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By: Eve M.
Southside Moving & Storage
I used them about a year ago, and these guys were so professional and kind. Everything arrived on time, undamaged. Great job!
By: Karl L.
Southside Moving & Storage
They're friendly and efficient from beginning to end. My most recent move was in July. The moving guys worked really hard and everything went smoothly. What more could you ask?
By: Kirsten T.
Southside Moving & Storage
My family and I stored our belongings into their storage facility, and it was very clean, organized and safe. I highly recommend their service over other movers.
By: Clyde D.
Southside Moving & Storage
Southside Moving & Storage team were wonderful, professional and courteous. I lived in Virginia for over 27 years and I had other experiences with movers, but Southside Moving & Storage was exceptional.
By: Martha S.
Southside Moving & Storage
The representative helped me out in every way, shape and form. Southside Moving & Storage was great! I would definitely recommend this company for anyone moving. They make it easy and they are so so nice.
By: William L.
Southside Moving & Storage
The team was professional and had smiles on their faces even while carrying heavy furniture up/down multiple flights of stairs. They aren't the cheapest by any measure, but the quality of service you get is a great value.
By: Eliene O.
Southside Moving & Storage
They arrived at the new place quickly and immediately set to work. They were bringing in everything so fast that we barely had time to think about where to tell them to put it (which is good)!
By: Sarah J.
Southside Moving & Storage
This was my second experience with movers. They showed up on time. Their phone representatives were helpful and friendly. Overall, they were very good.
By: Russell H.
Southside Moving & Storage
These guys were great! They were very flexible with scheduling since the closing, kept getting pushed back! Would not go with anyone else but Southside Moving and Storage.
By: Earl B.
Southside Moving & Storage
Excellent job! We were so pleased. The movers were punctual, efficient, and nothing was damaged. I would highly recommend this company.
Tips & Advices
Yes, it’s best to empty drawers, wardrobes and chests before a move. Items always get knocked around a bit, and doors can fly open even if they’ve been taped. In fact, more often than not, movers will want to remove the drawers from a dresser--or disassemble the wardrobe to be more space-efficient.
Yes, it is customary to tip movers, but the amount varies widely. For full-service moves, a 5 percent tip is suggested, although, for extra service, some people go up to 10 percent . For small local movers, you can give each mover $10 for a few-hour job, or $20-$40 for jobs that take longer.
A bill of lading is the legal contract for the move. It provides a detailed receipt, in addition to a contract between the client and the mover. It authorizes the mover to transport the goods from one specific point to another, and it outlines the exact scope of services, with cost breakdown for those services. It also provides an itemized list of the inventory, and carrier liability protection for each declared item. Finally, it specifies the payment arrangement. Make sure to go over your itemized list extremely carefully before finalizing the paperwork--and get a copy of the full document. A good mover will go over everything on the bill of lading with the customer.
There are several items that moving companies will not move – those items will be listed on a document as “non-allowables.” These items typically fall in three categories: perishables, sentimental/personal items, and hazardous material. Perishables are food and plants. Sentimental/personal value is up to the client to decide, but usually includes jewelry, medical and dental records, personal paperwork, valuables and collectibles. Hazardous material is the tricky category, since it includes a lot of everyday items found in the garage, garden or kitchen. For example, cleaning liquids and pesticides both are considered non-allowable by many companies. Some go so far as to disallow nail polish and batteries.
A binding estimate means that the moving company cannot charge more than the stated amount, though they can lower the final bill if the scope of the job was smaller than expected. A non-binding moving estimate is more likely to wind up costing more than expected, since the movers can increase their rates for unforeseen variables like stairs, “long carry” and materials.

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