Be prepared for this move to your new home and to start a new life. Never pack any medications you or your family, or your pets will need immediately.
For long distance moves, be prepared and clothing for as many days as it will take for the move and to unpack your belongings. This can include work clothes, school clothes for children and any other special items you may need during the move.
A moving company offers valuation for your goods, which is not technically insurance. Valuation refers to how much a moving company will pay for your belongings if they are damaged or lost by the moving company. Valuation is regulated by the State or the Federal Government. (The State when you’re making a local move. The Federal Government when you’re making a move that crosses State lines.) All licensed moving companies include the basic valuation in the cost of your move. In New Jersey, basic valuation is $.60 per pound per item.
Valuation is based on how much something weighs. So a one pound bag of sugar and a one pound bag of diamonds is valued exactly the same. Its valuation in New Jersey is: $.60. If it’s worth more than $.60 per pound per item to you, you may want to purchase additional insurance from a third party that sells insurance NOT from your moving company. You can also purchase additional valuation directly from your moving company.
We are fully insured, which you can verify on the same website you use to check our license numbers. Never use a moving company that is not fully insured.
Excellent Choice Movers will not pick up a moving shipment if the customer is not present at the pick-up location to receive and sign the bill of lading, order for service, and other required legal documents.
However, the customer may designate a representative/agent to be present at the pick-up and sign the contracts on their behalf. The person receiving the items must be over the age of 18.
Yes. We move all year long.
Your moving company needs to have a valid US DOT and MC license number.
Excellent Choice Movers License Numbers:
US DOT 2566981
You can check the license and authority status of any moving company by searching the US DOT website.
Excellent Choice Movers tries to be as accommodating as we can on timing. Short notice moves are certainly possible, but can’t be guaranteed. We suggest you book your moves as early as possible especially if you’re moving in the summer, which is the busiest time of year for relocation. We recommend scheduling your move seven or more days in advance to ensure best available service.
At Excellent Choice Movers we are that will actually do the pick up and will delivery with our tractor trailer not like other moving companies that don’t have the equipment.
For more information on claims please view our Policy by clicking here.
Yes there is a small deposit required when you book a move with Excellent Choice Movers.
Gratuity is not included in your moving estimate. You can tip or not tip, the choice is up to you.
To get the lowest quoted price from any moving company, please pack efficiently and be flexible with your delivery dates.
For long distance moves we accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover Card, cash, cashier’s check or U.S postal money order. Please note that there will be a 3.5% surcharge for using a credit card to pay for a long distance move.
No personal or business checks will be accepted for any type of move.
The bill of lading is the receipt for your goods and the contract for the transportation of your goods. Every mover is required to provide a bill of lading for every shipment being transported. The driver who loads your shipment must provide you with a copy. It is your responsibility to read and understand the bill of lading before you sign it. The bill of lading identifies the mover, specifies the terms and conditions, total charges and the valuation coverage of your shipment and the amount the mover will be liable for in the event of loss or damage to your shipment. The bill of lading is an important document – do not lose or misplace your copy.
A Binding Estimate/Quote is an agreement (contract) made in advance that guarantees the total cost of the move based upon the quantities and services shown on the quote. A lot of moving companies also use the term Flat Price.
Note: Be aware of Flat Pricing/Binding Quotes – Some moving companies provide “Flat Prices” or “Binding Quotes” based on the amount of weight or volume quoted/estimated. Your price will increase according to your total weight or volume AFTER your shipment has been loaded. A Binding Quote/Flat Price is a final price provided in advance PRIOR to loading your shipment.
A Non-Binding Estimate/Quote is an estimate of what the mover believes the total cost of the move will be based upon the estimated weight or volume of the shipment and the accessorial services requested. The moving company will base the final charges upon the actual weight/volume of your shipment.
The driver will usually inventory your shipment as he/she loads it (but it’s not required by law). When completed, the inventory will provide a detailed, descriptive list of your household goods and the condition of each item when received by the mover. Be sure that everything listed on the inventory is lists correctly. You will find things written on the inventory like PBO (packed by owner). You will also find CP (carrier packed) or PBM (packed by mover); these are two important listings. You will also notice that in the middle column on the inventory sheet a line that has many letters associated with a specific item. This is where the driver uses inventory code to make note of the condition of a particular item. To understand these codes, look at the top of the inventory sheet for the chart that explains what the codes means such as: C – chipped, SC – scratched. This is a basic way for the driver to make note of any existing damage.
This inventory is for you to keep track of what is being loaded and the condition of each item. This inventory should also be used at the destination when your shipment is delivered. Use the inventory to verify the items that are delivered, note an exception to the condition of the items as they are brought into your home and point out the damage to the driver. The inventory sheet is the document that will be used when the claims process is initiated so it is important to have the damage clearly noted.
Every mover is required to provide an order for service before they transport your shipment. The order for service provides you with written confirmation of the services that you requested. If you elect to move under a non-binding estimate, the order for service will indicate the amount of the non-binding charges, method of payment and incase the actual charges exceed the non-binding estimate, the maximum amount that you are required to pay at the time of delivery (110-115%) to obtain possession of your shipment (you will have 30 days following delivery to pay the balance of the charges due). If you are moving under a binding estimate, the order for service will show the charges that you will be required to pay at delivery, based on the binding estimate and the terms of payment. You and your mover must sign the order for service.
When you call to speak with an Excellent Choice Movers representative, we will discuss your moving timeframe with you. For most moves, you will provide a pick-up and delivery date. The delivery date is the earliest day your belongings will arrive, and there is a window of time after this time that your items are guaranteed to arrive.
You can also schedule a guaranteed delivery date which in some cases can increase the price of your estimate.
To get the lowest quoted price from any moving company, please be flexible with your delivery dates.
This depends on your homeowners insurance policy. Some policies will insure your belongings during the move and others will not. We recommend that you check with your insurer prior to scheduling your move.
The estimated price should not change, but there are certain instances where it would change. After you have been provided an estimate from Excellent Choice Movers, if you request to change your service or add additional services then the price will change. This often happens on moving day, where customers will request additional services for additional space or time.
Disassembly and reassembly of furniture or appliances is a service that Excellent Choice Movers provides at no additional cost. We pride ourselves in going above and beyond with our Excellent Choice customer service, and we will never charge you to disassemble or reassembly furniture.