Why Los Angeles Moving Companies Charge for 3 Hours Minimum – Explained

If You ever contacted a moving company You probably heard this weird ” minimum hours required ” and it can be very confusing why to move 1 item you need to pay a full amount as you would pay for your entire move. So we thought it’s going to be a good idea to clarify the charge.

  • First and most important is the Location. In most cases, the parking location of the trucks won’t be right next to your house and the traffic in Los Angeles can be very tough. Most companies start charging you when they start the job and don’t charge for the time to drive to you or to come back.
  • Second is the time it takes for our workers. In order to come to you they have to drive to the truck parking, then get in the truck and drive to you. And the same thing when the job is done. It would not make sense to spend hours driving to get paid for 20 minutes of work
  • Third is the costs of scheduling. Our managers have to make sure the trucks are ready and the movers are on time.

So at the end of the day, even the smallest job that may seem like 20 minutes task can turn out to be a 3-5 hour period for the company. We always want to help our clients and make sure we save them money when we can! But in order to have our business going 3 hours minimum is a necessary requirement that gives us the protection that even if the job is very small we will be able to pay our workers and keep our trucks going.

We hope that this helps to understand why 3 hours minimum is in place but you can always call us at 866-925-5012 or email at Qsharksmoving@gmail.com if you have any questions or have a unique situation and we will be happy to help!

Nothing is too hard for Qsharks

Many of us have this giant piece of furniture that we love so much, and it looks so good in the room upstairs. It makes our life a little better but when it’s time to move all we want is to throw this thing away so we just don’t have to deal with it.

Finding professionals to move it safely can be an issue and here are a few things you have to consider:

  • You want the item to be insured because the possibility of damages are very high
  • Not every company will do it
  • Some companies will charge you a high premium to move it
  • You need movers that you can trust

At Qshark we get you and want to help to safe your giant awkward friend and here is what you can expect choosing us

  • Trained movers that will make you and your furniture comfortable
  • Most of the time we include these extra things in the hourly rates ( so no extras )
  • Basic coverage is always included ( we also provide additional insurance options )
  • Nothing is too heavy or too big for Qsharks!

Please call us for your specific item and we will be happy to work with you and get that thing moved!

During this move no one ( including the couch ) was hurt!

How much to tip your movers?

First, we wanted to clarify and make it clear that the tip is not required and is not included in your bill. If any of your movers is demanding tips don’t hesitate and contact our office. All our movers are aware of this company policy and they will follow it.

Now when we have this out of the way, let’s find out should you tip your movers or not. The answer is simple if you liked the service provided and the movers where friendly and responsive, you should consider giving tips. If you believe the movers could’ve done a better job than we recommend to contact our office and leave your feedback. At Qshark your feedback is very important and highly appreciated.

What if you liked only some team members but not all of them? You can always tip individuals and not the whole crew ( but also keep in mind in most cases the tips are split evenly )

Any tips are highly appreciated and valued. In most cases, $20 to $40 for each mover is considered very generous. But it all has to be based on your experience and how much you liked your crew. Remember, the movers are getting paid for their job and tips are never guaranteed. That’s why we want our crews to meet your expectations and provide high-end service! And deserve tips by showing great work instead of just asking for it.

If you have any questions about our policies please contact us and we will be happy to go over those things with you!

The movers at work!