Tips For Hiring A Good Moving Company
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We offer a full range of moving solutions to fit every moving need.

Golden Valley is the Golden Standard in American Moving! An Honest, Excellent, and Dependable Customer Driven Company. We have been in this industry for years, we know when it comes to completely uprooting yourself and relocating your home, it sounds fun and exciting but the DIY “wrap & pack” overcast can quickly rain on your parade…Our Door-to-Door Full-Service at rates you can afford will make a huge impact of relief for you and your family. You will have an army of people ready to help you with anything you may need. Moving Specialist, Customer Service, Tech Support, Dispatch Centre, and 3+ Man Crews to take care of all the hands on work at home. Our team members are highly trained and seasoned in every aspect of relocation, Logistics is our Protocol and At Golden Valley Van Lines You’ll be in Good Hands!

Range of Moving Solution

  • Standard Service Moves
  • Free In-home Estimates
  • Full Service Moves
  • Specialty Packing and Crating Services
  • 30 Days of Truly-FREE Storage
  • Best Price Guarantee
  • A rated customer service team
  • Additional Storage Services

 Range of Moving Solution

  • Standard Service Moves
  • Free In-home Estimates
  • Full Service Moves
  • Specialty Packing and Crating Services
  • 30 Days of Truly-FREE Storage
  • Best Price Guarantee
  • A rated customer service team
  • Additional Storage Services

Don’t ask for a light load, but rather ask for a strong back, because It’s not the load that breaks you down, it’s the way you carry it!

Local moves may seem like a hop & a skip when moving across town, but nobodies perfect and even the most organized people can get thrown a curve ball mid-moving process.
For the last 10 years We have been in near every city in California and Colorado.
Each city has its own character and excellent local movers like us know the many ins and outs of those characters.

Moving Solutions For Every Needs:

  • Education
  • Career
  • Retirement
  • New Home

We’ll get into these details below, but let’s talk about which services are included in the price of the move and which are extra.

JUST SO YOU KNOW

Supplies like large boxes for TVs are extra, but Golden Valley Van Line puts on seasonal specials for free moving supplies—so be sure to ask about that.

Standout feature #1: Middle-of-the-road prices

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Standout feature #2: 30 days free storage

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Standout feature #3: Furniture setup and take-down

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How is the cost determined?

No matter which company you end up going with—whether that’s Golden Valley Van Lines in American Moving  or another moving company it assigns you—your overall cost will depend on the following factors:

  • Moving distance
  • Time of year (summer being the busiest and most expensive season)
  • Location
  • Shipment volume (in non-summer months this is around $3.98 per cu. ft.)
  • Level of moving insurance
  • Storage fees
  • Moving/packing materials
  • Transport, taxes, tolls, mileage, labor, field surcharges

Because you’ll be using a brokerage company, you’ll pay your overall cost to Purple Heart, which will be split into three payments.

  1. Initial deposit
  2. Pickup day payment
  3. Delivery day payment

NO DATE CHANGE PENALTIES

As long as you give seven days’ notice prior to your scheduled move date, you can change your date as many times as you’d like within that year and still receive a full refund.

Additional fees and services

Some services, like storage, will cost extra depending on availability. Others are extra depending on where you’re moving to/from and how much you’re moving.

Here are the fees and services that would fall into this camp:

  • Long-carry fee: If they have to park the moving truck more than 75 feet from your front door, you’ll pay extra by about $1.00 a foot. (Cost will increase in the summer.)
  • Access fees: A $50.00 fee per floor incurs if a stairway is more than ten steps. For instance, if you live on the eighth floor of an apartment complex, the move will cost more than a first-floor move of a rambler home.
  • Specialty packing: For fragile items or things that require individualized crafting, like a chandelier, for example, you’ll be charged extra.
    Bulky item moves: You’ll have to pay extra to move unwieldy, hard-to-move objects like playsets and pianos.
  • Shuttle service: If the semi-trailer can’t get close enough to the building you’re moving into or out of, Purple Heart will call in a shuttle service, costing a minimum $0.50 per cubic foot.
  • Full-value replacement:
    Every move comes with basic valuation—$0.06 coverage per pound—but you can opt for full-value replacement, which replaces any items broken, damaged, or lost during the move.

A WORD ABOUT FEES

Like many moving companies, Purple Heart divides its yearly fees into summer months and non-summer months. Fees typically spike on almost all services during summer months—since that’s the industry’s busiest season.

Quotes

To get a quote all you have to do is fill out some basic information on Golden Valley’s website. Heads up, though: Golden Valley’s website gets the job done but is hard to navigate.

To get a quote you’ll need to provide the following information online:

  • ZIP codes of where you’re moving to and from
  • Move size (number of bedrooms)
  • Cubic weight of inventory
  • Date of move

After you’ve received a ballpark estimate, Golden Valley will have you fill out an itemized inventory of everything you’re moving.

Other important things to ask

Because the process of using a brokerage company varies from using an independent full-service moving company, we broke down each step so you can see the difference.

Step 1: To start, enter general info about your move online (such as ZIP codes and move dates) to get a quote.

Step 2: From there, Golden Valley will request a full inventory of each item that needs to be moved. You’ll go through and complete this inventory, including every item you need moved.

If you request a move at least seven days in advance, a quality assurance representative will call you two to five days before your move date to clarify your inventory and talk you through anything you may have missed.

Step 3: If its own trucks and carrier fleet can’t serve you, Purple Heart will assign you a moving company. It’s a good idea to research this company, as your moving experience will depend on this company.

Step 4: Your mover will come on moving day and take its own itemized inventory of the items you’re moving, revising the inventory you filled out earlier, if necessary.

Step 5: Golden Valley will coordinate the wrapping of any furniture, specialty wrapping, and the disassembly of standard pieces of furniture.

Step 6: The movers will load all your belongings into the moving truck.

Step 7: Your Golden Valley representative will be in constant communication with you throughout the move, updating you by phone and email, though you’ll also have the personal phone number of the truck driver.

Step 8: Once at the destination, movers will unload your belongings, go through the inventory again, and reassemble any items they disassembled.

A WORD ABOUT FEES

Like many moving companies, Purple Heart divides its yearly fees into summer months and non-summer months. Fees typically spike on almost all services during summer months—since that’s the industry’s busiest season.