Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Do you hire subcontractors for your moves?

If you choose Moishe’s, you will never have to deal with hired movers or any other third party.

From the moment we arrive at your door to the full completion of your move, only Moishe’s trained staff will be with you every step of the way.

Our foremen (team leaders) have each completed more than 250 hours of moving, so no matter what circumstances arise, we will be able to handle them.

Do you move pianos, fine art, and other delicate valuables?

Yes! Our team is very experienced with moving pianos and other delicate instruments. Just let us know the weight and dimensions prior to the move so we can transport it as quickly and safely as possible.

For fine art, wine, and other expensive valuables, do not fret because our climate controlled trucks and careful moving procedures will leave them in the same exact condition as you left them.

Is Moishe’s fully licensed and insured?

In order to legally operate, all moving companies must adhere to state and federal licensing procedures.

Moishe’s is registered with the Interstate Commerce Commission (ICC), the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT), and the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT).

Whether or not you choose Moishe’s, it is essential that you research the validity of your relocation company to ensure that they are running a legitimate operation.

Please find the specifics of each of our licenses below:
License number: ICC MC237817
Agency contact: (202) 927–7119

License number: DOT 12853
Agency contact: (800) 786-5368

License number: PUC #PM000865
Agency contact: (973) 504-6475

Do you offer storage services?

We have two conveniently located self-storage locations–one in Long Island City (Queens) and one in South Bronx–to securely store any of your items.

For local moves, this may be a great option if you need a space to store some stuff in-between moves or if your new home does not have the same storage capacity as your old one.

Our rates start at less than $30/month and we have a ton of specials to make your storage experience more affordable, so be sure to check out our self-storage page or give us a call at (800) 266-8387 today to find out more.

Can I pack my own boxes?

Of course you have the option of packing your own belongings and we can just do the lifting for you, but we would not recommend it!

Our Moishe’s movers have performed thousands of moves and work together like a well-oiled machine, so we can carefully pack your things in a fraction of the time (at an affordable price).

How long does the average local move take?

This is a hard question to answer because of the plethora of factors that can influence the duration of your move, including whether you requested a packing service, if you have especially delicate items, the quantity of items, and distance to the new location.

However, we would estimate that the average local move is 3-4 hours long, and one of our relocation specialists should be able to provide you with a more accurate prediction if you give us a call.

Do I need to tip my movers?

As with many other occupations in the moving industry, tips are not required, but they are customary.

We recommend a tip of $4-5/hour per mover, but depending on circumstances related to weather and the makeup of your space, you may wish to tip more or less.

At the end of the day, the final amount is up to you, and it should be based on the service you were provided with.

You can also help out movers in other ways if you wish, such as by providing them with beverages or snacks.

Will I pay hourly or by the job?

We offer both hourly and flat rates. Be sure to speak to a relocation consultant to figure out which payment method will be better for you.

Can I tag along in the moving truck to my destination?

Unfortunately, due to insurance and liability reasons you cannot travel in the truck.

Can you bring my pet in the truck?

We would love it if we could take your furry friend along with us, but for safety reasons it is not possible.