moving tips for utah residents

Pioneer Moving and Storage has been Utah’s moving company of choice since 1958. Our experienced team of movers & move coordinators will help you every step of the way.  As an interstate agent for Bekins Van Lines, Inc., we pride ourselves on our ability to meet all of your local & long-distance moving needs. So, experience an affordable, 5-Star moving experience with the best movers in Northern Utah by contacting us today for a free estimate on your upcoming move.

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Best moving tips

Can’t move in right away? No problem, we can store your belongings. We understand that things don’t always go as planned and you may need help with storing your belongings. Newly-constructed homes may not be completed on time or closing and move-in dates may be delayed. Apartments or condos may also need some refurbishing before they are ready to move into. When schedules don’t go as planned, Pioneer Moving and Storage can help. It’s time to hire a company with the best Northern Utah Storage Facility.


  • Decide how much help you want with your move.
  • Contact our moving company as soon as possible.
  • Schedule your move ast least 4 weeks in advance.
  • Make a moving to-do checklist.
  • Schedule your move ast least 4 weeks in advance.
  • Create a timeline so you can monitor your progress.
  • Start the packing process early to reduce any stress.
  • Donate non-essential items.
  • Label boxes and list any important items in the box.


  • Plan to be at home on moving day.
  • Keep pets away from the moving crew to prevent injury.
  • Take down any mirrors or artwork.
  • Unplug all electronics.
  • Unplug all electronics.
  • Detatch & disconnect wall-mounted televisions.
  • Disconnect and drain all large appliances.
  • Drain fuel, oil, or antifreeze from lawncare equipment.
  • Avoid packing: liquids, flammables, amuunition, batteries, paint, aerosols, candles, pressurized tanks.

Rely On The Top Salt Lake City Movers

Moving can be stressful and overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be. When you rely on movers that have the experience and dedication like Pioneer Moving & Storage, you can’t go wrong. Whether you need help with packing, moving, storage or would like full-service movers, we can help. For over 50 years our Salt Lake City Moving Company has been offering dedication and quality services to residents throughout Utah. Give Pioneer Moving & Storage a call today at (801) 328-4796 for our quality service guarantee! 

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When you rely on movers that have the experience and dedication like A-1 Pioneer Moving & Storage, you can’t go wrong. Whether you need help with packing, moving, storage or would like full-service movers, we can help. For over 50 years our Salt Lake City Moving Company has been offering dedication and quality services to residents throughout Utah. Give Pioneer Moving and Storage a call today at (801) 328-4796! 


Are you a full-service moving company?

Yes, we are a full service moving company that provides packing, unpacking, storage solutions, packing materials, and moving services to our customers. We can provide as little or as much help as you need.

Is Pioneer Moving and Storage licensed, bonded, and insured?

Yes, we are a licensed, bonded, and insured moving company.

How long does it take to get a quote?

Generally we can get you an estimate over the phone as soon as you call. To provide a more accurate quote, one of our team members will come to your home or business and access your belongings. This can generally be scheduled within 2-3 business days.

What type of insurance will I be offered?

Movers generally provide three types of protection for your goods in case they are lost or damaged.

Limited liability: This is the basic coverage required by law and doesn’t cost you anything. Under limited liability, the mover is responsible for 60 cents per pound per item for an interstate move.

Added valuation: This type allows you to collect the amount based on the current replacement value of the item, minus depreciation. The amount you pay for this coverage depends on how much you declare your goods are worth.

Full value: This insurance costs the most and covers the actual cost of an item’s replacement or repair, without any deduction for depreciation. Before purchasing coverage from the moving company, check your homeowner’s insurance policy to see if it will cover your goods during a move and compare plans.

What happens if my items get lost or damaged?

We do everything possible to prevent lost or damaged items. However in the case it does happen, you have nine months from the date of delivery to file a claim.

Are there any extra fees I need to be aware of?

Some moving companies will charge for things like: strangely shaped or awkward items; a residence that’s not easily accessible for a large moving truck or van, or fuel and transportation surcharges. Pioneer Moving and Storage, we are upfront and transparent with our moving quotes. If your items need to be stored, additional fees like warehouse handling charges may apply. It's best to ask about additional charges in advance to avoid any surprises.

Is your storage facility climate-controlled?

Yes, our storge facility is clean, secure, and climate-controlled— giving you peace of mind!

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"My movers Bridger and D were amazing. These guys are super nice and professional. They work fast and definitely know how to make customers feel valued. They exceed any and all expectations. This company truly has two workers to be admired! Their service was phenomenal."

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"Jesus and Fabian were so efficient, professional, and easy to work with. I paid for a full pack, move, and storage for 30 days. Today, the team came with every single box we used to pack, personally packed my belongings, ensured EVERYTHING was wrapped/secure, and moved and loaded all my things into the truck. I’m very please with how easy this whole process was!"

Melissa Harvey

"Juan came and loaded the truck in California with my possessions and brought them up to Utah. He was kind, friendly and very professional. He always calls and let’s you know when he will be there and shows up promptly. My items were all handled with the utmost care and were in perfect condition when they arrived. I will certainly recommend A-1 to friends and family."

Kathleen Rowland Kenyon

"The 4 man crew that.came to move me were excellent. Very curtious. Anxious for any input I had. They took very good care of household goods. They did the move in two parts at my request: loading my belongings one day and being it to a new location the next day. They were exactly on time both days. Very competitive price as well. I would highly recommend them."

Stanley Petty

"Three guys came to move us. Worked hard, were efficient communicated excellently and moved our stuff with great care. We had challenges originally getting our piano into the house. Our movers got it out without any issues. Highly recommend."

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Pioneer Moving & Storage has been serving Utah's Wasatch Front for over 60 years. Our movers have an average tenure of over 10 years, which means they move both carefully and efficiently. Whether it's a move across the valley or across the country, we'll provide options to fit your budget. Give us a call today and speak with a live person about your upcoming move!

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