In the USA, doesn't the FMCSA mandate that interstate moves must
receive an in-house estimate?
The customer always has the right to decline an in-house visit
and most do so when given the option of an easy to use web-inventory.
What is MovesOnline.com?
MovesOnline.com is a comprehensive, web-based application that allows
relocating customers to fill out their household inventory over
Moving companies receive a completed inventory broken down by
room with both the weight and volume of each item.
MovesOnline.com offers an alternative to the traditional estimating
options of in-home or over the phone surveys.
How accurate will the price be?
Your prices will be as accurate as your inventory. Providing a complete list of items
should generate quotes within 10%.
How do I estimate boxes needed until I have packed?
This is difficult and movers understand that initially, it is only a guess. Movers
also use formulaes to determine the boxes needed based on the quantity of your
furniture, so your estimate is only one factor in determining estimated box
requirements. Once you have finished your packing, you can always update your
inventory with the actual number of boxes and have your quote confirmed.
What if I miss some items on my inventory?
You can save your inventory and update it at any time prior to move day. Movers
will charge extra on moving day for furniture items that are not listed on your
What about small items like kitchen cupboard contents?
These do not need to be inventoried since they will be packed in boxes by moving day.