Typically, the more preparation time the better. That said, we will need at least 3 days before a local move, 7 days before a national move and 2-3 weeks before an international move. Call our office at 805-963-4493 to schedule an at-home estimate at a time that is most convenient for you.
Usually no more than 30 minutes.
In brief …
- Be present during the packing of your belongings.
- Take personal responsibility for jewelry and other high value items.
- Check and sign the inventory of your belongings.
- Ensure that no prohibited items are packed.
Generally speaking, dispose of all flammable items, liquids, foods and other items that should not be shipped. Anything that can deteriorate should not be shipped. If you have a question about something, just call and ask.
Well, mainly those things you might expect – drugs, alcohol, weapons, ammunition. Shipping certain high value items or collections may require you to purchase extra coverage.
Most of the time we can take your car(s), truck or SUV with the rest of your belongings in the trailer or container. If this is not possible, we can arrange for an alternate method. We do not transport cars as part of a regular local move, however.
Why not? But be aware of the potential problems. For instance, valuation coverage will not pay out on goods packed by their owner, unless the exterior of the box is damaged.
Every home is different but we can normally pack a home in 1-2 days.
Yes, you can. Just be sure not to leave anything solid that can damage the piece.