If you"re moving last minute and have to book movers in Jacksonville FL within a couple of weeks of moving, chances are they may charge you more money simply for the inconvenience of slotting in your move. By shopping around, you can save money (sometimes more than $1,000) and avoid scams. Just remember that if you’re comparing three to five movers, and you find that one mover’s quote is much lower than the others, this could be a sign that the low-cost mover should be avoided.
Moving companies in Jacksonville FL will provide moving insurance, but the standard rate is usually not enough to replace the item, especially if that item is small and valuable, such as crystal, glass or porcelain. You should always ask movers about extra costs that might apply to your move. These may include costs such as charges for moving things up and down stairs, not having a close parking space for the moving truck and packing fees for items not properly packed. Some companies will charge extra for awkward items, or if the destination does not have easy access, or if the load has to be hand-carried over a certain distance. Also, if you are moving during the winter or rainy season, find out if the company protects against water damage. They can usually all be avoided or at least calculated into the cost if you plan in advance.