Monday, October 24, 2016

Climate Control Storage with Jones Moving

Why You Need Climate Controlled Storage:
Once you've put your valuables items in to storage you don't want to be in constant worry that they could be getting damage . Weather your holding them until you can find a space for them in your home, or you ran out of space and needed extra storage, you want your belongings to be safe and well taken care of.
That’s why we offer climate controlled storage. We don’t want you to worry that during the sweltering summer months, your family heirlooms or furniture are in danger. Here are the benefits of investing in climate controlled storage for your belongings.
 *It eliminates heat damage to items. Items like antiques, baby grand pianos, pictures, paintings, art work and electronics can become damaged by extreme heat. No need to worry if you’ve placed items in our storage. We set the temperature at 78 degrees year round.
*Humidity can wreak havoc on your hair, so what do you think it could do to your furniture if it’s not in a well enclosed space? Wood can become warped and damaged. Metals can begin to rust and change color. You’ll have peace of mind with your things in our climate controlled storage. Phoenix monsoon season will be no big deal!
*Because our Storage Vaults are indoors, there’s no exterior exit. This means added security for your precious items. We perform regular inspections just to ensure each of our customer’s storage vaults have not been tampered with. There’s no public access to the warehouse and our facility is secured 24 hours a day. We also have weekly pest control spraying our facilities.
*All furniture is padded and shrink wrap for protection. That is included with our service to our customer at no extra cost.
While you relax in your nice cool home during the summer months and bask in the warmth during the winter, you can rest assured that the items in your climate controlled storage. Our warehouse storage vaults are moderately priced and we offer long or short term storage rentals space. Ask about our move in specials.
For a peace of mind for your storage needs, Give us a call at 602-944-1413 to see if our climate controlled storage units are the ones for you.

Monday, October 17, 2016

Don't Clean Furniture prior to Moving Day

If your moving day is approaching, that means it’s almost time to clean! Clean the floors, clean the walls, clean the bathrooms and clean the cupboards. It may seem overwhelming. But as a moving company in Phoenix, we can check one thing off your list. We advise you not to clean your furniture before moving
As you’re moving and shuffling things around your old home and into the new, dirt gets kicked up, dust flies around and hands are touching everything. That’s why we say, leave the cleaning of your furniture until you’re moved in! Here are a few ways to spruce up your furniture in your new home!
  • For wood furniture, purchase a wood marker to fill in scuff marks and dings.
  • Have your upholstered furniture steam cleaned by a professional and it’ll look like new!
  • Give all of your smooth furniture a wipe-down before bringing it in the new home to reduce the amount of dirt brought in.
Though we do our best to keep clean trucks and use exceptional care when moving your belongings, dirt does happen. That’s why we say wait until after the move to worry about cleaning your furniture. You have enough to worry about with cleaning the old home before leaving so set your focus on that.

Kind in mind when moving from one place to another you may notice new scratches and dents on your furniture, that you hadn't noticed before and may times this is due to the light change from one place to another. Our Movers will point out scratches and dents to you when they notice them. Our Guys sometime don't see them until they get outside in the light. Its best to try and check over your furniture prior to moving day. We usually see a lot of dents on the bottom of furniture from the vacuum cleaning hitting the furniture.
    Related: Get to Know More About Our Climate Controlled Storage

    To make your move as stress free as possible, consider hiring a moving company in Phoenix. Here at Jones Moving & Storage, we are dedicated to making your move smooth and simple, providing the best care for your belongings. Call 602-944-1413 to get your moving quote today! Visit our website for more information on packing services, local & long distance moving

Monday, October 10, 2016

Local Moving Tips

Giving you Advise for your Local Move in Phoenix, AZ
Making a move locally in the valley can be a very hectic and is one of the most stressful things to do in our life. Weather your moving from a House, Apartment, Condo, Storage or Office we are here with some advise to make your moving transition go much easier. We have many years of experience in the moving industry and have lots of knowledge on the do's and don'ts.

One of the things on your mind is trying to find a experience moving company to fit your particular moving needs. Not finding the right moving company can be quite a headache and cause you to have additions stress on moving day.
  1. Packing: As soon as you know your moving it is a good idea to start your packing process this will help ease your mind. Start by packing all items you don't use on a daily base like wall features, knickknacks, art work, garage items, clothes and etc. Label all boxes so that you will know what is inside the boxes and from what room it came from. Keeping all boxes in one area will help will saving time with your movers. Also don't over pack or under pack your boxes. See our other blogs on packing information on packing and sizes of boxes to use for packing your items. If you need help packing check with your local moving company for advise or help prior to moving day.
  2. Time Saver: Loose items and very small boxes are very time consuming when your paying movers by the hour. So try to pack your items in one boxes instead of a lot of little boxes it will save on a lots of trips to the truck. Also, misc loose items are a waste of time for the movers, considering your paying by the hour. Disconnect your cords from opponents, beds, washer and dryers and refrigerator. Our movers will dissemble and reassemble beds, washer, dryers and TV's with no extra charge.
  3. Being Ready: Having everything ready to go is so important. For example everything should be removed off nightstands, dressers, coffee tables, end tables, desk, cabinets and packed up and ready to move. Lots of customers don't realizes this will make the moving process go much slower if the movers have to remove everything off each piece of furniture to move it. Remove cords as well and put them in a safe place you will remember where they are.
  4. Apartment Moves: If an elevator is involved with your move, please check with your building manager to see if you must have an elevator reservation. Also, let you moving company know if there are stairs or tight turns in the stair case.
  5. Oversize & High End Furniture: It is very important to advise your moving company of any large pieces of furniture so they will bring the appropriate size truck on moving day. High end furniture may need extra pads and shrink wrap to protect the piece of furniture prior to moving it, so it important to let them know in advance. Moving Pianos , Pool Tables & Hot Tubs would be other items we would need to know about.
  6. Dressers & Chest: 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.
  7. Labeling Rooms:  Color code rooms will help the movers to place your items in the right rooms when your not available to tell each of the crew members where to place your items.
  8. Hardware: Get small bags to put your hardware from beds, desk and cabinet & anything that needed to be taking apart and label them so you or the movers will know where they came from.  It will be much easier to reassemble and save you time in the long run.
  9. Keep out of the way: I'm going to try and say this the nicest way I know how. Remember you hired experienced movers to do a job. When you, the children and pets get in the way this causes the moving process to go much slower. Let the movers do there job, especially the crew leader , this is what they do everyday and are very experience in every situation. When you tell them how to do there job it makes it very difficult considering there is a science to how everything goes in to the truck or in to storage units. So keep in mind they wouldn't come to your job and tell you how to do your job. So its the same concept for experienced movers.
  10. Check Licensing & Insurance Information on your moving company. This is so important in the long run if anything may happen in the moving process. Keep in mind the state requirements are only .60 cents per pound per article you may want to check with your homeowners or rental policy to see if your covered when moving local. You can also get a plan through  Something else to keep in mind is boxes packed by you and loose items such as glass, pictures, paintings, pottery, art work and etc. will not be covered under any of these policies. Also internal mechanical contents such as washer , dryers, refrigerators, television and anything in the inside of any opponents will not be covered the insurance company says we don't know if it was working prior to the move.
  11. Check Reviews: There are many moving companies out there from very good to very bad, so it is very important for you to do your homework as a consumer. Start by looking at your Local Better Business Bureau , also make sure they are accredited. These reviews are usually always legit. Here is the link Better Business : , Angie's List, Google, Yelp are good as well. 
  12. Cheapest Movers: Cheap movers always have crazy up charges for stairs, heavy items, wardrobe rental, fuel fee charge, long walk, tape, shrink wrap & etc. These charges are a way to make up for there low rates. Example:  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. That's why there are so many crazy fees, plus there movers are usually not experienced.  Usually Day Labors. One last thing to know is if they use shrink wrap to protect your furniture that is a true indication they don't know what they are doing. Shrink wrap only protect your furniture from getting dirty. Heavy pads is what they should be using with rubber band to hold the pad in place, Not Tape. These cheap movers will charge you for all the tape and shrink you don't even need.  Most customer don't know right from wrong when it come to local moving. I'm here to spread the message to our customers and anyone reading this blog.

We hope all of this important information will help make your local moving process much easier. If we can help you in any way please call us 7 days a week from 7am to 7pm.
We would love the chance to assist with your next move.
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Monday, October 3, 2016

Long Distance Moving Tips

Things you need to know when making a Long Distance Move!

Making a long distance move can be devastating and very stressful, not to mention costly.
Let us help you make your long distance transition go as smoothly as possible with these helpful ideas. With over 30yrs of experience we can help you transition to your new location with ease.

Planning your trip and trying to figure out if you should move your self or hire a professional moving company.
1.Renting you own truck, Cons on moving yourself is you would have to start by renting a truck and getting supplies such as Pads, dollies, tie downs. Not to mentions you would need to know how to pack the truck probably so the everything would fit with no damage. You would need to plan on the cost for gas, lodging, food and insurance on the rental truck. Most rented trucks , pods, ABF truck, don't have air ride trucks and this make everything shift in transit, can cause items and furniture to damage. Also if you have pads on furniture and don't use rubber bands  or tape to hold pad on the pieces of furniture most likely will fell off the furniture cause damage to the piece. There is no insurance coverage for you when you hire a moving company to load or unload your furniture on any rented trucks.  We have seen many items damage when we unload trucks for customers moving long distance with Freights trucks, Pods, ABF, and Rented Trucks.
 Think carefully before going this route
Pros on moving your self is that you would be able to time your delivery and the cost in some cases are cheaper.
Hiring Professional Moving company, Pros on hiring movers are having someone doing all the work and taking the stress out of moving, by loading the truck and knowing everything will fit and be will taken care of your belongings. They will bring the truck, tools, pads, dollies, rubber bands ,gas and wardrobes on request. Our trucks are air ride which makes for a easy transit on your furniture .
Insurance is covered at .60 cent per pound per article and is include in the flat rate that the moving company has charged you. For your long distance move the bigger companies wont give you the personal service as a smaller company like us. We make every move very personal and you can always call and check to see where the driver is , office is open 7 days a week from 7am to 7pm daily.  Downside, You will need to plan about two month in advance when hiring a moving company especially in the summer months. Its best to get a onsite estimate its free. Some moving companies have a two week spread for delivery. Depending on where your moving to we can deliver your furniture within 2-5days. Keep in mind that your shipment will be delivered with a large semi truck & trailer and in some cases can't get in to apartment complex ,and storage facilities , your shipment may need to be off loaded and loaded on a smaller truck to make the deliver and extra cost may occur. 

Auto Transport:
We transport Car, Vans, SUV's , Motorcycle, Some small boats.
Keep in mind your insurance coverage for your vehicle would be own insurance policy that would cover your vehicle and you would be responsible for your own deducible.

Get a On-Site Estimates: You can start with a phone estimate if your trying to get an idea for the cost. When your ready to book your move its always best to have a representative from the local moving company come out to visual survey the items you want to move long distance. It also helps you get a feel for the moving you are considering. Keep in mind most of these estimator are salesmen and they will not be there on moving day and they haven't even touched a piece of furniture. With us at Jones Moving are estimates are done by the owners or his sons, which are always on the long distance move. We don't believe in high press sales and get your to the point. With over 30yrs of experience we know you will have a wonderful experience from start to finish. Be care of companies that give you a cheap price over the phone, they usually are Brokers and they will contract your move out to moving company in your area. This can be a problem down the road when the movers arrive and they up the price on moving day.

Research Your Moving Company: It always a good idea to check the review on the moving companies you are considering on using. Good places to look are BBB, Angie's List, Yelp, Google. Some companies hire a marketing company to write review on google and Yelp. The BBB is pretty legit. is the site to Federal Motor Carrier

Boxing & Packing:

  • 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, 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.                  
  • Pictures and mirrors: Keep the box flat and wrap your picture with paper or bubble wrap. Bunch paper at the bottom of the box, tape ends of box and seal the picture inside                                                                                                                                                            I can't stress enough how important it is to use lots 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.  You should know that No moving company will cover any damages to what you packed in your boxes.                               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 we can you some helpful ideas.

Insurance Coverage for Long Distance:
1st Option is most common: We Offer 60 cents per pound per article which is Cargo Insurance and is mandated by the Department of Transportation. This is the most common coverage throughout the Moving Industry. This is included in your hourly rate.

2nd Option is a good for long distance:  We highly recommend a policy offered by this will cover you for a single piece or full household goods. If you have any questions about the insurance, please call them at 888-893-8835 or visit their website @ If you choose to get a policy through moving insurance. Note: The moving company will have to I
inventory all items and it will take a little longer for your move to be completed.

3rd Option:  Check with your Homeowner or rental insurance carriers to see what they cover.
Keep in mind Boxes ,totes, tubes, would not be covered in any of these plans. Also Loose items, pictures, mirrors, paintings, art work, marble, press wood, wouldn't be covered as well.

Things we will not transport:
  • Explosives
  • Chemicals/Acids
  • Flammable items
  • Weapons
  • Pesticides
  • Poisons
  • Gas
  • Propane
We hope all of this information will help make your long distance move feel less hectic and overwhelming. We've here 7 days a week 7am to 7pm to answer any questions you may have.
Please Call Us or visit our website for more information on your moving.