Moving Tips - The Basics
At Affordable Quality Moving & Storage (AQMS) National, we understand how stressful moving can be. To help simplify the process, we've come up with this step-by-step guide to show you how quality movers work.
Step 1 - Plan Your Move
The beginning step of any move is to get an estimate; Affordable Quality Moving & Storage (AQMS) provides free, in home estimates that can be scheduled by clicking on the top right hand side of this page under "Moving Quote". At AQMS National Moving an agent will contact you to set up a free quote and determine your moving needs after receiving your information and you'll be on your way to finishing step one of the moving process.
During your Free In-Home moving survey the estimator from AQMS National Moving will give you a booklet called "Your Rights and Responsibilities When You Move," which covers important information that consumers must have prior to the move. The booklet will also help you with the planning the moving, packing, and storage process.
Moving Tip: During your in-home survey, point out to your sales representative any items you won't be Moving. Also, be sure to keep a list handy of questions that you may have 'prior' to your estimate to ensure that you're fully informed on everything 'moving-related' once the estimator has provided you with your moving estimate.
Step 2 - Pack and Load
Your AQMS National Van Lines agent's packing team will arrive one to two days before moving day to begin packing. On the day of your move, the van operator will inventory all belongings that need to be moved and provide you with an inventory form that you will be required to sign upon approval. Once signed, the Moving process can begin and the crew will be at your home for loading the next day.
Moving Tip: When packing, separate items according to who will be transporting them: National Van Lines or you. This will prevent any confusion during loading. Also, prior to your move, be sure to keep track of any high-value-items that you may want to make special note of with your estimator. A form is available called the "High Value Inventory" that you should discuss with your move coordinator prior to your move day.
After loading, the AQMS National Moving company operator will let you know when to expect your shipment delivery based upon your pre-planned window of delivery. Within 24-hours of your delivery, you will receive a phone call, which will be your final move confirmation. Make sure you provide your van operator with your contact information prior to your move.
Step 3 - Delivery and Payments
Please be at your residence to meet your driver approximately one-hour before your move. If you fail to arrive within the scheduled time period of your move, additional waiting time charges could occur.
Step 4 - Unload and Unpack
After unloading is complete, the driver will request your signature on all delivery documents. In the event of loss or damage, please note these items on the inventory from before you sign.
Moving Tip: Our drivers are required to reassemble your bed frames and unpack mattress cartons to set up all beds. If you need additional services, please contact your agent prior to, or during your move.
Here is a list of some of the local cities we serve. Culver City, Westwood, Brentwood, Beverly Hills, Playa Vista, Marina Del Rey, Koreatown, Santa Clarita, Burbank, Pasadena, Covina, Arcadia, Glendora, Alhambra, Inglwood, Monterey Park, Downey, Redondo Beach, San Fernando Valley, Woodland Hills, Calabasas, West Hills, Van Nuys, Sun Valley, Northridge, Valencia, Newhall, Canyon Country, Aliso Viejo, Anaheim, Anaheim Hills