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San Francisco Moving Tips from Jays Small Moves

Tips to Help Make Your Move Fast, Safe, and Cost-Effective!

  1. Booking Job Over Phone: Please be as thorough and candid as possible when describing your unique move job. Having accurate job details in advance will help ensure team efficiency. Knowing prior to your move: the residence size, # of stair flights (in & out), description of large and heavy items, long walkways over 50ft, dismantling and reassembling needs, multiple destinations, and any other pertinent move details are important to us as your moving company.  Please feel free to call us anytime after your initial phone booking to further discuss your job details.
  2. Appointment Cancellation / Change: Please call AND email us at least 72 hours prior if you need to change or cancel your appointment.
  3. Parking: Arrange for parking for the moving truck at both destinations. Be creative with signs, cones, trash cans, cars, etc to ensure available parking. Busy city streets will usually require a parking permit. Visit movingpermits.com to avoid ticket / traffic issues. We will need safe & legal parking.
  4. Packing: Being FULLY PACKED prior to the crews arrival will make your move fast, safe, and cost-effective. Jay’s Small Moves cannot accept liability for unpacked fragile items. We do offer packing services. Here are some packing/moving tips:
    • Do not leave any small stuff without packing
    • Pack and protect all fragile items
    • Use small boxes for books
    • Make sure boxes are full and close flat in order to stack
    • Leaving the boxes at the front will increase job speed (if desired)
    • Label boxes clearly and include the room they belong to
    • Have a plan for furniture arrangement
    • Dressers, cabinets, etc. should be emptied prior to team arrival
    • Small fragile, valuable, and sentimental items should be moved by client
      (This includes medicine, jewelry, small paintings and glass items, electronics, etc)
  5. Elevator: Make elevator reservation in advance with your building manager
  6. Storage: Make storage reservation in advance and be aware of hours of operation
  7. HOA Requirements: Please let us know ASAP if proof of general liability is required
  8. Children (pets too): Please keep safe and clear during move (Very Important)
  9. Delicate Floors / White Carpets: Have protected before team’s arrival
  10. Mattress Bags: We recommend using mattress bags for protection
  11. Electricity: Disconnect all electronics such as washer, dryer, fridge, etc (No propane)
  12. Appliances: Please have dismantled in advance if necessary to move
  13. Truck: Please respect our liability concerns and do not enter ramp or back of truck
  14. Personal Presence / Cell Phone: Stay present during move & always keep phone handy
  15. Furniture Disposal: At times, we can assist with unwanted clean furniture donation
  16. Safety is Top Priority: Please do not rush or pressure movers to do unprofessional work
  17. Final Walk Through: Check that nothing was missed / forgotten before movers depart
  18. Professional Move Planning Help: Contact Gayle Grace at Allthingshome.com
  19. Relax: We are at your service and here to help you

Contact Us

Jay's Small Moves
1760 9th Ave
San Francisco, CA 94122

(415) 999-6795
(510) 501-5800

Business Hours

Monday - Sunday: 8am - 6pm

Licensed & Insured: CPUC
CAL-T #190688

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