Agape Movers  


LOCAL
281-565-5897

 

"TIME IS MONEY"

The secret to a successful move, with minimum stress, requires organization and taking things one step at a time. The less the mover has to handle, the better packed and prepared you are, the less expensive moving will be.

Some easy shortcuts:

  • Wrap sofa and chair cushions in sheets or plastic bags to use as extra padding for other large items you transport.
  • If you are moving a short distance, leave clothes on hangers.
  • Move dresser drawers without removing their contents to avoid repacking.
  • Don't mix items from different rooms in one packing box.
  • Clearly label boxes with the rooms where they should be taken when unloaded.

Packing:

Packing is usually charged per box for material and labor. You can save a great deal of money by packing yourself. It can be quite an undertaking so we recommend allowing plenty of time (months) to accomplish it. Ask your moving company for "packing tips" (many movers have brochures available). If you are unsure of your packing ability it's best to let the mover pack, at least the breakables if not all. Never pack jewelry, cash, high value items, flammables or combustibles.


Appliance service:

You can eliminate the appliance service charge by disconnecting the washer, dryer and icemaker before the mover arrives. All the hoses should be removed from the back of the washer and the tub secured with Styrofoam blocks to prevent it from moving during transit. The dryer hose should be completely removed. Important: Do not "drag" appliances away from the wall as the feet of the appliance may tear or gouge the floor.

Stairs, Long Carries and Elevators:

You will be charge for a stair carry (a per pound price) if you have more than 8 outside steps. Stair carries do not apply inside a single family home. A long carry charge (a per pound price) will apple for every 50 feet from your door to the truck, the first 75 feet are free. You will be charged additionally if an elevator is used.


Payment:

In order to secure your moving date and time, we require a deposit of 20% from the total estimate which may be paid by a personal check.

On your move date the driver will require a partial payment after he has loaded, and the full balance must be paid upon delivery. Payment must be made in certified funds. (In Some cases an exception may be made) Please consult your relocation specialist.

If however your employer is paying for your move please advise our company in advance so we may make the proper arrangements.

Moving electronic equipment

Audio and video equipment and personal computers require special attention for safe moving. Always consult your owner's manuals for specific instructions and consider these basic tips.

Whenever possible, use the equipment's original boxes for packing. if not, pad and pack each piece separately.
Use tape to code wiring for easier reinstallation.
In hot or cold weather, allow equipment to return to room temperature before turning it on.
When moving a personal computer - "park" the hard disk using the program often included on the diagnostics diskette. To protect a floppy disk drive, put in an old or blank disk and close the drive. Back-up important diskettes.

When moving a stereo or compact disc player - fasten down your stereo's tone arm, tighten turntable screws, and secure the dust cover. For a CD player, check instructions to secure the laser. Heat can warp compact discs, so don't move them in a vehicle which may get too hot.

For your TV or VCR - take normal precautions for fragile items. Clean VCR heads before use in your new home. If you have cable TV service, ask if the installer will connect your TV and VCR at your destination.