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Common Questions

Can moving companies move cars?

No, there are specialty companies for moving cars. Ask your moving company for recommendations.

Car Transportation: AA Auto Transport

Motorcycle Transportation: AA Auto Transport

Will moving companies move food?

Yes, moving companies will move your refrigerated and frozen food as long as the move will be completed on the same day. If you’re packing yourself, pack the cold food at the very end of the loading process. The movers will put the cold food box on the truck last, then will unpack that box first at your destination for you to unpack right away. If the movers are packing your belongings for you, then they know how to do this process without any direction from you.

Will moving companies move plants?

Long distance moves and shipping is hard on all living things (including plants) because of restricted airflow, water and sunlight. Most companies do not prefer to ship plants; however, it is possible to move plants safely during a local, one day move.

What items will a moving company NOT move?

These items should be transported in your own car and should be in your possession during the entirety of the moving process:

  • Medications for you, your family or pets
  • Pets and children
  • Sensitive or important paperwork
  • Chemicals and cleaning supplies (wrap each item separately in sealed plastic so if they leak they do not cause damage or interact with other chemicals).
  • Phones, laptops, jewelry, heirlooms and invaluable items
Who do I need to contact when I move?

Here is a good list to get you started:

  • Family and friends
  • Current Employer
  • Landlord
  • Postal service: https://moversguide.usps.com/mgo/disclaimer
  • Electric and Gas Company
  • Water
  • Telephone
  • Cable
  • Internet
  • Domestic waste collection
  • DMV: https://www.dmv.ca.gov/portal/dmv/detail/online/coa/welcome
    • Your voting registration should be updated when you change your address with the DMV but always double check so that you receive the correct voting information and ballets!
  • Accountant, Tax Consultants, lawyers
  • Banks, creditors, loan agencies, 401k holding company (if you’re employer doesn’t already do this for you).
  • Any ongoing subscription services, like meal delivery, magazines, produce boxes, clothing shopping services, etc
  • Insurance company
  • Doctors, dentists, eye doctors, vets
  • Schools, clubs, organizations, sports teams
  • Shopping apps: target, amazon, your phone profile, apple pay, grub hub, letgo, facebook ‘buy nothing’ or ‘being neighborly’ groups, nextdoor neighbor app, the ‘home’ default on your navigation apps,
  • Solar company
  • Gardener, babysitters, cleaning companies,
Get a free moving quote

Get a free moving quote

What should I be doing a month before my move?
  • Call at least 3 moving companies to get price ranges and visual estimates
  • Select a moving company and reserve your moving date
  • Decide if you’re going to have professional packers or do it yourself
  • Start collecting packing materials and boxes
  • Start packing and labeling
  • Plan what to do with pets and children the day of the move
  • Plan to be at the house when the movers are there to answer any questions, but once they get started you will have some time on your hands. We recommend keeping wifi and electricity and water on during moving day.
  • Hire cleaning service or plan a day to clean yourself
  • Plan to pack on one day (if you have a professional), move on another day, and clean on a third. Unless you have a studio apartment this is all too much to do in one day.
Our moving trucks for hire

Our moving trucks for hire

What should I be doing a week before my move?
  • Change your address and notify people
  • Make a list of what to show the movers when they arrive
  • Plan meals and snacks for the day of the move
  • Label and organize your cables and chords from your electronics
  • Take any wall mountings down and take apart furniture (or the moving company can do this for you)
  • Pack your moving day kit and personal items
  • Keep clothing hanging in the closet, they will be moved in wardrobe boxes
  • Remove breakable or spill-able items from drawers in furniture (soft items can stay)
  • Disconnect and thaw appliances if you are moving them
Movers, boxes and trucks for hire

Movers, boxes and trucks for hire

What do I need to do the day of the move?
  • Review the visual estimate or hourly rate and fees with the foreman on your moving crew
  • Let the movers know where pets are kept in the house
  • Inform the movers of any specific time frames or budget constraints that you have
  • Do a walk-through of the property and let the movers know if any hardware on the walls needs to be taken down, if anything is staying at the old house, if there is food in the fridge or freezer you want
  • Point out any extra fragile or broken items
  • When the movers are done packing up your old house, do a walk-through with the foreman to check every closet, room, garage, backyard (are you bringing the hose?), side yard, attic, fridge, dishwasher, washer and dryer to make sure everything is gone
  • Leave a box of cleaning materials and supplies in the old house if you’re going to be coming back the next day to clean.
How do moving companies charge?

All moving companies in California are required to charge customers based on the Public Utility Commission’s equation, which is: (Loading+Unloading+(Drive time x 2)).

  • Movers start charging when they arrive at your house.
  • Double drive time: If it takes the movers 15 minutes to drive from your old house to your new house, they will charge 30 minutes of drive time.
  • Standard rates apply as the movers unload the truck and will stop charging when all items are off of the truck (unless the customer would like the movers to continue to work on arranging and assembling furniture).

Here are some common charges and rules that most moving companies apply themselves:

  • Fuel rates apply.
  • Packing materials are not included and are sold separately.
  • A 4 hour minimum for each job (it is uncommon for moving companies to move ‘one off’ items like refrigerators or bed room sets.
  • After the minimum hours have been met, most moving companies charge in 15 minute increments.
Do I need a visual estimate for my move?

For the consumer’s protection, it is against the law for moving companies to provide an estimated time or cost for your move without seeing the items that are being moved. Moving companies can only give hourly rates and fees over the phone.

For this reason, we offer visual estimates. This is when a professional estimator comes to your house for about 15 minutes and views the items and/or space that you are moving. The estimator will discuss the moving process and what you can expect and ask you questions about your moving timeline and constraints. You will receive a written estimate at that time, which is a very helpful tool when shopping around for moving companies. This written estimate is not a contract for the exact time frame and cost of the move, but rather an estimate based on years of experience in the industry.

When the movers arrive on the day of the move, they will review the written estimate with the customer and based on what they see that day they will let the customer know if they can expect the move to take significantly longer or shorter than previously estimated.  The majority of the time there is very little difference between the written estimate and the actual time and cost. When there are significant variances it is typically due to one of the following:

  • Customers end up moving or discarding items after the visual estimate
  • The customer has asked for a larger or smaller moving crew than what the visual estimate recommends
  • Hidden or forgotten rooms/spaces were not included or discussed during the visual estimate, such as attics, extra storage units, sheds in the backyard, etc

 

Do I pay before or after my move?

You should never be asked to pay in-full for moving services prior to the move.  Most moving companies will hold a credit card number to reserve your moving date, and it is common to have a small deposit if it is a larger, long distance or same day move.

Our company will hold a credit card to hold your moving date and will charge a $100 cancellation fee if the move is cancelled within 7 days of the move. There is no date to change the date or time of the move though (we know how seamless and predictable escrow and other moving factors can be).  Once the movers arrive at your house or business, the foreman will review the hourly rates or written visual estimate (if there is one) with the customer. When the move is almost complete, the foreman will review the hours worked and fees with the customer again and then ask for payment.

Hire Professional Moving Company

Professional Movers

 

Do I need to tip the movers?

Tipping is not necessary, but it is a commonly accepted practice in the industry for a job well done.  The widely accepted tipping rate for movers is around 5% or $4/hour per mover. Unlike restaurants where customers tip one waiter and then the waiter tips out the help staff, movers keep their own tips. Tipping each mover separably will show your appreciation and recognition for that individual’s work.

Hire movers to move you

Hire movers to move you

How much does it cost to hire a piano mover?

We charge $109 per hour for 2 movers and $40 an hour more for each additional mover on the crew and we have a 4 hour minimum payment for each move.  Our company focuses on whole household moving solutions instead of one item specialty moves. Therefore, it is more economical to hire us to move multiple items up to a full household rather than one item like a piano, which typically only takes 1-2 hours depending on how far the piano is moving, if there are stairs or elevators, etc.

Does my piano need to be tuned after a move?

Yes, all pianos should be tuned after the instrument changes environments. This is due to the intricate wooden parts of the piano that will contract or expand when exposed to new temperature and humidity levels. Many people believe that a piano will only need to be tuned after a move if the piano is bumped or damaged during the moving process, but this is not the case. It is true that if a piano is moved incorrectly then it is likely that it will be damaged, but the damages alone are not the only reason for a piano to go out of tune after a move.

Can you turn a piano on its side?

almost all pianos are moved by tilting it – grand and baby grand pianos will always go on its si. … Although you can move a piano on its side or back when moving, it’s not suggested to keep it that way for any longer than you need to. So keep your pianos upright if you can, especially when transporting it

Do I need a specialty piano company to move my piano?

There are several reasons to hire experts that specialize in moving pianos:

  1. They are expensive to repair and replace
  2. They are very heavy (300-500lbs on average)
  3. They are made of very intricate and delicate parts
  4. The wood finish is easy to scratch and damage
  5. The best practices for moving a piano properly are not common sense (like removing the legs, wrapping the sound board and the lid separately)
  6. Not many people have the correct materials and equipment to move a piano properly
  7. Watch ‘piano moving fails’ on YouTube to see what I’m talking about

If you only need to move a piano, it may be best to contact a company that only moves pianos and nothing more.  As they may have preferable rates for moving only that 1 item.  If you are moving your entire household that contains a piano, make sure you hire a moving company that is also trained and experienced in moving pianos. This is a specialty that takes specific training and knowledge to be able to do correctly. If you hire a moving company that doesn’t have that specific skill set, then you will end up having to hire a specialty piano moving company as well, which will increase the cost of your move.

The most efficient and cost effective way to move a household with a piano is to hire a moving company that can move both your household items as well as your piano.  We have made it a mission to always employ many full time, experienced and trained movers that specialize in piano relocation. Make sure to let us know when you call the office if you have a piano so that we can be sure to send the proper equipment and experienced moving crew to fit your needs.

Grand Piano movers

Grand Piano

What is the size of your moving trucks?

The majority of our moving trucks are 26 feet long and 8 feet wide and 8 feet tall.  This is the largest size moving truck in its class and can hold just over 1,600 cubic feet or around 10,000 lbs. This size of a truck can usually fit the contents of a 3-5 bedroom house, depending on how many items and appliances there are.  Some 5 bedroom houses that are fully furnished and that are moving all the appliances will need a second truck to complete their move. There is an additional fee for utilizing a second truck on your moving day, which covers the cost of the driver, fuel and wear and tear on the truck. Even with the additional fee for the second moving truck, using 2 trucks on your moving day will be cheaper and will reduce the number of hours it takes to move drastically (rather than having 1 truck do 2 trips).

How much does it cost to move long distance or out of state?

Unlike a local, intercity move, a long distance or out of state move is not billed by the hour. Instead, the cost is based on the weight of the items being moved. One way to figure out the price of y our move is by weight. The moving company will weigh the truck when it is empty, then load all the items onto the truck and weigh it again to determine the weight of the items being moved. Then this number is multiplied by the agreed upon rate per pound (this varies based on where you are starting from and where you are moving to). The great part about this method is that it is very accurate and you know that you are only paying for the exact number of pounds that you are moving. The downside of this method is that your items are already loaded onto the moving company’s truck before you know how much your move is going to cost. This makes it very difficult to plan and budget for your move.

To help you better plan and prepare for your move, we can perform a visual estimate (complete with an inventory list) prior to your move and provide you with a flat rate for your move. The visual estimator will need to see all of your items that will be moved and will need to know all the details of your move, such as what date you want the items picked up and what date and where you need the items delivered. Based on the visual estimator’s years of experience and access to some of the moving industry’s best data to date, they will be able to provide you with a flat rate for the move.

Long distance moving to Las Vegas, NV

Long distance moving to Las Vegas, NV

Will I get my items the next day if I move long distance or out of state?

If you are moving within 600 miles or less of your starting point, then we can have your items delivered to you the next day.  Usually we load the truck and drive to the new location in one day and then begin the unloading process the next morning.

If you are moving more than 600 miles from your starting point then the time of delivery will vary based on distance, weather and of course, your own schedule. It is often the case that people are in temporary housing at their new location for a few days, weeks or even months. In that case, we offer storage solutions and can work with your timeline for delivery.

Long distance moving to New Mexico, NM

Long distance moving to New Mexico, NM

What items will I need for the day of/after my move?

Here are the items that we recommend customers prepare for themselves and their family for the day of the move and the day after. Having these items at the ready will help your moving experience go smoothly and allow you the proper time to unpack the rest of your items.

If you don’t have room in your car, you can pack all of this in a few boxes and give to your moving crew to put on the truck last. They will give this box to you first when you get to your new home so you can get (somewhat) settled.

  • Toiletries
  • Pillows, fitted sheets and blankets for the first night in the home
  • Washcloth and bath towels for everyone
  • Change of clothes
  • Plastic bags to keep dirty clothes in
  • Garbage bags
  • Toilet paper
  • Hand soap
  • Paper towel
  • Paper plates and a few utensils
  • Basic tool kit for assembling furniture (if you don’t want the movers to do this for you)
  • Snacks and easy to prepare food items for the next 2 days
  • Dog/animal food, leash and toys
  • Chargers for your laptop and phones
  • Garage openers and keys for the new house and/or personal storage units
  • Kids backpacks, school work, etc (if the children will need them the next day for school)
Can I keep the items in my dresser drawers?

You should remove and separately pack any items in your dresser that are breakable or able to spill.  If there are soft clothes in the dresser then you can leave them in the drawers. The movers will wrap the thick padded moving blankets around the dresser and secure them with packing tape. They will tilt the dresser on it’s side to load it onto a dolly, and then wheel it to the truck for loading. The items in your dresser drawers are expected to move around while in transit so make sure there is nothing breakable in there. There is no need to remove the shelves or drawers from your furniture.

 

How do I pack my clothing hanging in my closet?

You can keep all of your clothing hanging up in your closet for your moving day. Your moving crew will bring 6 wardrobe boxes with them on your moving day for you to borrow.  The movers will bring the boxes to your closet and move your hanging clothes from your closet into the wardrobe boxes, where they will hang on a metal bar inside of a 3 foot tall box.  The movers will then load these wardrobe boxes onto the truck and deliver them to your new home.  Once there, they will remove your clothing that is hanging in the wardrobe boxes into the closets that you specify.  They will then take the empty wardrobe boxes back with them when they leave.

Please note: You also have the option of packing and unpacking your clothing into the wardrobe boxes as well.  The movers will deliver the boxes to the closest(s) that you would like and remove them for you when you are done so you don’t need to do any of the lifting.

Where is the cheapest place to get packing materials?

There are many apps or websites that have people offering free, used boxes and packing materials.  Check out: Facebook’s ‘Buy Nothing’ groups, the Nextdoor Neighbor App, LetGo App, etc.

Check daily or weekly for these items, as they are posted often.  Just make sure when using used boxes to reinforce all sides and openings of the boxes with packing tape. This will give them structure and strength so they can be stacked on top of each other without collapsing.

The big box stores, like Home Depot and Lowe’s are expensive so buy there sparingly. The most expensive place to buy your packing materials though is through your own moving company!  Your moving crew will have extra boxes and packing materials on the truck just in case the customer needs to buy a few last minute items, but this should be used as a back up only, as the convince cost of having the movers bring the materials with them will make the cost of these products that much more expensive.

And don’t forget your mattress bags! Many people forget to procure a large plastic bag to cover their mattress during the moving process.  This will help ensure that your mattress will stay clean and dry throughout the move.

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Packing and packers in San Diego County

Will moving companies pack for me?

Experienced and licensed moving companies, like One Stop Moving & Storage, do everything you need for your move, including packing and disassembling and reassembling furniture. A full service move includes professional packing and is the right choice for those who are too busy to pack or are not experienced in packing and don’t want anything to break. You can either chose to buy your own packing materials for the professionals to use, or you can chose for the movers to bring and use their own materials.

What materials will I need if I’m packing myself?

Here are the basic items that are needed to pack household items properly:

    • Boxes of all sizes, including TV boxes and boxes for art
    • More tape than you think you’ll need and if different colors if you want to do a color coding system
    • Permanent markers of different colors
    • Paper towels
    • Garbage bags
    • Bubble wrap, packing paper or newspaper
    • Plastic Mattress covers
    • Box cutter
    • Band aids (those box cutters are sharp man)
What are some packing tips and tricks?
  • Start packing early and often. People greatly underestimate how much time it will take them to pack.
  • Leave your clothes hanging in the closet (they will be moved with wardrobe boxes)
  • Light items in large boxes (like towels and linens)
  • Heavy items in small boxes. Over-packed or heavy boxes increase the likelihood of damages
  • Don’t leave empty spaces in boxes. Fill in the gaps with towels or packing paper. If it is unbalanced or half packed it is likely to fall over or get crushed, causing damages.
  • Do not mix items from different rooms in the same box. It will make unpacking very time consuming.
  • Label (or color code) boxes with the 1) room 2) content descriptions 3) if it’s fragile
  • If you’d like to keep inventory, number each box and keep a list of each box and how it is labeled.
  • Tape the top and bottom seams of a box very well, then wrap the seams of the box on top and bottom to give structure and strength to the boxes. This will help them stack well and prevent damages.
  • Glass: create a large X with tape over the glass to support it and keep the glass together if it does break. Then wrap in bubble wrap and put into a box. If you’re putting multiple picture frames in one box then put a piece of cardboard or a few layers of paper between each frame
  • Dishes:
    • Pack vertically, never horizontally or laying down.
    • Use plenty of paper between each dish and on the top and bottom of the box.
    • You can wrap bowls and cups individually and then stack them.
  • Plasma TVs need their original box or a special create, they can never be laid down on their side.

Here are some items that need special attention or professionals when packing. Please discuss these items with your moving coordination in advance of the move!

    • Oil paintings (will stick or melt)
    • Heavy statues
    • Grand pianos
    • Pool tables
    • Safes that were specially installed
    • Grandfather clocks
    • Jacuzzi or above ground spas
    • Chemicals and cleaning products
Hire movers to move you

Hire movers to move you

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Movers San Diego You Can Trust

  • Free In-Home Visual Estimate

  • Free Use of Wardrobe Boxes

  • Free Valuation Coverage

  • Free 20 Boxes

  • Free Use of Tape & Pads

Value Oriented Moving Company

  • Full Time Trained Employees

  • Professional Packing Services

  • Licensed & Insured

  • Safe & Secure Storage

  • Local & Long Distance Moves

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MOVING & STORAGE COMPANY SAN DIEGO

One Stop Moving & Storage has specialized in moving, storage and packing services within San Diego for over 14 years. We consistently receive 5-star reviews on Yelp and Google Plus and have a 98% return customer rating that vouches for our quality of work. We follow the golden rule and take care of our customers the way we would want to be taken care of as customers. It is important to us to support and guide everyone through what can be one of life’s biggest changes.

Meet your Moving Team

Our moving teams are comprised of full-time, experienced and trained professionals that are dedicated to making your move as stress free and seamless as possible. They are invested in your satisfaction with their hard work and take great care to make your moving experience a positive one. We are proud of all our employees and invest in their well bring and growth as employees and as humans in their wonderful community that we all live in.

The Moving Process

We support our customers during their move by communicating with them throughout the moving process via email, phone calls and in-person conversations. This ensures that our customers have a chance to build trust with us and come to know us as people that say what they will do and do what we said we would.

Movers San Diego You Can Trust

  • Free In-Home Visual Estimate

  • Free Use of Wardrobe Boxes

  • Free Valuation Coverage

  • Free 20 Boxes

  • Free Use of Tape & Pads

Value Oriented Moving Company

  • Full Time Trained Employees

  • Professional Packing Services

  • Licensed & Insured

  • Safe & Secure Storage

  • Local & Long Distance Moves

CALL NOW! (858) 633-8600  INFO@OSMOVING.COM


Common Questions

Can moving companies move cars?

No, there are specialty companies for moving cars. Ask your moving company for recommendations.

Car Transportation: AA Auto Transport

Motorcycle Transportation: AA Auto Transport

Will moving companies move food?

Yes, moving companies will move your refrigerated and frozen food as long as the move will be completed on the same day. If you’re packing yourself, pack the cold food at the very end of the loading process. The movers will put the cold food box on the truck last, then will unpack that box first at your destination for you to unpack right away. If the movers are packing your belongings for you, then they know how to do this process without any direction from you.

Will moving companies move plants?

Long distance moves and shipping is hard on all living things (including plants) because of restricted airflow, water and sunlight. Most companies do not prefer to ship plants; however, it is possible to move plants safely during a local, one day move.

What items will a moving company NOT move?

These items should be transported in your own car and should be in your possession during the entirety of the moving process:

  • Medications for you, your family or pets
  • Pets and children
  • Sensitive or important paperwork
  • Chemicals and cleaning supplies (wrap each item separately in sealed plastic so if they leak they do not cause damage or interact with other chemicals).
  • Phones, laptops, jewelry, heirlooms and invaluable items
Who do I need to contact when I move?

Here is a good list to get you started:

  • Family and friends
  • Current Employer
  • Landlord
  • Postal service: https://moversguide.usps.com/mgo/disclaimer
  • Electric and Gas Company
  • Water
  • Telephone
  • Cable
  • Internet
  • Domestic waste collection
  • DMV: https://www.dmv.ca.gov/portal/dmv/detail/online/coa/welcome
    • Your voting registration should be updated when you change your address with the DMV but always double check so that you receive the correct voting information and ballets!
  • Accountant, Tax Consultants, lawyers
  • Banks, creditors, loan agencies, 401k holding company (if you’re employer doesn’t already do this for you).
  • Any ongoing subscription services, like meal delivery, magazines, produce boxes, clothing shopping services, etc
  • Insurance company
  • Doctors, dentists, eye doctors, vets
  • Schools, clubs, organizations, sports teams
  • Shopping apps: target, amazon, your phone profile, apple pay, grub hub, letgo, facebook ‘buy nothing’ or ‘being neighborly’ groups, nextdoor neighbor app, the ‘home’ default on your navigation apps,
  • Solar company
  • Gardener, babysitters, cleaning companies,
Get a free moving quote

Get a free moving quote

What should I be doing a month before my move?
  • Call at least 3 moving companies to get price ranges and visual estimates
  • Select a moving company and reserve your moving date
  • Decide if you’re going to have professional packers or do it yourself
  • Start collecting packing materials and boxes
  • Start packing and labeling
  • Plan what to do with pets and children the day of the move
  • Plan to be at the house when the movers are there to answer any questions, but once they get started you will have some time on your hands. We recommend keeping wifi and electricity and water on during moving day.
  • Hire cleaning service or plan a day to clean yourself
  • Plan to pack on one day (if you have a professional), move on another day, and clean on a third. Unless you have a studio apartment this is all too much to do in one day.
Our moving trucks for hire

Our moving trucks for hire

What should I be doing a week before my move?
  • Change your address and notify people
  • Make a list of what to show the movers when they arrive
  • Plan meals and snacks for the day of the move
  • Label and organize your cables and chords from your electronics
  • Take any wall mountings down and take apart furniture (or the moving company can do this for you)
  • Pack your moving day kit and personal items
  • Keep clothing hanging in the closet, they will be moved in wardrobe boxes
  • Remove breakable or spill-able items from drawers in furniture (soft items can stay)
  • Disconnect and thaw appliances if you are moving them
Movers, boxes and trucks for hire

Movers, boxes and trucks for hire

What do I need to do the day of the move?
  • Review the visual estimate or hourly rate and fees with the foreman on your moving crew
  • Let the movers know where pets are kept in the house
  • Inform the movers of any specific time frames or budget constraints that you have
  • Do a walk-through of the property and let the movers know if any hardware on the walls needs to be taken down, if anything is staying at the old house, if there is food in the fridge or freezer you want
  • Point out any extra fragile or broken items
  • When the movers are done packing up your old house, do a walk-through with the foreman to check every closet, room, garage, backyard (are you bringing the hose?), side yard, attic, fridge, dishwasher, washer and dryer to make sure everything is gone
  • Leave a box of cleaning materials and supplies in the old house if you’re going to be coming back the next day to clean.
How do moving companies charge?

All moving companies in California are required to charge customers based on the Public Utility Commission’s equation, which is: (Loading+Unloading+(Drive time x 2)).

  • Movers start charging when they arrive at your house.
  • Double drive time: If it takes the movers 15 minutes to drive from your old house to your new house, they will charge 30 minutes of drive time.
  • Standard rates apply as the movers unload the truck and will stop charging when all items are off of the truck (unless the customer would like the movers to continue to work on arranging and assembling furniture).

Here are some common charges and rules that most moving companies apply themselves:

  • Fuel rates apply.
  • Packing materials are not included and are sold separately.
  • A 4 hour minimum for each job (it is uncommon for moving companies to move ‘one off’ items like refrigerators or bed room sets.
  • After the minimum hours have been met, most moving companies charge in 15 minute increments.
Do I need a visual estimate for my move?

For the consumer’s protection, it is against the law for moving companies to provide an estimated time or cost for your move without seeing the items that are being moved. Moving companies can only give hourly rates and fees over the phone.

For this reason, we offer visual estimates. This is when a professional estimator comes to your house for about 15 minutes and views the items and/or space that you are moving. The estimator will discuss the moving process and what you can expect and ask you questions about your moving timeline and constraints. You will receive a written estimate at that time, which is a very helpful tool when shopping around for moving companies. This written estimate is not a contract for the exact time frame and cost of the move, but rather an estimate based on years of experience in the industry.

When the movers arrive on the day of the move, they will review the written estimate with the customer and based on what they see that day they will let the customer know if they can expect the move to take significantly longer or shorter than previously estimated.  The majority of the time there is very little difference between the written estimate and the actual time and cost. When there are significant variances it is typically due to one of the following:

  • Customers end up moving or discarding items after the visual estimate
  • The customer has asked for a larger or smaller moving crew than what the visual estimate recommends
  • Hidden or forgotten rooms/spaces were not included or discussed during the visual estimate, such as attics, extra storage units, sheds in the backyard, etc

 

Do I pay before or after my move?

You should never be asked to pay in-full for moving services prior to the move.  Most moving companies will hold a credit card number to reserve your moving date, and it is common to have a small deposit if it is a larger, long distance or same day move.

Our company will hold a credit card to hold your moving date and will charge a $100 cancellation fee if the move is cancelled within 7 days of the move. There is no date to change the date or time of the move though (we know how seamless and predictable escrow and other moving factors can be).  Once the movers arrive at your house or business, the foreman will review the hourly rates or written visual estimate (if there is one) with the customer. When the move is almost complete, the foreman will review the hours worked and fees with the customer again and then ask for payment.

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Professional Movers

 

Do I need to tip the movers?

Tipping is not necessary, but it is a commonly accepted practice in the industry for a job well done.  The widely accepted tipping rate for movers is around 5% or $4/hour per mover. Unlike restaurants where customers tip one waiter and then the waiter tips out the help staff, movers keep their own tips. Tipping each mover separably will show your appreciation and recognition for that individual’s work.

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How much does it cost to hire a piano mover?

We charge $109 per hour for 2 movers and $40 an hour more for each additional mover on the crew and we have a 4 hour minimum payment for each move.  Our company focuses on whole household moving solutions instead of one item specialty moves. Therefore, it is more economical to hire us to move multiple items up to a full household rather than one item like a piano, which typically only takes 1-2 hours depending on how far the piano is moving, if there are stairs or elevators, etc.

Does my piano need to be tuned after a move?

Yes, all pianos should be tuned after the instrument changes environments. This is due to the intricate wooden parts of the piano that will contract or expand when exposed to new temperature and humidity levels. Many people believe that a piano will only need to be tuned after a move if the piano is bumped or damaged during the moving process, but this is not the case. It is true that if a piano is moved incorrectly then it is likely that it will be damaged, but the damages alone are not the only reason for a piano to go out of tune after a move.

Can you turn a piano on its side?

almost all pianos are moved by tilting it – grand and baby grand pianos will always go on its si. … Although you can move a piano on its side or back when moving, it’s not suggested to keep it that way for any longer than you need to. So keep your pianos upright if you can, especially when transporting it

Do I need a specialty piano company to move my piano?

There are several reasons to hire experts that specialize in moving pianos:

  1. They are expensive to repair and replace
  2. They are very heavy (300-500lbs on average)
  3. They are made of very intricate and delicate parts
  4. The wood finish is easy to scratch and damage
  5. The best practices for moving a piano properly are not common sense (like removing the legs, wrapping the sound board and the lid separately)
  6. Not many people have the correct materials and equipment to move a piano properly
  7. Watch ‘piano moving fails’ on YouTube to see what I’m talking about

If you only need to move a piano, it may be best to contact a company that only moves pianos and nothing more.  As they may have preferable rates for moving only that 1 item.  If you are moving your entire household that contains a piano, make sure you hire a moving company that is also trained and experienced in moving pianos. This is a specialty that takes specific training and knowledge to be able to do correctly. If you hire a moving company that doesn’t have that specific skill set, then you will end up having to hire a specialty piano moving company as well, which will increase the cost of your move.

The most efficient and cost effective way to move a household with a piano is to hire a moving company that can move both your household items as well as your piano.  We have made it a mission to always employ many full time, experienced and trained movers that specialize in piano relocation. Make sure to let us know when you call the office if you have a piano so that we can be sure to send the proper equipment and experienced moving crew to fit your needs.

Grand Piano movers

Grand Piano

What is the size of your moving trucks?

The majority of our moving trucks are 26 feet long and 8 feet wide and 8 feet tall.  This is the largest size moving truck in its class and can hold just over 1,600 cubic feet or around 10,000 lbs. This size of a truck can usually fit the contents of a 3-5 bedroom house, depending on how many items and appliances there are.  Some 5 bedroom houses that are fully furnished and that are moving all the appliances will need a second truck to complete their move. There is an additional fee for utilizing a second truck on your moving day, which covers the cost of the driver, fuel and wear and tear on the truck. Even with the additional fee for the second moving truck, using 2 trucks on your moving day will be cheaper and will reduce the number of hours it takes to move drastically (rather than having 1 truck do 2 trips).

How much does it cost to move long distance or out of state?

Unlike a local, intercity move, a long distance or out of state move is not billed by the hour. Instead, the cost is based on the weight of the items being moved. One way to figure out the price of y our move is by weight. The moving company will weigh the truck when it is empty, then load all the items onto the truck and weigh it again to determine the weight of the items being moved. Then this number is multiplied by the agreed upon rate per pound (this varies based on where you are starting from and where you are moving to). The great part about this method is that it is very accurate and you know that you are only paying for the exact number of pounds that you are moving. The downside of this method is that your items are already loaded onto the moving company’s truck before you know how much your move is going to cost. This makes it very difficult to plan and budget for your move.

To help you better plan and prepare for your move, we can perform a visual estimate (complete with an inventory list) prior to your move and provide you with a flat rate for your move. The visual estimator will need to see all of your items that will be moved and will need to know all the details of your move, such as what date you want the items picked up and what date and where you need the items delivered. Based on the visual estimator’s years of experience and access to some of the moving industry’s best data to date, they will be able to provide you with a flat rate for the move.

Long distance moving to Las Vegas, NV

Long distance moving to Las Vegas, NV

Will I get my items the next day if I move long distance or out of state?

If you are moving within 600 miles or less of your starting point, then we can have your items delivered to you the next day.  Usually we load the truck and drive to the new location in one day and then begin the unloading process the next morning.

If you are moving more than 600 miles from your starting point then the time of delivery will vary based on distance, weather and of course, your own schedule. It is often the case that people are in temporary housing at their new location for a few days, weeks or even months. In that case, we offer storage solutions and can work with your timeline for delivery.

Long distance moving to New Mexico, NM

Long distance moving to New Mexico, NM

What items will I need for the day of/after my move?

Here are the items that we recommend customers prepare for themselves and their family for the day of the move and the day after. Having these items at the ready will help your moving experience go smoothly and allow you the proper time to unpack the rest of your items.

If you don’t have room in your car, you can pack all of this in a few boxes and give to your moving crew to put on the truck last. They will give this box to you first when you get to your new home so you can get (somewhat) settled.

  • Toiletries
  • Pillows, fitted sheets and blankets for the first night in the home
  • Washcloth and bath towels for everyone
  • Change of clothes
  • Plastic bags to keep dirty clothes in
  • Garbage bags
  • Toilet paper
  • Hand soap
  • Paper towel
  • Paper plates and a few utensils
  • Basic tool kit for assembling furniture (if you don’t want the movers to do this for you)
  • Snacks and easy to prepare food items for the next 2 days
  • Dog/animal food, leash and toys
  • Chargers for your laptop and phones
  • Garage openers and keys for the new house and/or personal storage units
  • Kids backpacks, school work, etc (if the children will need them the next day for school)
Can I keep the items in my dresser drawers?

You should remove and separately pack any items in your dresser that are breakable or able to spill.  If there are soft clothes in the dresser then you can leave them in the drawers. The movers will wrap the thick padded moving blankets around the dresser and secure them with packing tape. They will tilt the dresser on it’s side to load it onto a dolly, and then wheel it to the truck for loading. The items in your dresser drawers are expected to move around while in transit so make sure there is nothing breakable in there. There is no need to remove the shelves or drawers from your furniture.

 

How do I pack my clothing hanging in my closet?

You can keep all of your clothing hanging up in your closet for your moving day. Your moving crew will bring 6 wardrobe boxes with them on your moving day for you to borrow.  The movers will bring the boxes to your closet and move your hanging clothes from your closet into the wardrobe boxes, where they will hang on a metal bar inside of a 3 foot tall box.  The movers will then load these wardrobe boxes onto the truck and deliver them to your new home.  Once there, they will remove your clothing that is hanging in the wardrobe boxes into the closets that you specify.  They will then take the empty wardrobe boxes back with them when they leave.

Please note: You also have the option of packing and unpacking your clothing into the wardrobe boxes as well.  The movers will deliver the boxes to the closest(s) that you would like and remove them for you when you are done so you don’t need to do any of the lifting.

Where is the cheapest place to get packing materials?

There are many apps or websites that have people offering free, used boxes and packing materials.  Check out: Facebook’s ‘Buy Nothing’ groups, the Nextdoor Neighbor App, LetGo App, etc.

Check daily or weekly for these items, as they are posted often.  Just make sure when using used boxes to reinforce all sides and openings of the boxes with packing tape. This will give them structure and strength so they can be stacked on top of each other without collapsing.

The big box stores, like Home Depot and Lowe’s are expensive so buy there sparingly. The most expensive place to buy your packing materials though is through your own moving company!  Your moving crew will have extra boxes and packing materials on the truck just in case the customer needs to buy a few last minute items, but this should be used as a back up only, as the convince cost of having the movers bring the materials with them will make the cost of these products that much more expensive.

And don’t forget your mattress bags! Many people forget to procure a large plastic bag to cover their mattress during the moving process.  This will help ensure that your mattress will stay clean and dry throughout the move.

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Packing and packers in San Diego County

Will moving companies pack for me?

Experienced and licensed moving companies, like One Stop Moving & Storage, do everything you need for your move, including packing and disassembling and reassembling furniture. A full service move includes professional packing and is the right choice for those who are too busy to pack or are not experienced in packing and don’t want anything to break. You can either chose to buy your own packing materials for the professionals to use, or you can chose for the movers to bring and use their own materials.

What materials will I need if I’m packing myself?

Here are the basic items that are needed to pack household items properly:

    • Boxes of all sizes, including TV boxes and boxes for art
    • More tape than you think you’ll need and if different colors if you want to do a color coding system
    • Permanent markers of different colors
    • Paper towels
    • Garbage bags
    • Bubble wrap, packing paper or newspaper
    • Plastic Mattress covers
    • Box cutter
    • Band aids (those box cutters are sharp man)
What are some packing tips and tricks?
  • Start packing early and often. People greatly underestimate how much time it will take them to pack.
  • Leave your clothes hanging in the closet (they will be moved with wardrobe boxes)
  • Light items in large boxes (like towels and linens)
  • Heavy items in small boxes. Over-packed or heavy boxes increase the likelihood of damages
  • Don’t leave empty spaces in boxes. Fill in the gaps with towels or packing paper. If it is unbalanced or half packed it is likely to fall over or get crushed, causing damages.
  • Do not mix items from different rooms in the same box. It will make unpacking very time consuming.
  • Label (or color code) boxes with the 1) room 2) content descriptions 3) if it’s fragile
  • If you’d like to keep inventory, number each box and keep a list of each box and how it is labeled.
  • Tape the top and bottom seams of a box very well, then wrap the seams of the box on top and bottom to give structure and strength to the boxes. This will help them stack well and prevent damages.
  • Glass: create a large X with tape over the glass to support it and keep the glass together if it does break. Then wrap in bubble wrap and put into a box. If you’re putting multiple picture frames in one box then put a piece of cardboard or a few layers of paper between each frame
  • Dishes:
    • Pack vertically, never horizontally or laying down.
    • Use plenty of paper between each dish and on the top and bottom of the box.
    • You can wrap bowls and cups individually and then stack them.
  • Plasma TVs need their original box or a special create, they can never be laid down on their side.

Here are some items that need special attention or professionals when packing. Please discuss these items with your moving coordination in advance of the move!

    • Oil paintings (will stick or melt)
    • Heavy statues
    • Grand pianos
    • Pool tables
    • Safes that were specially installed
    • Grandfather clocks
    • Jacuzzi or above ground spas
    • Chemicals and cleaning products
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MOVING & STORAGE COMPANY SAN DIEGO

One Stop Moving & Storage has specialized in moving, storage and packing services within San Diego for over 14 years. We consistently receive 5-star reviews on Yelp and Google Plus and have a 98% return customer rating that vouches for our quality of work. We follow the golden rule and take care of our customers the way we would want to be taken care of as customers. It is important to us to support and guide everyone through what can be one of life’s biggest changes.

Meet your Moving Team

Our moving teams are comprised of full-time, experienced and trained professionals that are dedicated to making your move as stress free and seamless as possible. They are invested in your satisfaction with their hard work and take great care to make your moving experience a positive one. We are proud of all our employees and invest in their well bring and growth as employees and as humans in their wonderful community that we all live in.

The Moving Process

We support our customers during their move by communicating with them throughout the moving process via email, phone calls and in-person conversations. This ensures that our customers have a chance to build trust with us and come to know us as people that say what they will do and do what we said we would.

What Our Customers Think About Us

“One Stop movers were phenomenal! They arrived early in the specified time frame (8-10) and were so mellow with the entire move! I told them about the hassles of parking (I live where parking is VERY challenging and the move was across town) and the movers made it so easy for me. Seriously, everything was packed and unpacked in under 3 hours!!! Now, I did prepare and prepare several carloads of belongings the week before they arrived to help expedite matters, but even so, I was IMPRESSED!
They also helped me move my handle with care items with such kindness and caring! It put such a smile on my face! I love those movers!!!”

“This was my first experience with One Stop Movers. An overstuffed half-garage full of boxes – some filled with items of great value, some with sentimental personal things, still others to be sorted and disposed of later – were carefully and professionally moved to a storage facility five miles away. The estimate said it would take about four hours, but actually took five. There was no charge for the extra hour since I had been given a flat rate estimate. David and Thomas moved and set up metal shelving as well in a configuration that made the best use of the storage unit. They were courteous and hard working. I would highly recommend them to others with similar projects”

“I used One Stop Moving for the second time recently to move into my new house.  Just as with the previous time, I was so pleased.  The scheduling and contract was very easy.  The crew was punctual and courteous, as well as efficient and mindful of the hourly rate, while still taking excellent care of my belongings.  My new house is undergoing a remodel, which meant having to be creative about moving in.  The guys were not discouraged and even offered helpful suggestions.  The rate was very reasonable and the contract perfectly clear, which meant no unpleasant surprises.  Great job, great company!”

“One Stop Moving & Storage did a great job taking care of my move. I waited to the last minute and they were there for me. Everyone, from the office staff to the owner and movers were professional and efficient. Their fee was reasonable as well. I highly recommend One Stop Moving & Storage for all your moving and storage needs.”

“First off… guys are fast!!! Got to me on time… thought it was going to take forever to load my storage… 1 HOUR!!! FAST AND CAREFUL!!! Guys were all very polite and funny… Unloaded into my house furniture built in place in another hour… REALLY HAPPY WITH THEIR SERVICE!!! DEFINITELY GOING TO USE THEM ON OUR NEXT MOVE… And I dont usually write reviews unless the business deserves it…”

“I used this company to move from La Jolla to Carmel valley last month and it was a good experience. They wrapped my furniture in padded blankets and taped it all up so everything seemed safe as they loaded it in the truck. They put down cardboard on the floors for them to walk on and put padding on my walls so they didn’t scratch anything. Very impressed on how they cleaned up after themselves. They stopped to eat lunch and take a few breaks but they didn’t charge me for that time. It was hectic as they were unloading because they were bringing stuff in my new place faster than I could show them where to put it and I feel like that slowed them down a bit but I don’t really know how that could have been avoided. They charge ‘double drive time’ which sounds weird but I looked it up and it’s something that all moving companies do I guess. They also charged me $10 to wrap my mattress in plastic wrap so it didn’t get dirty on the truck. At least they told me about that little fee before they started otherwise I would have been annoyed by it. So far I haven’t seen anything broken and all the furniture they put together for me is in good order so I’d recommend them to anyone else.”

“One Stop Moving did a great job storing a piano for us in between moves. They were then able to deliver it to our new home with absolute care and consideration, which we especially appreciated since it’s tough to move a piano (they’re heavy and delicate). They stayed within the window of time of delivery which was very helpful as some movers don’t arrive when they say they will. Very pleased with One Stop Moving, and would totally use them again.”

“I just moved from San Diego to San Francisco with these guys and they were super professional to work with. I did tons of research on pricing companies in San Diego and San Francisco and chose this company because they have facilitation and the most reasonable prices. They delivered my stuff within three days and there were no damages to any of my items. Thank you Raheem San and Fernando four being so pleasurable to work with and taking care of my items.”

“I have a storage unit with One Stop Moving & Storage. They have been very accommodating, even when my bank made an error with my auto pay. They understood and made sure all was good to go. They are pleasant on the phone, which is big to me. That to me is a big start to good customer service. They called prior to arrival time and were there when they said to begin packing. I have one more move with them when things are moved out of storage and into their final destination. I am expecting the same level of service as I have received so far. I recommend them for all your moving and storage needs.”

San Diego Local Moving

Local Movers

We are a local moving company in San Diego. We only use professional movers, not day laborers.

Storage in San Diego

Storage

Need temporary storage? We have a secure warehouse with video surveillance.

Packing Service in San Diego

Packing

Need help packing prior to your move? We offer packing services. Every move comes with 20 free boxes and free use of wardrobe boxes!

San Diego Commercial Moving

Office Moving

We also move servers and networked printers and computers. We will measure distances before moving.

Piano Movers in San Diego

Piano Moving

We also move pianos in San Diego. We have a lift gate to safely load/unload your piano.

Moving from San Diego

Long distance Moving

Are you moving to or from San Diego? We offer long distance moves to any city in the United States.

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Customer Service You Can Count On… Before, During and After Your Move!

Everyone at One Stop Moving & Storage is invested and committed to providing quality customer service and support. Moving can be one of the most stressful events in a person’s life, and we consider it to be our mission to help reduce that stress and make moving more manageable. Our 12 years of moving and storage experience within San Diego has provided us with the knowledge and expertise to understand the challenges of moving and how to best manage them for a successful outcome. At no extra cost to you, we offer an array of tools and information to our customers so they can have a

Better moving experience:

  • We keep the lines of communication open with 24/7 call support before, during and after your moving day to answer any questions and provide you with support.
  • Our knowledgeable and friendly employees will provide you with packing and moving tips and tricks. We can provide these either over the phone or we can send you printable materials via email.
  • Your moving crew will communicate with you on their way to your home in the morning, periodically and frequently throughout the day, and at the end of the day to make sure all of your needs were met.
  • We utilize one of the top rated 3rd party insurance companies to expedite your claims services.
  • The easy and efficient claims process removes the run around and ambiguity of your status and what you can expect. Our insurance compensation is aligned with the State of California and the Bureau of Household Goods and Services.

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LOOKING FOR LOCAL MOVERS IN SAN DIEGO?

When it comes right down to it, moving is a stressful time. It doesn’t matter if you are moving locally around the corner or to the next town over, you are uprooting your life and possessions. That’s where we come in. Allow our local San Diego moving team to do all the work for you. All you need to do is relax and let us do the work!
We take great pride in offering you a customized estimate to fit your moving and storage needs. Here at One Stop Moving & Storage in San Diego, our goal is to provide you with the peace of mind of knowing that your most prized possessions will be handled with care by our team of professional San Diego local movers.
We will sit down with you one-on-one and create a moving plan that best fits your budget and personal needs. We want your moving experience to be a smooth transition from start to finish. As soon as you pick up the phone to dial our number, you’ll be greeted by one of friendly moving experts who can answer any questions you may have regarding your local move.
An appointment will be set so we can give you the best possible, free, in-person estimate. Included in your free price estimate will be an on-site visual estimate, a list of items you need packed and/or moved, any packing materials needed, destination of your move, and any other services you require (e.g. storage, packing services, multiple stops, etc).
We work with you to meticulously plan your move to make your experience as easy as possible. Read more…

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SAFE, CLEAN AND SECURE STORAGE!

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storage unit

One Stop Moving & Storage offers storage solutions of all sizes and time frames. We have well-organized processes and systems in place to help manage and track all of your items as they enter and exit our storage units. For current storage rates and sizes.

Storage Inventory Tracking System

When we pick up your items to go into storage you will be assigned a color (let’s use orange as an example). All of your items will be wrapped in padded blankets and an orange sticker with your storage unit number will be placed on the item. The foreman will be responsible for creating an itemized list of everything that is going into storage and writing down the item description (kitchen table, TV, large box, small box, etc). You will receive a copy of the itemized list of everything that has been marked to go into your storage unit.

While your items are in our storage

  • They will remain in the padded blankets to prevent items from getting dusty, to prevent items from scratching each other in the storage, and to act as floor and wall padding during all moving processes. Using these padded blankets is also eco-friendlier than disposable plastic shrink wrap.
  • We offer an automated monthly payment system and no deposit necessary
  • All units are under 24/7 surveillance and are protected from the elements
  • Climate control units are available when requested and are recommended when storing oil paintings, wine, pianos and other temperature sensitive items. Storage rates When you are ready to have your items delivered to you just call us to schedule a time and date that works for you. Your moving team will deliver your items while checking them off of the orange itemization list and make sure that every item is accounted for.

We won’t think less of you or hold it against you if you decide to utilize another company’s storage. 😊 The only difference you will notice in the moving process is that we will use paper padding on your furniture instead of blue padded blankets. The paper padding is something that is recyclable and does not need to be returned to us after you move out of storage. Read more…

PACKING & PACKERS

One of the biggest and most time consuming challenges of moving is packing your belongings. You want your possessions to be packed with care so that they will arrive to your new destination the same way they left. Our professional packers are trained to pack all of your items in a timely manner by using the top of the line packing materials and excellent organization skills. This includes your most fragile and valuable items such as pianos, glass items, and antiques. One Stop Moving & Storage offers you the peace of mind of knowing that your valuables will be safe and secure on the way to your new home. We offer a full range of packing services. Whether you need all of your items packed or partial packing services, we are here to get the job done.

Our Packers, What You Can Expect

Our moving team will meet with you prior to your move to assist you in your moving preparation. This will ensure a quicker and more efficient move. We will discuss whether you need a complete packing service or a partial packing service. Don’t forget that we offer various packing supplies such as boxes, blankets, paper pads, custom crating, shrink wrap, bubble wrap, as well as mattress bags and boxes. We offer many box sizes, from wardrobe boxes to boxes large enough to pack lamps or television sets. We will strategically plan which boxes you should have immediately upon the arrival of your new destination. Boxes that hold bathroom items, towels, and bedding will be readily available so you begin to settle into your new home with ease. Read more…

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NEED LONG DISTANCE MOVERS?

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One Stop Moving & Storage provides long distance moving services with the same care and strategic oversight that we manage our local moves with. We are able to execute and maintain control of the entirety of the move from start to finish. Some long-distance moving services sub-contract the work to day-laborers in the receiving city, which can minimize the quality of the moving experience. We either use our own moving teams to complete long distance moves, or utilize our long-standing relationships with sister moving companies. We ensure only trained and experienced movers are assigned to each of our moving projects, which makes for quality moving services. Read more…

OFFICE MOVERS

Moving a business can be a stressful time. Whether you’re a one person operation or your business occupies an entire building, we understand that time is money when it comes to moving. As commercial movers in San Diego, we offer a moving service that provides as little disruption as possible so your business can be up and running in no time. We understand the unique demands of commercial moving and our team of professional movers has the experience you can count on. Our company, One Stop Moving & Storage, will plan every detail of your move to make it as quick and efficient as possible.

No office is too big or too small for our team of experts. We have a proven track record as a prominent San Diego commercial moving company. Your office will be moved safely and securely by our trained commercial movers. Moving your business location doesn’t have to mean a loss of business hours and efficiency. We know that as a business owner you have a lot on your mind. Allow us to make this move hassle free, so you have one less thing to worry about.

We will assign a commercial relocation team to assist you with your move. They will be your liaison throughout the whole process, overseeing every aspect of your office move. Our San Diego office moving team will map out a plan prior to the move, allowing for a speedy and efficient move. They will discuss how your equipment and materials will be packed and answer any concerns you may have. Our team of experts will provide you with a moving time line so you’ll know when your business will be up and running again. Read more…

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PIANO MOVERS

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The average piano weighs anywhere from 300 to 600 pounds, but could easily weigh up to 1400 pounds. Now that you’ve decided to move you’re wondering how in the world your piano is going to be packed and moved and still stay in one piece. If your piano isn’t properly packed this could result in some serious damage. Most accidents occur when non-professionals try to move the piano using the piano wheels. Piano wheels were not meant for moving your piano! We recommend not hiring an inexperienced moving company. If you want your piano to arrive to its new home in one piece and in the same condition as it left, you’ll need to call on professional piano movers San Diego to get the job done. One Stop Moving & Storage only uses proper equipment and techniques, guaranteeing the safety of your piano and our employees.

When it comes to moving large items such as your piano, you can leave it to us. There is no need to panic, we’ll pack your piano with the utmost care so you can sit back and relax while we get the job done. One will carefully pack your piano by wrapping it and properly crating it, so it will arrive to its new location the same way it left. Our professional piano movers San Diego specialize in moving all types of pianos including baby grand’s, concertos, uprights, and spinets. Read more…

VISUAL ESTIMATES

Hands down the best tool at your disposal for planning and preparing for your moving day is to have a Visual Estimate (either in person or virtual options are available). We can work together to find a 15-20-minute window for a Professional Assessor to come to your house and assess the non-box able items that will need to be moved. For your convenience or your preference, these assessments can also be conduct via Face Time or other virtual means. Here is what you can

expect from an assessment:

  • A written estimate as to how many hours the move will take in total
  • A written estimate, or a flat rate for the cost of the move
  •  Recommendations for specialized packing materials and/or reminders of common packing materials that people often forget are necessary (like mattress protectors)
  • Uninterrupted time to ask any questions or discuss any parts of the moving process that you are unsure about or would like to know more about. What to do with pets, chemicals or specialized equipment are common topics that are often specific to each customer and their situation. Read More…

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