Practical Movers Moving Services
Moving can be a stressful process, but it doesn't have to be. Let us take the stress out of your move! We provide only top quality moving services at affordable prices with exceptional customer service. We have a relocation service manager on staff that will help you plan your move. If you have any special needs or circumstances, just notify us, and our staff will work out specifications to satisfy the demands of your upcoming move.
- Local & Long Distance
- Flat Rate
- Packing Service
- Short notice
- Moving labor services
- Loading & Unloading
- In-House moves
- Assembly & Disassembly
In need of packing service? Our friendly packing staff keeps the latest removal and packing techniques up- to-date. Perhaps, you desire specific objects packed such as, glass or other fragile items. We'll arrive at the designated time, with the proper tools and material to complete the job in a quick, professional manner.
Local/ Intrastate/ Interstate Moves
Whether your move is across the street, or across the state, we will execute your move in a professional and courteous manner. Furniture Delivery Services local or long distance customers are welcome.
Loading/ Unloading Service
Already rented a truck? We can provide loaders and unloaders that will qualify for the job although, our quotes are usually included with our trucks and labor.
Assembly / Disassembly
If you need something assembled or disassembled, we can provide professional help to get the job done.
Moving Tips and Packing Guide
Careful packing is one of the most important aspects of your move. Well-packed household goods result in little to no chances of damage. Also, packing and labeling boxes room by room, can help make unpacking much less of a chore.
Drain fuel from mowers and other machinery, and discard partially used cans of oil, paint, thinner, or other substances that might leak.
Carefully tape and place in individual waterproof bags any jars of liquid you plan to take with you.
Refillable tanks must be purged and sealed by a local propane gas dealer. Discard non refillable tanks.
Obtain a written appraisal of antique items to verify the value
Avoid waxing or oiling wooden antiques and fine wood furniture prior to moving, because some products may soften the wood, making it vulnerable to imprinting from furniture pads.
Third-party servicing will likely be needed before moving such items as hot tubs, large-screen TVs, and satellite dishes.
Talk to us about pre- and post-moving services of washer, dryer, refrigerator, dishwasher, grandfather clock, satellite dish, etc.
Air Conditioners - Consult your authorized dealer or service technician on your particular model. Some sealed units should be bolted down.
Dryers - Check with your authorized dealer, some motors may need to be checked and secured
Freezers - These appliances must be completely defrosted one or two days prior to moving. They should be dried and aired to avoid musty odor. Safety of contents cannot be guaranteed if not moved immediately, so it is best to empty your freezer and plan meals that will use up perishable contents. Check with your service technician to be sure the motor is bolted, if necessary.
Refrigerators - Defrost and thoroughly dry your refrigerator before moving. The doors should be left open several hours to air after defrosting. All pans, trays, crispers, shelves, or removable parts should be removed and wrapped individually. The motor may have to be bolted down before moving. Do not plug it in at the new home until it has been unbolted.
Stoves - Stoves must be disconnected prior to pickup. Be sure gas lines are shut tightly and capped. For electric ranges, removable coils (and all other removable parts) must be packed separately
Washing Machines - Motors should be checked and secured (if necessary), tumbler action protected and fastened in place.
Office Check List
- Is your desk empty?
- Are your supply cabinets cleared?
- Are breakable items properly packed?
- Is the equipment in your office disconnected?
- Are all liquids drained from your equipment?
- Have you backed up computer data?
- Are the “Do Not Move” tags placed?
- Are your computer components properly disconnected and labeled?
- Are your desk pads and chair pads tagged?
- Is everything tagged properly or marked?
- Is the condition of your furniture and equipment carefully checked and recorded?
- Are all shelves on the bookcases labeled, are the pegs removed and packed in a box?
- Is your office floor plan complete?
- Are your new office doors marked?
- Are the floor plans posted at your new location?
Items Not to Pack
Remember that all of your possessions are being transported on public roadways and by law, moving
companies cannot accept hazardous materials for shipment. Restricted items include:
- Ammunition and firearms
- Bottled gas, propane, oxygen, acetylene, etc
- Paint thinners, oils, and varnishes
- Lamp and motor oils
- Flammables, explosives, and corrosives
- Motor fuels (gasoline, diesel, aviation fuel, etc.)
- Industrial chemicals and corrosives
- Bleach, sterno cans, aerosol cans, and even matches
Even if you choose to do the packing yourself, you might still consider having our crews pack the more
delicate or fragile items, such as dishes, crystal, lamps, etc. You enjoy the security of having these more
costly items professionally packed, while reducing your costs by doing the bulk of the job yourself.