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Why Should I book a mover?  

Why Should I book a mover?For many people, the question if ‘Should I Book a mover?’ is asked on a regular basis.  Often times people moving are looking to keep expenses down because they may be upgrading to a larger apartment or buying their first home.  So it makes sense that people want to save some money when looking on how to move their belongings.  Can I move myself?  Sure many people are able to.  But is it worth it?

If you live in a small apartment on the ground floor and are moving just around the corner to another ground floor apartment and only have a few things, you likely do not need a professional mover.  But think about what you are signing yourself (and probably your friends too!) up for here.  Moving day can be a little stressful and there are things to remember.  You will need to rent a uhaul or penske moving truck, you will need straps to secure your furniture, you will need blankets to wrap your furniture.  You already spent all that time packing, do you really want to spend more time lifting up heavy furniture on and off a truck?

It is very possible to do a smaller move yourself, but make sure you are ready for it!  We have plenty of tips and tricks in our moving guide to help you be as efficient as possible. Keep in mind opportunity cost as well.  Is the money you will spend on a mover worth your time?  One scenario that we have seen plenty of times is people will start a move on their own only to realize how challenging it is mid way through.  We more often than not will not be able to secure last minute rescue movers for you.  So think long and hard!

Ok so we discussed some of the challenges to doing a move without hiring professionals.  So what are some other options.

The next cheapest option is going to be hiring under the table movers from a website like Craigslist.  There are legal ramifications to consider here which we will go into shortly.  Aside from that, keep in mind that in moving, you pay for what you get.  There is a reason under the table movers are cheap.  They often do not carry a license or insurance, so they can pass some of their savings on overhead to the customer.  They likely will have some older equipment and they likely will not have similar training programs as our movers go through.  So if you are hiring from craigslist, please at least ask if they are licensed and insured.  They probably will not cover you for damages either.

Another option would be to rent a truck yourself then hire labor only services from a place like hireahelper.com.  Now we are dealing with a few moving parts, and sometimes you need to hire two separate crews if you are moving a sizeable distance!  

So if those do not sound appealing, then what are the advantages of hiring a professional mover?

  • Trained Employees:  we put our movers through a series of training sessions to ensure they are skilled to pack your kitchen, wrap your furniture for safe transit, pack a truck efficiently to maximize available space, carry large and heavy items, care for sensitive or fragile items.  
  • Uniformed Employees: We feel that by wearing a uniform every day, we show more pride in ourselves and in our work.  We demand a lot from our movers, we want your moving experience to be enjoyable.  So a clean cut crew with a uniform, personality and a smile is a must.  If you don’t see that on your move, let us know!
  • Licensed and Insured:  Many rogue movers operate illegally.  Most states require movers to be licensed and insured.  We have gone thru the process to ensure we are compliant with state and local regulations.  We also carry the necessary insurance to protect all parties in the event of a mishap
  • Reputation:  We pride ourselves on our 5 star / A+ ratings.  And everyone in the company, down to the newest of employees wants to keep our reputation going.  It is a true sense of accomplishment.  We want every one of our clients to have the best possible experience.  At the end of they day, that is all that matters to us.  So we go above and beyond any other company to ensure a positive moving experience!  

Why hire a moving company? The answer is simple.  We will take care of every detail of your move for you!  We can handle packing, moving, junk removal, cleaning and storage.  We can even help with finding you contractors, insurance agents, realtors and other services for your current or new home.  We have been around for a while and have worked with all kinds of companies that may be of help.  

Our Clients Feedback

  • My second move with this company and another amazing move and crew to work with!!!! Fast, efficient, kind, courteous and very reasonable! These people work fast and treated everything as though it was there own!!! Love this company and highly recommend!!!! Georgia Matherly

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    Georgia M.
    10/16/2021

    5 star ratingVery pleased with Suburban Solutions on a small move from suburban Maryland to suburban Virginia. They were on time and took care with the preparations and loading. The processes went incredibly smoothly. It was a good deal and I would use them again.

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    Sarah C.
    10/12/2021

    We had the most pleasant experience with Suburban Solutions. Our team was professional and handled all our stuff with care. They wrapped all our furniture completely in moving blankets and taped them all around. All our neighbors said they never saw a moving company wrap furniture like that and were impressed. Our on site manager (who was there from start... read more

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    Beth M.
    10/11/2021

    5 star ratingWe were moving a 2 bedroom + apartment from Ardmore, PA (suburban Philadelphia) to southern Sussex Cty, DE (Bethany area) with an intermediate stop at our storage unit. We had heard a number of moving company horror stories so we were a bit apprehensive. From our first contact by phone with Suburban Solutions, things could not have gone more smoothly.... read more

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    Bill M.
    10/05/2021
  • Brian was great to work with. His team did a long distance move for us and they were on time for pick up and delivery. They were efficient and wrapped all furniture. Eric was great to work with as well and made sure all furniture was where we wanted it before leaving. I would highly recommend Suburban... read more

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    Megan B.
    10/04/2021

    5 star ratingThis is the second time we have used Suburban Solutions and they have been excellent. They are reliable, clear in their communication, and were extremely customer focused. The packing and moving team were efficient, friendly, and professional. I was impressed and would recommend them to family and friends.

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    Doryn C.
    9/30/2021

    I hate moving. Dread it. Don't like it. Run from it. My wife and I moved our family of four from Philly to the suburbs in mid-August 2021. It was difficult to hire movers. Suburban Solutions was the fourth company I called and they had availability. So I booked them. I was... read more

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    Thomas T.
    9/21/2021

    5 star ratingVery pleased with the business I had with Suburban Solutions. Brian was very pleasant and accommodating with setting everything up. Nick and Eric, the movers, we're amazing. Very efficient and pleasant to work with. I will use them again. Highly recommend!

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    Shelley W.
    9/18/2021
  • 5 star ratingSuburban did an outstanding job with a recent pickup and delivery of antique furniture to our house, including moving existing furniture to make room. Communication with the manager about setting up the move was very good, and the crew was careful, efficient, and responsive to all our directions. I will definitely use them again.

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    Mark T.
    9/17/2021

    The entire process, from requesting a quote to the actual move, was so easy and professional, thanks to Suburban Solutions' wonderful customer service, sales team, and moving crew. The crew, managed by “Q”, was so professional, efficient, and thoughtful of my personal items, and I can’t thank them enough for their service. They eased my stress and anxiety about... read more

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    Kim
    9/14/2021

    This is my second move with Suburban Solutions and I can't say enough good things about them as a company. They communicated prior to the move and had me set up for success.

    On the day of the move, there were text alerts prior to my teams arrival that kept me in the loop. My movers Chuck and Ashford arrived on...
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    Kelly G.
    9/13/2021

    We used both packing and moving service from South Philadelphia (Point Breeze) to Wallingford, PA. We were really happy with the guys, all of whom were respectful to us and courteous with our things. My wife was especially impressed by how vocal the younger team members were about wanting to learn the right way to do things. Everyone involved... read more

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    JP F.
    9/13/2021
  • All my questions and concerns were answered/addressed in a timely manner. They provided me with useful tips concerning packing and so forth. Driver and movers were super professional, friendly, extremely helpful. I highly recommend them!

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    Leonel J.
    8/30/2021

    Can't say enough about this company. Our crew of Vez (spelling might be wrong there), Mike and Mikey were top notch. They were prompt, careful, friendly, and efficient with the move. I've never had close to this pleasant of an experience with movers before, and I'll never use another moving company again. Will absolutely recommend to my friends and family,... read more

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    James M.
    8/30/2021

    5 star ratingI've used Suburban Solutions for moving twice so far. First time was April 2020, and they were so professional and friendly helping me move right as the pandemic was getting really bad. Very clean, very efficient, and incredibly friendly! I loved chatting with these guys and they were cracking jokes the entire time. Genuinely felt like they were enjoying their... read more

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    Julie D.
    8/24/2021

    Excellent movers. Wrapped everything in packing blankets and shrink wrap. Efficient, professional, careful with our belongings. Highly recommend this company. Team worked well together.

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    Cynthia M.
    8/20/2021

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