Moving and Hauling
Our crew is experienced in moving offices and labs.
Effective July 1, 2013, our moving and hauling rates are $47.53 per staff hour. (Time and a half for overtime.) Scheduling is easy:
Either download our Moving and Hauling Request Form here, or call us at 303-492-6524 and ask us to fax you a Moving and Hauling Request Form. Fill it out and fax it to us at 303-492-1773. To help your move go more smoothly we encourage you to make these preparations.
Please help us make your move as painless, efficient, and cost effective as possible by following a few simple recommendations:
- Plan ahead as far as possible. Property Service can schedule up to nine months in advance.The further out you can plan the easier it will be to guarantee your desired move dates. Remember, school break times (especially the summer break) are our busiest periods for moving services and it is strongly recommended that you have your requests submitted at least two months prior to the requested move date.
- When filling out your move request please include as much information as possible including correct descriptions of the items to be moved. This is especially important when describing files (vertical as opposed to lateral), heavy or large items, glassware, pictures, artwork etc.
- Request a pre-screening of the move to insure you have all the information you need. We do this for free and frequently departments that have not requested a pre-screening are inadequately prepared for our movers (they are fast!) and if you are still packing up desks, personal belongings, books etc. when they arrive, you may significantly increase the cost of your move.
- Please mark the final destination on your furnishings and boxes (larger yellow post-its work well for this purpose).
- Have someone appointed to give directions at both the pick-up as well as the delivery locations. If an individual is not available to stand and direct the placement of his or her belongings as we bring them in, please have them provide a simple (understandable) map of the office layout so that we can place the items as quickly and correctly as possible.
- We turn desks and extensions on end so these items must be emptied prior to move.
- Use boxes that can be closed and fill them completely but do not overfill and absolutely do not pack large boxes with books and such. Toilet paper cases filled with books tend to rupture and can make for a tedious and costly cleanup.
- With the exception of lateral or mechanical files, file cabinets can generally be left full unless there are stairs or other hazardous considerations (we will clarify during pre-screening).
- Make sure all computers are disconnected and ready for transport.
- We are precluded from transporting hazardous materials (with the exception of Universal Hazardous Waste, i.e. electronics).
- Extremely high value items may require additional insurance, for questions contact University Risk Management
- To ensure continuing prompt delivery of your mail, please remember to notify Mailing Services 303-492-6524 as early as possible before your move.
Our goal is to provide fast efficient service and to make your move as worry free as possible. Thank you for considering Property Services for all your relocation needs, your patronage is greatly appreciated!
Free estimates are available.
If you have a particular date and time in mind, we will try to accommodate you. However, we schedule on a first-come, first served basis. The crew that handles moves also does pick-up of disposal items and delivers furniture.
If you have any questions Lance Jones is available by telephone at 303-492-6525 or email at Lance.Jones@colorado.edu.