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Before Moving Guidelines

A move is a very unique and personal experience, Rose Moving is working very hard to give you the best move experience possible. Good planning and preparation will help us make this your finest move ever. Below is an overview of the timeline and process of your move.

Timeline for Your Move

6 weeks prior to move date – A visual survey of your home will be performed to help us determine your packing needs and space requirements on the moving truck.

4-5 weeks prior to move date – Please contact your move coordinator at Rose Moving to set your moving dates (Mondays-Fridays, typically starting between 8-10 AM).  Packing and loading should be scheduled consecutively when possible to lessen the impact on your family.

Please make sure your coordinator has the most current phone numbers and email address for you and notify us if anything changes.

The Moving Process from Start to Finish

Packing – Using the best industry packing methods and moving materials, our experts will pack your entire home in detail. Each mover is trained to pack your home with the utmost professionalism and respect for your belongings.

Please set aside ALL prohibited /non-insurable items that cannot go on the truck. This includes flammables (propane, chemicals, paint), open alcohol, wine, liquids of any kind, carbonated or under pressure items, batteries, perishables, plants, checkbooks, cash, jewelry, prescription medications, coin/stamp collections, birth certificates or any paperwork you may need or that is not replaceable. For a complete list, please visit our website at https://rosemoving.com/resource/prohibited-items/.

Loading – Prior to loading your furniture and belongings, we take the time to make sure that each item is properly packed, listed for inventory and labeled for moving. On upholstered furniture, we use a durable, plastic Stretchwrap to guard against potential damage from dirt and scratches. For other items, we use special materials to protect against shifting. Once properly protected, your personal contents are systematically loaded onto our moving trucks where they will be transported to their new location.

Delivery Window – A delivery window is a number of days determined by the distance of your move and the weight of your shipment.  Please pick a window of dates that work with your schedule as you will need to be available to take delivery any day within that window.  The driver will call you 24 hours before they arrive at your new home.  Please make sure you have the keys to your new home the day before your delivery window begins, and do not schedule any other activities on delivery day.

Unloading – At delivery we ask that you perform the check off process during the unloading process to ensure that each item is accounted for. With your guidance and instruction our trained movers will carefully place all of your boxes and furniture into each room and will provide re-assembly services of any items that were dissembled at loading.

Debris Removal (When approved) – This is a box and paper pick up that must be completed within 30 days of your delivery.  You need to break down the smaller boxes and can use the larger ones for storing paper and tape.  Boxes need to be dry and free from all trash.


Everything was perfect! The delivery crew were efficient, careful, and accommodating. I’ve been trying, unsuccessfully, to post this review on your website:

This was my first experience with a moving company, and I had heard all sorts of horror stories about moving companies! Rose Moving and Storage was recommended to me by a trusted source, so I gave them a call. From my first contact with Jim Stafford to my last contact with Judith Rodriguez, everything was PERFECT! I had two moves to organize, one in-state and one to another state. Jim came to see me, then sent two reasonable quotes. From that point on, Judy kept in contact with packing information, the times for each pick up and delivery, and my final costs. All of the movers were exceptional: efficient, careful, and pleasant to work with. They all went the extra mile to be sure that everything was delivered safely and placed appropriately. I cannot overstate how pleased I am with Rose Moving and Storage, all of their employees, and their exceptional service.


Great move from MI to SC. Rose/Allied was the best price vs Mayflower and United. Salesman Jim Stafford was friendly and helpful, estimated our total weight to within 300 lbs! The driver/crew chief who did our move was Billy and we can’t say enough good thing about him. Very professional and courteous, hard-working, and very careful with our belongings. We had them pack too and they are super cautious and expert packers. Moving is such a pain - but Billy made it as stress-free as possible. I give them my highest recommendation!

Blake Wilms

Brad was stellar as on WED during the loading and unloading.
This was a smooth move even with all the extra steps to cross the border into Canada, and unload in 2 locations.
Thanks again for the incredible service from start to finish.
I am so pleased with the entire process at Rose moving.

Kristen B.

Professional, flexible, accommodating and friendly!
I can't thank the Rose team enough for their support installing and removing an enormous event installation. The team worked for days, at all hours of the day, to help complete a large scale, time sensitive project. From the back office, to the onsite leadership and their team of movers, everyone was a pleasure to work with. They did a quality job with smiles on their faces. I couldn't recommend a group of movers any more! A job well done!

Allison D.

Rose Moving was excellent, start to finish! Jim was so easy to work with and assured us every step of the way. The moving staff were all very professional, arrived on time and worked amazingly quick and efficient! The move went perfect! What a pleasure to work with Jim and Team! We'd highly recommend Rose Moving.

Angela H.

The experience with Rose Movers from the quote, to you with all your help and logistical planning, and to the movers, was easy with no hitches at all. I would recommend you all to anyone planning a move.

Rick and Sue Markley

They showed up on time for the packing and delivery. Everything arrived in excellent condition. The furniture was placed exactly where we wanted, as were the boxes to be unpacked by us. Beverly was wonderful about keeping us informed. Dave and his helpers did a fantastic job.


They showed up on time. They did what they said they would do. They delivered on time, as they said they would do. Everything was perfect. Thank You, Rose / Allied team you are the best. Thank You!

Mike & Bev

We have traveled to many continents before retirement and this crew is the best. They are presently loading the first container to Europe. Very professional, prompt and considerate. Compelled to recommend even while in process.

Fernanda F.

Everyone at Rose moving was a pleasure to work with. They made you feel very comfortable though out the whole process. Very professional.


We have used Rose Moving twice now. Both experiences were great. Jim was friendly and helpful in quoting the jobs and always answered any questions promptly. The movers handling the jobs were all professional and courteous and they took great care with all of our property. I would definitely recommend Rose Moving!

Sara D.

Our move experience was great! The crew who loaded our stuff to put into storage was extremely professional. The team lead even saw the stress in my face and put me at ease by saying, "Don't worry, this is easy! It'll be great!" That really helped! The crew who unloaded our stuff was top notch as well. Jim and Beverly were both very responsive and great to work with. I definitely recommend Rose!


From start to finish Rose Moving handled it all. What could have been a very stressful move could not have gone smoother. All of our belongings arrived in perfect shape. The movers at both homes were very professional and made sure they placed the furniture exactly where you wanted it.

Homeward Bound

Very responsive in scheduling my move and coping with changes. Movers were outstanding for both pick up and delivery. Competent professionals. I would absolutely recommend them.

Ohio Move

Having a 20+year partnership with Rose Moving & Storage, they have always provided Holcim with fast, trustful, and economic services. Their entire staff will work with you to determine the most effective and efficient solution for your warehousing needs. With a passion for performance and precision, you can be assured of their reliable yet flexible customer service at all times.

Holcim US Inc.

We were very pleased with Rose handling our move. Our treasures spent 10 months in their warehouse waiting for our new house to be ready and they all arrived safe and sound. Beverly and Jim were wonderful to work with. I thought the crew that moved us out was wonderful...but the crew that moved us in was even better. If we were to do this again, we would definitely use Rose, they are the best!

Ohio Move II