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When you decide to hire a moving company, you’ll first be assigned a moving specialist. This person will work closely with you to understand your specific needs, coordinate the logistics of the move, and provide expert guidance. Once you agree on a quote, which will be given after a survey of your items, you’ll receive an Order of Service. This is a document outlining the agreed-upon services, moving dates, and costs so you know exactly what to expect. If you opt-in for packing services, a team will come a few days before your move. On moving day, after your movers load your packed items into the truck, you’ll be given a Bill of Lading, a legally binding document that serves as a receipt for your goods and a contract for their transportation. As each item is unloaded at your new location, it will be checked off on the Bill of Lading. You will complete the move with a final walkthrough and confirmation with your team leader.
We handle residential moves, including houses, apartments, condos, and more, as well as commercial moves, including offices, retail spaces, and other commercial buildings.
This optional service involves sending a team a few days before your move to pack up your belongings. You can also opt-in for unpacking to give yourself a hands-free move.Learn More
Our crew is trained to handle whatever your move may entail. This includes everything from piano moving to gun-safe moving to antiques moving, and more.
Storing during your move is made secure with our 17,000 sq. ft. warehouse with climate control and 24/7 surveillance. We offer both short-term and long-term storage.Learn More
Long-distance moves can vary greatly in cost depending on the distance, the size of the move, and the services needed. Generally, a long-distance move can cost anywhere from $3,000 to $10,000 or more. Other factors like the time of year, additional packing supplies, and specific requests might also influence the overall price. It is recommended that you get at least three moving estimates to ensure that you’re getting a fair price and moving with a trustworthy mover who gives comprehensive breakdowns of your move.
At Apex Moving & Storage in Tacoma, you can expect a competitive pricing structure that is tailored to your specific moving needs. Our rates are extremely competitive, and you can get a quote that gives you an exact price using an in-depth survey of your items.
A standard long-distance move usually includes services like loading, transporting, and unloading your belongings. Additional services like packing and unpacking, specialized moving of heavy or fragile items, and temporary storage might be available but typically cost extra.
With Apex Moving & Storage, you have the option to add packing and unpacking services to your move. We also offer both long-term and short-term storage solutions in a climate-controlled facility with 24/7 security. We assign a moving specialist to you to help determine exactly what you need. All of this will be detailed in your comprehensive quote and listed on your Order of Service.
During a long-distance move, professional movers use packing supplies like boxes, bubble wrap, and furniture pads to protect your belongings. Proper packing is essential to prevent damage during transit, especially for fragile items. Your movers will then handle your items, carefully loading and unloading them into the truck, making use of a dolly for extra care. Your movers should use a real moving truck, which has added padding to keep your items protected.
At Apex Moving & Storage, they offer professional home protection kits and specialize in packaging various items, including electronics. They are an experienced and trusted company, and they perform background checks on all of their employees, ensuring that your belongings are handled with care and professionalism.
Government regulation requires moving companies to provide valuation coverage at a minimum rate of 60 cents per pound per item. This coverage is known as Limited Liability Coverage. There’s also an option for Full Value Protection at an additional cost, which covers the replacement or repair cost of lost or damaged items. It is up to the mover whether they will replace your item, repair it, or give you the cash value. Not all movers offer Full Value Protection, but most do, as they realize Limited Liability Coverage is typically not enough.
Apex Moving & Storage complies with these regulations and offers both Limited Liability Coverage and Full Value Protection to their customers. You can also declare your particularly high-value items as Items of Extraordinary Value to make sure that you are fully covered for your move.
A good rule of thumb is that interstate moves typically take 3-14 days on average. For longer moves, over 1700 miles, it can take up to three weeks. However, the actual duration might vary based on factors like load size, distance, and other logistical considerations. Your moving specialist will work with you to determine the ideal delivery date for your items.
With Apex Moving & Storage, planning your long-distance move becomes a hassle-free experience. As an interstate agent of National Van Lines, we’re able to streamline the long-distance moving process with hundreds of agents coast-to-coast. However, not all moving dates will be available, especially during the busy season of the moving industry in the Summer. We urge you to reach out as soon as possible to lock in your moving date.
Professional movers are usually trained to handle fragile items, employing special techniques and materials to ensure their safety during transportation. If you have fragile items, such as antiques or fine art, or difficult-to-carry items, such as gun-safes and pianos, make sure you find a moving company with a crew trained to handle these types of moves from packing to handling to storage.
We pride ourselves on our ability to move fragile items safely. Our movers are trained according to the guidelines of the American Trucking Association: Moving & Storage Conference. We are family-owned and operated, with extensive experience and training in handling delicate belongings, and offer specialized moving services with a crew that is background-checked and properly trained.
If your belongings are damaged during a move, you should first notify the moving company and then follow their specific claims process, which may require documentation like photographs or an inventory list. That is why we suggest taking a picture of items before the move.
With Apex Moving & Storage, the process of filing a claim for damaged items is straightforward and customer-friendly. Being a company committed to integrity and quality, they guide you through the process, ensuring a fair and prompt resolution. Be sure to contact us as soon as possible. It is best if you are able to notify the team leader of damages during the unloading process.
Long-distance moves often come with specific rules and restrictions, such as regulations around transporting hazardous materials and weight limitations. Some materials that cannot be moved include flammable items, cleaning supplies, hazardous materials, plants, perishables and cosmetics. The exact list will be determined by what your destination state is. For licensing, it is required that your movers hold a USDOT license. If you’re moving to certain states, your mover will also require a Motor Carrier, or MC, license.
Apex Moving & Storage operates in full compliance with all applicable laws and regulations, including their USDOT, WA HHG, and MC license numbers. Their team will gladly inform you of any specific restrictions or rules that may apply to your long-distance move, making sure you have all the necessary information for a successful and stress-free transition. Our moving quotes include an in-depth survey of your items. Your moving specialist will work with you then on discussing any items that are not allowed to be moved across state lines.