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Milton Moving Company

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Milton was settled in the 1630s as a part of Dorchester by Puritans from England. Richard Callicott, one of the first settlers, built a trading post near the Neponset River and negotiated the purchase of Milton from Sachem Cutshamekin. Many of the settlers arrived during the 1650s, fleeing the aftermath of Oliver Cromwell’s deposition from power and the English Civil War. It was referred to as Unquity, the term used by the Neponset Tribe of the Massachusetts Indians meaning “Lower Falls.” This was adapted as “Lower Mills” after the establishment of the Israel Stoughton Grist Mill in 1634. In 1662, “that part of the Town of Dorchester which is situated on the south side of the Neponset River commonly called ‘Unquatiquisset’ was incorporated as an independent town and named Milton in honor of Milton Abbey, Dorset, England.”

Many early Puritan families of Milton became influential in the Massachusetts Bay Colony, such as: the Sumners, Houghtons, Hutchinsons, Stoughtons, Tuckers, Glovers and Babcocks.

A powder mill established in 1674 may have been the first in the earliest in the colonies, taking advantage of the town’s water power sites. Boston investors, seeing the potential of the town and its proximity to the city, provided the capital to develop 18th-century Milton as an industrial area, including an iron slitting mill, paper and sawmills, and the first chocolate factory in New England (the Walter Baker Chocolate Factory) in 1764, which was converted from the old Stoughton Grist Mill. Laying of streetcar lines fueled the rapid expansion of residential development.

Between 1870 and 1915, Milton grew into the community it is now: a streetcar suburb with some chocolates, biscuits, and market produce to remind residents of the past. By 1929, many of the big estates were broken into subdivisions as the town’s residential growth continued.

East Milton Square developed as a direct result of the Granite Railway. Four sheds there were used to dress the granite stone prior to it being brought by rail to the wharf for transfer to boats. East Milton Square was originally termed the “Railway Village” and a train station was located there after 1871 when the Granite Railway became a passenger line of the Old Colony Railroad. The Blue Bell Tavern, which was also a hotel, served as the headquarters of the Granite Railway and it was later named the Russell House. It was located on the site of the current United States Post Office in East Milton Square.

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LOCAL MOVING

We provide exceptional local moving services for residents in the Greater Boston Area.

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LOCAL MOVES

LOCAL MOVES

All moves less than 35 miles from origin to final delivery address are considered local and based on hourly rate with 3-hour minimum charge and 15 minute increment charge policy. We service local moves in Boston. Hourly rates vary depending on a crew size and calendar date (check our pricing page). There is an additional equipment fee that includes a fully equipped truck (if required) with dollies, tools, moving pads and equipment in order to protect your furniture.

Local South Carolina Moves

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How local moves are charged:

Move time starts once movers arrive at your origin address and ends when movers finish unloading at the destination address.

{{basicsettings.company_name}} Movers reserve the right:

  • To choose the number of movers needed for each job, depending on our current schedule, availability, weather conditions etc., while meeting the expectations of the customer.
  • To send additional men and/or truck, if we anticipate your job will require additional time or services.

**Additional charges will apply accordingly (check our pricing page). Please note, that additional movers will not significantly change your final bill, as the move itself proceeds more efficiently with additional movers.

Example (2 Bedroom Apartment with Living Room):

2 movers x 4-5 hrs. (@$90/hr.) = $360 – $450

3 movers x 3-3.5 hrs. (@135/hr.) = $405-$472

4 movers x 2.25-2.75 hrs. (@$180/hr.) = 405-$495

MOVE REQUEST

To book a move with a {{basicsettings.company_name}}Certified Move Team please follow these steps:

​Step 1: ​ Get a quick estimate on our website. This step takes less than 30 seconds and gets you in our system, while providing you with an estimate. Estimates are based on database averages for generally similar moves. (For 3+ Bedroom moves we recommend a complimentary in-home consultation. Please contact our Client Care Manager to schedule your consultation at 8{{basicsettings.company_phone}}).

Step 2: Or you may submit a completed request, so that we can provide you with a more accurate estimate and check our availability for your move. We strive to send out all estimates within 24 hours and inform you if your requested move date is available. Please expect an additional day for all weekend requests.

Step 3: You will now have an option to confirm your request. To book a move with {{basicsettings.company_name}} Movers you will receive a confirmation email from our office. This email is important because it’s  proof of your reservation with us. The confirmation email will also provide you with important information regarding your move and {{basicsettings.company_name}} policies. Our main purpose is providing you with exceptional customer service. Providing you with as many options as you need and forming the best plan for success on your move day.

What does your move start time mean?

If you have scheduled a morning appointment for 9am or 10am then your moving crew should arrive at the scheduled time (sometimes they are a few minutes early or late depending on weather or traffic). You will receive a phone call from your Crew Leader once they are 15 minutes from your origin location.

The most common reason for additional time to estimated hours is, incomplete information provided by a customer.

Your confirmation email asks you double check your inventory list and let us know if there are any changes, 3 days prior to your move. We also need to know if any item(s) require significant disassembly, fitness equipment, executive desks, entertainment centers, etc.

If {{basicsettings.company_name}} movers arrive to a move and find they are now being asked to move 4 extra pieces of furniture and 15 additional boxes, this will not only add to the time needed, but can also add to the number of trucks needed for a move. If a wall unit has dozens of pieces of hardware and requires 40 minutes of disassembly, the movers will fall behind schedule. Every extra item or service takes time, and while we are happy to assist you with whatever you need, we do ask that you provide us with that information beforehand, so we can provide you with the service you deserve.

PAYMENT METHODS

For local moves, you must pay in full at completion of your job. Unless otherwise arranged, payment for labor only, local and long distance moves is due in full at the end of the job by cash or check. We accept Credit Card Payments (VISA/MC/DISCOVER/AMEX) for any move less than $2,500.

LABOR ONLY SERVICES.

We can provide all the moving labor necessary to load or unload your moving truck or storage container. Whether you rent a U-Haul, Penske, Ryder, Enterprise, or Budget, or chose one of the many container services, you can still enjoy a professional move. Bell Air Moving Certified Move Teams will meet you and load or unload your truck or container. Even though you do not need a moving truck for your service, we send our crews in a truck. Our moving trucks are not only the source of transportation for our team, but they are fully equipped with all the necessary tools and equipment, movers need to provide professional service without delays. Our trucks are equipped with several sizes of boxes, tape, shrink-wrap, ratchet straps, dollies, of course, all the necessary tools, required for disassembly of any furniture. We come prepared for any service you may need.

IN HOUSE MOVES

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LONG DISTANCE MOVING

Don’t let your long distance move cause you stress or anxiety, {{basicsettings.company_name}} is equipped to handle every aspect of moving your life from one city to another with expedited services.

PACKING SERVICES

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STORAGE

Full storage service you can trust. Whether you need short or long term storage, we have an option to meet your needs.

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