Q: Do I need an estimate?
A: Usually, a sales representative will be able to give you a good idea of a price range over the phone after getting some information about the items being moved, the size of the current location, etc. However, a Metairie Movers INFO professional can come out to your current location to give you an in-house quote, free of charge.
Q: How long does it take to move?
A: There is a multitude of factors that can affect the length of your move. Some examples are the distance between your two locations, how close the truck can be parked at each location, number of stairs, etc. There are also a number of customer related factors to consider. You can help shorten your move time and lower your cost by disassembling furniture prior to the movers arriving, clearly labeling boxes with their contents and location within your new home, and having a map of where you want furniture in your new location. Check out our Moving Tips for more helpful information.
Q: How can I keep costs down during my move?
A: Keep in mind that moving is not an exact science and that each move is different. But, a good way to keep costs down is to be as prepared as possible for when the movers arrive to cut down on using any unnecessary time. Moving boxes is one of the most time consuming areas of a move, yet are some of the lightest things to move. So, try to use the same size boxes and be sure they are taped up and labeled correctly for the movers. Stack them up, so the movers can just place them on the dolly and go. Also, while the movers will be happy to do so, disassembly of furniture takes up time as well. You can try to disassemble any beds, desks, etc to cut down on time. In short anything that you can do yourself or anything that can help the movers move faster will cut down on your cost.
Q: Can my refrigerator and freezer be moved with the food in them?
A: Arrange for a cooler to transport any food. The refrigerator and freezer cannot be moved with food in them.
Q: Will my furniture remain clean?
A: The movers will come equipped with all the necessary supplies such as moving blankets, tools, dollies, etc. The moving blankets will be wrapped around all of the furniture to ensure their safety, however, we recommend purchasing mattress covers should you desire to have them protected during the move.
Q: Can the moving company dispose of any trash or unwanted items?
A: Yes, for a charge, Metairie Movers INFO can take any items you don’t want to the dump. This covers the labor as well as the disposal fee charged by the management of the waste disposal location.
Q: Can I still move if it is raining or snowing?
A: Metairie Movers INFO will move in rain, sleet, or snow. We have done it all!
Q: Do the movers take time off for lunch? Do I need to provide lunch for them?
A: Depending on how long the move is, the movers might take a 30 minute break for lunch in which you will not be charged. Although it is certainly not required, providing lunch for the crew is very much appreciated and might make for a shorter day since time would be eliminated in getting to and from a restaurant.