Since 1986, Havertown Movers has been providing moving and packing services to the Delaware Valley. Moving is no small task and involves more than just packing, loading, and unloading. We've compiled a list of "Frequently Asked Questions" for you to consider before your move. If you have a specific question, just call us or use the Contact Form .


The busiest times for moving companies are during the summer months, May 15 - September 15. The end of these months are usually the busiest. If you have some flexibility in your schedule, provide the mover with a five day window for your move.

Try to provide the moving companies with as much notice as possible, especially if you are moving during the busy season as noted above. Six weeks from the actual date is not too early for estimators to come into your home to give you an estimate for your move.

Try to decide which mover you will use four weeks from your actual move date. This timeframe can be shortened in the off peak season which is September 15 through May 15.

The cost of a move is based on many factors: weight, distance, length of time and the manpower involved. The best option is to get a free estimate. Don't let just the price be your deciding factor. It should be about getting your family and items safely to your new residence. Check on the reputation of your mover.

Packing is one of the most important aspects of your move. It is recommended that you use proper moving boxes. Remember the heavier the item the smaller the box. You should use packing paper, do not use printed newspaper as the ink could get on to your items. Also you can separate fragile objects with sheets, blankets, pillows and towels.

Most moving companies should also provide moving blankets at no additional cost. Fill in empty spaces of your boxes to minimize movement during transit. Mark your boxes so the movers will no which room they belong.

You can leave your drawers filled with clothing and linens. Please empty anything breakable or of value. It is recommended that you take your important papers and put them in a place that should be easy to access. If you prefer some moving company's provide a packing service.

Tip depending on the size and difficulty of the move. The average tip for local moves is 7-12% of the total bill.

An honest day's job should not go unnoticed.

Payment is due at the completion of the move by cash or check.

We cover you at .60 cents per pound on cargo and $1,000,000.00 on General Liability.

We do offer additional insurance on cargo. Please call for our rate scale.