Local Movers In DFW You Can Count On
Finally, local movers you can trust! At Reliant Moving Services, we are specialists at navigating tight spaces and will quickly and efficiently take care of any size apartment move. We are committed to providing personalized service at the right price and our crew members are always professional, courteous, and respectful.
Local Moving Services For All Your Needs
Are you researching local moving companies? Take a look at Reliant Moving Services. We are the Dallas Fort Worth movers of choice and we pledge to make your next move a breeze. We offer all levels of local moving services, including:
- Specialty items
- Boxes, supplies
- Secure storage
- Full service
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Local Movers that Give Your Move the Professional Treatment
We never take a cookie-cutter approach and treat every move professionally and with the highest respect. Everything is based on your particular situation.
Shop around, we guarantee you won’t find better rates for the same service!
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Flat Rates Options
Flat-rate pricing for moves within Texas.
Our full and partial packing services take the hassle out of moving.
Secure storage solutions
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Our drivers are professionally trained to ensure safety, reliability, and efficiency.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Licensed and professional movers should be equipped with both furniture pads and plastic wrap in order to better protect your furniture items. These supplies may come at an extra charge, make sure to consult with your moving company beforehand so there are no surprise charges on your bill at the end of your move.
There are a few things you can do to ensure you are hiring a licensed and reputable moving company. Getting referrals from friends and family, reading reviews, making sure your movers are licensed and insured through the U.S. department of transportation, and having a phone interview with your potential movers are all things you can do to find the right movers for you.
Usually the cheapest day to move will be a weekday, as these days are less busy than weekends. Most moving companies will be able to offer better rates on weekdays as the competition for these dates among clients is less high among clients. Moving on a weekday could help you save money during your upcoming move. Check out our blog for more ways to save money on your upcoming move at https://www.apartmentmovingservices.com/saving-money-during-your-move/
Having your moving company pack your items will potentially incur a higher hourly rate, ranging from $20 to $40 per hour. There will also be additional charges for materials and supplies used when packing your items, such as boxes, tape, furniture wrap, etc. On average, it costs between $600-$1000 for a complete pack and move of a one bedroom apartment.
On average, two licensed and professional movers equipped with hand dollies and other necessary tools can load a 10ft truck in 1-1.5 hours, a 16 ft truck in 2-2.5 hours, a 24ft truck in 4-4.5 hours and a full 26ft box truck in 5-5.5 hours. Please keep in mind these numbers are a rough approximation and can change based on variable such as stairs, access points, weight of items, etc. Visit our blog to see what moving truck size is right for your move at https://www.apartmentmovingservices.com/what-size-truck-or-trailer-do-you-need-for-your-move/
As long as all alcohol, whether open or not, is properly packed in compartmentalized and padded cardboard your moving company should have no problem transporting it for you. Your movers should be able to offer special packing material for bottles containing alcohol and other liquids.
Plastic totes can be useful for moving as they are usually more stable and easily stack-able when compared to traditional cardboard boxes. Be careful when packing plastic totes as too much weight can make these totes hard to move and susceptible to damage.
Between 2-2.5 months in advance. The longer you wait to book a professional moving company the harder time you will have finding licensed and well reviewed movers. Most reputable moving companies, especially in the summer months, are fully booked for between 2 to 3 months out.
Any self-assembly dressers, nightstands, and other other furniture items with drawers should be completely emptied and removed from the item prior to moving. These furniture items are usually made of particleboard and are rather easy to break. If your dresser appears more durable, all items except clothing should be removed. Excessive clothing should also be removed to ensure the integrity of the drawer.
Large furniture items, appliances, and other household goods that cannot fit in a box should be padded and wrapped by your moving company for transport. As a rule of thumb, anything that can fit in a box should be packed in one to ensure proper protection and loading. However, there are items that may be difficult or tricky to pack. Consult with your moving team beforehand to make sure they have the proper supplies in order to transport any tricky items.
Some items your movers may not take include any hazardous material or waste. Examples include gasoline, propane, fertilizer, oils, pool cleaners, and other chemicals. Your movers may also not be able to take anything liquid or that contains dirt, such as water dispensers or live plants, as they pose an extra liability for other materials in the trailer during transport if they were to spill.
Yes, your moving company should have all tools necessary for disassembly of beds and other furniture items. Items such as your bed frame, tables, mirrors, doors, or couch legs may need to be removed or disassembled in order to move safely. Washer, dryers, and refrigerators may also require basic tools to disconnect and reconnect. Your moving team should have all of these tools on their truck on the day of your move.
A full service move is a move in which your moving company will pack, label, load, unload, and unpack all of your belongings while also transporting them between locations. In a normal move you will be responsible for the packing and unpacking while your movers will only handle the loading, transport, and unloading of your items.
When beginning the process of packing your home it is critical you start by packing non-essential items first. These are items you will not need again until you are moved into your new home. Slowly begin packing more essential items as your move date becomes closer, this will include kitchen items, toiletries, and your day-to-day clothing. Labeling each box with the room the contents came from will make unloading much faster. You will also need to ensure during the moving process that your work, daycare, schools, and other agencies are aware of your upcoming address change. View our Complete Moving Checklist for a more detailed and complete checklist. https://www.apartmentmovingservices.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Moving-Checklist-Jan-2021.pdf?vgo_ee=fKgfO83ZdadaTpFdJ4mSgQ%3D%3D
You should begin packing non-essential items 3-4 weeks before your planned move date. Slowly start packing more essential items as you move forward in the packing process and your move date becomes closer. You should aim to have all items packed 1-2 days before your move date.
If you are worried about time, how labor intensive moving can be, damage to your furniture items, and the stress that can come along with moving, it may be in your best interest to hire a professional moving company. Professional movers can make the moving process safer, quicker, and much more streamlined.
The cheapest, and most labor intensive, way to move would be to rent your own moving truck from vendors such as Uhaul, Penske, or Budget and move all of your items to your new residence without the help of professionals. This will certainly be cheaper than hiring a professional moving company, usually by about 250%.
There are many variables that will decide how long your total move time takes. Some of these include the presence and amount of stairs, how furnished your apartment is, access points to your apartment, etc. For 2 bedroom apartments with no stairs, lightly furnished, and a close access point we find the average time to be between 2-4 hours. For 2 bedroom apartments with excessive stairs, heavily furnished, and a far access point we find the average total move time to be between 4-6 hours.
Moving all your items upstairs can be a tricky process that if done incorrectly could risk injury. We highly recommend hiring professionals if moving heavy items upstairs. You will want to make sure you have taken proper precautions by wrapping furniture in both pads and wrap. Bend at your knees, while keeping a straight back throughout. Make sure you team lift all heavy items with matching grips. Keep the weight of the item forward and slowly go up one step at a time. An appliance dolly may be useful if moving extremely heavy items or appliances upstairs.
When beginning the process of packing you will want to make sure you pack your non-essential items first. Items such as books, art, knick-knacks, etc. You would hate to pack something away that you may need before you unpack. Slowly start packing your essential items, such as clothes, toiletries, work items, etc, in labelled boxes so that these items may be easily found if needed and unpacked in their new respective locations at your new home.
Small moves range from moving just a couple of items to a one bedroom apartment or studio, between 500-850 square feet. Small moves will usually only consists of of one bed, limited apartment furniture, and between 10-20 boxes that can all fit comfortably within a small moving truck.
When moving items from one apartment to another first you should inspect your old apartment for damages to repair and read the lease for your new apartment. Begin looking for a reputable and licensed moving company in your area while disposing of or donating unwanted items. Start buying packing supplies and begin the process of packing non-essential items first. Make sure to clean your old apartment and coordinate with your movers on where to park and what time to show up. Visit our blog for a more detailed look at how to move your apartment at https://www.apartmentmovingservices.com/apartment-moving-guide/
Personalized Local Movers Who Care
At Reliant Movers, we are proud of being among the most highly-rated moving companies in the industry and we continually strive to exceed customers’ expectations. Our upfront and fully transparent pricing means that you never have to worry about hidden fees. Our easy process results in a hassle-free experience from quote to final sign off.
If you take the time to read our reviews you’ll be convinced that we don’t just pay lip service to the extra care we give in moving your cherished belongings. Our Happy customers confirm that what we promise is what we deliver!
Contact Reliant Moving Services today and “Make your next move your best move”!
We Are Specialists In Local Moving Services
We are proud of our local roots in the DFW area and as a homegrown moving company, we take our work — and our reputation — quite seriously. If you have any issues at all, you will always be able to reach top management for fast resolution and complete satisfaction.