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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How much do movers cost in Fort Worth?

The estimated cost of Fort Worth’s top movers ranges from $45 to $95 per hour. But keep in mind moving rates will vary depending on the distance and complexity of your move. The time of the year when you’re moving, how many valuables you have and the distance of your move are just a few of the several factors that can impact the cost of your move.

How do I choose the best moving company in Fort Worth?

Take the time to thoroughly research and compare Fort Worth’s top moving companies. When comparing movers, read through the reviews and see which Fort Worth movers tend to show up on time, offer fair prices and communicate effectively. Moving companies should also be prepared for unexpected weather such as heavy rain, and should plan ahead to comply with Fort Worth’s parking regulations.

Choose more quickly and ensure a positive experience by following Thumbtack’s smart hiring guide, as well as looking for the Top Pro badge on movers’ profiles.

Do I need a parking permit for my moving truck in Fort Worth?

A parking permit can temporarily authorize you to park in a public right-of-way in Fort Worth, including a curbside, sidewalk or metered parking spot. Depending on your situation, a permit could be worth it and help you avoid a costly parking ticket. Contact Fort Worth’s Department of Transportation and Public Works to see if you should apply for a permit. To make the job easy, consider hiring local movers in Fort Worth who might be able to help streamline the process for you.

Where can I get moving boxes in Fort Worth?

Regardless of whether you plan to hire a moving company in Fort Worth, you’re going to need moving boxes. There are several places where you can try to score some free or cheap moving boxes. Department stores, liquor stores and grocery stores often receive shipments in boxes and might be willing to give them to you for free. If you want brand-new boxes, you can find high-quality ones at hardware stores. These are also great places to pick up packing materials. And, you can also try asking Forth Worth movers if they supply moving boxes and supplies when helping you move. 

What is the cheapest way to move?

Scheduling your move during the off-season is typically the cheapest way to move. Avoid moving in May, June, July, August or September, when moving company rates are typically much higher. If you’re moving across the country, research how the moving companies in your city charge. You might save money if you hire flat-rate movers instead of hourly movers.  

Of course, you can save money moving if you DIY by renting a moving truck or moving pods. However, be sure to weigh the pros and cons of moving all of your belongings and valuables by yourself. Factor in the cost of a moving truck (including fuel), the cost of moving equipment, the labor involved and the time it will take to complete your move by yourself. 

What do full-service moving companies provide?

Full-service moving companies can help take the stress out of moving by supplying a moving truck and handling your entire move from start to finish. These professional movers can also provide packing services, materials and supplies. Full-service movers also load your belongings into the truck, drive it to your new home, unload the truck and (in some cases) offer to help you unpack your belongings. If you're interested in hiring full-service movers, compare the top-rated movers near you and ask for estimates.

How much do you tip movers?

It’s recommended that you tip your movers individually around $4 to $5 per hour. For example, if a team of four movers spends a half-day (four hours) on your move, tip each mover $20. Or, some people tip 5% to 10% of their total bill for small moves and 15% to 20% for larger moves.

If you’re moving across state lines, you may hire different crews to load and unload your goods. In that case, divide the tips between both crews. It’s also a good rule of thumb to add a bit extra for tipping movers if you have special circumstances that have made the move harder, like a spiral staircase or an exceptionally heavy sofa. 

Should I buy moving insurance?

Your homeowners or renters insurance policy may or may not protect your belongings if they get lost or damaged during a move. If you’re moving valuable items, or if you’re moving a great distance, it could be a good idea to invest in moving insurance.

Interstate movers are required to offer you full value protection and released value protection to help reimburse you in case of damage or loss. If you’re moving within your state, check with your state’s consumer affairs agency to see if your state has rules and requirements regarding moving insurance and valuation coverage.

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