Residential Movers in Baltimore

Moving from one home to another is a monumental task. There are many pieces to the puzzle you must consider to pull off an efficient move. If you miss a piece, it can create a lot of trouble during or after the move. You can do it all yourself to save money, but that requires weighing the cost of renting equipment and vehicles. With a DIY move, there’s also the potential to injure yourself if you don’t know safe lifting and moving techniques. Or you might end up having to replace or repair furniture or appliances that you damaged due to ignorance or faulty moving equipment. It’s not hard to list all the ways you could end up paying for your move, without hiring a moving service.


When you hire a moving professional, you have someone with experience, training, safety knowledge, efficiency, equipment, proper packing materials and supplies (which they can get at much better prices than you), moving vehicles (knowing exactly the right size for all your belongings), and specialty equipment that helps make the job quicker and safer. If they do the job, it leaves you free to focus on other things. They can also provide storage, as needed, if there is any problem with delays in moving into your new home. Cheap Movers Baltimore can provide you with names of services that are vetted, insured and licensed, which specialize in full residential moves. Request a free quote now!

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Hiring a Baltimore Moving Service

When moving from one home to another, whether it’s across town or across the country, you can hire a Baltimore mover for various services:


Full-Service Moving

A full-service mover, typically associated with a long-distance move, is a great convenience when you are already stressed about moving to a completely new location. There are many things to think about, especially if you have children and/or pets. So, you can be freed to look after your family, while you let the movers take care of all your stuff, including packing them.


Hourly Moves

When your move is in-town or short distance, you can hire a service to move your items by the hour. This is a cheap way to move, especially if you do most or all the packing.


Apartment or Condo Moves

If you are moving to or from an apartment or condo, these have special challenges that should be considered: elevators, stairs, time restrictions, noise rules, etc. A moving service knows how to work with the apartment or condo maintenance office to arrange all the details, so you have a smooth relocation.


Household Moves

Large furniture and heavy items that help make a house a home, require special attention when moving. Household movers have the equipment, trucks, and men to move these, plus your appliances, exercise equipment, pianos, and all those stacks of boxes you need to transport.



All your belongings need to be contained and protected for a safe move. A moving service knows exactly how to do this for a great variety of items.


Piano Moves

A piano is not just a piece of furniture. It is a finely-tuned instrument, with many moving parts and pieces that cannot withstand harsh treatment. It would be best to hire a knowledgeable piano mover, because they are trained to carefully prepare, move, and set them up.


Loading and Unloading

Maybe you would rather wrap, pack, drive everything to its destination and all you want is someone to load and unload your boxes and furniture from your rented truck or moving container. You can hire a moving service just to do the “bare bones” service of loading and unloading.

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Home and Apartment Moving To-Do List

Though this list is not exhaustive, here are some items that should be on your list for when you move to a new home:


3 Months Before the Move:

  • Book your moving service, out of peak season, which spans from late spring through the summer months. Contact Cheap Movers Baltimore to find a list of moving services in your area. They are vetted, licensed and insured services, so you have nothing to fear.
  • Get in-home estimates, don’t settle for phone or internet estimates.
  • Make a list of items to throw out, give away, sell or keep and get busy decluttering.
  • Have a yard sale to get rid of items that you don’t want and/or donate items to your favorite charity.

2 Months Before the Move:

  • Call schools, doctors, lawyers, accountants and dentists to get copies of your personal records.
  • Book your moving team and get packing supplies from them or acquire packing supplies elsewhere.

1 Month Before the Move:

  • Give the post office a change of address form to ensure your mail is properly forwarded to your new address.
  • Contact all your utilities and subscription services to inform them of your shut-off date. Then switch on utilities at your new location and update your address with the necessary parties.
  • Research and implement preparation for children and pets.
  • Get insurance to cover your move. All movers provide minimal level insurance (or valuation), but you should get additional insurance from your mover, just in case.
  • Order checks from the bank with your new address.
  • Pack “non-essential” items.
  • Make a list of furniture to be stored or moved

2 Weeks Before the Move:

  • If you’re an apartment or condo dweller, contact building management about scheduling the move, to be sure elevators are available for you.
  • Dispose of items that you marked to be thrown out. Follow your town, county, and state ordinances for disposing of hazardous wastes, appliances, and anything else you’re trashing or recycling.
  • Get refills on prescriptions, extra contact lenses, even extra glasses, just in case.

1 Week Before the Move:

  • If you need a certified check for the movers, get it now.
  • Alert neighbors that the moving trucks are coming.
  • Pay your bills and fill out the address change section.
  • Put together a box for the first day in your new home, including pajamas, toiletries, bedding, toys for the kids, snacks, and food packets for the pets.
  • Confirm time and day with all those involved (child care helpers, movers, rental places, flights, etc.)

1 Day Before the Move:

  • Write down cell phone numbers for the moving team leader.
  • Pack last minute items.
  • Try to rest as much as possible, get yourself and kids into bed at a good time to allow for extra rest.
  • If you live in a gated community, a condo or an apartment, remind the management office of the movers’ estimated time for arrival.

Moving Day:

  • Have someone at your home to help direct the movers.
  • Record utility meter readings (gas, electric and water)
  • Review the paperwork, yours and the moving company’s to be sure you are all on the same page.
  • Go to your new home and enjoy it!

Moving is challenging. Hire a moving service to help ease the burden. We can help by providing you with a list of services that you need, in the Baltimore area. Contact us today.

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