Moving FAQ

Everything you ever wanted to know about moving services

How to choose a moving company?

Before choosing a moving company, we’d suggest searching local moving companies and reading some of their online reviews to see what previous customers have to say about the services and experience. You can also call a specific company to ask questions in order to find the right fit for your needs.

What information do I need to have before I call a mover?

Before calling a mover, make sure you have all the addresses and any information about special items that you will need to be moved.

When should I start planning my move?

We recommend that you start making arrangements with a moving company approximately a month prior to your move. This will give you enough time to prepare for your move and will give the moving company time to work you into their schedule.

How much does moving cost?

At West Coast Moving & Storage, we charge by truck and number of movers per hour. Learn more about our moving rates or contact us for a quote.

What payment methods do you accept?

We accept Cash, Visa, Mastercard, and American Express.

What types of insurance do you offer?

We offer Released Value Protection, but you are welcome to purchase Replacement Cost Protection.

How far do you travel for long distance moves?

At West Coast Moving & Storage, we travel as far north as Bellingham, Washington, as far east as Salt Lake City, Utah and as far south as San Diego, California.

Speak with our certified moving consultants about your move to get a custom long distance moving quote.

What is a bill of lading?

A bill of lading is a document issued by a carrier to acknowledge receipt of cargo for shipment.

What size truck will be used for my move?

We have 3 sizes of truck at West Coast Moving & Storage. Depending on the size of your move, we would use an 18′, 20′, 24′ or a 26′ truck.

Can you store my stuff, and what is the cost?

At West Coast Moving & Storage, we offer storage for furniture for and belongings in 5×7 wooden storage vaults at our climate controlled facility. Storage options are $90.00 a month.

How should I prepare for moving day?

To get ready for moving day, make sure all vehicles are clear of the driveway, create a clear path for the movers, secure all pets, and communicate about any specialty items or instructions.

How to pack for moving? Do you offer packing/unpacking services?

As an all-service moving company, we provide packing and unpacking services in addition to moving and storage if you need it. We’ll bring the necessary moving supplies and pack your belongings with care.

Contact us to see if packing/unpacking is available at the time of your move!

Where can I buy moving boxes and supplies?

You can purchase any and all moving supplies you’ll need from West Coast Moving & Storage.

How should I prepare for furniture moving?

You do not need to do anything to your furniture, we will take care of it. Our moving experts will use necessary protection methods and techniques to safely transport your furniture.

How do you transport appliances?

It depends on the appliance, though we do have specific appliance dollies for larger items to ensure safe and efficient transportation.

Is there anything you can’t or won’t move?

We do not move pool tables, fish tanks, or exercise equipment with cables. Talk with us about your specialty items— we can move many heavy, large, and fragile items!

How long does moving take?

The day-of moving process timeline can depend on your preparation, the number of items that need to be moved, the distance between the location and the truck, and the distance of your move. Our moving consultants can help give you an idea of how to plan for moving day once we discuss the specifics of your move.

Contact West Coast Moving & Storage

Still have questions about your upcoming move? Reach out to our experienced team and discuss your moving needs.