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How Much Does It Cost to Move?
There are two ways to calculate the cost of your move; weight and volume. In general we prefer to calculate the cost of your move based on Volume because we think it is the clearest way to provide you an accurate easy to understand move estimate. Simply put the cost of your move is based on the total volume your items take up in the truck and any packing or special services. Talk to one of our Professional Estimators today! They will explain in detail every pricing point you care to review.
What Forms of Payment Do You Accept?
The deposit can be paid with Credit/Debit/Amex Card, Personal Check or Zelle too. For Local Moves we love Cash on delivery but Postal Money Order, Zelle or Wire Transfer works as well. For Long Distance Moves the Deposit can be paid as above but for Delivery our preference is Cash or Zelle. Call one of our Professional Estimators today if your have specific requirements for payment of your move.
So When Should I Start Planning My Move?
As Early as Possible! Although we are happy to accommodate last minute moves, planning begins about 3 months prior to move day. Identify your target move date, make the tough choices about what goes and what doesn’t, start calculating the number of boxes you will need and plan the transition from one household to the other. Call our Professional Estimators to discuss delivery schedules for your move. 2 Months out begin packing the items you won’t need access to before your move. 6 Weeks before your Move it is time to start collecting Estimates, 3-4 Weeks before move date choose Family Van Lines to manage your move, place a deposit and finish up with packing your boxes!
Are You Insured?
Yes we are! $1,000,000 Liability – $2,000,000 Aggregate, $100,000 damage to residence & $100,000 Cargo. The insurance we carry is well above DOT requirements.
Do I Have To Be Present On Move Day?
No you do not! But you will need to identify a responsible party to be available on move day, we’ll put their name on the Estimate along with yours to verify your approval of the plan. If you want, open the doors and our Professional Movers will know what to do and get right to work. Or perhaps you would rather be on top of every detail and managing the Movers. That’s fine too!
Do You Offer Packing Services?
Yes, absolutely! Our Friendly and Professional Movers are highly trained and fully capable of handling whatever your packing needs may be! A cherished antique China Cabinet? No Problem! Boxing up all of your Household belongings? Some but not all of your Household? No Problem, just let your Professional Estimator what you are looking for and we will assign the Moving Team perfect for your needs!
What is the Payment Schedule?
When you are ready to reserve your move with Family Van Lines a deposit is required to secure your reservation. For Local Moves the balance after the deposit is generally collected at delivery (some exceptions apply) For Long Distance Moves Family Van Lines collects a deposit to secure your move and the remaining balance is typical split between pick up and delivery.
How Do You Calculate The Cost Of My Move?
We prefer to calculate your move by the space your items take up in the truck. To do this walk your Professional Estimator room by room through your property and describe in general terms what you are looking to transport. Using Industry standard Move Estimating Software, your Estimator will enter your items into the computer, and an absolutely accurate estimate of the space your items take up in the truck will be the result. Easy! Add packing and additional services and your move price is set!