Moving FAQs

FAQs About Your Arizona Move

Moving is stressful and kinda scary. Our job is to make it simple and easy. Here are answers to some frequently asked questions you may have about your Arizona relocation and about hiring M.C. Moving for the job.

+Is there anything M.C. Moving won’t (or can’t) move?
We have no formal restrictions, but call us if you’re unsure about a specific item, and we’ll let you know if we can move it.

We strongly advise that you don’t pack flammables in boxes (think propane tanks, full gasoline canisters, etc.). Keep these items loose so that we can keep track of them.

We much prefer that you keep your jewelry, money, important documents, and other valuables in your own vehicle. Dedicate a special box or bin for these items, as well as anything else that is precious or irreplaceable. You’ll feel better knowing that these are with you at all times.

+Will M.C. Moving come to my house for a free consultation and quote?
Sure! If Owner Mark needs to see your property in order to provide an accurate quote, he can pay you an in-person visit if you’re in the White Mountains. If you’re in Phoenix, give Mark a call to see if an onsite (or virtual) consult is possible.
+Can I move to/from a storage unit, vacation rental, or summer home?
Absolutely! If you can’t be physically present during the move, that is fine. But we do ask that you make yourself available by phone to answer questions that your crew may have.
+What does a “full-service move” mean exactly?
Essentially, a “full-service move” means that M.C. Moving loads your moving truck, drives it to your new place, and unloads it. Easy-peasy! Furniture disassembly and reassembly are included, as are all the dollies, wraps, pads, and other tools that make moving easier. We provide the truck, manpower, and know-how.
+Why should I hire a small mover vs. a national chain?
There are a lot of wonderful moving companies out there. But you can get lost in the shuffle with a very large operation. You’re a number on a spreadsheet with hundreds of others, and it can feel impersonal.

Maybe you’ve heard horror stories about a moving company losing track of where someone’s things are. They say that the truck will arrive on Tuesday, but it doesn’t get there till Friday, and you’re totally unprepared.

This happens when giant companies try to save money by combining your move with someone else’s. Your belongings are on a truck with four other homes’-worth of stuff. Mixups can happen, and when you call, it takes forever for customer service to sort it out.

M.C. Moving is a small business based in Pinetop, serving all of Arizona. We maintain low staff and a tight-knit crew of movers. This lowers the odds of errors and miscommunications. Owner Mark is very responsive to your calls and queries, and that personal attention can go a long way toward easing your relocation anxiety.

+I’ve heard of a Moving Day box. What is it?
A Moving Day box is an absolute must. It’s easy to put together and a huge sanity saver. A Moving Day box is where you keep items that you will use the day of your move AND everything you need to get you through the night and the next morning. Having your essentials handy will save you frustration after a long day of moving. If you ask us, your Moving Day box should really be a clear plastic bin (so you can easily look and quickly grab what you need). Here are ideas for what to pack:

  • Overnight toiletries and medications
  • Pajamas and a change of clothes
  • Towels
  • Bed sheets
  • Snacks and drinks
  • Breakfast items for the morning after your move
  • Several plates, cups, and utensils (disposable if you wish)
  • Garbage bags (or a few plastic shopping bags)
  • Dish soap and dish cloths
  • Paper towels
  • Toilet paper
  • Box of tissues
  • Scissors or utility knife
  • Pens and a notebook
  • Pet food and dish
  • Entertainment for your kids (books, electronics, etc.)

We recommend keeping valuables, cash, documents, and other fragile heirlooms in a separate box. These stay with you at all times, but they aren’t subject to the rummaging that happens with your Moving Day box.