In today's challenging environment, the health and safety of our customers and employees continue to be our top priority. Rest assured that we are following all recommended guidelines and taking every precaution to keep your family safe as well as ours.

Moving Tips

When is the best time to move?

Take all factors into consideration when deciding on the best time for you to move. Keep in mind, however, that the summer months (mid-May to mid-September) and the beginning and end of each month (regardless of the season) are particularly busy for moving companies and may require more flexibility and advanced scheduling.

How do I determine which moving companies to contact?

Ask your neighbors, friends, coworkers and family members if they can make recommendations. Investigate each of the movers you select with the Better Business Bureau. Good service is the best measure of a good mover.

When should I contact moving companies for estimates?

Try to provide moving companies with as much notice as possible, especially if you are moving during the summer months. We recommend at least four to six weeks before your desired moving date. This will increase your likelihood of securing the pickup and delivery dates you desire.

What happens when a relocation consultant comes to my home?

The relocation consultant will arrive at your home to perform a visual survey of your items. The consultant must be able to clearly see what is being moved in order to provide you with an accurate estimate. If you know of items that are out of view or will be eliminated, be certain to point them out to the consultant. Once the visual survey is completed, the consultant will calculate the weight, packing cost and any other charges related to your move.

Household Moving Tips

Preparing For The Move
  • Have a garage sale. Get rid of everything you don't need before you move.
  • Get organized now. Don't wait until the last minute. Make a list of things you need to do and when.
  • Make sure you are ready for the packers and movers. Don't forget to do the laundry, wash the dishes, pack your suitcases, disconnect computers, stereos and DVD players.
  • Set aside those items that you will be taking with you and clearly mark them as Do Not Pack.
  • Arrange to close your accounts at your local bank and opens accounts in your new hometown.
  • Obtain a change-of-address kit from your post office or go to https://moversguide.usps.com
  • Drain the gas and oil from all your power equipment (lawnmower, edger, etc.)
  • Schedule house cleaning and other home services for the day after loading.
  • Have your utilities shut off the day after loading (gas, electric, telephone, etc)
  • Make your travel arrangements for the day after loading. In case of weather delays or other unforeseen problems, you wouldn't want to miss a flight or other travel related appointment.
  • Before the moving truck leaves for your destination, give the driver your phone numbers where you can be reached. It is also a good idea to get the driver's cell phone number.
  • Be aware of items that can't be moved with the mover. These items include:
    • Flammable Items
    • Combustible Items
    • Aerosol cans
    • Hazardous Materials
    • Gasoline
    • Plants
    • Paints
    • Ammunitions and Explosives
    • Jewelry
    • Legal Documents (wills, financial papers, insurance documents, etc.)

When using a mover, remember that you are the customer and the boss. If you have any concerns at all, contact your move coordinator immediately.

Customer Reviews

Read what our happy customers are saying about our courteous service professionals, and learn why Preferred Moving & Storage is the right mover for you. Read More Reviews →

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4.9/5.0
Out of 80+ Customer Reviews

Fantastic movers. Professional, careful, skilled, intelligent, pleasant, hard working people. We had a few big pieces that had to go up a difficult staircase, and it was impressive to watch their thought process, their communication, their methodical care. They are quietly confident movers. Highly recommend, at least the movers that came to us. They went over and beyond what I expected.

Leslie Landau

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4.9 Stars
Out of 75+ Customer Reviews

Recently moved from a large home to a moderately sized condo and as moving experiences go, this was terrific. From the consultant’s review, communication, follow-up and on-site packing and moving, the team was a pleasure to work with. Professional, prompt and cared for our items as if they were their own. They were long, hard days but it was nothing but a smile and kindness. Highly recommend using this company - a big worry off your shoulders at a time when there is so much going on!

Susan

BBB stars

4.5/5.0
Out of 5+ Customer Reviews

I have moved several times with Preferred Moving and every time my move has went great. The crews are professional and take great care of my items. In all the moves I have never had any item broken or damage and they always take the time to protect my floors and walls to make sure that no damage occurs. ***** and ******* helped with my most recent move and were wonderful. They arrived on time and finished the move quicker than I expected. Thank you to the team at Preferred Moving for providing another great move!

Megan C.

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