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Staying organized on moving day is key, and planning is a big part of it. Keep this checklist handy before and during your move to keep things stress-free.
3819 Admiral StEl Paso, TX 79925
From Business: When you think of Bekins, you think, "This is moving." For more than 120 years, families like yours have trusted Bekins Van Lines to move them across the street, across the country or around the world. Bekins has the experience and expertise you need to get you to your new destination smoothly and efficiently. New home, ne…
6975 Market AveEl Paso, TX 79915
From Business: Central Transportation Systems, Inc has been serving the El Paso area's moving and storage needs since 1996. Back then we were known as Bliss Moving & Storage, Inc. as a part of our continued growth and success, we changed our name and became a part of Central Transportation Systems Inc. Central has six locations in TX. Au…
El Paso, TX 79912
This company helped me move my furniture into storage today. They worked at a good pace and took very good care of my stuff. Very friendly and professional. They were perfectly on time and charged the price as told over the phone when setting up the appointment. They have their own large truck a…
3477 Lee BlvdEl Paso, TX 79936
They delivered my shipment that came in overseas from Korea. They were very polite and courteous. They took their time and made sure we were happy. I hope that when we move again they will be the ones who do the job. Best move out of three. Thanks Faith.
28 Concord St Ste CEl Paso, TX 79906
This guy didn't even explain the cost the way he really charged me., he doesn't even know how to act professional. These guys look all shaddy, unprofessional, their truck even runs bad to finish the job, I really though it was going to break down. Looked up their address on Concord, and that i…
1111 Vista De Oro DrEl Paso, TX 79935
Worst moving company ever! First they broke my desk and said that it wasn't broken. Then they put a hole in my wall and claimed that it was water damage. My house is brand new just built this year no way in he'll it's water damage. There is obvious impact damage. Last they lost about $1000 worth…
3723 Admiral StEl Paso, TX 79925
Movers failed to label and annotate a saxophone that we wanted on the high value items sheet. When we called them on it they claimed it was in box 185. We told them we would have them unpack every box they suddenly said they found it. When we got it at our new house they had put a sticker with 1…
50 Walter Jones Blvd Ste 6El Paso, TX 79906
From Business: We have a combined 30 years experience as El Paso movers. Our local office has been in business for three and a half years, and we are members of The Greater El Paso Chamber of Commerce. Our expansive and immaculate local storage facilities feature home interior design household goods storage capabilities. We are proud to …
145 Libby DrCanutillo, TX 79835
From Business: We have been in business since 1991, providing quality transportation services. We are fully licensed and insured. We transport machinery in Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and Colorado. We also move equipment locally in the El Paso area.
Staying organized on moving day is key, and planning is a big part of it. Keep this checklist handy before and during your move to keep things stress-free.
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Super good movers is the most competent company for moving. The whole process was excellent starting with booking service. Carla was most professional and courteous when I called initially to get information. A large majority of front desk people answer the phone unwillingly, give short information and try to hang up as quickly as possible. Carla was most thorough with how she answered, her willingness to work with different ways of confirming information using new technology. I am very impressed with how efficient and professional phone help and the movers were. Emit and his colleague were so fast with helping me to get things loaded and transported. They were extremely careful with my things. It's my first time to have a company help with packing and transporting things. We were done within 2-3 hours. It is well worth the expense.. Instead of making multiple trips myself and invest in gas, I saved myself so much back pain and general body soreness. The movers move fast and reminded me of basketball players. They carried things and walked super fast. They are athletic and muscular, most respectful and professional. I'm a nurse and often avoid male help with most caution of who I let near. I am not nervous at all anymore after the experience I had with your service. Thank you IMMENSELY!!! KUDOS TO EMIT AND HIS COLLEAGUE. I cannot recall his name I apologize. Thank you Carla. Moving is very stressful. I had to move quickly and you made things sooooo easy for me. I will pass on the good word to all my friends and family. I moved a little over a month ago. The movers mentioned I could post a message here and gave me the website. May abundance fill your company. It's ALMOST UNHEARD OF to get good customer service these days it seems. I'm grateful you are current with technology to make things easier for us to move. My friend filled out the form you emailed and faxed it back. It's fantastic to be able to have taken a picture and email it back as a pdf. You are an excellent company. Thaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaank you
I have had to move four times in the last three years. Twice long-distance and twice locally... I have used different movers each time.... Super Good Movers beat out the competition (El Paso and Houston) by a long shot!! This last move was a very rushed and last moment move.... From the moment I called and spoke with Crystal I was put at ease and was given VERY competitive pricing!!! Move day was fast approaching and the crew actually arrived early, I was able to get the house packed up and ready for them to move a day earlier than scheduled. The crew, headed by Andrew, was courteous, professional and patient since they had to wait for me to finish the packing. They inventoried everything that was picked up and handled all my belongings with care. The weather in Houston is not kind on hot, humid June afternoons, but the crew kept going at a fast pace..... I was not able to meet them at destination and they worked with my storage facility in order to drop off my belongings. I got constant updates regarding drop off. I am very impressed by this company. You don't get customer service like this anymore.... Of all my moves, this one was definitely the easiest and less stressful... Thank you so much for your excellent work!!!!
Due to mold in my apt, I had to move immediately. John and his staff worked on a holiday, which I felt terrible about, but am very thankful for. His team packed up my apt with great care and was quick about moving me to the next unit. Nothing was broken or damaged and everyone was very friendly. I am very thankful for them giving up the holiday. I would use them again in a heartbeat and recommend them easily to friends/co-workers that are looking for top-notch moving company. It was an excellent/smooth process. They showed up with boxes/packing material and as one guy was moving the furniture and already boxed stuff, the other was packing. They took great care with packing my kitchen (which for a single person, I have kitchen stuff for a family of 6). I also had 2 full closets of clothes that they were gentle with and boxed nicely. It was a very positive experience. Moving is stressful, more so when you have mold poisoning and John's team went out of their way to make sure I didn't have to do anything on the packing/moving end. They were very efficient with un-loading and getting my stuff up to my new place. When my lease is up in 10 months, I will for sure be calling on John again.
What a wonderful, professional group of guys that came to move me. The movers did come a little later than planned for but they did call well ahead of time to inform me of the situation which I appreciated. They DID make up for it as soon as they got to my home and boy can these guys move! I mean they are FAST. Not only were they fast, but extremely careful and aware of their surroundings. My foreman Carlos was very professional and knowledgeable and explained the whole process of what they were doing. He and his crew have a great system and had it down to a science. Taking care of my furniture was more important than price but even the cost was affordable. More affordable than other companies I got quotes from. I love the name and the matching service and I would absolutely recommend Sacred Heart Moving and Storage to my friends and family. Make sure not to skip over this outfit if you are moving. They turned out to be excellent movers for me. Thank you a bunch for everything!
The service was beyond professional. I am very happy with the service. I will definitely recommend them and absolutely use them again. They knew what they were doing and none of my items were damaged. The price was very adequate for us. They were very impressive and quick. They protected my items as they were their own no matter if they were old or used. Also the company responded very quickly to my need of having to change my moving date earlier. They placed my items exactly where i wanted them. They were amazing. They even brought boxes for me. My husband travels out of town very often, so we are constantly moving so i would definitely used them again. My husband was so pleased that he even recorded their number in his phone right away, speaks highly of them, and recommends them. They were so quick that they moved everything within a hour or two. I would recommend for them to do more promotion and pass out flyers because they are a great company. John is a very polite man.
If I could give Super Good Movers more than five stars, I would. They're not only the best movers I've ever hired, their customer service is second to none for most businesses I've ever encountered. I'm grateful for a job well done. My mother passed away several months ago, and we lost the house due to miscommunication over the reverse mortgage. We were given no more than 48 hours notice to be out of the house. The sheriff's department hadn't provided us with any previous notice even though they claimed they had. Without going into too much detail, within 15 hours of calling Super Good Movers, they had drivers lined up and they moved out the contents of a house where four people lived for more than 42 years in just under 5 hours. They put everything in storage for me. What made this really tough is I live here in Washington, DC and the house is in El Paso. Thanks, Super Good Movers.
I had a pleasant experience with Super Good Movers. The movers showed up on time to load at my storage unit, and they properly wrapped my furniture before putting it in the truck. I was able to give them a full inventory list when booking the load, so I was not charged anything additional to my original estimate. They provided all of the furniture pads/blankets for wrapping furniture. Everything was done very quickly - loaded in El Paso and unloaded in Dallas in less than 48 hours. Movers arranged and assembled furniture upon delivery. Only critique - When I booked the move, I was not informed of the 5% convenience charge for credit card payments. This information is not provided on the website either. I would have arranged to have another form of payment otherwise. But, other than that I was pleased with the customer service.
Me and my family members have used Ramon's for nearly 15 years. We have used them for small rearranging furniture in the house jobs to moving homes. The furniture I speak of includes antiques and the finest made American furniture and even a baby grand piano. The homes have included historical homes with beautiful wooden floors. Ramon's has handed each piece with love and care. And the houses were left unscathed. Not only that the crews have worked for Ramon's for years and will know you and understand your family and it's things. Give them the highest marks. Oh and by the way, they are as seeet as can be. When we had move furniture because a family member they knew from previous jobs had died they mourned with as they moved the pieces out of the much beloved home.
The last week of June 2012, I called John s Upper Valley Moving and spoke with John. We discussed what services I needed, the day of the moving and the price. As agreed, the movers, John s employees, Rocky and Mike, arrived promptly at my daughter s house, brought the furniture to my house and did what I had requested. I couldn t have been happier with their quality of work. Not only were they skilled at moving, but most, most pleasant and polite. I definitely will call upon them again, if I ever need those services. Therefore, I recommend them highly. Overall, my daughter was delighted and impressed by their punctuality, moving skills and friendliness. I, too, was extremely happy with their work.
I needed to take my piano across the country and just wanted someone to load it on a UHaul trailer for me. These guys gave me an excellent price. They arrived on time and quickly got the piano loaded. Then they spent a lot of time getting it secured so it wouldn't be bounced around on the trip. They even loaded a few other boxes for me and made sure the load was balanced. All the while they were very polite and professional. I have no doubt that the piano will arrive in fine shape and my grandson will have many years of fun learning to play it. I would highly recommend this company to anyone without reservation.
Every move is different, so it's vital to choose a moving company that's right for you. The first consideration you should make when hiring these professionals is how far you're moving.
Depending on the moving company, local moves are typically anywhere between one and 100 miles within the same state. Local moves are less complicated to plan, both for you and the movers you decide to hire. They're typically priced based on how much you need to move, how many movers the company plans to provide and how long the job is estimated to take.
Long-Distance and Interstate Moves
Even if you're staying in the same state, you may still technically be planning a long-distance move - though the exact mileage varies by moving company, these are typically moves that are more than 50 to 100 miles long or across state or country lines. In fact, even if you're moving within the same state but you have to go through another state or country first, it's likely considered an interstate move, rather than a local one. That's because the movers are technically transferring items between state lines, which means they'll be responsible for having the correct licensing and insurance in place.
Long-distance moves are much more complicated to plan, typically requiring you to pay numerous extra expenses for everything from shipping items to renting storage space.
Are you making a big move and trying to figure out exactly how much you should plan to spend? Or are you on a tight budget and looking to hire a mover who can keep costs low? Either way, it's important to understand how exactly moving companies charge their customers.
As mentioned above, for local moves, companies will charge based on the number of movers they provide and the amount of time they'll need to spend on the project. Generally, the more rooms in your apartment or house, the more movers and time you can expect to be charged for. The price of long-distance or interstate moves, on the other hand, will be based on the amount of belongings you have - and more specifically the weight of those belongings. The heavier the boxes or items you're shipping across state or country lines, the more expensive your move will be.
Moving costs will vary greatly, depending on where you are. Local moves in a small town in the Midwest will be much less expensive than comparable moves in New York City. For that reason, it's best to do some research about the going rates in your area.
No matter what type of move you're making, you can reach out to prospective moving companies for estimates - this is the best way to determine how expensive your move will be based on where you live and what services you're looking for. Typically, the moving company will send someone to your home who will do a walk through of each room, making note of the furniture, valuables and other belongings in each one. Then, he or she will provide an estimate. The exact amount you pay may, however, be different from the amount declared in the estimate. That's where the type of contract comes in.
Nonbinding vs. Binding Contracts
For any move, a company will ask you to sign a contract. It's crucial to know exactly what type of contract you're signing, though, to understand how much you can expect to pay. In basic terms, there are two types of moving contracts: binding and nonbinding. Binding, as well as binding not-to-exceed, contracts are the most preferable for people hiring movers. These list an estimated price the moving company cannot charge more than. So, even if your local move takes an hour longer or your belongings are heavier than expected for an interstate move, you're still only responsible for paying a fixed amount.
Nonbinding contracts, on the other hand, have no fixed final number. Instead, they list a rate - by the hour or by the pound/kilo - and you're responsible for paying exactly how much your move costs in those terms.
Keep in mind that movers provide a variety of services, many of which you may not require. These can affect how expensive your move will be. For example, a full-service move that includes packing and unpacking will be pricier than a local move that only includes loading the truck, driving it to the new home and unloading it.
For any move, there may be extra costs beyond the typical services offered. If you're asking your movers to transport large, hard-to-move items, like pianos, for instance, you'll likely pay an extra fee. Likewise, if your apartment building doesn't have an elevator or the truck has to be parked far from your home, you may be charged extra. Ask about these potential expenses when signing your contract.
Don't rush through the process of hiring a moving company. Make sure the movers you hire are dependable, reputable and the right fit for your needs.
Look for Reviews and Recommendations
When hiring movers, it's a good idea to both look at reviews online and ask your friends and family members for recommendations. Personal endorsements will go a long way toward helping you determine whether you can expect the company to do a quick and professional job.
Choose Top Candidates
As you're vetting candidates through reviews and recommendations, narrow your selection to three or four top options. Make sure the companies offer the type of move you're looking for, whether it's interstate or local. These three or four companies are who you'll contact for estimates.
Don't Be Afraid to Ask Questions
After receiving estimates, you'll have a better idea which companies are within your budget. However, this isn't the only factor you should use when choosing movers, especially for more complicated jobs. In fact, you may be willing to pay a little more to hire quality movers who can ensure the safety of your belongings. Don't be afraid to call these companies and ask questions.
During the hiring process, you want to make sure of three things: First, that the moving company is reputable and has the proper licensing and insurance. Second, that the movers are dependable, professional and committed to doing the job correctly. Finally, that the estimate provided is binding and that you're aware of any potential excess costs. With these factors in mind, here are some of the most important questions to ask a moving company:
As with any service profession, there are certain moving companies - though they are few and far between - that aren't reputable or that will try to take advantage of you. It's important to be able to recognize a scam if you come across one.
Call the FMCSA
For long-distance or interstate moves, you can easily check that companies have the proper licensing and insurance, which is a clear indication that they're legitimate. All interstate moving companies must be registered with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, so call 888-368-7238 to confirm the licenses, insurance and credentials of the movers you're considering. The FMCSA can also tell you if any complaints have been filed against a particular moving company.
Check with the American Moving and Storage Association
For both local and long-distance moving companies, AMSA is another good place to check out a company's legitimacy. Moving companies aren't required to be an AMSA member, but the ones that are have committed to the association's rules and regulations, which protect both the companies and the consumers hiring them. If a company isn't an AMSA member, that doesn't mean it isn't reputable, but an AMSA membership is a clear indication of legitimacy.
One of the most common fears people face when moving to a new home is that something they own will be lost or damaged in the process. While no company will be able to guarantee everything arrives safely, there are steps you can take to make damage less likely.
Pack and Transport Your Valuables
If you have items that are emotionally or financially valuable to you, do your best to pack and move them yourself. Keep jewelry, expensive artwork, inherited valuables and even costly electronics in your own car - that way you'll have complete control over their safety at all times.
Choose a Moving Company That Plans Ahead
Moving companies can better keep your belongings safe when the movers plan ahead. What does this mean? Many companies take extra time to measure doorways, halls and stairways to find the safest route in and out of your home. They should also provide furniture blankets, covers and moving pads to keep both your home and your belongings free of scratches or other damage.
Keep the Moving Area Safe
There are some things you can control on moving day and some things you simply can't, such as the weather. If you're moving on a snowy, icy or rainy day, keeping all of your paths, stairways and walkways clear and dry is crucial. This can help protect both the movers and the large items they're carrying to and from the truck.
The subject of tipping is relatively unclear when it comes to movers. However, there is a general rule of thumb that most people in the industry agree on: Tip your movers if they've done a good job and you think a tip is warranted.
Generally, a 5 percent tip is considered appropriate, though some people recommend paying $20 per day, per mover for basic, local moves. However, almost everyone agrees you should first do a quick walk-through of your home to check for any damage to your furniture or belongings and to make sure everything is where you'd like it to be.
If you do decide to give a tip, divide it evenly and give money to each individual, rather than giving the entire sum to the head mover and expecting it to be doled out equally. One type of tip to avoid: alcohol. It's usually illegal for movers to have bottles of alcohol in the truck or van, so tipping a bottle of wine or liquor could get them into trouble.