Frequently Asked Questions

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.

Use only strong, corrugated cartons with covers. We can supply you with specially made cartons, for everything from mattresses to clothing and mirrors. The added protection of mover-provided cartons may avoid damage that results from the use of poor-quality packing materials. Your alternative is to collect boxes discarded by your grocery or liquor store. Save old newspapers for use in packing, but remember that ink may rub off and stain clothing or other items. *WARNING: Insect eggs and insects such as roaches can travel in food boxes.

Keep this in mind when getting boxes from food stores. Here’s a list a packing supplies that will come in handy:

  • Plastic bags and labels for easy identification.
  • Foam peanuts, Styrofoam pellets or “popcorn.”
  • Tissue or craft paper for delicate packing jobs.
  • Corrugated paper rolls for figurines and fragile items.
  • Gummed tape (1 1/2 to 2 inches wide) and/or strong twine for sealing cartons.
  • Markers and labels for identifying contents of cartons.
  • Notebook and pencil for carton identification log.
  • Scissors and/or sharp knife.

Stuff glasses and stemware with crumpled tissue or packing paper before wrapping.
Lay on the corner of packing paper and roll it one or two full rotations (depending on size); pull sides of packing paper up and over glass/stemware and continue rolling to the far corner. Corrugated paper rolls or cellular boxes may be used for added protection.
Place glasses and stemware toward the top of your box. Heavier items (dish-ware, pitchers,etc.) should be placed toward the bottom of the box.

Delicate glassware and stemware should be placed in an upright position, not on its side.

Hazelwood Allied knows that a long distance moving can be an exciting, and sometimes unsettling experience.  You probably already realize that there’s so much to do and so little time to do it.  However, Hazelwood Allied wants to help you plan your long-distance move properly and make your relocation as exciting, rewarding, and stress-free as possible.  Our move coordinator will answer the phone live whenever you call.  No recordings.

Our nationwide movers are available from 6:30am to 6pm Monday through Saturday.

We’re with you the whole journey, from origin to destination. Our goal is to provide you with personalized service on your important moving day.

Delicate glassware and stemware should be placed in an upright position, not on its side.

We are the Santa Barbara piano movers to trust with your high-value products shipments, whether you are shipping a collection of invaluable art of a few antique sculptures. Hazelwood Allied is trusted by residents, businesses, museums, private collectors and wide variety of other clients to transport high-value shipments, where security and efficiency are the highest priorities.

Call 1-800-541-5958 for more information.