"I needed help with a move - Morgan had the best price, showed up on
time, worked hard and did a great job packing two PODS. I will most
certainly call him when the time comes to unload."
Jeanne K. (February 2014)
Below are advice to assist you in preparing your move. To avoid an increase to your project estimate on the date of service, please let me know in advance if you anticipate significant difficulty in observing these instructions. You will receive this information again via e-mail after submitting the moving quote form. (If you already completed the form, thank you. I will call you soon with an estimate for your project.)
1). Please ensure that your belongings are ‘ready to move’ on the date of
service – boxes packed and sealed, furniture & appliances emptied of
contents, etc. (Movers can assist with disassembly of beds and furniture, etc.)
2). Most compact belongings and small containers (shoe boxes, grocery bags,
etc.), are most efficiently packed and transported in larger, enclosed
containers at least one cubic foot in volume (1'x1'x1'), i.e. cardboard box with
flaps, plastic tote with lid, garbage bag with draw string or tie flaps, suitcases,
If it can go in a container, it should go in a container.
3). Seal bottom box flaps with tape before filling.
4). The use of open containers such as laundry baskets or milk crates is
acceptable, but discouraged. Open containers increase the risk of damage to
property, and can not be stacked, creating an inefficient use of space in trailers
and moving vans. If you choose to use these types of containers, they should
only contain non-breakable items, such as books, clothes, canned food, etc..
5). Heavy or valuable items are most safely secured (and more easily carried) in smaller containers.
6). Light or non-breakable items (pillows, clothes, linen, stuffed toys, Tupperware, etc.) are most efficiently packed and transported in garbage bags or other large containers.
7). Dresser, hutch, cabinet and desk drawers and shelves and/or their contents should be removed or repacked in separate containers. However, most dressers, etc., up to 12 cubic feet can be moved intact, but only with an appliance dolly.
8). Mark containers to identify their destination, i.e. basement, attic, master bedroom, kitchen, garage, etc.
9). If your destination is a rental property or storage unit, all paperwork, payments and key transfers with the owner or manager of that residence or facility must be completed prior to the movers' arrival. You are also responsible for ensuring that the storage unit's dimensions will safely accommodate your belongings.
10). An abundant supply of free cardboard boxes is available at most liquor stores.
11). If you are inexperienced - or just nervous - about how to select or drive your rented moving van, The Get-It-Done Guy can provide great advice on this topic (TIP: get a truck with a loading ramp, appliance dolly and full set of blankets.) Upon request, I can assist with driving and parking your rented moving van. (NOTE: The use of a moving van with a 12-foot box or longer, and not equipped with a loading ramp, will extend the duration of your move and increase your final project cost by 25%.)