Residential Local Moving

 
Local moving and storage has been a specialty at Von Paris starting back when the company first opened its doors in East Baltimore in 1892. Today, the company services local moving and storage needs of customers throughout Maryland, Delaware, Washington, DC and Virginia. The same personalized local moving service and tradition for quality is still provided by the fourth and fifth generation members of the Von Paris family.

Although the company has grown and expanded, the same attention to detail and personalized service goes into every move we make. Since we have various trucks of different sizes, Von Paris can easily customize any of our local moving and storage services to meet your specific needs.

Whether you select Von Paris as your premier mover, select our white glove – fine art crating and transport services, utilize our portable storage program, or anything in between, we will help you plan, budget, and organize from start to finish.

 

  • We are an A+ rated accredited business with the Better Business Bureau.
  • The average experience of our drivers and service personnel is 21 years
  • We are part of the community and we volunteer our time and services to help others.
  • We have full service, climate-controlled, heated storage facilities with specialized air-handling units. Please visit our storage facility in the Baltimore area whenever you like.
  • Our fleet is equipped with air ride suspension to better protect your belongings during transport.

 
We customize our services around the needs of our customers. That is why for over 123 years, more and more people continue to trust Von Paris for all their local residential moving, business moving, and storage needs.

Protection Policies for Residential Local Moves

Von Paris provides each customer with the option to either purchase valuation protection (Full Value Protection) in the event of loss or damage, or accept the company’s limited liability of .30 cents per pound (at no additional charge). Although there is no charge for the Basic Liability Protection, it must be selected in the valuation section of the Bill of Lading.

When full replacement coverage is selected, the minimum value that can be declared must be equal to $4.00 per pound times the total weight of your shipment. You may declare a higher value if you wish. You can discuss our protection policies with a Von Paris residential moving consultant.

Residential Local Move: The Moving Basics

Before planning your Von Paris residential local move there are four main questions you need to consider since they will affect your costs and timing.

 

  • How flexible are your moving dates?
  • How far are you moving?
  • How much are you moving?
  • Are you packing your boxes or do you want Von Paris professional movers to pack your boxes.

 
Any move within Maryland is usually considered a local move.

Generally, local moving is performed on an hourly rate. Pricing options vary based on the type of move, the optional services requested, the distance, and the time of year. We work closely with each customer to provide as accurate an estimate as possible.

The estimated weight and size of the household belongings, as well as distance of the move are part of the formula to determine the estimated cost of the move. Stairs, elevators, long carries, packing, disassembly, reassembly of items, third party services, and home protection requirements must all be factored into the cost estimate and moving plan. Ask your Von Paris Moving Consultant to explain all the options during your free In-Home Estimate visit.

 
Our services can include:

  • A visit by a Von Paris Personal Moving Consultant to your residence to assess your moving requirements
  • Always a Free written estimate
  • Assignment of a Von Paris Personal Move Manager to assist and coordinate your relocation
  • Optional Full Service Packing at an additional cost: with the full service packing option Von Paris will pack everything in your home into large and small moving boxes
  • Optional Fragile Only Packing at an additional cost: Von Paris creates a custom packing plan based on a “Fragile Pack”. all items identified during the estimate visit as being fragile are packed by our professional moving crew.
  • We can arrange professional crating services for fine art and fragile wall hangings

 

Self-Pack: You do all the packing, but we will share helpful packing tips and can provide you with all the packing materials and moving supplies such as boxes, newsprint, bubble wrap and tape at reasonable prices.

 

  • Residence Protection: On moving day your residence is fully protected with pads covering railings and doorways. Residence Protection Pads are available to protect the any railings, tight corners, doors, and floors of your residence during moving out and in.
  • We place floor runners down to protect hardwood floors and keep carpeted areas clean during the move.
  • Labeling and keeping an inventory of all carrier-packed moving boxes. When our moving crew packs your boxes, each will be labeled based on the designated room placement in your new home.
  • Unloading: The Von Paris moving crew will place all belongings into the rooms the customer designates.
  • Optional debris removal and the unpacking of the professionally, carrier packed boxes is available at an additional cost.
  • Optional storage services can be provided in a Von Paris storage facility.
  • Optional climate controlled storage of sensitive fine art and other special items is available. Your Von Paris Moving Consultant can assist with these requests.
  • Optional Third Party Specialty Services is available for: specialized crating of oversized items, the disconnecting and reconnecting of appliances, hot tubs, or disassembly and reassembly of large more complex items.
  • Optional cleaning services are available.
  • With advance notice we will provide a certificate of insurance to satisfy certain building management requirements for moves into and out of a location. This usually applies to apartment buildings, condos, and co-ops moving policies.

 

 
The Von Paris’ Reputation


 
 
Von Paris has established an impeccable reputation over the last one hundred and twenty-three years of industry service, for honesty, integrity and outstanding quality service. Our friendly crews are well trained, and sensitive to the residential customer’s needs during their local move. Von Paris: “The Mover With The Gentle Touch” Since 1892.