Moving Guides & Resources

Your Moving and Packing Questions Answered

Can you assist in the development of a corporate relocation policy?

Yes, we can help you build a policy that is custom-suited to your company’s unique business needs using our years of knowledge and experience gained from servicing corporate clients. Having a relocation policy is key for ensuring a smooth transition for everyone in your company.

Can I move jewelry and other valuables?

Items of extraordinary value such as jewelry, money, photographs, antiques and stamp collections can be included in your shipment, provided you notify us of these items before packing or moving day. However, we strongly recommend that you carry irreplaceable and expensive articles with you or make other arrangements for their transport.

In the moving industry, items worth more than $100 per pound are considered to be articles of extraordinary value. To be assured that a claim involving these articles is not limited to minimal liability, complete and sign the High-Value Inventory form and sign the “Extraordinary (Unusual) Value Article Declaration” box on the Bill of Lading. If no articles of extraordinary value are included in your shipment, simply write “none” on the High-Value Inventory form and sign it.

Do my appliances need special attention?

Most refrigerators, washers, dryers, and other electrical or mechanical appliances require special servicing to ensure safe transportation. Any moving parts, such as motors on major appliances, washer drums, and icemakers, should be securely fastened for shipment. Gas appliances need to be serviced and disconnected prior to your move.

It is the owner’s responsibility to see that appliances are serviced for shipment before they are loaded on the van. Upon request and for an additional charge, a moving company will perform this service, using either its own qualified personnel or an authorized service company.

Can I move frozen foods?

You should only move your frozen foods under specific, limited conditions. Most times, we suggest making arrangements to ship frozen foods through local frozen food locker plants, especially for long distance moves. It may even be easier to just plan to use up the goods or donate them to someone before your move. If you do want to move frozen foods, be sure to discuss this with your moving agent.

Commercial Moving Guide

When relocating your office, you want there to be as little interruption to your business as possible. Making sure your employees have an organized process to prepare for the move is key to making this happen.

Residential Moving Guide

Moving into a new home is exciting but the process can be overwhelming. Having a plan in place will help your transition go much more smoothly.

Military Moving Guide

You’ve received orders relocating you to a new military base, but what do you do next? Military reassignments involve some unique preparations, and if this is your first time moving as a military service member, you probably have lots of questions.

International Moving Guide

Moving to a foreign country doesn’t need to be scary. In fact, it can be one of the most exciting transitions of your lifetime.

Video Library

When it comes to moving, there are a lot of small steps to take care of that can be easily overlooked. Not to mention packing all of your possessions to ensure they reach your destination like new. Watch our videos for expert tips on preparing for your next move.

Moving Tips & Tricks Blog

When it comes to moving, there are a lot of small steps you need to take care of that can be easily overlooked. Check out these tips and tricks blog from the experts to help you get ready for your next move.

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As one of the oldest, single-family owned moving and storage companies in the state, we understand how much moving can impact your life. Finding qualified movers you can trust with your most precious possessions and investments is time-consuming. Putting your life on hold to coordinate travel and packing for the move itself is frustrating — but it doesn’t have to be like this.

For over 85 years, Nilson Van and Storage has helped thousands of clients smoothly transition into their new destination, wherever that may be. We’d love to do the same for you. Request your free quote today and start setting your move up for success.