Before You Call a Mover
You Should KnowOther movers can surprise you with extra packing and wrapping charges when they show up at your door on moving day. There are several new moving companies that use a "bait-and-switch" tactic to scam unsuspecting customers. Local moves are charged by the hour.
The "bait" is to offer a very low rate and estimated time to do the move. The "switch" is to send less-than-quality movers who may say nothing is packed properly, and they must repack everything into their boxes at inflated rates, time, and box prices. They may even charge for tape, bubble wrap, cardboard, etc. This could add up to hundreds of extra dollars. Since the foreman gets a percentage of the extra charges, he will make your bill as high as possible.
Honest movers can protect your belongings just as well by using thick quilted moving pads and reusable bands to wrap your furniture at no extra charge.