Full-service moving company serving Maryland, Virginia, and Washington DC
Packers and Movers offering full-service moving (Packing and unpacking)
Movers On Duty is a full-service moving company that is capable of handling all the heavy lifting from start to finish. Our full-service movers will supply everything that your move will require, including wrapping supplies like furniture blankets and additional padding or plastic wrap for mattresses and sofas.
Full-service moving is perfect for people who don’t have the time or simply don’t want to take on the physical tasks involved in a move, such as packing boxes, disassembling & protecting furniture, loading, driving the truck, unloading, reassembling furniture, and unpacking.
There are many full-service moving companies out there, however, there aren’t many who are in it for the long haul like us.Movers On Duty besides being licensed, insured, and bonded; is a Better Business Bureau accredited moving company with an A+ rating.We also are verified members of the Chamber of Commerce. So, you and your belongings will be in great hands now.
When it comes to full-service moving, we make things simple by only having one charge that includes everything. (Truck, gas, mileage, basic insurance, supplies, disposal of packing supplies, disassembly/reassembly/protection of furniture, and even labor are ALL included)
How to prepare for a full-service move?
Making an inventory list comes to mind since it will help you determine if anything has gone missing during your relocation.
Creating an inventory list for all the items that will be moved is probably the first and foremost task that rests on your hands. When you move with us, you can add your inventory to your account page directly. You can also just add pictures. This makes things a lot easier!
For example, if you have three queen size beds, five floor lamps, one couch, and two flat screen TVs, you should record it as such on your inventory list. Having an inventory list does not only make it easier for your movers but it helps you to keep track of all your valuables being moved. Once all your belongings reach their new destination, you can ensure that you have all your items as per the inventory list.
As we help you pack the boxes, we’ll count them to see exactly how many boxes enter the truck so you can update your inventory if so you desire.
Are there any items that you would like to personally pack?
There are a few things you will probably need to handle personally. These include items such as a change of clothes, toiletries, chargers for your electronic devices, etc.
Place all essential items in a designated box or bag to ensure you have easy access to these items when you need them. Additionally, important documentation, wallets, house keys, expensive jewelry, and other highly valuable items should ideally not be packed by your movers.
You should pack these items personally and let your movers know that they are not to pack or move those items. (Most people have these items already in their vehicles before the movers even show up).
There are some items that full-service movers will not transport, such as anything that is flammable, combustible, corrosive, or hazardous. Some examples of these items include:
- Open bottles of booze
- Aerosol cans
- Cleaning fluids
- Nail polish and nail polish remover
- Gas tanks
- Propane tanks
To protect yourself and your possessions, you should consider purchasing additional moving insurance.
Moving companies are NOT insurance companies. You should always get additional insurance coverage from a third party, an actual insurance moving company.
The standard liability coverage offered by most movers at no charge is very basic, and it covers your belongings with a mere 60 cents per pound per article.
Our well-prepared movers will protect your furniture to minimize any potential damage that could happen during the move. This means properly protecting items and even the door and the paths that the movers will take when moving items to prevent scratches, nicks, and dings. And although most movers should bring materials to protect your belongings and doors from damage while they are working, you should inquire about these practices prior to moving day if not hiring a professional moving company.
There are many ways to save money when hiring full-service movers.
Moving can be costly and saving where you can is always beneficial, right? Decluttering has more than just one benefit.
Before the packing of all your belongings, we highly recommend that you downsize (by getting rid of what you no longer need). You can sell or donate unwanted items before packing day. By doing so, you will see your moving costs decrease automatically and that is certainly something to smile about.
Not to mention, that you will be relocating to your new home with a lot less unnecessary items. And in case you are wondering, yes we do also offer junk removal services.