Moving Tips

Let Student Movers help you move into your new home. Daunted by the upcoming process? Don’t worry! Follow the moving tips below and moving day will be a breeze.

Find a Reliable Moving Company

We know that we are a bit biased where this is concerned, but make sure you have found the best movers for the job and that you have a final quote (in writing!) before moving day. Instead of paying per moving box, consider finding a moving company that works per hour (like Student Movers). This is a much easier, less contested way to find the perfect company.

Always, Always Have an Essentials Box

As we suggest in our packing tips, always pack an essentials box in a clear plastic tub so you can easily see what is inside. But what is inside an essentials box?

Number Your Boxes

Or at least know how many boxes you packed. This will keep you from panicking about leaving something behind on moving day.

Finish Your Food

Make sure your last trip to the grocery store is a few weeks before you move and don’t buy anything in bulk. The last few weeks you should be finishing items out of your freezer so you minimize what you throw away or give away to the neighbors. Don’t forget to defrost your fridge and freezer 24 hours before moving day.

Don’t Pack 100%

Have a smaller dresser with clothes? If you pull out the heavier items like jackets and jeans, then you can leave the lighter items like t-shirts and undergarments inside. This will cut down your packing and unpacking time. Just remember to use a dolly so no one gets hurt!

Pre-Clean Before You Arrive

If possible, visit the new house and give the kitchen and bathroom a quick clean before moving day. This will give you a place to cook (or order take-out) and shower after a long moving day!

Sandwich Bags, Not Just for Food!

Sandwich bags are a must-have when packing and moving. Keep them handy with a Sharpie so you can keep together little pieces off of curtain rods, dressers, TVs, etc.

Reserve Parking

Try and reserve a parking space near your new home. If it is close, then get a friend to park their car in the spot overnight. You might even get an extra pair of hands out of it!

Just Breathe

Remember that moving day is stressful, but professionals like Student Movers are here to help. Ask us if there is anything we can do to make your moving day a success!

Want more specific moving tips? Then, check out our other tips & tricks:

Moving Checklist
Moving with Kids
Moving with Pets
Packing Tips
Moving an Office
Best Time of Year to Move

Pricing List

Full Service Pricing



Plus DDT, +30%


Plus DDT, +30%


Plus DDT, +30%


Plus DDT, +30%

Excludes A Nominal 30% Fuel Charge, Per Truck. Mandatory 8 Hr Min For Same Day Moves/Bookings + Additional $150 Same Day Rush Charge And Any Other Applicable Fees. 4Hrs Minimum. Anything Over Will Be Billed At The Applicable Booked Rates For Service. In Addition, 5% Will Be Billed Per Man For Anything Over 8Hrs.


Additional 3% Processing Fee For All Moves And Additional Fees Apply After 8 Hours. There Is Also An Additional $30 Fee If You Have 2+ Crew On Your Job.

Labor Only Pricing






Labor Only Fee + $30 travel charge


What is a DDT?

DDT sounds like you’re being charged double for drive time but that’s a mistake! The California Public Utilities Commission requires all moving companies to charge DDT on hourly rated moves. DDT means you are charged for the time between the old house (origin) and the new house and the moving company is responsible for the drive time between the warehouse and the origin. DDT actually SAVES you money!

One Hour Arrival Time

Please allow a one hour window for the movers to arrive. Example: 9am-10am

Full Terms & Conditions

The information you provide on the form above is strictly confidential. Your name, e-mail address, or any of the information you provide is NEVER sold, rented, loaned, or made available to anyone outside our organization.

Terms & Conditions
I confirm that by setting an appointment with Student Movers, Inc. that I have read and understand that I’m entering into a legally binding contract with Student Movers, Inc. for moving service.

Cancellation Fee

Cancellation fee of $150 (per a 2 man crew) when order was not cancelled within 72 hours before the move. 4 man crew is $300 cancellation fee. Mandatory 8 hr min for same day moves/bookings + additional $150 same day rush charge and any other applicable fees. I authorize Student Movers, Inc. to assign any charges associated with services to my credit card account I provide prior to the move and/or for any cancellation fee, when 72hrs notice was not given prior to the move date.Bids accepted are non-refundable for long distance moves.

Weight Requirements

Any item that weighs over 250 lbs or requires special equipment may be subject to an additional charge. Please be sure you let us know about any bulky or heavy items before your movers arrive.

2 Days Notice

Please plan for two days in advance and make sure to select the time you prefer so that we can give you priority. Two days notice is recommended, yet we can accommodate same day moves depending on our schedule.