We can move a lot of things, But not EVERYTHING.

What Baltimore, Maryland Movers Can Not Move

Some people may not realize that there are some things that movers are unable put on their moving trucks.  Moving companies need to follow the rules and regulations of Maryland Department of Transportation.  Here are some examples of items that you will need to take yourself.

Ø  Ammunition

Ø  Guns

Ø  Combustibles or Flammable Fluids (i.e. Propane Tanks, Gas, Diesel Fuel or Oil cans)

Ø  Alcohol or Liquor (Un open or Open Containers)

Ø  Soil

Lawn mowers, tractors, weed eaters, blowers and any other items containing fluids must be completely emptied before they can put them on the truck.

Check with your moving company and find out what their procedures are and what items they are not allowed to move.  This will make things easier and there will be no surprises on moving day.  Along with the regulations of Maryland Department of Transportation, the moving companies do not want to put anything in the trucks that may leak fluids that could damage not only your personal belongings but the trucks as well.

Hidden Charges and Baltimore Movers


When hiring a local mover to move your belongings, you want to make sure there are no unexpected charges.  Like most you are probably on a budget and have planned on the cost of your move and any unexpected expenses from the moving company can turn a stress-free move into a disaster.  Here are a few helpful tips to make sure the price you see is the price you get.

  1. Have you received an hourly estimate or a flat rate?
    1. With an hourly estimate they have provided the hours that they expect but be realistic, what happens when it goes over those hours?
    2. With a flat rate estimate, you are given a price based on the furniture or items you would like to have moved.  Have you given the best list possible and what happens if you have more than what you listed?
  2. Ask if fuel/mileage charges are already included in the price or is that an additional cost?
  3. Is the disassembly and reassembly of your furniture included?
  4. What about padding or shrink wrapping of the items?  Are they included?

These are just a few major things that companies usually charge for but do not go into great detail when they are trying to get you to book with them.  Make sure you ask these questions there are very important and can make a big difference on the price of your move.

When you decide on a company ask them to send you a copy of their contract to read over before the day of the move, read the fine print and ask about anything that doesn’t make sense.  Any moving company with nothing to hide should not have a problem giving you a copy.  If they are unable to provide a copy, consider choosing another company.

Looking To Hire Baltimore Movers?

Be safe when shopping online for Baltimore Movers!

When choosing a moving company, you don’t want to just pick the first company that pops up on the internet.  Remember these people will be in your home moving all of you possessions.  You want to make sure that the company is legit and trustworthy.  Here are some helpful tips for you to consider before you hire the company.

*Contact the company and find out where in Baltimore, Maryland they are located and ask for their website.

*Check with the Better Business Bureau to see if they are an accredited business.

*Make sure they are located in Baltimore, Maryland.

*Check to see if they are licensed, insured and bonded.

*Ask them about the movers that they will be sending. Are they just day laborers or have these movers been with the moving company long.

*Go online and check out reviews from their previous customers.

*Ask for references.

When hiring a moving company you want to make sure that the moving company and the people that you will be dealing with are professional, friendly and trustworthy.  Moving is stressful enough, the last thing you want to do is worry about the movers that you hired. Do your homework and be assured that you made the right decision.

5 Advantages of Hiring a Local Moving Company

Moving Company Employee with Handcart and Moving Boxes

Affordable Movers LLC – Local & Reliable Moving Services

Moving can be a stressful time for anyone.  There are many things to keep track of.  It can really be a hassle if you didn’t take the time to plan properly.  Even if you did plan, who’s to say an accident can’t occur that you have no control over?  Luckily, there’s moving companies, like ours, that do as much as we can to help keep the “move-ee” informed.  So if you are thinking of using a moving company for your next move, here are some advantages we can guarantee with our years of experience.

1.) Licensed and Insured !

Affordable Movers LLC is licensed and insured through the state of Maryland.  We are trained professionals who have been moving pianos, beds, dressers, tables, couches, and everything in between for years, so we know how to do it right.  Also, we offer moving insurance so in case an accident does occur, you have the highest level of protection.  If any of your property is damaged during the move,  that property will be replaced or reimbursed to you.  If you didn’t use a local moving company, and something got damaged on your own accord, the money to pay the damage would come out of your own pocket!  We make sure all your belongings get to where they need to go in the condition they were when they left, safe and sound.


2.) Never Run Out of Room!

Let’s admit it, not everyone has a huge box truck at their disposal whenever they have to move.  Especially in today’s economy, with gas prices what they are, it could cost a lot if you had to take more than one trip for all of your belongings.  Here at Affordable Movers, we start with a free moving quote that accesses all of the property you need moved from the start.  From there, we begin the planning process for you to assure all your belongings fit in the truck and get to where it needs to go.  We take out the guesswork and the worry .


3.)  Scheduled, On Time, Reliable

If time management isn’t your strong suite, or you just don’t want the hassle of scheduling everything yourself, fear no more!  Affordable Movers LLC plan the arrival, departure and everything in between.  We’ll take care of all the fine details, so that’s just one less thing for you to have to manage.  Stress-free moving is what we provide.


4.) Knowledgable, Experienced Movers

Moving companies have the know-how through doing.  This is our job, we know how to twist and jiggle couches to get them through hallways and doors.  We have the proper equipment, safety gear,  and proper packing materials to make sure moving furniture, boxes, and everything else is quick, and simple, as it should be.  You don’t want to damage and walls in your old or new residence, or the furniture that you are moving to or from there.  Affordable Movers makes sure everything gets to its destination the exact same way it was, to save you the head or back pain.


5.) Stress FREE, We Can’t Say It Enough

Yes, we do say it a lot, but it’s true!  Moving is definitely one of the most stressful times in anyones life, especially if it’s unexpected!  Sure, ideally, we’d all love to know in advance so that we had time to plan it and make sure everything went smoothly, but that isn’t always the case.  Moving companies take care of the heavy lifting, scheduling, and figuring for you.  At Affordable Movers, we try to make our clients move stress-free so they can focus on the important matters setting up a new home.