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Frequently Asked Questions

The key to a successful relocation is to plan in advance. Jumbo Moving And Storage appreciate that moving can be stressful – so many things to think about – so many things to do and organise ahead of time. That’s where we come in. The staff at Jumbo Moving And Storage appreciate some of the challenges you face and our team will make every endeavour to ensure that the whole process is as seamless as possible for you.

We trust the following FAQs assist with the initial planning, but please drop us a line or contact your nearest branch for further information or assistance with your next move.


When is the best time to contact a moving company?

As soon as you know you’re moving, it’s probably a good idea then to start the ball rolling.  If you’re moving within the same city, or around States then your move should be booked at least 10 days in advance.   If you’re moving overseas or relocating to different state, then your move should be booked at least 4 weeks in advance.  This means you’ll need to contact moving companies a couple of weeks before this again – so that you have a chance to get the surveys done, make your comparisons and then choose a moving company that best meets your requirements.

How do I know if a company is reputable?

This is a good question and one that is very important. You see a lot of moving trucks around these days, but how do you know whether they are qualified or whether they have financial stability?  If you’re going to be entrusting your life’s possessions with someone, they should have recognised qualifications.   Click here for a check-list of important factors you need to consider when researching suitable companies.

What areas does Jumbo Moving And Storage cover?

Jumbo Moving And Storage based in Boston, so we’re well placed to cater to the needs of our client’s relocation requirements Nationwide.  Click here to find your nearest branch or fill out one of our online quotation forms.

Is Jumbo Moving And Storage an International Mover?

Yes!  Our name says it all… Jumbo Moving And Storage – World Relocations.  As an Industry Leader, we have longstanding partnerships with first class agents in all of the major relocation markets.  These relationships are built on trust and a commitment to delivering excellence to our respective clients.  Being able to choose the most suitable partner to work with is extremely advantageous to our clients because we’re not going by an internal benchmark.  Our selection criteria is based on three all important factors, first – they must belong to the same international affiliations that we belong to, and secondly their reputation in the industry must be excellent and of course they have to be competitive in their respective market.

Does Jumbo Moving And Storage have a Quality Assurance Plan?

Yes.  Jumbo Moving And Storage is committed to quality and has attained the requisite Quality Standards.  We have also attained the industry specific international quality assurance standard FAIM).  Our Company is also committed to the ongoing training and development of our staff which supports our quest for continuous improvement in all we do.

How much will my move cost?

There are many variables that factor into the overall cost of a relocation, e.g. the volume to be packed and moved, any fragile items or works of art that require specialty crating, mode of transport, transit insurance and whether or not you require additional services.  During the premove survey, our Consultant will discuss all aspects of your move to ensure we have a full account of what you require, so that we can provide you with a relocation plan that meets your needs and fits into your budget. 

How long does it take to move?

Depending on the volume of packing that needs to be done, and the size of your home – this can vary.  A standard 3 bedroom home can take 2-3 days at the origin location to accommodate a pre-pack, a full packing day and then a loading day.    Delivery can usually be completed within a day.  The transit time varies again – depending on where your goods are moving from and to.  For domestic moves, it would be reasonable to add another day for the truck to travel to the new city – for international moves, a 4-8 week transit on the water is reasonable to expect (although this also depends on the shipping schedule).  You also need to allow another 7-10 days at destination for the customs and quarantine clearances etc.

Does Jumbo Moving And Storage have secure storage facilities?

Yes.  Jumbo Moving And Storage operates modern storage.  We have in excess of 25,000 square metres of storage available for our clients’ short term and long term requirements.   All our facilities are compliant with all building codes – including floor loading and earthquake standards. 

Will the crew help us with dismantling and reassembling items?

Our service proposals are based on a door-to-door service which includes assistance to dismantle items at the origin location (e.g. beds or tables) and reassemble these at the new location. 

What other services can Jumbo Moving And Storage help me with?

Jumbo Moving And Storage has a full suite of Relocation Services to assist our client’s with settlement into their new location.  Click here to view the services available, or contact us to talk to one of our Customer Services team.

Can I pack my own things?

There are some things that are ok for you to pack ahead of time, e.g. books, linen or clothing – however you need to ensure that you have good quality packing materials and you’d have to leave the cartons open so that they could be inspected prior to moving.  With regards to delicate or fragile items (“breakables”) we would strongly recommend these be professionally packed by a moving company.  For international shipments, most countries have very strict regulations with regards to what is packed - especially with any items that are considered restricted or prohibited from importation.  It is therefore preferable that your shipment be professionally packed to avoid any unnecessary delays or problems at destination.

How do I insure my possessions?

Once your move is confirmed with Jumbo Moving And Storage, we will get you to complete an Insurance Survey or Certificate of Insurance prior to the pack/uplift of your personal effects.

How do I make a claim?

Should any of your items be damaged in-transit, we would get you to complete a claim form and upon receipt of the completed form, Jumbo Moving And Storage would work with its Insurance Broker to ensure prompt settlement was achieved.