Tips for Moving Out Checklist

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You’re moving. Whether for a job, a better place to live or starting a family, it’s time to boldly go where no one… Wait, wrong trek. It can feel like you\’re heading into uncharted territory, though, especially the closer you get to move day. That’s why we\’re giving you our tips for moving out checklist on what to do before you move. Actually, it’s the top eleven because the first one is a given: Call us at Student Movers! You can sit back, relax and let us do the moving.

What else should you do before your move? Here we go; it’s the final pre-move countdown!

  1. Hire Student Movers.  We know, we already said that, but it bears repeating. You want a reputable moving company that’s been in business for a while. We have the reputation, experience, and commitment to excellence that you need to make your move smooth and successful.
  2. Rent a truck. There are many different types and sizes available to rent. Make sure you get one large enough for your things to avoid making multiple trips, but not so large as to be wasted space. Here’s another reason to call us – We provide more than muscle; we can provide wheels, too.
  3. Change your address. You can specify when you want the post office to make the change, so do the paperwork early; it’s one less thing to worry about later.
  4. Transfer utilities. Just like your mail, you can arrange all of your utilities in advance. If your move isn’t local, you also need to make arrangements for new services for your new home.
  5. Pack, pack, pack. It’s best to start packing early. You’ll have time to do it right instead of frantically tossing things in boxes at the last minute. You could also have Student Movers do it for you. One thing you should always do when packing is label your boxes by room. This makes it so much easier when it comes time to unload the truck. Every box goes to the right room right away.
  6. De-clutter. Packing for a move is the perfect time to get rid of that ugly lamp from Aunt Edna you’ve got stashed in the closet, as well as things you haven’t even seen since you’re last move. If you haven’t used it in six months and it has no great sentimental value, consider donating it.
  7. Food, wonderful food. It’s wonderful until you realize you have a full refrigerator on move day, especially if your move isn’t local. You can pack it in coolers to preserve it; just make sure you use sealable plastic bags to prevent unpleasant leaks. You could also have an eating party. Invite your friends and family over and make a buffet of the food you’re not taking with you.
  8. Plan your route. This is especially important for long-distance moves. If you need to stay overnight, make reservations now. Pack bags for each family member and also make plans for pets. Many motels are pet-friendly.
  9. Repair/Clean your old home. If you have minor repairs (holes from hanging pictures, etc.) now is the time to take care of them. Likewise, a good thorough cleaning is the key to getting your security deposit returned.
  10. Save the essential items for last. You don’t want to be caught on the road without medications, pet supplies, snacks (for you and the kids), and your phone charger. Keep all your important papers such as leases, insurance paperwork, truck rental documents and moving company information in a manila envelope for easy access.

There you have it, ten tips for a terrific move! One last piece of advice: Make sure to set aside some time for a stroll down memory lane. Do a walkthrough of your old home and remember the great times you had there.


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

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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.