Monday, August 29, 2016

Making the right Move...

Making The Right Move!

 Do your Homework when hiring a Professional Moving Company. Here are some things you should be asking your moving company, if you care about protecting your Furniture and your pocket book.

Information you should Check in Advance on your Local or Long Distance Movers:

  •   Check the Better Business Bureau(BBB)                                                                                           See what our customers are saying about us:  Better Business

  •    Check with A.D.O.T  at
  • Check on Google & Yelp Reviews to see what other customer are saying about that company                                                                                                                                            (Our Reviews: Phoenix Google Plus)

  •     Ask for their Licensed & Insurance information (Our US DOT# 1851763)
  • Moving Companies are limited by law as to how much they can protect you (liability) for lost or damaged goods. To cover potential damage or loss, check your existing homeowners insurance policy as to whether it can be used as a supplement. Also look into transit insurance as a supplement.  You can Add Extra Insurance though
  • Find out what moving service the moving company performs, Such as Packing Service, Crating Service, Dissemble, Reassemble services
  • What kind of truck will your movers bring to relocate you to your new place? What size is important too?  You may have oversize furniture or maybe moving further away from your old place.  If the truck is to small they may need to make trips which can cost you a lot more in the end.
  • Ask about Extra Fee’s Like for Stairs, Heavy Items, Long Walks, disassemble, Shrink Wrap, Wardrobes Rental, Weekend, Fuel Charges,Pads,Dollies & Etc… Real Moving Companies don’t charge for these things. 
  •   Ask if there movers are Experience and how many years. It makes a big difference when they are experience and Not Day Labors, Plumber’s, painters.
  • Ask if they Speak English, So on moving day you can communicate with them. 
  •   Always ask what your mover’s process is for payment, Some Non-Professional Movers always demand to be paid before they unload your Furniture in (CASH) Or they will hold your goods hostages until they get paid. By law they can do that, It’s a Civil matter. You have to go to court to get your goods back.  Here are a few expectations: Keep in mind if your moving long distance, it’s normal procedures for the driver to collected before unloading the truck. Its normal for a moving company that has had problems with their past customer paying their bill to take Cash before unloading the truck.

Information you should tell your Moving Company in Advance :

  • Let your Moving Company know how many stairs there are at your home, apartment, office or storage unit as well as at your unloading location. 
  • Inform the moving company of low-hanging utility wires or tree branches in your current and new neighborhood, as it may impede the moving truck getting to your residence. 
  • Dissembling of washer, dryers, Tv’s , refrigerator, Baby Grand Pianos, Pool tables,  or disconnecting of any opponents , it’s a good idea to let the moving company know about these as well. Some companies will not do this service. We will but you should know, we don’t take any responsible if something goes wrong with pipes, water, hardware, walls or etc.. 
  • Oversized Furniture is a very important thing to tell your moving company.
  • Your distance from your loading location to your unloading location is important to tell your movers. So your movers can bring the appropriate size truck for your furniture.
  • All packing should be done before moving day, if for some reason you have some packing to do done you should notify your moves prior to moving day and let them know you may need help with some items.

Bill of Lading and Guarantees
  • You will receive a Bill of Landing on Moving Day, If you wish you can inquire prior to moving day to see moving a copy before your move.
  • For out of state moves , Check that the Bill of Lading clearly includes all charges
  • DO NOT leave your old home before the movers are completed loading the truck and are ready to depart for your new home (or storage, if the case may be). You must sign the bill of lading. If you do not sign the bill of lading upon completion of loading the truck, you open yourself to liability.
  • We don’t require gratuities, but our professional movers can accept any money you offer them. It’s greatly appreciated for the work they do. Note: If the movers are set to come out for packing service you may not get the same movers on moving day. So if you are planning on tipping both crews you should pay tips each day.
    Beware of Cheap Moving in Phoenix, AZ

  •     If you are hiring a Moving Company that is charging $35.00 per hour for 2-men or $49.99 per hour for 3-men, it usually too good to be true.
  • They usually charge extra fee’s which always ends up costing more money in the end. If you do the math for the labor, truck fee, gas and insurance, there wouldn’t be enough money for that company to stay in business.
  • So many if these companies charge extra for stairs, heavy items, Shrink wrap, fuel charges, mileage and many more that could end up costing more ,than if you would have went with a reparable professional moving company.
  • When hiring a Licensed Professional Moving Company you will pay less in the end. They usually get done a lot faster with no damages.
  • They usually don’t have a truck and you would need to rent a truck for them to move you. You Might even get a open trailer like the one in the picture above.
  •   Most of the companies are not on Google Maps or Yelp and Some of these companies on Craigslist have changed their name, due to bad reviews.

  •     BE SAFE And Do your homework!! Cheap isn’t always Best!

Call Jones Moving Today and see how enjoyable and smooth your moving experience will be!! Visit our website for all your moving information such as for your Local Move, Long Distance Moving, packing or crating services or Auto Transportation. or
 Call 602-944-1413

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Moving Tips

Jones Moving & Storage offers Tips for a smooth and stress-free move transition to your new place. With over 30yrs in the moving industry we can help you make an easier transition.
Let our Family move your family, Taking care of one customer at a time.

You should start looking for professional moving company, about one month before you will be relocating to your new place. Some moving companies get booked up very fast for the first and end of every month. Also, Weekends usually are pretty busy due to many people having weekends off. Summer months are usually the busiest time for moving companies, so give yourself enough time to set up an appointment.  Short notice moves are available in some cases.
Call Today @ Jones Moving 602-944-1413

Here is a complete list of carton sizes and uses for each size of box. The most common sizes and uses are:

Packing Supplies

  • Dishpacks- Dishes, crystal, glassware, large flower arrangements, table lamps
  • Small Boxes- Breakables, books, records, canned food, tools, and Heavy items should always go in to smaller boxes.
  • Medium Boxes- Pots/pans, dry foods, games, toys
  • Large Boxes- Bedding, linens, large toys
  • Wardrobe Cartons- Hanging clothes, shoes and hats. Wardrobe Cartons are brought to your home on the day of the move and are returned when the move is completed.
  • Always use paper bunched up for cushions at the bottom of your box and double wraps every items-Breakable. Always top the box with another topping of paper for cushioning those breakable pieces.
  • Labeling what’s in each box and label what room you want it to go to.
  • For any questions on packing please call 602-944-1413

Time and Cost Saving Tips
  • Remove glass table tops, marble tops, and mirrors from dressers. (Your movers can create or pad up your glass pieces.)
  • Dismantle beds, remove lamp shades, and wind cords around lamps.
  • Label cartons with destination in new home. Place close to exit at origin house if movers are moving them, but do not block walkways or doorways.
  • Insure clear pathways to exit at origin and entrance at destination.
  • Move cartons, lamps, pictures, glass tops and small pieces yourself.
  • Disable TV and cable wires
  • Take any items such as… documents, prescriptions, plants, breakable, valuable and place them in a safe place, maybe your car so the movers don’t take those items.
Long Distance Moving

Things you need to know when doing a long distance move.
  • Check your Movers US DOT Numbers(Our License numbers is: US DOT #1851763 & MC#670510)
  • Insurance Information or coverage. Most have .60 cents per pound per article. Extra Insurance is available at $10.00 per every thousands with a $500.00 with a deductible through us. You could also check with homeowners insurance or a three party insurance through
  • Always check out reviews on you long distance  moves or local moves. Check us out at these site below: Your Movers should be listed with Yelp, Google, Angie's List or BBB.
  • With our company you will be getting the Owner of Jones Moving- Steve Jones he does all the Out of State Moves. He has over 30yrs experience in the moving industry, we know you will be Very Happy with your Moving Experience. *From Start to Finish*
  • Relocation Specialist:   State to State, North to South, East to West. Your Goods are safe with us, we care for you belonging as of it were our own. We do expediting service, you don't have to wait one to weeks for our furniture.
  • Place we go often: CA,CO,UT,NM,TX,LA,MO,OK,IN,IL,OH,MI & Etc...
    Jones Moving Safety Regulations
  • We can handle glass and marble table tops, lamp shades and bases, pictures, mirrors or small electronics if they are not packed by your movers, they will not be responsible for those items, if they break.
  • Clothing and linens may be left in dressers, chests and night stands but books, valuables, jewelry and breakables – such as perfume bottles – must be removed.
  • Refrigerators or freezers may be loaded last and unloaded first. The contents should be placed in coolers just before they are moved. Movers can’t take any food or freezer food.
  • We can disable or reassemble your Beds, Washer & Dryer, but we are not responsible for anything that may go wrong with you items, such as Screws, striping, pluming, pipes, electric and wires.
  • Government regulations prevent us from transporting paints, gasoline, pressurized or toxic materials, firearms, and ammunition or propane tanks. Equipment containing gasoline must be drained before moving
  • If an elevator is involved in your move, please check with your building manager to see if you must have an elevator reservation.
  • We can Dismount & remove any items secured to the wall i.e. artwork, mirrors, window treatments. Movers are not responsible for any of the dismount, rehanging or reinstalling any items that were on the walls.

These packing & moving tips for moving are provided by Jones Moving to provide an efficient and effective process for the customer as well as the safety of your possessions and our workers. For more information go to our website @
We would love to have the chance to assisted with your up coming move. CALL TODAY and see How Enjoyable moving can be with our experienced movers. 602-944-1413 

Monday, August 15, 2016

Common Packing Mistake people make

 Packing mistakes most people make:

It’s hardly a surprise that with so many things to take care of, the process of moving house often proves to be more complicated than you have originally planned. Add the constantly increasing move related stress prior to your moving day, and all of a sudden, you get a highly volatile situation where the number of unforced and forced moving errors can easily skyrocket.

To help you have a stress-free move from start to finish, we’re offering you some common mistakes when packing for your move. Stay on track and stay away from the following bad packing mistakes.

1.To start packing without a plan:
One of the most common mistakes when packing for a move is to just start boxing any household items you can find without having a clear packing strategy in your head or written down on a piece of paper. The major problem with packing up your home or apartment is on a random principle is that although it feels like you’ve initiated the most time consuming process a residential move can kindly offer, in reality you’re only wasting precious time. And time is exactly what you don’t have the luxury of wasting when getting ready to move out.

The proper course of action here is to create a personal packing checklist which you can check often and stick to in order to increase significantly your packing productivity. Make sure you also prioritize your packing tasks as well to reflect your unique instance of house / apartment relocation.

2.Leaving packing for Moving Day:
Later is such a dangerous word, especially when you’re about to pack up your home for a move. Of all common packing mistakes, a classic example would be to leave most of the packing tasks for later in order to take care of a “more urgent” job.

The thing to understand here is that, regardless of how much time you have left until moving day, the more you tend to put off packing, the harder it will be for you to actually begin the process. Procrastination will lead to stress, stress will lead to panic, and panic will lead to bad decisions. Usually makes the moving process go longer than expected.

 Just make sure you remember this fundamental move related concept: the only way to get something done the right way is to start working on it right away. In other words, initiate the arduous packing process the moment your house move is confirmed.

3.Is Sorting your items is a waste of time:
Speaking of common moving mistakes when packing for a move, another problem when moving house is to assume that the required step of sorting household items can be skipped without any serious issues. Of course, there’s a good reason why some people get the impression that they will save a lot of valuable time by packing everything they own now and sorting it out later when they arrive in their new homes.

There’s only one big problem with this line of thinking – it is completely wrong. In reality, such a packing strategy will not only waste more of your time packing more items will require more time/, but it will also hurt your budget badly the more your final shipment weighs, the more money you will pay for its transportation.
So, don’t skip the pre-move sorting task. In the end, you should take with you only the things you will really need in the foreseeable future.

4.Assume Professional Packers are overrated:
There are plenty mistakes to avoid when packing for a move, and assuming that you can do without professional packing materials is probably the most “innocent” error you can ever make during your pre-move preparations.
The main problem is that often a single misjudgment leads to another, and pretty soon you may become confident that you can manage the packing job with just any supplies you can lay your hands on. Which, in turn, will compromise the packing safety of your entire operation.
For example, don’t use cardboard boxes that are visibly in bad shape as they can easily break under the weight of their own contents and cause you major headaches. While acquiring your packing materials, make sure all of them are clean, dry, and sturdy. If you can afford it, do the right thing and purchase most of the required supplies from your local moving company.
5.Will you need an essential box:
A packing mistake even super smart people make when moving house is to forget that once they place their possessions into moving containers, they will no longer have access to them until after their shipment is delivered successfully inside their new homes or apartment. And without convenient access to a number of really essential household items, things can suddenly become trickier than usual and can become stressful.
Avoid the moving mistake of not packing an essentials box that will contain your absolute life-savers. This is especially important when you have a baby or a toddler, and a long road trip is scheduled ahead of the family.
Here are a few ideas of what you should consider packing up inside your survival kit: bottled water and sandwiches, prescription medications, kitchen utensils, spare clothes, basic toiletries, a set of hand tools, toys, documents and specific items when moving house with small children and/or pets.

6.Overfilling Boxes:
Regardless of what priceless packing tips you’ve read online or heard from friends with considerable moving experience, the worst packing mistakes to avoid at all costs are all connected to safety – safety both for all participants in the move and the actual belongings that are being moved to a new home.

All things considered, spending more money than planned or losing extra hours while placing your stuff inside suitable containers or boxes cannot possible match due to compromised packing safety.

Here’s a quick packing trick that can save you plenty of troubles: use smaller moving boxes for heavy items and bigger boxes for lighter items. Never go the other way round as cardboard boxes and human backs both have breaking limits. Remember to not overfill your packing boxes and keep a reasonable weight limit of single packed boxes of around 40-45 pounds, especially when you’re moving these moving around.

7.Leaving Space in your Moving Boxes:
Another safety related packing mistake that people tend to make is to leave empty spaces in the packed boxes when packing breakable items. This qualifies as a packing error not because the inside of the boxes won’t be fully utilized, but because any available room that is not taken care of through suitable filling and packing materials can cause any fragile objects to come into contact with one another. As a result, such undesirable contacts can only lead to chipped, broken or ruined highly delicate and breakable pieces.

So, don’t skimp on protecting and filling supplies! Use crumped pieces of packing paper or newspapers, as well as sheets of bubble wrap or pieces of old but clean clothing (bath towels are the best!) to fill in any remaining spaces inside a box and  immobilize its contents. A good way to test whether or not you’ve done a good job packing your breakables inside a moving box is to lift the container and shake it gently. If you hear a (muffled) clanking sound or feel that something is moving inside, start over or put more paper in your box.

8.Packing Items you shouldn’t have:
One of the most common packing mistakes when moving house is to prepare certain household goods for transportation only to learn later that your movers won’t load them on their truck due to their hazardous nature. Needless to say, packing non-allowable items will only lead to loads of wasted time and efforts.
Avoid this rookie moving mistake by asking your moving company /
 to  give you the full list of goods forbidden for transportation. Once you have that checklist in your hands, you’ll be able to figure out what to do with each individual item well before your move-out date.
In general, such non-allowable items fall into 4 categories:
Hazardous goods: Propane, flammable, paints, explosive or corrosive substances that can hurt a person or damage the moving vehicle or other possessions in transit.
Perishables: mostly perishable foods that can go bad on the road or ruin other goods.
Pets: it’s up to you to transport your pet(s) safely to your new home.
Plants: your leafy friends can be too fragile to survive a relocation trip.

9.Labeling Boxes;
Are you in the mood to lose hours of valuable post relocation time searching through piles of freshly
delivered moving boxes only to find your bedding? We thought so.

Interestingly enough, some common packing mistakes when moving house come as a result of overconfidence. A great example of such a moving error will be to assume that you know everything items you packed and will somehow manage to remember what’s inside each box without having to label the containers. Even if you are truly proud of your memorizing skills, it’s good to remember that the chaotic period of moving from one home to another is notorious for playing tricks with people’s minds.

Yes, failure to label your boxes correctly is a good example of moving mistakes you don’t have to make. Just take a black marker pen and mark each packed container with its detailed contents, destination room and special handling instructions both for yourself and for your movers. The usage of colored labels for each individual destination room is also encouraged.

Of all the packing mistakes to avoid when moving, the mistake is that you can pack up your entire home on your own is probably the error that can hurt you the most. How much time you will actually need to bring the packing marathon to a successful end will surely depend on how many items you’re planning to take with you and how well you are prepared prior to the initiation of the most time consuming pre-move task of them all.

However, no matter how you look at the tough job ahead, the best way to pack for a move is to have a few extra pairs of helping hands. This way, you are guaranteed that no cardboard box will be left unpacked prior moving day. And while friends are the usual suspects when it comes to relocation assistance, don’t make the ultimate moving mistake of assuming that professional packing services are too expensive to afford. Instead, request a few price estimates from experienced and trustworthy movers, compare them carefully and choose the best one to have a smooth mistake-free house move.

 Give Jones Moving a Call with any Packing or Moving questions, we look forward to helping you make your next move go as smoothly as possible. or call 602-944-1413

Monday, August 8, 2016

Things you should know when Hiring A Professional Movers

When relocating it is important to recognize which moving company have quality professional movers on site.  Of course, any website can tell you that a particular company or a number of movers are reliable and trustworthy, but how do you know that this is true? There are a few criteria according to which you will easily recognize a quality moving company from the others.
Our tips will help you do it.
How to Distinguish Quality, Professional Movers
First of all they should have a website. After all, this is the 21 century when technology makes things much easier. Besides, finding customers is easier when you are present on the internet. Why is this important? Usually scammers don’t have a website because they don’t want to be tracked down – they are simply looking for gullible people who pay cash.

Moving Companies Reviews: Reading reviews to find out which companies are reliable – it goes without saying this is important. But no worries – this is how to recognize fake reviews. Reviews in reliable websites like, BBB, Yelp and Angie’s List are written by people like you who have moved so it is good to see some opinions of a mover before hiring them.
Additional landmarks you could use. You can check if the moving company is a member of the Better Business Bureau, Safer System / ADOT. Usually this means that the company is striving to provide more quality by following higher standards of work. And this is good, right? If all you’ve seen and read about a particular moving company is pleasing you, then it is time to proceed to getting a quote from them. You can use our form at  Website – of course, it is free. By getting a quote you will be able to compare professional movers and packers by their pricing. Remember that the cheapest movers may not offer best services and there may be some hidden charges that are legitimate but you are not being told about. Extra charges are usually to cover the cost of the labor & truck cost. In the end you usually pay more for your move with all the extra charges.  At Jones Moving we don’t believe on charging extra fees for stairs, heavy items, extra fuel charge, mileage, weekends, & wardrobe rental.
Office or Warehouse:  Quality moving and packing companies will not just have an office but if you want to see it and see the trucks they use, you will be welcome. It goes without saying that scammers will not have an address or if they give you one, there will be something different on this address like another company that has never heard of who you are looking for.

A professional moving company will be helpful; They will answer your questions and will provide you with necessary information. They should be able to explain how the moving process will go for you – what is the best way to pack things (if you have fragile items of high value they could offer crates), could they dismantle electronics, what is the liability they provide, etc. A mover should realize that you may have many questions regarding the organization of the relocation, which is typical for someone who has no or little experience with moving, and they should be ready to assist you.

Payments: Be careful when it comes to payments – quality movers and packers will accept means of payment different from cash. If they insist on being paid in cash only, then move on to the next company on your list. Another criteria to recognize quality movers is that they usually ask for a deposit that is about 20% of the total moving cost, so if the moving company asks you for a lot more than that as a deposit like 80% or the whole sum in cash, this should ring a bell that you may be dealing with moving scam. Also, cheaper moving companies will collect before unloading the truck, this is not normal for most moving companies to collect before the job is completed, unless your moving long distance than most moving company will collect at the unloading before the truck gets unloaded. Again, at Jones Moving we don’t believe in deposit for local moves, we collect at the end of your move. Long Distance Moves we may ask for a deposit & collect at delivery.

Insurance Requirement for professional movers: Most states requirements are .60cents per pound per article this is very normal for reparable moving companies. Always ask your moving company what they cover and don’t cover under that policy. Knowing this will help you to decide if you want to take some of your valuable items such as TV, documents, jewelry, medicine & etc. Always remember that boxes packed by you will not be covers under any insurance policy, also internal parts of washer, dyers, refrigerators, freezers, TV’s, Computer, printer & etc are not covers as well. You could call
 for extra coverage.

It may sound like it is not necessary to make a quality check of your movers but we hope that now after you’ve read these useful tips, you have changed your mind for your own safety. It is good to be able to distinguish between moving companies that give their best for their customers this is the kind of mover you should be looking for, and those companies that care about nothing other than getting paid. You may be thinking that there is no difference between those two types or that if there is, it is not a significant one, but if you have had one good and one bad moving experience, you will know you are on the right track with these tips. As a last tip: Remember to always ask question if you don’t understand something and always make sure you understand the answer. Any deviation from this rule could cost you a lot of money. Other than that, we can now wish you good luck in finding your quality mover for your relocation!

 We hope you call us about any questions you may have or even book your next local or long distance move with Jones Moving 602-944-1413 or