Frequently Asked Moving Questions
What should I do to prepare for my move?
One of the first things you should do is make sure that your storage facility, new home, or new office location is ready for a visit from the moving company. No one wants delays on their moving day.
Depending on the moving company you choose to work with, you might not have to spend too much time preparing for your move. Moving companies such as ours offer a variety of services, from packing and fragile item care to furniture disassembly. Upon request, your movers may even be able to supply packing materials.Get in Touch!
What qualities should I look for in a moving company?
The ideal moving company should offer you:
- Insured movers and drivers
- Easy to schedule services
- Up-front pricing
- Packing and unpacking services
- Well-serviced vehicles
- Fragile item care
- And more
How do I find a moving company near me?
The best thing to do when looking for a moving company in your area is to ask your friends and neighbors who they have worked with. A recommendation from a fellow community member always makes for the best option.
After you have whittled your options down to the movers that offer the services listed above, we’re confident Green Wheels Moving & Storage will be at the top of your list.
Will my belongings get damaged?
Our movers take extra special care of our client’s belongings. If you are unable to wrap or pack your delicate items, let us know. Our movers practice fragile item care on a regular basis, ensuring your mirrors, instruments, television sets, and more remain in excellent condition.
Our expert packing methods ensure that your belongings will even remain safe during the commute from your old location to your new one—and that is a promise.
How do I get a quote for a move?
For the most accurate service quote, it is important that you let us know as many details about your move as possible. Some questions you should expect to answer include:
- Do you expect the move to take more than one trip with our van?
- Is your home or business on the ground level?
- Do you need help packing or unpacking your belongings?
- Are there large pieces (pianos, desks, pool tables)?
- Do you have a flexible moving schedule?
Do you bring pads and blankets to protect my furniture?
Our vans come fitted with the drop cloths and protective blankets needed to ensure your belongings remain safe during the commute from point A to B. Upon request, we will gladly provide additional blankets and packing materials for unboxed and valuable items.
Tips to prepare for a move
- Declutter and donate or dispose of any items you no longer need or want to avoid packing and moving unnecessary items.
- Create an inventory of your belongings and determine what items will require special handling or packing.
- Start packing well in advance to avoid last-minute rush. Use appropriate packing materials like boxes, bubble wrap, and packing tape.
- Label your boxes with the contents, destination room, and any special handling instructions.
- Notify your utility companies, post office, and any other service providers of your upcoming move and arrange for services to be transferred or canceled.
- Update your address with your bank, credit card companies, and any other organizations that need to send you mail.
- Arrange for any necessary transportation or shipping of larger or more valuable items that may require special handling or equipment.
- Confirm the details with your chosen moving company, including the date, time, and any special instructions.
- Pack a bag with essential items you'll need on moving day, such as toiletries, a change of clothes, and any important documents.
- Take photos of your belongings before the move in case any damage occurs during the move.
By taking these steps, you can help ensure a smoother and less stressful moving experience.
Do you offer same-day moving services?
Many of our clients book our moving services far in advance. That said, there are times when we are able to offer last-minute service to those in need. To ensure you are able to book our movers for a time that suits your schedule, we advise clients to contact us 4-5 weeks prior to their moving date.