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Serving Commercial and Residential Clients in NH and The Greater Northeast Since 1987


NH ID #30232-3     FMSCA #210-983     US DOT #490801
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Moving Tips

How To Save Money & Reduce Stress

The short version:

  • Be as prepared as possible. Know in advance where you’ll want your belongings placed in your new location and mark them (and the rooms) accordingly.
  • Use uniform size boxes: small boxes for books, larger boxes for lighter objects.
  • Use large garbage bags for soft and unbreakable items. They hold more than boxes can hold.
  • Be present and available during the entire move with clear directions.
  • Personally move small electronics, valuable documents, and delicate items.
  • If you’re able, bring boxes up from the basement and down from the upper floor.

Can you help move?
Yes you can help, but we ask that you understand a few things:

  1. You can’t go on the truck(s)
  2. Our crews carry furniture only with other crew members.
  3. Finally, if you help with any part of the move, we are excluded from liability, per our contract.

The Long version:

  • Have everything packed before we arrive. We recommend using wardrobe boxes for your clothing (one wardrobe box can hold up to 2 feet of closet space.) We’ll be happy to bring the boxes with us on the day of your move and simply shift your clothing from closet to box. If your dresser drawers are completely removable, you can leave them packed – with soft things only. If you want help with packing , give us a call at 1-800-698-4468 .
  • Don’t over-stuff or under-stuff your boxes. When they close, they should be flat and firm.
  • Tape your boxes well (don’t rely on the flaps to hold them shut).
  • Don’t pack delicate or irreplaceable items, valuable documents, jewelry, or money in any of the boxes we’ll be moving. For everyone’s protection, we ask that you move these sensitive items on your own.
  • Label and color code your boxes and furniture. Our crew needs to know where you want your items placed at your new location — and you’ll probably want to know what’s in each box once you’ve moved. To help us move you as quickly as possible, we recommend placing colored stickers (one color for each room) on each item you’re moving and on the door of the room to which that item is going. To help you after we’ve left, we recommend labeling your boxes so you know what’s in them.
  • Help direct our crews. Plant yourself by the door so you can point our crew in the right direction. Be a conscientious “air traffic controller” and, if possible, be as cheerful as you can. Moving is heavy work and a smiling face makes it lighter.
  • Let us do our job. Moving is what we do, and that means we know what needs to happen to transport your goods safely and most cost-efficiently. We know what items to load on our trucks, and in which order. We know how to secure your property during transport. We know when bringing in an extra crewmember (or more) will make the job less costly in the long run. In other words, we know what we’re doing and when we’re free to get on with it, your move will go more smoothly and happily.
  • Small electronics are happiest in the back seat of your car.
  • If you plan to move items of rare and/or unusual value (such as antiques or unique pieces), be sure to notify us in advance of your move date. We are always very careful with your goods, but we want to make sure you’re as protected as possible. You may also wish to check with your homeowners insurance, since you might already have coverage for these items.
  • Pack a survival box. Once we’ve left, you’ll need a few items to make your first few days in your new place as comfortable as possible. Some suggested “survival gear”:

    1. prescription medications
    2. checkbook
    3. spare keys
    4. back ups of your computer discs
    5. bedding
    6. paper plates, napkins, towels, toilet paper, soap, and utensils.

When you book a move with us, we’ll send you a full packet of tips and information that will help your move go smoothly.


"Despite the rainy conditions the 3-man crew worked cheerfully and professionally throughout the move. This is my 3rd move with SAM and I have never heard other than positive remarks from friends who have also used SAM services."
— A.S.M., Moultonboro, NH

"So far the best moving experience we have had. We have moved 6 times since 2003 from Maine to Colorado to NH as we sell our properties along the way. Your crew was not only professional but outstanding!"
— JK, Manchester, NH

"This is one of the best moves I have ever had. Your men have been very well trained in customer service. I will definitely recommend Starving Artists."
— C.K., Laconia, NH

"I have used SAM before and will use them for every move I have. I am a realtor and will recommend them to all my clients. Excellent job."
— P.H., Concord, NH

"Great crew — worked really well together — excellent attitudes, respectful. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend you guys. Thanks!"
— SWP, Northampton, MA

"The move was handled so well. My things are delivered in excellent shape and the 3 young men were very professional and friendly."
— J.H., Manchester, NH

"Cheerful, polite, knowledgable, able young men. The most painless move ever, even with my aged home."  
— E.B., Henniker, NH

"Very caring people. Did a better job than what we would have done ourselves. Reasonably priced too."
— J.L., Bedford, NH

"Your crew was polite, efficient and treated my belongings with the same care I would use myself. Thanks for a great move."
— SS, Hopkinton, NH

"Third move with Starving Artists. The service begins with initial contact. Pick up and delivery were great. The crew not only did an excellent job — with great care — they did it with humor!"  
— LB, Glover, VT

"We were very satisfied with the overall product. The guys were courteous, helpful and most of all professional. I would certainly use Starving Artists Movers again and would recommend to colleagues."
— BC, Tilton, NH

"Very accommodating, very friendly — great guys! Thanks so much!"
— B.D., Bedford, NH 

"The crew rocked my move! They were very efficient and cautious with all my items. I will recommend them to everyone!"
— KW, New Boston, NH

“The crew was cheerful and very cooperative. They handled our special requests with great efficiency. Great work!” 
— Ronni, Ernst Mayr Library, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

"I have moved several times and Starving Artists Movers is by far the most professional and caring moving company that I have every worked with. I highly recommend them and would use them again." 
— Granite Investment Advisors, Duxbury, MA

"What a great crew! So efficient, accommodating — the best! I felt so calm — it seemed so daunting to me — such a huge project!" 
— Meredith Public Library, Meredith, NH

“The men were very polite, efficient, and helpful. And they had to work on the coldest day of the year! We appreciate all that they did.” 
— Nancy Spater, RSVP Director, Concord, NH

“Although it was only a small move, they were professional and efficient!”
— Prudential Witta Family Realtors

“Once again, it was excellent service with total cooperation!! Awesome!!!” 
— Dryer Management, Inc., Hooksett, NH

“Guys were great! Moved everything exactly where we wanted it. They worked hard and had a good time while working hard! Awesome job!” 
— Merrimack County Attorney’s Office, NH

“Excellent as usual.” 
— Real Estate Stop, Concord, NH

“The movers were efficient, quick, polite, and did a great job. Thank you!” 
— NH Municipal Bond Bank

“You are the best.” 
— Federal Bankruptcy Court, Manchester, NH

“Although it was an extremely hot and humid day and the move involved tight spaces and winding staircases, coming and going the crew remained cheerful and polite. They worked very, very hard and did a great job. Everything kept under control. GREAT SERVICE!” 
— Law Office of Peter J. Minkow, Concord, NH

“We experienced skilled people employing creativity and extra effort, along with courtesy and a spirit of personal service, to get a job done that went beyond what could ‘reasonably’ be expected.”
— Rob Reno, Reno Design Group, Hopkinton, NH

“We continue to be very, very happy with all moves Starving Artists has done for us.” 
— Riverbend Community Mental Health Service

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