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When should I call Granite City Moving & Storage?
If you need to move today, we can probably do that. If you require a written in-home estimate,you should call about 7 days to 2 weeks before your move. We generally just ask you to give us as much notice as you can.
How long does Granite City Moving & Storage need for an in-home estimate?
Usually no more than an hour.
What are my responsibilities?
  • Be present during the packing of your belongings.
  • Take personal responsibility for jewelry and other high value items.
  • Check and sign the inventory of your belongings.
  • Ensure that no prohibited items are packed.
So what can or can't I take with me?
Generally speaking, dispose of all flammable items, liquids, foods and other items that should not be shipped. Anything that can deteriorate should not be shipped. If you have a question about something,just call and ask.
What can I definitely not bring?
Well, mainly those things you might expect - drugs, alcohol, fuel, ammunition. Shipping certain high value items or collections may require you to purchase extra coverage.
What about my car?
Most of the time we can take your car(s), truck or SUV with the rest of your belongings in the trailer or container. If this is not possible, we can arrange for an alternate method.
Suppose I pack myself?
Why not? But be aware of the potential problems. For instance, valuation coverage will not pay out on goods packed by their owner, unless the exterior of the box is damaged.
How long will Granite City Moving & Storage take to pack my goods?
Every home is different but we can normally pack a home in 1-2 days.
Can I leave my clothes in their drawers?
Yes, you can. Just be sure not to leave any liquids or breakable items in the drawers. Many times furniture needs to be tipped to move through doorways or to go up or down steps. Heavy items that can damage the furniture should not be packed in the drawers.
How am I covered in case of damage?
Your things are covered by valuation. On local and interstate shipments you receive valuation coverage of 60 cents per pound per article at no cost. You may elect to purchase more valuation coverage. For local or in-state moves the rate for additional insurance is $0.50 per $100.00 of declared value. For interstate moves you may purchase “Maximum Value Protection” for your goods. The premiums for “Maximum Value Protection” vary depending on the coverage and deductibles selected.