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Moving Process for Full Service or DIY Moving

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Mesa Moving Process

See What Goes on for a Full Service or DIY Move with a Moving Company! 

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Step 1: Plan your move

Contact us to request an appointment for your free in-home estimate. Either complete our Online request form, call us at 888-229-1409. An in-home visit assures that you will receive the most accurate cost estimate for your upcoming move.


Step 2: In Home Estimate
During your in-home estimate, your sales representative will provide you with a booklet called “Your Rights and Responsibilities When You Move.” It provides important information consumers must have prior to the move and will help with your planning process.

Packing tip: During your in-home estimate, make sure you point out any items to your sales representative that you will not be moving.

Step 3: Pick a Date
We will go over your needs and provide you with an estimate and choose times and dates that will work for you.


Step 4: Pack and load

Your agent’s packing team will arrive one to two days prior to the actual move day and will use the industry’s best packing materials to protect your belongings.

On moving day the van operator will inventory all items to be included in your move and provide you an inventory form for your signature. Carefully review this document, along with your other paperwork. Once signed, the loading process will begin.

Consumer tip: Separate all items being packed for the move from those being transported by you to prevent any confusion during loading.

After loading, the van operator will inform you when to expect delivery of your shipment based on your pre-planned window of delivery. You will also receive a phone call within 24-hours of your delivery as a final confirmation. Be sure to provide the van operator with your contact information during travel to your new residence.


Moving – Step 5: Delivery and payments

Please be at your residence to meet the driver, who will typically wait up to two hours for your arrival. Should you fail to arrive in that time, additional waiting time charges could occur for the van operator to remain at residence until you arrive or he/she may deliver and store your belongings in a local warehouse.

The van operator will require payment at your new residence. Acceptable forms of payments are: cash, certified check, or traveler’s check. A credit card may be used when arranged in advance.


Moving – Step 6: Unload and Unpack

Once unloaded, the driver will request your signature on all delivery documents. In the event of any loss or damage, please note the items involved on the inventory form prior to signing.

Consumer tip: Drivers are required to assemble bed frames and unpack mattress cartons to setup most beds. If additional services are needed, please notify your agent.

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Determine Whether You Should You Purchase Moving Insurance?

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Choose the right option for you to protect your belongings.

Purchasing Moving insurance


Mesa Moving and Storage would like our clients and customers to understand how valuation coverage options work and to provide the information needed so you can choose the right option for your move. No matter how smoothly the move goes it is always good to be prepared for accidents. Boxes can be bumped or dropped in transit no matter which company you go with. What can be controlled is what happens after.


Mesa Moving and Storage automatically includes “valuation” not insurance. Valuation is a predetermined amount of the current worth of items stated in the moving contract or bill of lading. This is automatically part of the contract.


Before you sign the contract (bill of lading) with your mover, you must decide how much your articles are worth and declare a value for your shipment.


Valuation is a declaration by the customer of the maximum amount of a carrier’s liability in the event of transit-related loss or damage. Valuation is not insurance and should not be referred to as insurance.  Some important differences between insurance and valuation are:



  • Policy issued
  • Covers loss/damage regardless of who is responsible
  • Governed by each state
  • Filing time limits vary by state and by insurance policy



  • No policy issued
  • A tariff carrier level of liability as authorized by Federal statute
  • Customer must prove loss occurred while in the carrier’s custody and Control
  • Carrier is not licensed to sell insurance
  • Nine-month claim filing time limit set by tariff and Bill of Lading



When going with Mesa Moving and Storage there are two types of insurance coverage options with us and for most moves:


Option 1 – Full Value Protection:


The most common coverage provided to customers moving with a corporate situation is Full Value Protection with $0 deductible is the default coverage for all household good shipments with certain accounts. Full value Protection equals to $6.00 per pound to the weight of your shipment, the cost of which will be included in your final charges.


Full Value Protection is the most comprehensive plan for your goods. When you select this option, articles that are lost, damaged or destroyed will, at the mover’s option, be either repaired, replaced with articles of like kind and quality, or a cash settlement will be made for the repairs or for replacement of the articles at their current market value, regardless of the age of the lost or damaged articles.  This is not defaulted to residential moves and you need to specify this option if chosen.


1) You can declare a value based on the weight of your shipment times an amount of not less than $6.00 per pound, or

2) You can declare a lump sum amount in excess of $6.00 times your shipment weight.



Option 2 – Alternative Level of Liability


The basic option is the most economical option available and this level of protection is provided at no additional cost; however it only provides minimal protection. Under this option the mover assumes liability for no more than 60 cents per pound per article for loss or damage. That means claims are settled upon individual weight of the article multiplied by 60 cents. This is the default option for most residential moves.


For example, if a 10-pound stereo component valued at $1,000 were lost or destroyed, your mover would be liable for no more than $6.00 (10 pounds multiplied by 60 cents).

Obviously, you should think carefully before agreeing to such an arrangement. This valuation option is considerably less than the typical value of household goods. There is no additional cost for this minimal protection and you must make a specific statement on the bill of lading agreeing to it.


3rd Party Relocation Involvement

Third Party Relocation companies handle insurance exactly the same for domestic and international shipments as described above. The only difference being is that when the insurance is billed to them, they usually mark up the insurance premium slightly to cover the cost of doing business plus revenue.


If you end up needing to make a claim, before you sign the inventory sheet you need to report the facts in detail on the original inventory sheet. Be sure to go over everything and make sure you aren’t missing anything before you sign this. If you notice damage after unpacking you have to file a claim within nine months after delivery and it is best to report the damage as soon as possible. The mover has to acknowledge receipt of your claim within 30 days and must deny or make an offer within 120 days.


Determine the Value of Your Household Goods:


  1. Write down all of your expensive and valuable items (cameras, glassware, electronics) and give each a number and an approximate weight.
  2. Give each item or box on your list a replacement value, meaning what it would cost to replace the item with another item of comparable value and quality. If you are moving valuable fine art, instruments or antiques make sure to tell your moving company so they can apply extra caution.
  3. Gather all photos and items that have sentimental or high value. This will help in keeping track of your inventory.
  4. Add up the number of items, the total weight, and the total value. Keep this on hand when you are questioning different moving companies to compare and also to help determine which coverage to get.

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Tips on Moving with Children

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A move to a new home can be an exciting experience for children, if you employ careful planning from start to finish. Planning begins with informing them of the upcoming move and includes organizing the details of relocating, as well as getting acquainted with your new community.

The positive approach – When your family is planning to relocate, your reaction to the upcoming changes is most important. Children normally reflect their parents’ attitudes. Accentuate the positive. A positive parental attitude will go a long way toward soothing fears and creating an atmosphere of anticipation for the children.

Prepare them in advance for the move. Tell them immediately about the move. Give them time to adjust to the idea.
Answer all questions. Explain the reasons for the move as explicitly as necessary, depending on the child’s age. An honest question-and-answer session will give you an idea of the specific concerns your children have about the move. This will give you the chance to resolve their fears and let them know you are interested in their opinions and feelings.
Permit children to participate. This will give them a sense of responsibility and self-worth.
Choose a professional moving company. A company experienced in moving families will minimize your responsibilities. Then, you can devote more time to your children.

With these steps, you can ease the insecure feelings some children experience when removed from familiar surroundings. It is difficult to break strong ties to the old home, neighborhood, school and close friends. But remember, moving can be a great personal growth opportunity for all family members, including children. Take advantage of the situation and make it a truly exciting experience for everyone.

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Take-along Suggestions:

Here’s a checklist of things to take in the car with you:

• Baby
• Suitable clothing
• Diaper or utility bag
• Blankets
• Disposable diapers
• Nursers with plastic throwaway liners, nipples and pacifiers
• Baby food, formula, fruit juice, water and a cap opener
• Favorite cuddle toy
• Baby toiletries such as powder, lotion, oil and cotton balls
• Safety-approved infant car seat
• First-aid kit (Discuss with your pediatrician any medications you should have on hand. Include a thermometer, baby pain reliever and a small hot water bottle, which also can be used as an ice bag.)


• Collapsible stroller Child’s portable car toilet Safety-approved car seat Favorite small toy
• Elementary to preteen
• Children in their elementary and preteen years are easier to keep content during a long trip. Provide them with a few travel games, coloring books and comic books. Let them visit the local variety store for ideas.
• Teenager
• Teenagers probably will have their own ideas of travel entertainment, but might enjoy favorite books or travel games. Many just enjoy watching the scenery.


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How to Move a Wine Collection

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Moving a Wine Collection

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Because your wine collection represents a sizable investment, every precaution should be taken prior to moving to ensure its safe transportation.


  • Have your high-value collection appraised by a qualified person. Appraisal fees very widely from area to area. Appraisers charge either an hourly rate or a flat fee. The best way to locate a wine appraiser is through a local wine merchant who keeps abreast of current values on certain vintages.
  • Photograph your collection to document its contents.
  • Let your moving representative know you will be moving wine or other high-value items.
  • Special arrangements may be necessary to ensure your collection will reach its destination safely.
  • You will need to complete the High-Value Inventory Form to assure that your collection is not limited to minimal liability. The form will be provided by your United sales representative during the pre-move survey. Your mover will explain the protection plans from which you may choose. Replacement protection offered by most major moving companies affords you the best possible coverage against loss or damage in transit. If you choose United’s Full Value Coverage Plan, we recommend that you provide copies of the appraisal to your sales representatives.

Legal considerations

Check with the alcohol beverage control authorities in your destination state before you move. Some states have restrictions governing the amount of alcohol that can be brought in for personal use.

Most wine experts agree the older the wine, the more delicate its flavor.

  • Extreme changes in the temperature may affect the taste and appearance of your wine.
  • The best temperature for storing and transporting wine is 55 degrees.
  • White wines and less expensive “supermarket” brands are less susceptible to damage by temperature.

For a small, manageable collection, we recommend transporting the collection by car, where atmospheric conditions can be better controlled. A climate-controlled van can be used to move a very large or rare collection. However, arrangements must be made early and the additional cost may be more than you wish to spend. Ask your United agent for details.
The best time to move your collection is early spring or late fall. The temperature in the van during the summer months can be very high, and in the winter there is the possibility of the wine becoming slushy, which can alter the flavor. If your move must take place in the summer or winter months, you may want to consider moving your collection via a commercial airline. If you want the wine to be professionally packed, consult your mover. Your prompt delivery to the airport and pick-up of the wine at destination will limit its exposure to temperature extremes.


Take care to prepare your wine for the move. United has specially designed boxes to pack fragile items. If you plan to do the packing yourself, boxes may be purchased from your local United agent.

  • Corked wines should be placed on their sides or upside down in the packing container to keep the corks wet.
  • Do not pack bottles that have been opened.
  • Label the box FRAGILE – THIS SIDE UP.
  • Even if you use extreme care in packing your wine, “bottle shock” may occur from the wine shaking within the bottle as it is moved. If opened too soon, a loss of flavor may result. To prevent this, be sure to allow the bottles to rest at your destination at least seven days for every day your shipment is in transit.

Final thoughts

Mesa Moving and Storage will prepare an inventory of your shipment prior to loading. When you reach destination, carefully check your household goods and wine collection against the form. Should there be any loss or damage, be sure to note it on the inventory. Contact Mesa Moving and Storage who will help you complete a claim form.

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