Ask a mover: Why should I avoid an estimate based on cubic feet?

Regular readers know we strongly encourage customers to receive three in-home estimates before deciding on a mover. The in-home estimates allow the movers’ representatives to see all of the items that will be moved (and what won’t be moved) to create an accurate estimate. Movers will use a “cube sheet,” a table that determines the size and weight of your shipment, to show how much trailer space will be used. However, your estimate should be based on weight. One of the common questions we hear is, “Why should my long distance move estimate be based on weight and not volume?” […]

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5 Questions to Ask Prior to Selecting an Office Mover for your Commercial Relocation

Commercial moving presents different challenges than residential moving. For example, how are your files going to be handled? How much lost productivity will there be due to employee downtime? Today, we would like to share five questions to ask your commercial mover before your next office relocation. Are you certified by the International Office Moving Institute (IOMI®)? IOMI® offers training programs for the best practices in office moving, teaching movers how to minimize the risk of damage to walls, floors, doors, and elevators. Additionally, those certified learn how to minimize the risk of damage to computer equipment and furniture. In […]

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7 Ways to Research and Qualify Your Mover

A story of a young couple who had a bad experience moving cross-country reminded me of why I started JK Moving Services over 30 years ago. Based on my own family’s experiences moving internationally, I founded JK so people wouldn’t have to go through situations like this. I would like to share seven ways to research and qualify your mover to avoid a similar circumstance. Receive At Least Three In-Home Estimates In-home estimates allow the mover to see everything that is going to be moved so they can create an accurate estimate. Three estimates allow the customer to compare the movers and make […]

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