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When you are moving your home you should get a company that treats your assets and sentimental items, as they would they’re own. Avi Moving can provide you with the most safe, reliable and satisfying move. Our goal is to provide our clients with a less stressful moving experience.

We always suggest that before you call companies to get an estimate, you should make sure of the following moving tips:

  • Always get a reliable recommendation for all of the companies that you will receive an estimate from.
  • Get at least 4 estimates before deciding which company you want to move your valuables.
  • Comparing the companies you get the estimates from is always a good idea.
  • Expect that any estimate you have obtained from moving companies will be near to the range of the actual moving costs.

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Here are a few common questions when moving:

> What should you prepare and/or pack before you move?

> What should the movers not pack?

> We often get the question, “What am I paying for, for my move?"

> Do you need to check on your buildings availability?

> Do you need to reserve a moving date?

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What should you prepare and/or pack before you move?

We suggest that before you pack or prepare anything for your move, you should make a list of all of the services you need or may need the moving company to do for you, including: items to be moved, packing materials needed, items to be packed and unpacked by the moving crew, any items that may need to be disassembled and/or reassembled by the moving crew and any other special services or handling such as, pianos, antiques, light fixtures, appliances, crating service, etc

If you do not request for the moving company to pack and prepare your items for you, here are a few helpful tips to follow:

  • You should always use high-quality packing boxes designed especially for the job, not “grocery store” cartons. You can order packing supplies and boxes directly from our location.
  • Packing books & other heavy objects in smaller boxes for easier lifting. And pack the large boxes with lightweight/bulky items.
  • If you need to pack your clothes, you should always use wardrobe boxes so you can hang your garments.
  • Try to always use the same size boxes for easy stacking on the moving truck.
  • Make sure that you fill the boxes completely. By stuffing the open areas with packing paper, it prevents the boxes from collapsing when stacked. Try not to pack your fragile items to too tightly inside the box, this will prevent breakage as well.
  • And always seal the boxes completely with packing tape to prevent anything from getting in or out. Tape both the bottom and the top of the boxes, so all open spaces are covered.
  • You can mark your boxes with what is inside and what room it is going to make the move quicker and easier for both yourself and the moving crew. You can put: Where it's going to? How fragile the items are? When will you need it? What area of the home it is going to? And so on.
  • Always wrap small and/or fragile items individually. This prevents anything from getting damaged or any loss whatsoever.
  • Always make sure that the items or boxes that you will need the most are available to you, for as long as you need them and whenever you need them once you arrive at your new home. Remember, the last boxes to be loaded onto the truck are usually the first boxes to be taken off the truck.
  • Making an inventory list of your items is always helpful. This is easy to do and it helps both you and the moving crew to identify things better.
  • And whenever possible, it is best to re-pack some items using their original boxes and packing materials. This is helpful for electronics and other items like this.

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What should the movers not pack?

There are always items that are more valuable than others. You should put special detail to these things. Even if you are moving across the street, there are things that should never be moved by any moving company. If you really think about it is very simple to figure out what items shouldn’t be moved by the moving company. For a little help, here are a few:1

  • Money, securities, valuable papers and jewelry are the most important things that you the customer should take and pack on your own. Therefore, the packing of these items are at your own risk and the movers are rest assured that these items are safe in your hands.
  • Any flammable items such as, aerosol cans, paints, gasoline, oils, etc. should not be packed by the movers.

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We often get the question, “What am I paying for, for my move?"

Basically, there are 4 major parts of the move for which you will be paying for and 1 option of additional payment for insurance. Below are these things and they’re descriptions:

  • Labor - This is the hourly rate, per each mover on your moving crew.
  • Truck(s) - This is the cost, per each hour for the use of the truck or trucks on your move.
  • Travel Time - This is the cost of the time it takes, in total, to drive to your current address, to your new address and back to the moving companies main facility.
  • Materials - This is the costs of packing materials and other purposeful materials that are used on the day of the move or delivered prior to the move.
  • *Valuation - Automatically, we cover all of our clients moves with insurance of $.30 or $.60 (depending on your state of origin) per pound per article being moved. This valuation option is if you would like to take out more insurance, than what we automatically give the client, for an “additional valuation fee”. This insurance/valuation covers your belongings in case of any harm or any occurrence to your items while moving. (Explained in the “moving section” of the website)

Insurance and Valuation Coverage Information

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Do you need to check on your buildings availability?

Very often buildings need a notice that you will be vacating the premises. If you live in an elevator building where there is a lot of traffic, you might need to reserve an elevator time for your move day. You also might need something called a “Certificate of Insurance”.

A “Certificate of Insurance” is something that your building or your buildings management company requires from the moving company to allow the moving company to move the client in or out of they’re homes. You can simply contact your building management, superintendent or concierge and find out if this is needed. If, so, all you have to do is contact us, with the name of the building management contact along with their phone number and we will take care of everything!

Certificate of Insurance Request

Please fax your Certificate Requests to our offices fax number,
which is (718) 361-2193, and our representatives will take care everything for you. Please remember to put your name, phone number and the date
of your move on the fax so we can identify where the request is coming from.

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Do you need to reserve a moving date?

At Avi Moving, we know how difficult it is to choose a mover. We want our clients to know that the move we provide them is going to be as easy and stress-free as possible. This is why reserving a moving date with the moving company as soon as possible is a benefit. This allows you time to prepare other things that may need to be taken care of such as, transporting your animals and plants, or other valued items. Come moving day, you will be very happy that you reserved your move ahead of time allowing this extra time.

If the date that you reserved needs to be changed to an earlier or later date, you should always contact the moving company at least 1-2 weeks prior to the date change. This allows yourself and the moving company time to prepare for your move and to also make sure that the day you want to move will be available to you. You should also confirm the moving date, if changed, with your building (if required) prior to the move. When the moving date approaches, you should contact the moving company and confirm the date, time and all details necessary for your move. You should do this at least 1-3 days before your moving date. Once your move is complete, you can start unpacking and getting adjusted to your new home. We hope nothing but the best of luck for you and your family in your new home!

If you choose to move with Avi Moving & Storage, Inc. we are confident that our moving professionals and our exceptional moving estimators will do their best to ensure you a trouble-free move.

Please send us a testimonial or recommendation letter via email or regular postal service describing your experience. We hope we will satisfy your moving needs & we thank you for your business!

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