Congratulations! You're moving...
now what?

We’ve compiled a list of tips to help prepare your belongings and expedite your move.

#1 PREPARE TO PURGE

Find a place near to you that will accept donations of household goods. Make practical decisions, don’t pay to move what you do not use. If the items you wish to donate are difficult to move, give us a call to make arrangements for your movers to assist that effort.

#2-PREPARE TO PACK

Think ahead, where will you stage your packed boxes? (you may need to pull a couch out from the wall to stack boxes safely out of your living space.)

Make your staging area as near to the door as possible, time is money.

Use the items you already have in your home as packing fodder, some of these may include linens, plastic grocery store bags, or shredded paper. (Hint- for less mess on the unpack, put your shredded paper into a tied grocery bag to create a cushion for your items.)

As you gather your linens, consider putting a set of sheets for each bed in the drawer of its dresser, or a suitcase. This will be a time saver on move day, you will not have to search for the box with the sheets in it.

Save your back and your time by creating the space you need for packing. Folding tables are a great aid in this.

Gather all the supplies you need before you start.

Tape the bottom of each box before you begin to pack it.

Remember, SPACE BREAKS! each box should be filled. pay special attention to the corners of the box as you move it. the corners should not give.

For the safe transport of liquids, plastic, preferably see through totes work well. (Hint-placing each item into a plastic grocery bag and lining this tote with a towel can help reduce the damage caused by a leak if one should occur.)

If totes are not an option, label the box “liquids” and put arrows to indicate not to place this box on its side, or simply leave the box open so the movers can see what they are transporting.

Label not only the top of the box, but at least one side as well. Once they are stacked, the top will not be visible.

To properly pack your plates, they should be padded and placed in the box vertically.

Remove any items from dresser drawers or armoires that are not cloth.

When you’re sure your packing is complete, consider the oft forgotten spots in your home like the cabinet above your stove, or the back shelf in a closet.

Look up! not everything is at eye level. scan your walls ceiling to floor in every room.

Look down. Treasures such as door stops can be easily overlooked.

#3-PREPARE FOR YOUR MOVERS TO ARRIVE

Know what you do not want your movers to touch, and designate a spot for these items. (Hint-your vehicle or your bathtub is an excellent spot to use. a shelf in a closet or corner of a room are also good spots.)

Anything personal or irreplaceable should be kept with you.

Any medicines you need should be considered.

Before the movers arrive, to the best of your ability, clear your driveway and the road in front of your home, to allow the truck maximum maneuvering space. This will avoid wasted time at the start of your move.

Table tops should be cleared.

Beds should be stripped.

Everything that can be in a box should be, unless packing arrangements have been discussed.

If possible, enlist a person who does not reside with you, to walk the entire property to make sure no statues, planters, benches, wind chimes or other small treasures are left behind.

Following these few steps can make a big difference to your experience. If you have any other moving related questions, please feel free to ask!

WITH SETT MOVERS
YOU ARE FAMILY

A few of the kind words we’ve received from our extended family:

a hand-written testimonial letter with a green push pin at the top
If you need awesome movers contact SETT!! Castro, Rob, Austin & Mike were the BEST!! Professional & reliable. Used this company twice.
Christina Starr
Christina Starr
23:44 03 Jul 24
Arrived just as they said they would. Great senses of humor, took excellent care of our belongings and moved in 3 hours! They shrink wrapped and padded everything. Rebuilt all the beds and carefully our things where we asked. Would use again!
Trish Shrodo
Trish Shrodo
10:54 29 Jun 24
The SETT team is fantastic! My family has worked with them for 2 out of state moves (including 1 piano!). They are friendly, punctual, great communicators, and took excellent care of our belongings. Thanks to the amazing Tara, the scheduling and quote process was also very thorough and easy to understand. I would recommend SETT to anyone!
Nora
Nora
17:57 18 Jun 24
We had not moved in 36 years, we dreaded the worst. With the help of Tara and her son we took a shot with SETT Movers. Turned out to be an excellent decision. Chris, Jack , Paul, Austin ,and Nick were outstanding. These guys were all professional and hard working. They were very helpful and kind during a very difficult time for Ann and me. I would recommend them 100%,to anyone looking for a fair, reasonable moving company. They have earned my respect and appreciation.Thanks , Paul Muldowney
Paul Muldowney
Paul Muldowney
19:29 14 Jun 24
We were moving from NJ to FL and finding the right company was important to me. I have read so many horror stories regarding brokers and other moving companies. I wanted to make sure we made the right decision. After reading reviews on multiple companies and receiving all different quotes, I realized that SETT Movers was right for us!First reason they are FAMILY owned! Tara was very helpfully and patient with me. First time using a moving company so I wanted to make sure I did my part to ensure no over charges. Thank you Tara for guiding me with advise on how to pack certain items.Second Tyler came to my place and gave a quote in PERSON!!! (no second guessing if they quoted the correct price) He was very friendly and I had a sense of confidence knowing they knew what they were doing!Third the moving crew was AMAZING! They were nice, fast, careful, hard working, easy to communicate with it & most importantly ON TIME!Glenn, Castro, Paul, and John not only were great, but they all had wonderful words to say about the company they worked for! When you have happy employees you know the company is doing something right!Glenn, called me every step of the way and was extremely efficient! Castro, Paul, and James were all very friendly, professional, and trustworthy! You can tell they all enjoyed what they did and who they did it with!SETT Movers is for sure they way to go!!!
Kim Blatt
Kim Blatt
14:44 11 Jun 24
I had a 10x25 storage unit loaded to the top with furniture, appliances and boxes that had to be moved to my new hone. I called SETT Movers and they were fantastic from setting up the move to completing it. They showed up at the storage unit right on time and loaded everything in record time. Chris, Nick, John and Mike made the move look effortless. They moved everything very quickly and carefully respecting the furniture and the house.I can't say enough good things about them and will be sure to recommend them to anyone looking for movers.
Leslie
Leslie
13:00 11 Jun 24
Sett Movers had been recommended for my move from Central New Jersey to Nashua New Hampshire. When you move to a different state you want to make sure that all of your items are transported successfully, and with no issues.My contracting with Sett Movers was one of the best decisions made with the move. I was very impressed with the professionalism of the crew members, and the care taken to ensure that each item was moved without incident. All of the furniture and collectable antiques were packed securely with padding and shrink wrap. All furniture items and packed boxes were moved with no issues and all items are in good working order.I would like to thank Sett Movers and their Team for support with my move. Thanks to the NJ Loading Crew members: Glenn, Castro, Trey, Paul, Austin, New-Nick, Jack and Rob. A special thanks for the New Hampshire unloading support and moving items to: Glenn, Castro, and Trey. Your support with this main move is greatly appreciated. Thanks, Phil
Philip McGinn
Philip McGinn
15:39 28 May 24
I used Sett Movers to pack a pod unit and then unload the unit at my new house. We did not want to carry the big and heavy stuff. First time Paul, Rob,Barry and Castro did a great job wrapping and packing the unit. Everything tight and did not waste any space. Yesterday Glenn, Barry and Paul " busted their baloney" as my wife would say carrying the stuff up 15 stairs in the rain. All the guys were super workers and concerned not to damage anything.
Ken Boyle
Ken Boyle
10:03 16 May 24
Had a great experience with Sett Movers from Florida to South Carolina. They make the move as easy as can be and make a stressful job look easy. This was the fifth time we used Sett to move us from New Jersey to Florida twice and with in Jersey twice and from Florida to South Carolina. We would never use anyone else and have recommended them to friends and family who have used them and everyone was happy with the service they got. Thanks to Tara and her team. A local family business is always the way to go! Moving in state or out of state, give them a call, you will have an easy move. Carol Newman
Carol Welch Newman
Carol Welch Newman
18:49 15 May 24
Tara was very nice to work with. The team was professional and very knowledgeable in packing and moving. They protected the furniture as well as the walls and floors during the move. Very nice people to work with.
Tom Irizarry
Tom Irizarry
15:43 01 May 24
Packing was very good. Boxes were not well marked. Glenn Morgan and Nick Policastro were great at delivery and unloading. This was not an easy move, but they made it look like it was.
Jill Browne
Jill Browne
23:25 27 Apr 24
I got my free estimate from Tyler, who was prompt and very professional. Tara was extremely helpful and the crew careful with my stuff. Everything arrived in good condition and was moved with care. Highly Recommend for moves in, or out of state!
m eggers
m eggers
17:08 27 Apr 24
I used sett moving and storage and highly recommended for your next move. Tara was fantastic, made an appointment for an estimate showed up promptly, her estimate was on the money she was very professional and very easy to talk to. She also was there and answered my call and or got back to me promptly if any questions arise. Paul and crew were fantastic, they new there job and got the job done in a timely manner. They took care of our belongings professionally and with care.
Robert Wishney
Robert Wishney
20:47 22 Apr 24
Tara called me promptly to schedule my pickup. Chris, Barry and Castro were right on time and carefully moved my entertainment center to its new home. Very happy with the service and would recommend this company to a friend. Thank you so much!
Kim G
Kim G
23:42 17 Apr 24
We used this wonderful company two times. They were very kind and professional. We recommend them to help you move.
Marni Zito
Marni Zito
20:05 13 Apr 24
Mike, Tre, Castro, and Glen did a great job! Couldn’t have asked for a more smooth move. Highly recommend!
Briana Figueiredo
Briana Figueiredo
21:09 30 Mar 24
They were great. They worked hard, they were mindful of all requests, they were kind and respectful and they did everything the could to help all day. I would use them for any and every move. Glen, Castro, tray and Mike were amazing!
Matt Archambault
Matt Archambault
20:30 30 Mar 24
I cannot say enough good things about SETT movers and their crew. We had the please of having Steve, Jack, Mike and Austin help us with our move and they were awesome! Of course we had the worst day ever to move with the weather just completely pouring the whole time, but there was never any complaints or anything by the crew. They made my wife and I feel extremely comfortable and the whole team were super helpful and efficient. Not to mention they were moving us out of a third floor walk-up apartment and it did not have any elevators. This did not stop them, they worked amazing together and they were extremely knowledgeable and careful with all of our belongings.I would recommend anyone to use SETT Movers if they are looks for a reputable, friendly and efficient moving company!Thank you again!
anthony mareno
anthony mareno
02:53 24 Mar 24
I always use and refer Sett movers to all my clients!! They are fast, courteous and very carful!! Support local business!!! You won’t be sorry!
Jamie Lasasso
Jamie Lasasso
10:56 22 Mar 24
Very responsible, good set up on all room will definitely recommend
Daisy Mosquera
Daisy Mosquera
01:36 21 Feb 24
On time, professional, polite and very helpful with my moving needs.They were great!! My movers were Paul.Chris, Nick and Glenn.
Eileen Mckenna
Eileen Mckenna
15:33 16 Feb 24
Sett Movers was very professional and organized, from the minute I called and spoke with Tara, the walk through with Tyler and the moving crew Nick, Paul, Barry and Austin, I can’t say enough about the moving crew!!! I highly recommend Sett Movers!!!
Jenniferlee DiBernardo
Jenniferlee DiBernardo
21:12 11 Feb 24
I and my family have now contracted with SETT several times now. Obviously sine we continue to use them , they must be doing something right. Communication, efficiency and overall service is beyond none. I appreciate the service given to us! Thank you
Justin Bellezza
Justin Bellezza
19:47 01 Feb 24
SETT Movers moved !! They were fast efficient and went right to work . Did a great job they were careful with the furniture and I will use them again. Tara was a pleasure to work with .
A S
A S
18:45 25 Jan 24
SETT movers were excellent! Easy to get in touch with, fast to schedule and the communication was fantastic. We were moving a family heirloom that required extra care and attention and they handled it beautifully. Would highly recommend!
Amanda Adami
Amanda Adami
19:35 18 Jan 24
Sett made the move easy!
Stephen Walker
Stephen Walker
09:48 18 Jan 24
SETT Movers were super accommodating with our moving schedule. They were punctual, professional, and courteous. I would highly recommend them!
Joe Simone
Joe Simone
00:36 11 Jan 24
SETT Movers is a class act! Their movers are professional, careful & efficient. They're a family run business & have handled all of our moving needs both large & small. I highly recommend them!
James Walsh
James Walsh
18:25 09 Jan 24
highly recommend sett movers! they got what we needed done in two hours and the movers had a sense of humor which was a plus. accommodating, efficient and quick! loved the services they provided for our family! everything was so easy from start to finish
Gabriella Hillgrube
Gabriella Hillgrube
03:23 07 Jan 24
I have used Sett Movers twice now and I am impressed by the professionalism and service!
Mary McBride
Mary McBride
21:29 04 Jan 24
My family has used Sett movers for 4 moves in the past 4 years and have gone as far as Florida. We are so very happy with the professional crew that Tara and Steve have put in place. The men that have moved us are not only polite but they are very helpful . I definitely recommend that you hire them for any of your moving needs.
Lynn Robertson
Lynn Robertson
17:43 12 Dec 23
Excellent! I am so pleased with the job that Chris, Barry, Trey and Paul did wrapping and moving my entire Condo into a storage unit! Prompt. Professional. Efficient. They even lined the unit floor with cardboard for extra protection. Definitely using them when we move into a new place!
Constance Tobin
Constance Tobin
01:32 12 Dec 23
Tara is amazing to communicate with setting up the move. The crew was great, very professional and friendly.
Daniel Ricciuti
Daniel Ricciuti
22:03 09 Dec 23
I’ve used SETT movers on 3 moves and I’ve always been happy with their work. It’s a family owned business and they operate in a very honest and ethical manner with competitive rates and pleasant well trained staff.Exactly like a family owned business should operate.
Mark Schulman
Mark Schulman
00:15 02 Dec 23
Needed someone to help us move boxes and other things from ground floor to storage space over garage - also to move some furniture. Difficult to find anyone to do just heavy lifting - saw the website for Sett Movers were immediately responsive, came on time as promised, workers were professional and helpful. Will use again when we need "heavy lifting done". We have no plans to move in the immediate future, but it appears they would do just as good a job for moving based on our experience.Updated: Used Sett again Nov 2023 for same type of job Nick and Paul were great -could not have been more accomodating. Sett confirmed appt - heads up phone call when they were on their way. Would recommend highly.
Maria M
Maria M
14:07 25 Nov 23
We moved from NJ to Florida. Sett Movers were highly recommended by a close friend, who also made the same move, and she was right! Sett was amazing! They were incredible from start to finish. Tara was very helpful and found ways to save us money. This is a family-owned business and the employees are hard working, happy and speak highly of management. Every one of them were friendly, kind and helpful. They handled our move perfectly and timely. We couldn't have been happier with our move. If you ever have to move long distance, this is the company to use. Thank you, Sett!
Diana Ritter
Diana Ritter
13:34 24 Nov 23
SETT Movers cared for my belongings like family. One item was misplaced and I didn't miss it till a week after the move. Once I called they searched till it was found and delivered it to my door. I would use this company for any future moves. They were extremely professional and considerate at the same time. Thank you!
Laurie Bird
Laurie Bird
20:04 15 Nov 23
Our experience with Sett Movers moving our parents to assisted living could not have been better. From the initial contact with Tara through the last piece of furniture placed in their apartment, every Sett representative was professional and so pleasant. Special thanks to Chris, Barry, Jack and Austin for making a difficult day a lot less stressful than it might have been with another mover. We live in Bayville and prefer to work with local businesses. We will recommend Sett every chance we get.
Lisa Corcoran
Lisa Corcoran
03:22 13 Nov 23
I am so happy that I used Sett Movers. Glenn, Trey and Castro were professional, respectfulhelpful, and hardworking young men. I would reccomend them to anyone!
Cynthia Becker
Cynthia Becker
01:48 13 Nov 23
Chris, Tre, and Glenn were very friendly and professional. They moved 2 couches quickly and efficiently, and we were very happy with Seth Movers. We would definitely recommend them.
Deborah Kulda
Deborah Kulda
20:37 02 Nov 23
Very efficient, thoughtful, truly professional . Personable when watching out for the transport of your belongings. Will always recommend their service
nancy Herron
nancy Herron
02:10 29 Oct 23
They did a great job and we highly recommend Sett movers!!! They worked fast, professionally, and were very kind and helpful!We absolutely recommend Paul, Austin, Trey, and Castro!
Ashleigh L
Ashleigh L
17:46 27 Oct 23
CHRIS, ARI, & GLENNWHAT CAN I SAY… THE BEST MOVING EXPERIENCE EVER!!! FAMILY OWNED & RUN AND IT SHOWS !!GREAT JOB!!
Charles Graffeo
Charles Graffeo
16:03 10 Oct 23