Moving day is trying and tiring for the whole family, even during local moves. We at Rockbrune Movers realize this and we want to help you with your local move in every way we possibly can. The easiest way to accomplish this is to let us do the whole local move for you. We provide specialty services such as:
- Packing and unpacking
- Custom crating
- Senior moving
- Storage solutions
Our offices are located in Barrie, Newmarket, Ajax and Oshawa, but we also service Barrie and its surrounding areas, York region, and Durham Region.
What is a Local Move?
A local move is a type of move that takes place within a short distance, or within 50 miles of your home. The cost of a local move is based on an hourly rate which is determined based on the:
- size of the van required
- number of movers employed on the local move
- cost of extra services such as packing, storage, valuation, etc.
Local moving charges are based on the actual time on the job, plus the driving time between your residence and our office.
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Keeping Costs Low
There are several ways to keep the costs of your local move down. Some of these include:
- Packing ahead of time
- Booking elevators in advance
- Moving all boxes to the front door
- Labeling boxes
When will you be moving?
Arrangements should be made at least a week or two prior to your local move. If you wish to move locally during a peak period, please make arrangements as far in advance as possible because during those periods, movers are booked to capacity. Peak periods include:
- School holiday months
- Summer months (May-August)
- 1st/15th of the month
Planning your move
A week or two prior to your local moving day, it is smart to sort through the things you no longer need and dispose of them. As you sort, pack out-of-season clothes, seldom used items, books, etc. Pack the articles you are donating or disposing of and have them removed from your home as soon as possible. Arrange to change over the services to your new residence such as:
- Mail delivery
- Cable TV
- And other deliveries
Notify the following businesses of your address change:
- Drivers License office
- Insurance company
- Credit Card companies
- Health services
Moving the Hard Way
The hardest way to perform a local move is to hire a truck and do the moving yourself. Even with the help of friends and family, this will require a great deal of time and an enormous amount of energy. It can also be the most expensive way to move because of the potential damage to your furnishings, the premises, or to the physical well-being of your friends and yourself.