Jones Moving & Storage provides comprehensive moving services in and around the Rio Grande Valley. Whether you are moving across the street or across the Valley, our professional movers are friendly, experienced, and eager to make your move as painless as possible.
Our local moving rates are by the hour. Packing may be charged by the box or by the hour with the cost of boxes added in. Contact us to request a survey and an itemized estimate prior to your move. If you are certain what is to be moved and what services you will need, you may request a firm ‘bid’; however, only those items listed and those services requested on the estimate may be handled for the bid price. Many families pack and move their smaller items, leaving only the bulky items for the movers. This can result in a substantial cost savings.
It is customary for movers to accept liability limited not to exceed 60¢ per pound of weight per article for damage caused by fault of the mover. If a 50 pound article were damaged by the movers, you could recover up to $30 on a claim. Additional coverage may be requested for an extra premium, but you may have additional charges for an inventory and breakage inside cartons is not covered unless fragile articles are packed by the movers. Mirrors, glass tops and items which could be blanket wrapped and carried loose must be packed as if they are traveling long distance. Goods moving locally may not be stacked to the top of the van as they are in a long distance move and items may not be subjected to the same level of stack stress. A misdelivery is rare when only one load of goods is on the truck. Many families opt for the mover’s limited liability instead of the more expensive ‘insured’ move.
The less you have to move, the less your moving cost will be. Have a garage sale in advance of your relocation to get rid of some of the ‘junk’ normally accumulated by families over the years. Do your own packing. Disassemble the beds. Disconnect appliance hookups. Usually, anything which saves the mover time will save you money.