to your possessions once in storage is by appointment only. We will however, charge you for our labour to access, open, unpack and repack the storage vault.
Self storage of your goods in our storage vaults can be arranged.
One or any number of our storage vaults will be provided for you to pack with the goods you plan to store. The vaults are then put away in our heated warehouse.
Access to the vaults and your goods is by appointment only. A charge to retrieve the storage vault may apply.
Because each business is different, we work with you to provide solutions to your particular inventory management situations. We can receive your goods and hold them until you are ready for them. Contact our moving specialists to discuss your particular needs.
Last Updated July 28, 2016 by Becquet Enterprises