Here are some of the most important moving tips to help you go through the whole process of relocation from one place to another one easier. We hope you will visit our FAQs page as it provided a lot of useful information as well! You may always contact our representative about general issues either via filling out ‘Contact Form’ on this web-site or calling during business hours which are usually 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. everyday.
We recommend that you make a reservation in advance: usually 2-4 weeks prior to a moving date would be ideal.
Please call us for a free estimate as it help you get information about specific things like the average cost to move from SF to LA or answer your questions. Inform us of arranged parking places for a moving truck(at all places you want movers to stop). In most cases we use 24ft box trucks which are in reality about 35ft bumper-to-bumper long. Sometimes you will need to ask your HOA or property management staff for reserving a time slot for a loading dock or white zone parking place. If you live in a busy street where it is hard to find a parking place you will need to contact local municipal authorities or local police station to obtain a parking permit. Take care of parking in advance. Usually it takes five business days to get a parking place. We take great pains to make your move less stressful. If you need we will give smaller trucks (16ft, 18ft or 20ft) and do your move with a few trips.
Inform a moving company of heavy items (more than 200 pounds).This will provide an adequate manpower.
Please inform about bulky items (even if it is a regular sofa which may be considered bulky).
Let us know if you have difficult access to your current or new place (hilly and/or narrow roads, low hanging tree branches).
Notify us about your pets (cats, dogs, parrots etc.) as some of our logistic experts may have an allergy.
If the long-distance travel is planned you are encouraged to schedule in-person / in-home assessment with one of our representatives. You may skip this step if you do not have more than 10 boxes of furniture to move and not more than 30 boxes.
If you want us to do packing for you contact us to provide more details and we will advice. In some cases it is possible to split a move into two days.
Please read manuals for appliances carefully. Sometimes appliances such as washing and drying machines or fridges need new connectors to water and gas supply systems. In these cases you need to contact a licensed plumber or an appliance repair man. Your movers may help you to do such installation; however, there will not be any liability in case of pipe or wall damages which may lead to water damage.
Please try to take care of moving flammable item in advance. According to CPUC regulations movers may not move flammable item: gas, paint, propane tanks, etc. It is necessary to find other way to either move them or dispose.
The essentials including medicine should be packed in a separate box and labeled. Ask your movers to move such box or boxes to load them last: so, it would be the first items for unloading.
The items of exceptional value (laptops, passports, birth certificates, cash etc.) are moved by yourself.
Empty all furniture drawers. The extra weight may be detrimental to your furniture.
We provide 5 wardrobe boxes (they are used to transport your hanging closet clothing). Usually one wardrobe box contain 1.5ft of average stuffed clothing. Inform us if you need more than 5 wardrobe boxes.
Do not forget to contact a cable company to install phone and Internet lines. Remember to change your residential and mailing addresses with USPS and DMV.
Do not forget Cancel services such as delivery of some goods or service on a weekly bases. Perhaps, you just need to inform local businesses you have been working about your new address.
It would be a good idea to visit your new place before the move. So, you would have some plan where you want your furniture to be placed. If you do not have such possibility your movers will help you make decisions.
Charge your phones and tablets a night before.
Get some water and snacks for yourself as it may be inconvenient for you to cook during the move.
Have a good sleep before the move.
If you have kids pack their toys and other things a day or two days before the move.
Wrap the fragile items in a few layers of paper. Fill any hollow spaces with crushed paper, too.
We recommend to use standard moving boxes to stack them inside of the truck fast and easy. Make sure both ends of boxes are taped securely.
The heavy items (e.g. books) should be placed in small boxes.
Make sure you can close boxes easily and that nothing is sticking out through the top or bottom of each box.
Label all boxes kitchen, bedroom, living room, fragile, etc.
Pack pets into different boxes.
Make sure that all the boxes and items have been loaded.