Frequently asked questions

Can movers work in the rain?

For sure! Professional movers can work under any weather conditions that are safe for your furniture relocation. If it’s raining, your movers will use extra protection for your belongings so nothing gets damaged due to rain.

Will movers take my bed apart?

Professional furniture movers will disassemble and  reassemble all of your belongings. Not only it is safer to relocate furniture like that, but this way they will ensure that everything can fit inside of a moving truck.

Will movers move Ikea furniture?

This is a bit tricky, because Ikea furniture is usually light and there are no issues with moving it. What is not 100% safe is disassembly and reassembly of Ikea furniture because of its quality once you take it apart. That is why most of the local movers do move Ikea, but they refuse to disassemble or reassemble it. Anyhow, you should always check with your local movers when you have something specific or heavy, just to be 100% sure they can move it.

Why tip the movers?

First thing you should know is that you are not obligated to tip the movers, but that kinda became a part of our culture. Not to mention it is a nice gesture to tip someone who just did hard physical work for you. But at the end of the day, it is completely up to you to decide. Same goes for how much to tip the movers. If you made a decision to tip them, you can decide how much.

Where to find movers?

Typing on your internet search ‘movers near me’ or ‘local movers near me’ is definitely helpful because it will show you local furniture movers in your area and you can do your research after that to see which one works the best for you. The best case scenario is to have someone who moved recently and can refer to a moving company that is proven good.

How many movers do I need?

How many movers you need depends on a lot of different factors, such as size of your home or office, stairs, heavy items etc. That is why sales representatives in your chosen local moving company will ask you many questions in order to find out what kind of relocation they can expect and to recommend the number of movers that will do the job efficiently and safely.

What movers won’t move?

This is something that depends on a company’s policy that your movers have. Most of the policies are related to the weight of the items, for example for San Diego Moving Services that weight limit is 450 lbs. But, there are also some items that are too fragile or too sensitive to be relocated safely by your furniture movers, and they can decide not to move it. At the end of the day, it all goes back to the safety of your belongings.

Movers who also pack?

Every professional local moving company can offer you packing assistance as well, usually you just need to request it because it is not a part of their standard service. Packing is a very time-consuming task and that is why most of the clients decide to delegate it to a moving company.

Are movers liable for damage?

Unfortunately, not every local moving company is licensed and insured, so you have to be cautious when it comes to scheduling your move with anyone. You should always go with someone who is insured because in that case their insurance will cover a part of a damage. Basic coverage insurance is 60 cents per pound and most of the moving companies are fine with you having a third party insurance.

When do movers start charging?

Again something that depends on a moving company. Most of the local movers are charging hourly rates for their services and they start charging from the moment your move starts. That is the case with San Diego Moving Services as well. On the other hand, some other movers might charge parking to parking for their services. Whatever the case is, your movers should explain it before you decide to book your move.