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Would You Consider Yourself a “Small Mover”?
Is it right for you?
What is a "Small" Moving Company?
"Small Movers" specialize in moves and/or relocations that are too small to meet commercial van line minimums. They also offer shipping services for consumers who need to ship items that are typically too large or cumbersome for conventional mail services. In a nutshell, think of Small Movers as an alternative to using Self-Service Movers or the Do-It-Yourself option with the advantages of Full-Service Movers.
Benefits of a "Small Mover"
With a Small Mover, there should be no unexpected or hidden fees. Moving charges are typically calculated using a combination of weight, distance to move, manpower and service you opt for. Additionally, most moving companies require a minimum fee if you don't meet a certain weight prerequisite and some even charge higher rates when you move or transport during holiday or peak seasons. Small Movers calculate prices on the actual poundage or weighted average of the items to be moved and have no minimum weight requirement.

Most of these companies move or ship locally, nationally and internationally and may offer basic minimum insurance coverage at no cost to you. If your small move is within the same state, an hourly charge is generally applied. Additionally, most can provide safe and secure storage in the event that your destination is not ready, but make sure to check with your mover in advance of the big day.

You might be a homeowner, apartment dweller, college student or member of the Armed Forces. Or maybe you're responsible for your company's next move. If you only have a modest amount of goods to move, then take some time to explore the option of using a company that specializes in Small Moves. Whether it is an entire household or just a few items, the move should cost little or no more than renting a truck and doing the job yourself. If budget is a consideration, they will assist in keeping your costs in line.
Small Movers are an excellent choice for shipping those pieces that are fragile, valuable, large or difficult to handle. The service is well suited for people uncomfortable using conventional mail services and in spite of their available insurance offerings. Whether you're relocating a precious grandfather clock or sending your piano to a grandchild, just remember that any household item can be moved.
"Small Mover" Services
If you want the benefits offered by a full-service mover, but don't meet the requirements, or simply want to move a treasured item to another location, "small movers" are a good answer. Their typical list of services includes:

  • No Minimum Weight Requirements
  • Prices are usually based on Item Weight
  • Local, Long Distance or International Moving and Shipping
  • Estate Distribution
  • Corporate Relocation
  • Air Freight Delivery
  • Full Households, Partial Loads and Single Items
  • Antiques and Precious Heirlooms
  • Pianos
  • Automobiles and Motorcycles
  • Oddball Items
  • Packing and Crating
  • Storage

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