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What is Local Moving?
Charges for local moving are usually based on an hourly rate. The hourly rates vary depending on the amount of labor necessary for a move. A one-bedroom apartment will require less labor than a four-bedroom house.

Proper packing is very important with any move. Your local mover can provide complete packing or partial packing service. The charges for packing are normally based on the number and type of cartons required to pack specific items in your home.

As local moving charges are based upon time, there are steps that you can take to reduce the time, thus cost, of your move. The single most important way to ensure an efficient move is to be organized! Save money and avoid stress by being prepared when the movers arrive on moving day.

Some other helpful tips:
  • If possible, you may want to consider moving a few items yourself. It can be a good idea to move plants, pictures, and electronic items prior to your local move.
  • Disconnect stereo equipment, computers, and other electronic items. Wrap and secure cords and wiring.
  • If you are moving from, or to, an apartment make sure you reserve the elevator well in advance of your move. Ask the building management about moving restrictions (some apartments have limited time for moving).
  • Have your large appliances serviced and disconnected. (Your mover can help you with this detail... ask them in advance!)
  • Secure parking access for the moving truck. The closer the better.
  • Prepare a plan of where your furniture will be placed in your new residence. Remember the old adage: “Time is Money!”
  • If you are doing the packing be sure to have it done before the moving crew arrives. Mark each box with your name and the room where you want it placed. Cartons containing glassware, china, and other delicate items should be marked FRAGILE.
  • Dresser drawers can usually be left full. Articles in desks and end tables should be packed. Ask your mover about their policy concerning leaving items in drawers.
  • Make sure you tell your local mover about the access to your new residence. If the truck must be parked far from the residence it will impact the cost of your move.
Local Moving With Mont-Royal
We care all your items wrapped and padded by our professional movers
The time is starts from your old and stops at your new residence. Additional stops in between locations are included in the total moving time + travelling time.
There are no other extra charges for multiple stops.
To get a free estimation please call our local division number at (514) 744-3616
This services are available within Montreal area.
Storage Service
We have storage available to our customers. Please call us to get more information about the storage service.
All local moving is done on an hourly basis. We charge from port to port which means from the time they leave our facility until the time they return back to our facility. All local moves have a 3 hours minimum. An estimate for moving is: it usually takes 1 hour to 1.5 hours per room to move. (½ hour- 45 minutes to load ½ hour- 45mins to unload) Our local charges are as follows: (all prices listed below include the men and the truck).
Local Moving Tips
Hire the movers not the company
If you chose a company without knowing any of its movers, ask the estimator to provide you with the name of an experienced foreman and the "helpers" who will be on your move. This is the #1 rule when hiring a moving company: make sure you know who your movers will be on your moving day. Use the names of the movers your friends, neighbors or estimator referred to you. Make these movers part of your contract.

Size is important
The size of your van is very important. Make sure you know what size truck will arrive at your house or apartment on moving day. Make van size part of your contract.

Make sure your estimator has allowed for plenty of empty space in your moving van. Since you are paying by the hour, having to make double trips will add a lot of expense to your move. You may want to contract for two vans to arrive on moving day if the size of your van is limited for some reason, i.e. low hanging trees, narrow street, and steep driveway. An extra van will help to speed your move up and may cost you only a small fee. Hiring the packers

There are three different ways to pack up your household items. You can do it all yourself, have the local moving company partially pack some of your items, or you can have them pack everything. If you have anyone else other than the local moving company pack your items understand that the local moving company is not liable for any of the damage that occurred inside of the boxes during your move.

If you pack yourself, begin packing many days prior to the move. It will waste the mover's time and your money if they have to wait for you to finish up your packing the day of the move.

Packing by the hour is a good choice if you have hired experienced, fast packers. You can hire these packers the same way you hired your movers. Make them part of your contract for packing day.

A good way to save money and also have your valuables insured on moving day is to employ the company to partially pack your household items. Make sure your estimate is clear on the items to be packed. The packers can pack all of the breakable items such as china, glass, and ceramics. You may also feel safer having someone with experience packing these items. You will pack the non-breakable items that do not take much experience to pack such as books and clothes.

Choosing when to move
Picking the time of year, month and day of the week can be very crucial in your move. Most people choose to move during the summer months when their kids are out of school or during vacation. Moving companies need to hire seasonal help to meet this increase in moving. This means that inexperienced movers are often hired during these busy months. This problem also exists during the end and beginning of each month when everybody's lease is up, and on Fridays when people take off work. Also, if your move should only take about half a day, hiring movers for first thing in the morning is recommended.

Tuesdays and Wednesdays during the middle of the month are the best days to move if you have not planned ahead. By Thursday, the best movers are getting tired from the last three days of tough jobs and on Fridays, all the good movers are usually allocated to the customers that planned ahead.

During a local move, your cost depends on the amount of time moving. Make sure you give your driver the most direct route to your new home. You may want to follow the driver to ensure he doesn't take the long way. Also, be familiar with how heavy the traffic will be during the days and times of your move.

Few Reminders:
  • Make sure you always have someone watching the movers while they are packing and loading your items.
  • Make sure you are familiar with the neighborhood before the day of the move. You want to make sure there is room for the truck in front of your new home.
  • Make sure you have warned the movers of any stairs they will have to climb, or if there is an available elevator.
  • Let the mover know if there are time restrictions on when you are allowed to move. Many apartment buildings will not allow you to be moving after 5 PM.
  • The building owner may ask the mover to see insurance certificates in case any damage is done to the building. Make sure they have these papers.
  • Make sure you have all supplies that will be needed for the move. If the mover has to go get more, your price will go up and time will be wasted.
  • Make sure all of the packing you are doing yourself is complete prior to the day of the move. You don't want to have the moving company wait for you to finish.
  • Make sure you have thoroughly planned out the whole move. Have you checked all closets and storage units for items that need to be moved? The less surprises for the mover the better.
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