Frequently Asked Questions

Moving FAQ

We know that moving can be a big and hectic project. When preparing for your move, there are inevitably questions that will arise. That’s why we have put together a list of frequently asked questions to help ease your move. But if there’s a question you have that isn’t addressed on this FAQ page, please contact us.

  • Finding the right moving company ensures a smooth and stress-free moving. You can confidently select a trustworthy company that meets your relocation needs by conducting thorough research, verifying licensing and insurance information, and checking moving company credentials.

    Learn more: What makes TrekMovers an outstanding moving company?


  • Begin packing early to avoid the last-minute rush. It’s best to start at least a month (or more, if possible) before the moving date to make things easier.

    You will need boxes, tape, packing paper or bubble wrap, and markers to label your boxes. Make a moving inventory list. Go through your belongings and decide what to take with you and what to downsize. Start by packing unrequired items, such as seasonal clothing or decorations. Pack room by room, one at a time, and label each box with the contents. Wrap breakable items and mark the box as fragile. Prepare a kit with things you will need, such as toiletries, a change of clothes, medicines, and documents.

    Learn more: How to Pack for a Move — A Complete Guide

  • Start with a base rate of $5 per hour per mover, then adjust the total for each worker depending on how happy you are with their service.

    If your movers exceed your expectations and provide exceptional service, consider giving them a more generous tip.

    Learn more: How Much to Tip Movers?

  • Suppose an illegitimate company has taken advantage of holding your belongings in their truck, asking you to pay higher rates. In that case, the first thing you should do is contact the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. The organization will provide you with instructions on how to file complaints against the company. You can call them or leave a message online.

    You can also read our article: Top 5 Reasons to Hire a Licensed Moving Company

  • Get multiple quotes and compare prices. Move during the off-season. If you pack your belongings, you can save money on the cost of this service. The more belongings you have, the more expensive your move will be, so take time to declutter. Ask if there are any discounts available. Book your move as early as possible to get the best price and to ensure availability.

    Learn more: How to Reduce Moving Expenses?


  • Moving company rates vary depending on the season, distance from your house, and dates. Choosing weekdays instead of weekends is an excellent solution to save budget. Pack yourself and eliminate unrequired items so your move flows faster and more efficiently, especially with the hourly rate.

    Learn more:  When is The Best Time to Move?


  • Truck drivers have specific rules regulated by the government on how much time they can spend driving each day. Depending on the distance and type of delivery move can take anywhere from 4 to 10 days. Shared truck solutions may last even longer. If you are driving yourself, keep an eye on how long you drive to stay safe and well-rested.

  • Prepare and pack your essentials to take with you – medical kit, toiletries, clothes, and the rest of the necessities. Buy an air mattress or stay in a hotel room until your belongings arrive at their destination.

  • Planning a long-distance move can be complicated, but the best way to get help is to hire a professional moving company. Our team of friendly and experienced professionals is here to help you at every step of the process. In long-distance moves, there may be two different crews. One loads the truck at the origin, and another unloads it at the destination.

    Learn more about long-distance moving

  • Many factors can contribute to the high cost of household moving. Some of these include the distance of the move, the amount and type of belongings being moved, the time of year, and the specific services requested. Some of the fees associated with the professional moving project include packing materials, labor, transportation, and additional services such as packing and unpacking. Depending on whether you hire a professional moving company or rent a truck to drive it yourself, expenses can also vary.

    You can also read our article: 7 Hidden Costs of Moving

  • If you really want to offer some food or drinks to the movers, then you can offer them. But always offer light and healthy food that will not harm their stomach. Here’s one thing we would recommend though, no matter what the situation. Make sure to provide the movers with something to drink: water, soda, or sports drinks.

  • Whether or not you hand separate tips to each crew member or tip the entire team at once via the foreman is entirely up to you. If you do choose to tip separately be sure to keep things fair. If someone was working harder than others, you could thank them with higher tips.

    Learn more: How Much to Tip Movers?

  • If the same team handles the move on both ends, tip them when they have finished. 

    In case you have a long-distance move and hire two separate teams, remember to tip each team whenever they have done their work.