Moving Checklist

No matter the size of the move, you can get organized and prepared before moving day with the moving checklist below!

Six Weeks Before
  1. Get recommendations from friends or review websites like Angie’s List for reliable moving companies
  2. Start getting quotes from moving companies such as Student Movers. Remember to ask the following questions:
    • What is an exact quote? (make sure to get it in writing!)
    • Will the movers help pack?
    • What insurance is included
    • Want these questions answered about Student Movers? Check out our FAQ section!
  3. Contact your insurance company for extra insurance if you have expensive valuables you are concerned about
  4. Create a moving binder including the moving company contract, emergency phone numbers and a list of valuables you are concerned about.
Five Weeks Before
  1. Arrange kids’ school records, medical and veterinary records to take to your new school and doctor’s office
  2. Start sorting through what can be tossed or donated before the move
  3. Measure all big furniture and make sure it can fit through the doorways
  4. Start using food items in your freezer (get creative with recipes!)
Four Weeks Before
  1. Order boxes and moving supplies (Student Movers can help you with this one!)
  2. Start packing items that you don’t use on a regular basis
  3. Begin to label boxes and pack room for room (read our tips for general moving!)
  4. Pack up the basement and attic
Two Weeks Before
  1. Notify the post office you are moving and forward your mail for a few weeks
  2. Make sure to notify other companies of your new address:
    • Phone Co
    • Electric Co
    • Gas Co
    • Water Co
    • Cable Co
    • Credit Cards
    • Bank
    • Magazines
    • Newspapers
    • DMV
    • Tax Bureau (IRS)
    • Social Security Administration
    • Gym & other memberships
  3. Pack up the bulk of the items and keep a master list so you know what is packed where
  4. Hold a garage sale for items you have decided can be disposed of
  5. Make sure to call Goodwill and see if they will pick up any left over items (they usually will for large pieces)
  6. Create travel plans for pets (read our tips on moving with pets!)
Week Of the Move!
  1. Pack a suitcase with entertainment, extra clothes and food for the day of the move
  2. Pack an essentials box with items you will need immediately for your new home
    • Bedding linen
    • Utensils
    • Towels
    • Toilet Paper
    • Medications
    • Cleaning Supplies
  3. If driving, get your car serviced
  4. Empty and defrost the refrigerator and freezer at least 24 hours before the move
  5. Drain gas from grills and other outdoor cooking equipment
  6. Call and verify the moving date with the moving company
  7. Call to get the services shut off (keep them active through moving day)
  8. Plan some trips with your family so everyone can say goodbye to places that hold happy memories
  9. Label items that need extra special care on moving day
  10. Check closets and cabinets one last time
  11. Most Important! Make sure to breathe and enjoy moving day as much as possible; After all, you are on your way to a new home!

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.