Moving? Consider Your Options

Recent US Census Statistics show that more than 15 percent of the population moves from their residence each year. The majority of these people choose to move during the summer, when their schedules allow for time off from work or school.

While most are familiar with full-service movers and self-service truck rentals, many people are unfamiliar with the other options that exist in the marketplace.

PODs or trailer shipping provides the option for customers to pack their own belongings while having a professional driver do the long haul. With a reservation, the company will deliver a storage container to your current address. You load it, they haul it, and you find your belongings at your new home waiting to be unloaded by, you guessed it, you! Portable storage saves money, as it is comparable to a self-service truck rental, but provides a professional driver to move the unit to your new residence. Packing can be a headache, but you can always couple it with labor only or packing services.

Labor-only services provide the extra hands you need to move out of your current place on time. Whether your lease is expiring, or the escrow is closing, it may just be unfeasible for you to pack your items, load them up, and get out on time while still managing your normal life. Whether you’re moving with a U-haul, Penske Truck, or in your own pickup, having someone help you with the heavy lifting can be a real time saver.

If you have a housing gap issue, or need some time to sort out your new place before you move in ALL of your belongings, consider renting a storage unit for a month or two. You can have a labor-only service help you get your belongings in there, or have them packed for long-term storage professionally to insure their safekeeping. Check out our article on picking the right storage unit here.

Whether you’re the kind of person that will do-it-yourself or the kind that prefers not to do the heavy lifting, evaluate all of your moving options before you decide on what approach to take. Moving successfully is a balancing act between time, labor and cost. Student Movers always provides our customers with the service options they need, not the costly options we want them to have. So be prepared, and consider your options before you dive in to your 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.