Saturday, June 25, 2016

Why Hiring a Professional Moving Company Can Save You Money

The cost of moving can be financially burdensome to a family or a company, and the final cost, after all of the bills have been tallied, often can be far more than what was initially budgeted for.

There are the costs associated with a new office, warehouse, home or apartment—including but  not limited to such fees as security deposits, down-payments, first months rent, brokers fees, etc.  There are bills originating from internet and telephone providers, interior designers and general contractors, painters and security system installers.  The list of bills during a moving period can seem endless and is unique to each individual and company.  As a result, the first impulse may be to try to save money on the move itself, as the moving process can appear at first glance manageable, and the notion of self-moving can initially appear to offer much needed cost savings.

 Although there are certainly instances where self-moving can work, for the most part, using a professional moving company not only saves you from stress and hours of work, it also can ultimately save you money.  There are several major reasons why this is the case.

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Friday, June 17, 2016

Moving and Storage Company Serving Louisville KY

A Local Van Storage Features:

  • Secure 7′ x 5′ x 7′ storage vaults. Each holds approx. 1-1.5 rooms of furniture and belongings
  • Month to month rental (Short or long term)
  • Free month storage (with purchase of 6 months) for new customers only
  • Storage fee includes use of our premium furniture blankets
  • Selected items shrink wrapped with poly/plastic at no extra charge
  • Great location – Louisville’s Bluegrass Industrial Park
  • Safe, Secure, Insured, and Affordable!!! 

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Here’s why moving in the spring is a great idea:

  • Competitive prices: Before the peak of the moving season, the majority of professional moving companies and truck rental companies have not yet started to charge the highest rates so that they can attract more customers, and thus secure more jobs. You probably won’t be able to find a super bargain like you would if you were moving in the middle of winter, but you’re almost guaranteed a good deal compared to a summer move.
  • Experienced movers: Professional movers tend to be understaffed during the height of the moving season which could force them to employ temporarily helpers with very little experience. When moving during the spring, you are almost certain to get the most experienced movers out there.
  • No scheduling conflicts: With the abundance of relocation jobs in the summer season, some less reputable movers could take the liberty of sacrificing your scheduled move for a more lucrative one. By contrast, a moving company would think twice before disregarding a booked residential move in the spring.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

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A Local Van Moving & Storage honored with Angie's List Super Service Award - Movers Louisville KY

A Local Van Moving & Storage honored with Angie's List Super Service Award
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Friday, June 20, 2014

Moving 101: The Self-Move vs Hiring A Professional Moving Company – Part 1

At its simplest, a self-move involves renting a truck, packing your belongings yourself, and loading and unloading on your own. The only time limitations are your own personal availability and the bodies needed to load everything. Rental truck companies (U-Haul, Ryder, Penske, Budget, etc.) are ubiquitous, so you can work at your own pace.

However, self-moves demand careful consideration. First, does it make economic sense? While distance often dictates the answer to this question, it can be easy to overlook the many costs involved: fuel, mileage fees, tolls, meals, lodging, not to mention the cost of renting a truck spacious enough to contain your belongings (a good rule of thumb: a 10′ truck for 1 to 2 furnished rooms, a 14-15′ truck for 2 to 3 rooms, 18′ to 20′ truck for 3 to 4 rooms, and a 22′ to 24′ truck for 5 to 6 rooms). In Louisville, Kentucky for example, a 24’ box truck at Ryder Bluegrass Park costs $103.95 per day plus .36 cents per mile sans the physical damage coverage. Rental truck prices move like the stock market depending on demand.

Additionally, some expenses can remain hidden: insuring valuable property, hiring extra help, or even the cost of food at a pre- or post-move party. Never forget that truck rentals involve special precautions. Most rental agencies require drivers to be insured. If your own auto insurance policy does not cover a truck rental, most companies will insist that you purchase their additional coverage ($30 per day at Ryder Bluegrass in Louisville, KY).

Finally, many states require that rental trucks above a certain size stop at weigh stations to be sure that they meet tonnage standards for roadways. When factored together, self-moves can often create as many costs as any professional moving option.

A Local Van Moving & Storage - Movers Louisville, Kentucky Original article by Sean Parrish

Monday, June 16, 2014

Louisville KY Movers | Moving Companies in Louisville Kentucky

A Local Van Moving & Storage is a professional moving company serving Louisville, Kentucky. We take the stress out of moving for customers throughout the state. 

Household Movers – Louisville, KY

A Local Van provides a comprehensive set of moving services at cost-effective prices. We feature full or partial packing services using top quality packing materials. Our household moving services can include:

·         Full Service Packing - All items in your home are packed by us using the most up-to-date packing methods and materials in the industry.

·         Fragile Packing - You define your breakable or high-value items such as dishes, glassware, artwork, fragile furniture, mirrors, etc. We professionally pack them with care, and you pack all other belongings.

·         Do It Yourself Packing - A Local Van can provide boxes and materials (see Packing Materials) to make your job as easy as possible

The packing, moving and relocation specialist at A Local Van can make your next move hassle free. Whether you need a full service pack and move or just some help loading or unloading your truck or POD, we have your back. Call us at (502) 266-7777 to get a free moving estimate. Or, visit