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Moving tips

We believe that the best move is a informed move. Take a look below for moving tips and other useful information.

Moving Tips: Features


Are you planning to move appliances like a washer, dryer, or refrigerator that are connected to a water line? If that's the case, it's important to note that our employees are not permitted to disconnect or reconnect these items due to insurance regulations. However, if you require assistance with these connections, we can help arrange a third-party service to handle this for you. Additionally, if your washer is a front-load model, it's crucial to ensure that you have a locking kit to securely stabilize the drum during the move.

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Flat Screen TV's

To safely transport your flat-screen TV, it should be properly packed. If you require assistance with packing, please inform us, and we'll handle it for you without any issues. In the case of a wall-mounted TV, we are more than happy to assist in removing it from the wall. However, please be aware that we do not have the capability to uninstall wall mounts or provide replacement mounts.

Attics and crawl spaces

If you have items stored in a pull-down attic or crawl space, kindly ensure that you retrieve these items before our movers arrive. However, if your attic or crawl space is easily accessible and walk-in, there's no need to worry; we can take care of any items in there for you without any issues.

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As you prepare for your move, you'll have several choices when it comes to valuation coverage. These options apply to both local and long-distance moves, although the pricing may vary. The basic valuation, provided at no additional charge, covers your items at a rate of $0.60 per pound per article. If you prefer more comprehensive coverage, you can opt for Full Replacement Value Protection (FRVP). On the day of loading, you can make your selection regarding the coverage you'd like to have. Feel free to inquire about pricing and obtain further details to make an informed decision.

Payment Terms

For local moves, we welcome payment via MasterCard, VISA, personal check, or cash. When it comes to long-distance moves, we accept all major credit cards, certified bank checks, money orders, and cash, excluding personal checks. For local moves, payment is due upon the completion of your move. Conversely, for interstate moves, payment must be made prior to unloading the truck. It's important to note that we never request any deposits in advance.

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Items that are illegal to move

We strictly adhere to DOT Regulations, which prohibit the transportation of specific items. These restricted items may vary depending on whether it's a local or long-distance move. Common examples of items we cannot transport include gas cans, propane tanks, aerosols, paint, batteries, chemicals, and explosives like ammunition (please note that firearms can be transported). While this list covers the most common restricted items, it's not exhaustive. If you have any questions or require clarification, please don't hesitate to reach out to us.

Local move Pricing

The pricing structure for moving services can differ significantly among various moving companies, each following their own tariff guidelines. At Mark I Moving & Storage, we apply an hourly rate for all residential local moves within a 40-mile radius within the state. If your move extends beyond this 40-mile limit but remains within South Carolina, the pricing is determined by both the mileage and the weight of your belongings. Please note that additional charges apply for packing and storage services, which are separate from the base moving charges.

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Long distance moving

For long-distance moves, particularly those involving crossing state lines, our pricing is primarily determined by the distance to your destination and the total weight of your shipment. To ensure an accurate assessment, we strongly recommend either a virtual or an on-site survey of the items you intend to move when you're relocating across state lines. This helps us provide you with the most precise estimate for your move.

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