When is the best time to move?
Take all factors into consideration when deciding on the best time for you to move. Keep in mind, however, that the summer months (mid-May to mid-September) and the beginning and end of each month (regardless of the season) are particularly busy for moving companies and may require more flexibility and advanced scheduling.
How do I determine which moving companies to contact?
Ask your neighbors, friends, coworkers and family members if they can make recommendations. Investigate each of the movers you select with the Better Business Bureau. Good service is the best measure of a good mover.
When should I contact moving companies for estimates?
Try to provide moving companies with as much notice as possible, especially if you are moving during the summer months. We recommend at least four to six weeks before your desired moving date. This will increase your likelihood of securing the pickup and delivery dates you desire.
What happens when a relocation consultant comes to my home?
What happens when a relocation consultant comes to my home? The relocation consultant will arrive at your home to perform a visual survey of your items. The consultant must be able to clearly see what is being moved in order to provide you with an accurate estimate. If you know of items that are out of view or will be eliminated, be certain to point them out to the consultant. Once the visual survey is completed, the consultant will calculate the weight, packing cost and any other charges related to your move.
Household Moving Tips
Preparing For The Move
- Have a garage sale. Get rid of everything you don't need before you move.
- Get organized now. Don't wait until the last minute. Make list of things you need to do and when.
- Make sure you are ready for the packers and movers. Don't forget to do the laundry, wash the dishes, pack your suitcases, disconnect computers, stereos, and VCRs.
- Set aside those items that you will be taking with you and clearly mark them as Do Not Pack.
- Arrange to close your accounts at your local bank and opens accounts in your new hometown.
- Obtain a change-of-address kit from your post office or go to moversguide.usps.com
- Drain the gas and oil from all your power equipment (lawnmower, edger, etc.)
- Schedule house cleaning and other home services for the day after loading.
- Have your utilities shut off the day after loading (gas, electric, telephone, etc)
- Make your travel arrangements for the day after loading. In case of weather delays or other unforeseen problems, you wouldn't want to miss a flight or other travel related appointment.
- Before the moving truck leaves for your destination, give the driver your phone numbers where you can be reached. It is also a good idea to get the driver's cell phone number.
Be aware of items that can't be moved with the mover. These items include:
- Flammable Items
- Combustible Items
- Aerosol cans
- Hazardous Materials
- Ammunition and Explosives
- Legal Documents (wills, financial papers, insurance documents, etc.)
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WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS SAY
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“DeVries was very efficient, courteous, kind, considerate to us. Their helper/workers handled our furniture with the utmost care. They were very knowledgeable and skillful in dismounting and mounting the essential furniture. They were very cooperative following our instructions where to place the different items. We were very satisfied with their work. Thank you!
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“My wife and I experienced a very stress free, timely, and safe transport of our possessions from WPB to Atlanta by Devries Moving and Storage. The packing and loading of these goods was done in a very professional organised manner to insure damage free delivery and they arrived at their destination in excellent condition. Keith, the lead foreman ran a very disciplined ship with his crew from packing, loading and unloading, which did not go unnoticed by one of our new neighbors who remarked on Keith"s professionalism relative to the poor experience he had with his moving company . My wife and I would not hesitate recommending Devries Moving and Storage to anyone in need of those services
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“They were professional from start to finish. Ron himself came and quoted me a fair price. They sent 2 guys and a truck who were both sweet and polite. They packed me up and off we went. They arrived the next morning and were great about setting everything back up. They were hard working and polite. The price was very fair. I would call them first if I have to move again.
Will use again
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“These folks moved my elderly mom out of Assisted Living, moved things into one storage unit, then between two units all in a few hours. Professional, respectful, efficient and personable. Would definitely move again.
The best I've had
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“DeVries is the best moving company I've ever worked with! Very professional, polite, hard working, and trustworthy!!! I can't say enough good things about this company! On time, treated not only my furniture great but me as well, being the client. They moved my 5 bedroom home into their storage facility, where my furniture was stored for 3 months. They just moved me into my new home and I couldn't be happier with the team of 4 guys that I had! Exceptional work! Good moving companies are really hard to find so please take my recommendation on this company... you WON'T be disappointed!!! They are the BEST!
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