Moving 101

So what happens when you hire a mover? 1) Have your home packed and ready before they arrive. 2) Perform a walkthrough with all the men at the beginning so they know how much is being moved and which items you are most concerned about. 3)Let them perform their duties without interuption. (have young children play with the neighbor kids or over at Grandma's) 4) Once at the new home, go through every room with the movers so they know where everything is going.  Make ... Read more

Summer season means book early

Without a doubt the busy season for every mover is the summer season.  Rates will increase and availability will decrease.  If you plan to move at the end of the month like most people do, it is important that you book your reservation about 4 weeks in advance.  Especially if you want the last Saturday of the month! There are some companies that overbook and will make that call to you the night before your move to tell you that they are ... Read more

Guaranteed Moving Dates

Imagine moving day comes and the company you hired does not show up.  There can be many "acceptable " excuses but that does not bring comfort to you especially when you have to turn the keys to the house over at the end of the day to the new homeowner. Your larger van lines on long distance moves will give you a window of time (usually about 3 - 5 days) of when they will show up to load and unload your ... Read more

Moving items from the attic

Attic spaces are usually areas of a home that is often overlooked when homeowners are packing and preparing for movers.   We recommend that you bring the items down when you initially begin your packing.   This will allow you to look through everything and sell all unwanted items. Some movers will not go up in the attic if the access point is a pull down ladder.  Our employees will not only go up into spaces like that but they will move items back into the attic ... Read more

No Hourly Minimums

We get many calls from people who need help moving furniture from upstairs to downstairs or from their living room to the garage.  Sometimes they need to refinish their hardwood floors or they need to paint a room inside their  home. Homeowners will tend to try to move their furniture themselves and this is when accidents happen and backs begin to ache.  We make it affordable for our customers to get these tasks done by making a simple phone call. Our local moves ... Read more

Best of Charlotte

The moving industry has been plagued over the years with rogue companies moving households without the proper licensing and permits.  Sometimes holding furniture "hostage" in order to collect more money above the estimate.  There have been many stories on TV and in the newspapers d a horror stories describing related to moving household goods. At T-N-T we understand this anxiety and strive to change the perception of our industry one move at a time.  Hiring extremely qualified employees is one way we have met ... Read more

Two to three weeks before your move.

Two to three weeks before moving day      Places to notify:   Notify the post office that you are moving. An online Change of Address form is available on the     United States Postal Service Web site.    Prepare a list of friends, relatives, business firms and others who should be notified of your     move. The following checklist will be helpful: UtilitiesPersonal Accounts     Electric    Pharmacy     Gas     Dry Cleaner     Water     Lawn Service     Telephone     Bank/Finance Companies     Sewer District     Credit Card Companies     Trash     Laundry Service     Cable/Satellite     Auto Finance Company     Fuel (Oil/Propane)     Health Club      Professional ServicesPublications     Doctor(s)     Newspapers     Dentist     Magazines     Accountant     Newsletters     Lawyer     Professional Journals     Broker        Insurance Agency                     Government Offices     Department of Motor Vehicles     Social Security Administration     State/Federal Tax Bureaus     City/County Tax Assessor     Veterans Administration   Miscellaneous: Have a "garage sale" or ... Read more

Moving Insurance

When hiring a mover you should know and understand what you are covered for in the case of an accident.  All moving companies licensed in the state of North Carolina must offer the customer the limited valuation of 60 cents per pound per article.  This means that if your dressor gets scratched and it weighs 100 pounds, you will receive $60 towards the repair.  It is limited because if your flat screen TV falls and breaks and it weighs 100 pounds, ... Read more

Storing household goods

In some cases storing houshold goods is the only option available.  When your home sells much quicker than you expect it may catch you offguard.  Searching for your new home takes time and I do not recommend that you pick one just because you have nowhere to go.  You will come to understand that moving your furniture into storage and renting a home or apartment can save you thousands in the long run.  When the housing market was strong this delemma happened ... Read more

Moving is Stressful

Moving:  One of Life's Most Stressful Moments Moving is frequently cited as one of the most stressful life events, after the death of a loved one, divorce or illness. According to a report from the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (Facts for Families: Children and Family Moves, 1999), moving to a new community is “one of the most stress-producing events a family faces.” While the reasons for moving can be positive - such as the purchase of a house ... Read more
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