Moving During the Coronavirus Pandemic

By now, we’ve all been personally affected in some way by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), namely the way it has changed many of our daily routines drastically. While many places in the US are under safer-at-home orders, what do you do if a move becomes inevitable? Are moving companies still open and available?

Thankfully, moving is still considered “essential” and some moving companies and storage facilities are still open for business… that includes Student Movers! Give us a call at 1-877-336-6838 to receive a free quote. We can also answer any questions you may have about our current moving practices, and what measures we’re putting in place to keep you and your family safe.

Here are a few tips on how to prepare to move safely during the time of coronavirus:

  • Use this extra time to carefully clean and pack your belongings & sanitize commonly used items as you pack.
  • Purchase moving supplies in one single trip so you don’t have to return to the store multiple times and re-expose yourself. Always buy a little more than you think you need, just in case.
  • Finish packing at least one day before the movers arrive since COVID-19 can survive on surfaces like cardboard for 24hrs.
  • Avoid using recycled boxes from people, purchase new boxes & packing material to ensure it’s not contaminated.
  • If anyone in your family comes down with symptoms of coronavirus, contact your moving company immediately so they can use proper measures to keep everyone safe or bring extra supplies if necessary.
  • Have disinfecting supplies on hand such as soap, water, paper towels, and hand sanitizer ready for everyone to use consistently on moving day.
  • During the move, maintain social distancing as much as possible.
  • Wear masks during the duration of moving day, and make sure they are worn properly (covering your nose, mouth & chin).

If you are in a high-risk category for COVID-19 (individuals over 60 and those with pre-existing respiratory and cardiovascular conditions), you can also consider postponing your move (if at all possible). While measures can be taken to reduce the risk of exposure, the most effective protection against the virus is staying at home with minimal-to-no contact with people outside your household.

For up to date information on the unfolding pandemic situation, please refer to these links.

Official CDC Website for Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The World Health Organization (WHO)


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.