Yes. However, how much protection you have and its cost depends upon the Collegian Movers “valuation” program you choose – Full-Value Protection or Released Value Liability (60 cents per pound per article).
The valuation option you select determines the basis upon which any claim will be adjusted and establishes the maximum liability of Collegian Movers. The liability of Collegian Movers for loss or damage is based upon Collegian’s tariffs, as well as federal laws and regulations, and has certain limitations and exclusions. Valuation is not insurance; it is simply a tariff-based level of motor carrier liability. If you desire insurance, you should consult your insurance company representative about available insurance coverage.
Under this protection plan, if any article is lost, destroyed or damaged while under Collegian Movers‘ interstate authority, it will either 1) repair the article to the extent necessary to restore it to the same condition as when it was received by Collegian or pay you for the cost of such repairs; or 2) replace the article with an article of like kind and quality or pay you for the cost of such a replacement. An additional charge applies for this option and is included upfront in every estimate. Collegian Movers will determine the appropriate settlement method to be used.
Collegian’s total liability for loss or damage will not exceed the amount you declare as the value of your shipment.
Released Value Liability (basic protection)
With this type of valuation, Collegian’s maximum liability for loss or damage to an article in the shipment is 60 cents multiplied by the weight of the article. This is the basic liability level and is provided at no charge.
We strongly recommend that you carry items of extraordinary value* with you. Items considered to be of extraordinary value are any article that is irreplaceable, sentimentally valuable to you, or expensive. These articles include jewelry, money, photographs, antiques and stamp collections. Additionally, we recommend that all important documents also be packed by you and not moved with the rest of your household goods.
However, extraordinary valued items can be included in your shipment, if you follow these simple steps.
To be assured that a claim involving items of extraordinary value is not limited to minimal liability, please complete and sign the Cargo Coverage Options form and choose and sign Option 2: Actual Cash Value (ACV), and declare your extraordinary valued items along with their current value.
If you do not wish to declare any articles of extraordinary value, please complete an sign the Cargo Coverage Options form and choose and sign Option 1. You must also complete and sign the Release of Liability form.
*In the moving industry, items of extraordinary value are considered to be an item worth over $5,000, or worth over $100.00 per pound.
We can accommodate a last-minute move, as long as we have extra manpower and trucks available. We can also pack and move you out one day and deliver your items at a later date if needed.
Yes, we provide packing and unpacking service. See our page on Packing Services
Absolutely. Here at Collegian Movers, we can help you move just about anything and we’ve likely already moved something like it before. We’ll help you check items off your moving checklist until the job is complete. Call today and tell us what it is you need to be moved.
Tipping is optional, but greatly appreciated by our movers. If the movers did a great job, please feel free to tip them.
We provide affordable packing services and unpacking services for your entire home or business. Additionally, we create custom crating or specialty packing for select items that you would rather entrust to our professionals. If you are in Connecticut, including the Fairfield and New Haven counties and don’t feel like packing, just let our movers and packers take care of it for you. We will help you pack and unpack all of the belongings that you are moving in record time.
It is best to be packed and ready to move on move day. However, our moving crews arrive prepared for all situations. So, if you need boxes or other materials, they will be available for you at the job site. If you have specific needs or are not fully packed, it is best to alert the dispatcher on the day of the move. He can then assure that the movers arrive with the right amount of boxes on move day to make your move go smoothly.
The movers offer basic disassembly and reassembly of all large pieces of furniture, free of charge. However please note that this service takes extra time for a mover to do, so it may end up costing you more money if you choose not to do this yourself.
Looking for a temporary or long-term storage solution for your business? We specialize in commercial business storage solutions for business providing safe and simple storage solutions. There are no long-term commitments and all of our storage unit rentals are month to month.
The warehouse storage facilities are useful to Commercial Clients who want to store their used business furniture systems and other office furniture. Collegian offers commercial storage solutions, business warehousing & inventory control. The business storage warehouse has secure, vaulted storage units to meet all of your commercial and business needs. Additionally, the warehousing facilities maintain bright, clean and secure storage containers. They are waiting to walk you through the entire moving and storage process. Give our business consultants a call today to find out more about our commercial business storage solutions!!
Yes. We offer house furniture removal and disposal services. We recycle & donate used items. Collegian Movers works with charitable organizations to give new life to unwanted, yet usable items. Additionally, we can remove your furniture and bring it to a new location or keep it safe for you in our storage facility.
Our moving crews can remove an entire house of furniture or simply the few pieces of furniture you need to get rid. Our furniture removal services are especially handy when you have new furniture being delivered. As most furniture companies do not offer removal services.
We do not sell insurance; we are a moving company and are therefore not legally allowed to sell insurance. We do however we do offer moving cargo coverage options:
We do not sell insurance. Insurance is only sold by licensed agents. We offer moving cargo coverage options:
Yes. No company is too big or too small for us to move. Regardless of the size of your business, we use extreme care in packing and transporting all of your office equipment, office supplies and office furniture to its new location. Our office movers are trained to use the state of the art office moving equipment to assure your office transition goes smoothly.
We do not sell insurance; we are a moving company and are therefore not legally allowed to sell insurance. When moving your piano you will need to include the value of your piano so we can quote the additional valuation coverage option in your moving estimate.
We offer 2 types of shipment protection options for pianos:
Some of our locations have on-site storage which provides our clients with temporary storage options. Our moving services accommodate overnight storage, hold-over storage, and temporary storage. When a holdover is necessary, our moving crews safely store your items on our trucks or in our warehouse. In addition, our moving services include long-term storage solutions for people who are moving long-distance or overseas. Our storage warehouse is able to store your items for a few weeks, months or years.
Yes. As long as you provide at least 2 days notice, prior to your move date, that insurance is required, our insurance department will ensure the building management receives the correct Insurance documents.
We do offer short term or long term storage options at our centrally located 25,000 square foot warehouse. Please ask for more details concerning our clean, vaulted and secure options.
Collegian’s CT Storage is a full service storage facility. We do not offer self storage units. We pick up and move your storage items, which are carefully packed and inventoried and then load them into your personal storage vault within our warehouse. When you need to access your storage in Connecticut, simply contact Collegian Movers to schedule access to your storage units. Storage access is based on availability and made by an appointment for a small charge. A pro mover will assist you with access to your storage units. Alternatively, you can call and ask us to deliver specific items from your inventory list. Our crew will deliver them at a convenient time for you.
Making sure nothing is forgotten in an office move requires that you stay organized. To assure all of your things are accounted for when moving your office, use our office relocation checklist during your final walk through.
After the movers have loaded the final boxes, do a walkthrough of the space. Be sure to include every room in the building and check the following items on our list. Additionally, we recommend taking pictures as a precaution.
Office Relocation Checklist (Final Office Walk Through)
Did you know, you can now completely manage your entire moving inventory list online? We have done this to make the moving process even easier and more time effective for you. You can simply log into your account and submit a list of items, add additional items, or remove items as your moving needs change.
If you do not have access to a computer, contact your move coordinator either via phone or email. He/she will be happy to assist you with any changes or updates you need over the phone. Keep in mind your cost estimate may change.
One final note, you can only edit your moving inventory list online up until the move has been confirmed. Once your move has been confirmed, you must call the office to edit any of the details of your move.
Are you preparing to move your business, non-profit, office, school, library, real estate agency, or other community organization / professional space? You need a good office relocation action plan. Planning and preparation are the first steps towards assuring a successful commercial move. The planning phase generally begins about 6 to 12 weeks before the move. This is when you begin to collect the data you need to create your move plan. Next, you need to determine what is to be packed, moved, and eliminated. In addition, you need to identify where the items belong in the new space. Special planning for the new business location is essential to avoiding headaches, staying on time, and on budget throughout the move.
Although we have the ability to handle last-minute moves, we recommend scheduling your move as far in advance as possible. This will ensure you will be able to secure the exact moving date(s) you require and allow you to plan your move with less stress.
If you are moving into an apartment, your residence may have insurance requirements, limited moving access, or you may need elevator reservations. In these cases, we recommend booking your move at least two weeks in advance.
The cost of a long-distance move depends upon the distance you are moving and a number of items you are moving. By filling out our online form, we can help you to determine the size of your move. The price of your move may increase or decrease depending on how you choose to customize your move. Here are some questions to consider. Are you packing yourself? Do you want to include packing services? Do you require storage? Storage is available for both long term and short term. Long term storage may be necessary for items that may not fit into your new location. Short term storage may be necessary if your closing gets delayed. Lastly, will you be adding additional cargo coverage to your move? We provide an accurate estimate to you before you move. So, you always know how much your long distance move costs before you hire us.
The cost of a move depends upon many factors and can vary drastically. By filling out our online form, we can help you to determine the size of your move and provide you with an accurate estimate before you move. So, you will know how much your move will cost before you hire us.
Planning to move art, antiques, valuables on your own? Use these moving and packing tips to prevent damage or breakage during your move.
Absolutely. We are licensed by the Connecticut and Federal DOT agencies. Per our license agreements we are required to carry “Workers Compensation” for our workers and insurance on all our vehicles.
Collegian Movers Storage takes great pride in protecting your belongings and strives to provide state-of-the-art storage unit alarm system. Our warehouse is monitored by camera and video surveillance, and secured with multiple alarm systems, fire suppression system, and well-lit corridors. Every item in our Connecticut Storage Facilities are inventoried and tagged before being placed in a secure storage vault and each vault is individually labeled, locked and supervised by our in-house warehouse manager.
Interstate and long distance payment terms require payments to be made with a cashier’s check or money order. Tariff provisions require that payment is due, upon arrival at your final destination, before your shipment is unloaded. For corporate moves, make sure your employer pre-arranges an acceptable payment method. Most importantly, be sure to have the method of payment worked out ahead of time to avoid problems on the delivery day.
Last minute moves are considered to be any move that is booked on the same day or one day prior. Don’t hesitate any longer, give us a call so we can best accommodate your desired times and dates. Fill out our Last Minute Moving form to schedule your move or call one of our associates to help you.
During an in-home estimate, a salesperson will visit your home and survey the items you plan to move. They will estimate the weight and size of all of your belongings. The salesperson will also discuss your move details such as dates, packing services, etc., and answer your questions. At the end of the visit, your salesperson will draft a customized written estimate for your review.
We move on your schedule to provide you with the flexibility and customization you need. The best time to move your business is generally when things are less busy. So, it will depend upon the hours you are open, the type of business (online, clothing store, office, etc), your lease dates and your flexibility.
Tipping is optional, but greatly appreciated by our movers. If the movers did a great job, please feel free to tip them.
Your movers will collect payment before unloading at the final destination. Optionally, you may pay at the time your goods are loaded onto the truck. We accept payment for out moves with cash or check (certified check, traveler’s check, bank check, or personal check is accepted with certain limitations).
Please notify the office as soon as you know there is a change in your date. We will work with you to accommodate changes in your schedule.
All charges must be paid after your shipment is unloaded at the destination. Forms of payment accepted are cash, personal check, cashier’s check, and money order.
Collegian Movers sells moving boxes, storage boxes and packing products. We have the moving products and services for all of your local pickup needs. We offer new and used boxes and other packing materials. Most importantly, our boxes are made for moving. They are sturdy and heavyweight. This is is important for moving your items safely. It adds an extra layer of security to your packed items.
When packing up a kitchen, you need to have many items of varying sizes. Therefore, you need to have boxes in varying sizes, as not all items fit into the same size box.
In general, the most common box for the kitchen is called China Box or Dish Barrel. The size of this box is 5.2 cubic feet.
China boxes are well constructed for fragile items such as China, dishes, stemware, and crystal. They are corrugated cartons and are commonly used for packing the kitchen and dining room.
In addition to varying size boxes, pick up the following
It is recommended when packing up your kitchenware to add two layers of bubble wrap or packing paper on the bottom of each the box. By protecting your dishes in bubble wrap or with a crushed paper you add an extra level of cushioning to your fragile items. It also helps to eliminate shifting of items inside the heavy-duty moving boxes.
Then, wrap each piece of dinnerware with a thin layer of packing paper and stack them one at a time in the box. Again, adding an extra layer of bubble wrap or paper in between every three dishes. It is best to stack the dishes vertically, on their edges, rather than one on top of another, as they are less likely to break this way.
For silverware, we recommend wrapping each similar type of silverware (knives with knives, spoons with spoons, etc.) with a rubber band. This keeps them together. Next, place all of the silverware into one smaller sized box, and finally tape it closed with packing tape.
Take care with your packing of kitchenware. Wrap each item and allow for cushioning in between items. This reduces your risk of finding broken dishes and shattered wine glasses when you open the boxes in your new location.
If you need more help packing your kitchen, our professional movers and packers are here to help.
A dedicated Collegian Movers moving consultant will be assigned to your account. He works closely with your management team to set and achieve project moving goals. Additionally, he offers assistance throughout your entire commercial move or office relocation. He is available 6 days a week to answer any questions along the way. All of our estimators work on your schedule. We do this to assure tasks are performed in a timely manner. You receive a free commercial relocation quote within 24 hours of our onsite meeting. If a change occurs with your shipment (i.e. move dates, additional items), promptly notify your moving consultant and they will adjust your plan.