Moving Tips and Tricks By Southwest Moving & Relocation

Moving can be one of the most stressful times in your life. That is why Southwest Moving & Relocation is dedicated to providing you a safe and smooth moving transition. We offer professional moving experience with materials and planning in mind when we get to the job. Our staff is always on time and courteous when it comes to your possessions. That is why we are one of the most trusted moving and relocation companies in the Southern Utah areas. Check out some of our moving tips below to ensure a smoother moving experience for you and your family. Contact us today for more information our moving services locally and cross-country. 435-986-9994

Our General Moving Tips

Make sure to guard your household goods against damage that could cause a fire, explosion or leakage. Such as dispose of flammables: fireworks, cleaning fluids, matches, acids, chemistry sets, aerosol cans, ammunition, etc.

Drain fuels from your lawn mower and other machinery. Discard cans of oil, paint, thinner or any other substances that may leak. Any refillable tanks you have; must be purged and sealed by a local propane gas dealer.
Avoid waxing or oiling wooden antiques before moving because some products may soften the wood, making it vulnerable to imprinting from furniture pads.


Local Moving Tips

Each move is special, with unique elements and requirements. Southwest Moving considers each move differently; dates, times, elevators, and stairs are all integrated into the final plan. The following basic services can be done separate, or in combination.
Your move will be priced and scheduled either in person with an on-site estimate or made by phone, fax, or e-mail. A local move, in most cases, is a move done from city to city within a State or in 100-mile radius. All local moves are regulated by your states Department of Transportation. All charges on local moving are by the hour. In certain cases, firm pricing can be done.


Long Distance Moving Tips

A Van Line is a national company with a network of local agents. The company establishes certain operating standards, coordination of services and training for its agents in different states. In some cases the agent you contacted is a booking agent, who assigns the job to a different moving company. This is not the case with Southwest Moving & Relocation. Here you are dealing directly with your moving company; we will handle your move from start to finish, with only the best service. Not only will we provide you with a free estimate, we will also plan your move with you each step of the way.
Long distance and commercial move charges are based mainly on the weight of your shipment and the distance they need to be moved. Also, discount pricing is available.


Large Item Moving Tips

Southwest Moving & Relocation will help in the move of your large furniture items to make your move run more smoothly and safely! We have over 25 years of moving and relocation experience to help in the removal and move. From grand pianos to gourmet kitchen items Southwest Moving & Relocation will get the hassle of moving big items done in a timely manner. Contact us today for more information about our moving services. We will be happy to answer your questions. 435-986-9994


Always defrost and thoroughly dry your refrigerator! (this is important) After defrosting, the doors should be left open for several hours to air dry. All pans, trays, crispers, shelves or removable parts should be removed and wrapped separately.


Your stove must be disconnected prior to pick up. Be sure gas lines are shut off tight and capped. For electric ranges, if the coils are loose, they must be removed together with griddles, deep fryers and removable parts, then packed separately.


One or two days prior to moving, your freezer must be defrosted! To avoid musty odor, they should be dried and aired out. It is best to empty your freezer and plan meals that will use up perishable contents.

Television Sets

Television antennas should be removed from rooftops and disassembled. Some color TV's must be serviced both before and after moving.


Motors should be checked and secured, tumbler action protected and fastened in place. Automatic washers must be serviced by an authorized service man.