An Hourly Quote is based on the time the crew spends on site. If our crew knocks cheerfully on your door at 9am and we have you fully moved in by 2pm, for example, that would be a 5 hour move. We will also factor in travel time, tolls and special handling (for items like upright piano's, marble slabs, etc.) and will fold those into the base rate if required. So if you're going from Brooklyn to the Bronx, let's say, we would include 1 hr of travel time for our crew to get back to the lot in Williamsburg. Hourly quotes are recommended for smaller, local moves: Studios, 1 Bedrooms, Office or Art moves. For larger moves we recommend completing a full inventory either on our form linked above or by phone consultation so we can gather all relevant details for a binding, flat rate quote.
A Flat Rate Quote is based on the detailed description of your move, including your move date, locations and detailed inventory. The amount of time spent on site is not a factor. We can provide a Flat Rate Quote two ways - either by you filling out our form above or by giving us a text/call to set up a phone consultation so we can gather all relevant details about your move. Once we have this we will email over a guaranteed, flat rate price. If the inventory list or details change, either before or during the move, we can adjust in line with our policy - found on our policy page linked in the drop down menu above. TLDR: this is the best option for everyone - it provides a low stress environment where nobody is watching the clock, worried about traffic or building delays, and it actually organizes our customers (you!) to take control of their moving situation! Everything is fairly and transparently priced to ensure you get the most competitive rate and our crew is appropriately compensated for their work. Win, Win! :)