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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.
4810 Eisenhauer RdSan Antonio, TX 78218
We had our office relocated really fast. They inventoried our items, put labels on them and even drew out a floor plan to avoid any confusion. The extra mile they went to make our move easier was so appreciated.
7801 N Interstate 35San Antonio, TX 78218
From Business: All of the men and women working with the customers of Lone Star Relocation Services are employees of either Lone Star Relocation Service or Atlas Van Lines. Our company utilizes full time personnel to perform our services. This experience benefits all involved by reducing claims, while providing maximum efficiency. We hav…
5411 Interstate 10 ESan Antonio, TX 78219
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1113 E Houston StSan Antonio, TX 78205
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2539 Goliad RdSan Antonio, TX 78223
From Business: We are a locally family owned and operated company in San Antonio,TX. Since 1969 Frank and Dolores along with their family and employees have taken pride in what they do and continue to do day to day , the best that they can to "get the job done", how ever and when ever we need to. - specialize in moving Pianos & Antiques …
15279 Bulverde RdSan Antonio, TX 78247
This is our second move with Budget Movers out of San Antonio. Initially we moved to a larger house by UTSA for work reasons but turns out we liked our old place by Trinity more so we moved back last month. Both times we used Budget movers and each time they surpassed our expectations. I am no…
10725 N Interstate 35San Antonio, TX 78233
From Business: Your Premier San Antonio Movers. Top-Notch Moving in San Antonio with All My Sons San Antonio Moving Company. All My Sons Moving & Storage, San Antonio is the source for all of your moving and storage needs. Our family-owned San Antonio moving company has been managing moves like yours for over four generations, and we are…
San Antonio, TX 78224
We just moved to our new place with the Almighty Movers. I found out about them on Yellow Pages, and I thought someone else can do the same. They are professionals, their prices are reasonable, they can give you a flat rate (this is what I did), and they are very careful. They loaded the truck, …
Serving the San Antonio Area.
This is our second time using Supreme moving and storage and while I hope never to move again, if we have to, we'll use them yet again. Jerome and R…
504 E Crestwood DrVictoria, TX 77901
From Business: Owned and Operated by Women” has become our trademark and makes us want to succeed all the more. As women in business, times have been harder in some areas and easier in others. Most women plan and oversee their moves, so we are able to relate to their needs. Our employees are well-trained and very courteous. Most of the e…
1510 Cornerway Blvd Ste 113San Antonio, TX 78219
From Business: As movers since 1914, Coleman Allied has an expertise in transportation and storage services that is unequaled by other moving companies. At Coleman Allied we coordinate local, long distance and international moves that incorporate all the necessary moving services to best serve your individual move. In addition, we offer …
24110 Range WaterSan Antonio, TX 78261
When my father passed away i had to look for a company to help move my mother and all of their belongings. I spent several days searching company after company and got all of the run around things that come with it. NexMove just felt right. They were caring, professional and looked out for what…
4500 NE Loop 410 Ste 180San Antonio, TX 78218
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…
1007 N Federal HwyFort Lauderdale, FL 33304
I love Interstate Relocation Systems for all the good work they did for my sister and now for me. They cleared all the doubts I had about them. They…
7450 Fm 1346San Antonio, TX 78220
From Business: Permian Machinery Movers, Inc. is Texas' first choice for forklift, pallet jack, and lift sales, parts, repair, rental, and service! With three convenient locations (San Antonio, Odessa, and El Paso), we've got you covered with our extensive selection of models and parts. We also offer Saturday hours for your convenience. …
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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Awesome is what I have to say about them. Okay, I never write a review but felt I had to here. I am really hard to impress overall, I was leery about just opening yellowpages.com and picking a random mover, especially with all that could go wrong. When my scheduled mover blew me off yesterday, Saturday, I called Almighty Movers to see if they could help me out today, Sunday. They quoted me over the phone and scheduled me. The next morning they were clear in their communication with me as to when they would be arriving and when they were stuck in traffic, called to let me know. Two great guys showed up and introduced themselves. Very polite, very professional. Then they got to work. After about 20 minutes of watching I knew I didn't need to follow them around all day, they knew what they were doing and they did it. I just tried to stay out of their way. There was no goofing off or milking the clock or horsing around. They worked hard, they were careful and detailed about moving the larger items of furniture as well as the boxes of dishes and breakables. Wow, I am beyond impressed!My apartment was on the second floor, so stairs were the nemesis and I had a TON of boxes. I never heard complaining, I never heard a gripe, I never saw them bump walls or doors, they just did it. This started out to be the move from hell, but Almighty Movers came through in a huge way with NO drama. Thank you SO much, I will refer you to anyone I know AND I will call you the first time when I need you again. You have my loyalty.
As a woman, having trustworthy movers is even more important because I don’t want to feel uneasy with strange men in my home. All of the 4 movers, that were on our moving crew, were the most amazing guys. Lone Star Movers were all extremely friendly, trustworthy and spoke perfect English. Even though my husband was with me during the move, I would have felt 100% okay if I were alone with any of the guys on the moving crew. This was important to me since I have had dodgy movers in the past and I was so happy with the professionalism, trustworthiness and friendliness of all of the guys at Lone Star Movers. Also, when we were done unpacking, the manager of the company came back out to our new home and collected all of the packing supplies that we had used. This was excellent because this way we did not have to find a way to dispose of them. The move itself was perfect: The moving crew showed up right on time and got straight to work. They were extremely speedy and this move was very quick which made us happy since we paid by the hour. We have had bad experiences in the past when paying by the hour that the guys would take a lot of breaks to draw out the move in order to make us pay more but there was none of that with Lone Star Movers Moving Company! They were very quick and drove straight to our new address and unloaded even quicker than they had packed everything up! The driver of the van knew San Antonio very well and he found our new home perfectly!
As someone who has moved their home and their business a multitude of times, I want to share my gratitude and appreciation by recommending a dependable moving service called Reliable Delivery & Moving. Over the years I decided that using a professional company is the best, most efficient method. To my knowledge I have used Reliable Delivery & Moivng on at least seven to ten occasions, for two homes, three businesses, and five other miscellaneous moves. The moves have included personal belongs such as big screes TV's, new furniture, fountains which were never damaged. Their name explains exactly who they are, no delays, damage, or problems of any kind. For every move they have notified and followed up on the time and day of the move. The delivery men called when they were on their way to let me know their ETA. The men were always pleasant and curteous. In fact they go over and above what is expected. In short I would recommend Reliable Delivery & Moving to anyone interested in their services. Their prices are reasonable and the few times that I needed something on short notice, they were easy to work with and tried to accommodate my needs without hesitation. They were able to handle large or small jobs in a timely manner. I highly recommend them.
Horrible experience! Everything was going so smoothly up until it was time for them to come move my things. I called them a week in advance and I was told one set price to move my things to storage and also to move my things two weeks later to a different apartment in the same vicinity. They gave me a time window from 4-6pm they would show up. I received the run around for 4 hours about being on their way. Then after I waited three hours they asked to reschedule but I couldn't because I had to be out that exact day. I don't know if they double book or are just plain unorganized, but they showed up at 10:30pm! Then had the nerve to let me know they work on tips!!! I called back later for them to mover things to my apartment since I already paid for it, or so I thought. They were trying to charge me more money to move out of storage! I could've went with a different moving company that charged less if that were the case! So do yourselves a favor and stay away!!! Only good thing I could say was the guys that came and moved my things did it quickly and without any damages to my things. They were also really nice their names were mike and Ben. But I can guarantee you can find movers that charge less and get the same job done
I used Reliable Moving to move me from a 2000 sq ft house and I was extremly pleased with the entire process. First when I called to get a quote they were friendly and explained to me how they charge. I went by the hour on my move instead of a flat rate. I was a little leary going by the hour because I was afraid the movers would go at a snail's pace. I was impressed at how the men were so efficient and worked at a good steady pace the entire time. I even asked them to take a break and drink some water. Second I was impressed by how carefull they were with my furniture and my walls in the houses. The men allways communicated with each other when they were carrying something heavy or bulky. Third, I watched them load the truck and they covered everything with pads and stacked everything nice and neat so nothing would fall over. Fourth, when I went to pay for the move they charged me exactly like they said they would and the cost was actually less than what I was expecting to pay especially for how hard the men worked and how carefull they were. I would have no problem with recommending Reliable Moving to other people, they did an excellent job.
We received a call 3 days prior to their moving date, we informed them of our hourly rates for 2 or 3 guys. We did recommend 3 guys to make the job go by faster. Customer wanted to receive a flat rate so went out took an inventory of what would be moved and gave them a flat rate of $475.00 for a 3 bedroom house being moved from 1604 n Potranco to La vernia, which was over an hour drive each way.. We did not charge any other fees on top of what we agreed to, nor was a single item scratched or damaged. I was the packer on the job and the customer was looking at me pack the whole time. i used about 6 dozens of pads on his furniture. I do not feel this is a valid review at all, We ensured everything was where he wanted it when we were done. He asked if we could help him put the legs on a piece of furniture he had previously taken off, in which we did. As for us leaving items out in the rain, it was drizzling lighty in the beginning, but items were carried out of the house and straight into the truck... Well, we understand we are not going to satisfy every customer 100%, but we deifinately strive too.
I used All Aboard Movers last February. We went from a 1st floor to a 2nd floor apartment. I initially called and worked with a Justin. He honored all he promised and the guys he sent were very nice, proficient and fast. They seemed to understand that they were on the clock with me and moved very quickly to ensure a quick and least expensive move possible. I forgot to write a review last year about them online. My friend who is moving next week asked me if I knew of anyone who could help her move and whom she could trust. I immediately jumped online and got the phone number and passed it on. If you are looking for movers who are fast, professional and quick, these are your guys. I have used 3 other moving companies in town who scratched my furniture, arrived late or goofed off when they showed up and then expected some big tip. Don't get scammed by a trailer and truck &amp;amp;amp;quot;moving&amp;amp;amp;quot; company, use All Aboard Movers. Thanks Justin again and I will be calling you when we buy a house next year!
My mother recently required assistance moving. Both my sister and I live out of town, we were looking for an efficient moving company, but one that would also take good care of our mom. All Aboard Movers did just that. Justin was very efficient scheduling and planning the move, he even rescheduled the day when weather threatened to be bad on the initial scheduled day. I was very appreciative of that, I did not need for my mom to get sick, moving is stressful enough. She told me the movers were very efficient, they took great care with all her belongings. She could see they were experienced professionals and felt she was in good hands. They even helped place her cat Blanca in the carrier; trust me, Blanca can be very ornery and not the friendliest of cats. They were extremely nice to do this. At the end of it all, my mom was so grateful, she gave both movers a big hug. Thank you All Aboard Movers for taking such good care of my Mom. I will refer you to everyone I know, Great Job!
First of all their crew arrived ahead of schedule which was a first for us, (due to a bad previous experience with another co. we were very nervous about the move.) We were assisting our disabled son with his relocation to his new home - GREAT EXPERIENCE. The movers were very curtious, helpful and fast. We stopped in several locations to p/u extra stuff out of storage and new items from a furniture store. The movers followed along p/u, delivered and set up everything just as we requested. They even picked up the packaging from new furniture and hauled it of to trash for us, without us asking. Also the cost was right on the money, no extra fees, etc. the horrors you read about. We picked them because co. had a insert in the name "Christian" and we were not disapointed, these men acted professionaly and used no foul language as matter of fact I found out that owner attends Cornerstone church, and it shows........ Would highly recommend this co. to anyone. Michelle
If you have anything of sentimental value to you call these guys. I have an heirloom piece - a double wide solid armoire over 100 yrs old - that has been in the family for years - I've had it moved before and went with another company for a cheaper price &amp;amp;amp;amp; it was damaged. It's true - you get what you pay for. After reading the reiews about these guys I called &amp;amp;amp;amp; spoke to Justin, I explained my situation to him &amp;amp;amp;amp; he was very helpful. He sent me two of the biggest guys I've ever seen who were well prepared and extremely curtious &amp;amp;amp;amp; professional. They didn't waste any time &amp;amp;amp;amp; took EXTREMELY good care of my armoire. I just can't say enought good things about these guys. I will definately recommend them to anybody who is moving or who wants their things to be handled with a little TLC. Thanks guys - I owe you BIG :)
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.