Am I able to get a more exact quote if I prepare a detailed list of furniture?
It is difficult to base a quote on a list of furniture.
Furniture comes in all shapes and sizes and no two items are going to take the same amount of time to move. As an example, certain bed frames take longer to take apart than others. The level of care required can vary from one dresser to the next or one bookshelf to the next. Some are quite fragile, others just need a pad draped over it, others are extremely large and heavy and will inevitably take much longer to get out of the house, which is why a list of furniture does not tell the whole story.
There is also a lot of variation in the level of difficulty in the loading and unloading conditions at various houses (i.e. a tight fit through doorway or a 3-storey townhouse with most items going to the third floor). Some houses we can back right up to the doorstep, others we need to carry everything down a sidewalk and up a ramp. The reason we charge by the hour is to account for these variables that can have a major effect on the cost.
Ultimately, we will move everything as quickly and efficiently as possible without risking damage to the items or home and I can assure you, you will be satisfied with the work ethic of the crew.
If however you are more comfortable with some cost certainty, you can request a flat rate or guaranteed price for the move. For this option however, we will need to do an onsite estimate, and a more detailed description of what we will be responsible for moving will need to be created.