Self Moving FAQs
How can we Help-U-Move?
Self Move vanlines from Help-U-Move is a new way to move your belongings.
We are designed to save you time, money and aggravation. What we
do at Help-U-Move is arrange to have a 28 foot long vanline (semi-trailer
pup) delivered to your home and allow you adequate time to load
your belongings. We return after you are finished loading and take
the vanline to your new home for you to unload. Once you are finished
unloading, you call us and we remove the vanline. It is that easy!
|How big is a Vanline (semi-trailer
Our vanlines can hold a large house full of furniture. The inside
dimensions of a vanline are approximately 28 feet long, 8 feet wide,
and about 9 feet feet high. We use enclosed moving vanlines like the
double trailers you see on the highway.
|Where do we go?
Help-U-Move is ready to take your belongings almost anywhere in
the USA. We can also ship your belongings to foreign countries. Please
call for more information on international shipments.
We do not perform same state moves, local moves or moves under
|How do I start?
It is simple, just click here
to request a price quote. After reviewing the quote, you can
tell us the date of your move and we will arrange to have a trailer
delivered to your home for you to load. It is that easy!
|What if I do not need the whole pup?
No problem - We charge by the foot. We can arrange to quote you
a price using as much space as you need. We can move a small dormitory,
just a few pieces or a large house full of furniture. Just let us
know how much space you need!
This is a relatively new concept in moving and a lot of people
are skeptical. What we suggest doing is price a full service mover
such as United Vanlines™, Mayflower™, North American™
or Bekins™, then call a rental truck company such as U-Haul™,
Ryder™, Penske™, or Budget™ and then e-mail
Help U Move We are sure that you will find we offer you the best service
for the money. We will be glad to answer all of your questions so
please do not hesitate to call or e-mail us.
|Is there a minimum?
Yes, our minimum in most lanes is 216 cubic feet (3x8x9).
Our minimum charge is $850.
Please note, we are not indicating that your move will cost $850.
Simply that it will cost at least $850 depending on the space
used and how far the goods travel. Please submit a rate request
for the actual price quote. Also note that in some lanes the
minimum space may be greater. Please e-mail us for a rate quote
to determine the minimum space / charge for your move.
|What if I can not load/unload the
You should still be able to save a lot of money by hiring loaders
and un-loaders to assist you with your move. We will handle the transportation
and the loaders and un-loaders you hire will do the loading/unloading
and bulk-heading (securing of the shipment).
|When requesting an estimate, what
information do you need?
An estimate is only as accurate as the information provided.
The information that we need in order to provide you with an accurate
estimate is listed on the "quote" link.
|How much room do I need?
When trying to figure out the amount of space you will need there
are many factors you should consider. We have tried to simplify the
estimation process. Please click here to
estimate how much space you should need.
|How long does it take to move my
Transit times vary depending on where you are moving from/to.
The average transit time is 4-6 business days. When estimating
transit time please note that transit time does not include weekends,
holidays, nor the pickup/delivery days. If you need your goods
at destination on a specific day please notify us when you book the
|Service during your self move
At Help-U-Move we believe that service does not end when we receive
payment. During your move you will have the ability to track your
shipment 24 hours a day seven days a week much like tracking a UPS™
When you are comparing prices there are many factors you should
consider in addition to price. Please click on the "Comparison
Shopping" link below to learn which questions to ask, and what
to look out for when shopping for a moving company.
Help-U-Move is VERY price competitive. If you have another quote
from another company please give us the opportunity to try and beat
Help-U-Move is proud of the many letters of recommendation we
receive from our many satisfied customers. Some of these letters we
have decided to share with you.
click here to read references and customer letters.
We are proud to say that we have never had a law suit filed against
us by a customer that moved with us. Not many moving companies can
|How Safe is it?
Help-U-Move has been performing self moves for over almost 11
years. During that period we have never had loss due to theft,
fire or collision.
|Help-U-Move in the news
Please read the news stories and letters of reference from our
customers. Please click below for more information.
in the news