The Local Move Process
Our company believes that when someone pays a professional they expect a professional experience. Secure Moving, Inc. has several standards and practices that other movers in the area cannot match. Once your uniformed crew arrives and before any item is removed from your home, Secure Moving, Inc. will use our custom “Home Protection Kit”. This kit provides the best protection of your residence during the moving process. This kit incorporates neoprene floor runners that are applied over hardwood, vinyl, tile, and stone flooring to prevent damage from dollies and traffic. Entryway doors are padded with our custom made door covers, doorjambs are padded in tight situations, and stair railings and banisters are padded for extra protection. It takes your crew less than 10 minutes to set-up the kit and it is always provided at no charge. Before anything is moved, we make sure you are protected.
We will also shrink-wrap your upholstered furniture such as sofas and chairs and will blanket wrap each furniture item in your home before it is taken out of your home. Mattress sets are protected in heavy-duty plastic bags or mattress cartons. These preventative measures provide the best possible protection from the time your treasured furnishings leave your home until they are safely in place at your new home. Other items of concern on your move will be protected when needed with a combination of furniture pads, cardboard, and shrink-wrap This is the case with grandfather clocks, dining tables, and many antiques. These practices may take a little longer, but our shippers enjoy much better move results with far fewer damage claims as a result. Any necessary breakdown and disassembly will also be performed and we will make sure that each item is in its proper spot at your new home.
You would think that all movers would take these protective steps. Many do not. So we ask this question often. “Would you prefer to sweat it when your mover carries your antique china cabinet to the truck unprotected and simply throws a blanket over it when it is loaded; or do you want to relax and see that each item is receiving the attention and care it deserves because it is professionally wrapped in your home before it is moved?” Most local movers do not use stretch wrap. Why? Because it takes an extra 5 minutes for a professional mover to stretch wrap a sofa and cost the mover about 50 cents. Is an extra 5 minutes worth it? We believe so. We do not advertise to be the fastest local movers in town. It takes a little more time to perform the necessary prep work that insures a good move. Once you see our crews work, you will relax and see you made the right choice.
Packing For Your Local Move
One of the most tedious and time consuming tasks during the local move process is packing all of the necessary items in your home for safe transportation. Kitchen cabinets, closets, electronics, breakables, pictures, glass, clothing, china, etc, etc. It is a bigger job than most people think. Packing your own belongings is certainly a good way to save money on your next move.
Professional packing materials are available from Secure Moving, Inc. at competitive prices with delivery available to many areas. If you plan on packing yourself, be sure to visit the section of this site entitled Pack Like A Pro. You will find valuable information that will make the job easier.
Secure Moving, Inc. can perform any or all of your packing. From handling every carton to just packing the fragile and beloved items, we can help.
Cost For Your Local Move
A Certified Moving Consultant from Secure Moving, Inc. will estimate the charges for your local move. Depending on the size and nature of your move, an on-site survey may be necessary. These estimates are performed at no charge and without obligation to the shipper. A computerized inventory of the scheduled items to move as well as an easy to read estimate will be included. The method in which move charges are calculated can be based on shipment weight and other services requested or by hourly based charges. This again depends on what type of estimate best fits the need of that specific shipper and the origin and destination of your move. Our goal is to meet the needs of our shippers while exceeding their expectations on their move. By giving every shipper this flexibility based on individual needs, we are able to customize each moving experience and remove the stress that is often involved.