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
My experience with Sett Movers was fantastic from beginning to end. Tara worked with us to provide us with exactly what we needed. Her staff is professional, courteous, responsible and friendly! They paid close attention to details, our requests, and showed great care when handling our belongings.We have used Sett Movers on more than one occasion and would definitely recommend their service. The team we had consisted of Glenn, Mitch, Dave W, Nick P, and Xavier. The guys were fantastic!Thank you!
Marsha Luna-Grover
Marsha Luna-Grover
01:23 28 Sep 21
SETT Movers helped me so much with moving my elderly parents out of state to be close to me! Tara was so easy to work with, offered lots of great information that was so helpful, and made everything happen just as discussed! On moving day, John, Mitch and Nick P. were excellent.....Very conscientious, careful and courteous! When everything was delivered to the new location, John and Mitch were so great and even helped rearrange a few items that I would not be able to move myself...Thank you so much to SETT Movers, I will be referring you to anyone I know needing moving services!Elise Zebrowski
Elise Zebrowski
Elise Zebrowski
19:32 27 Sep 21
tara was great to work with and made scheduling very easy. Dave, Castro, and Glenn moved my piano into my basement which was not an easy task. They were great and very respectful will definitely be using this company again
nico lastella
nico lastella
18:10 18 Sep 21
Tara was so professional and friendly when I called to set up the move. On moving day, John, Mitch and Nick P moved me; they were awesome! I would definitely use SETT again. They are hard working, affordable and trust worthy!
Sarah Veit
Sarah Veit
15:39 14 Sep 21
Great experience from start to finish! John, Tyler, Nick P and Rich as well as Tara were TOP NOTCH! Everyone went above and beyond.
Laura Amato
Laura Amato
23:15 07 Sep 21
We used Sett Movers to move my mom out of her apartment and into a storage unit while her new home is under construction. John and Nick were professional and courteous, and worked quickly to get everything done. My mom has a grandfather clock and Nick took special care to ensure it was carefully wrapped to prevent damage. We needed more boxes which they provided, and John did his best to use as few boxes as possible to minimize the cost. We will be calling back in October to move her into the new house. Thanks so much and looking forward to utilizing your services again soon!
Colleen DeSena
Colleen DeSena
13:26 06 Sep 21
I would personally recommend SETT Movers to anyone!Scheduling the service was easy, day of the move went very smooth with no issues.Thank you much to Rich & Glenn who helped us move our things into our new home, we really appreciate everything!!Pricing was good also, thank you so much!!Rich L.
Richard L
Richard L
18:15 03 Sep 21
We used SETT movers for an out of state move and the team we had of Glenn, Dave, Mitch and Castro were top notch. They handled all of our items with care and despite it being exceptionally hot, these guys hustled all day long and were kind and courteous.
Kara Munson
Kara Munson
23:52 02 Sep 21
This is the second time Sett movers has moved a set of our elderly parents furniture from NJ to Georgia. Outstanding service, fair rates and first class, professional movers. Steve & Nick were our movers for this trip and they went above and beyond to make our experience exceptional! We highly recommend Steve & Nick! Tara was responsive to all of our questions before the move and she was once again highly professional! We highly recommend SETT Movers!
Mark Slonaker
Mark Slonaker
20:44 02 Sep 21
John, Castro, Tyler, and Rich came to move us on 8/31/21. I would highly recommend SETT Movers. Tara was very helpful when it came to setting up services, and working with us when we thought our closing date was changing. The crew of movers that came were friendly and very helpful. Throughout the day we were carrying on conversation about friends and family which helped make it less stressful. They also moved my heavy bed frame to a different wall once it was put together without complaints (that I could hear at least! Lol). It was obvious they were there to do a job for us but also make us feel satisfied with where they moved everything and how it was put back together. Our closing had so many hiccups that having this reliable moving company on our moving day was a breath of fresh air. Thank you for your services and I will pass your company name along to friends and family!
Courtney McDaniel
Courtney McDaniel
16:54 02 Sep 21
These guys were like machines loading and unloading a full house worth of stuff. Glenn, Dave, Mitch and Castro were top notch, friendly, on time and did an amazing job wrapping and moving everything. Setup the furniture where we needed. Highly recommend.
D Mun
D Mun
23:02 01 Sep 21
Sett movers was a wonderful company to work with from the beginning making the arrangements with Tara to the very end. Tara was very friendly and answered all the questions I had. The move was very efficient and timely. John and Castro were excellent workers, they were very careful with the boxes and knew what they were doing. You will not regret it if you hire Sett movers.
Judith Adelman
Judith Adelman
21:30 22 Aug 21
We hired SETT Movers for a move from Princeton to Cape May. They came out and provided an estimate which was reasonable and easy to understand (number of men, truck, time for packing, unloading and driving)The crew that came out were top notch. Mitch, Dave, Nick and Brian worked efficiently while also taking care of ensuring no damage to property or items being moved. I also needed them to stop at a storage facility as not all items were coming to the new house. And I needed them to move/ rearrange some furniture at our new house (that already had furnishings.) They were very accommodating for all my requests.What was even more amazing was that since the job took less time than estimated, they adjusted the bill accordingly and I paid less then anticipated.I can’t say enough good things about my experience with this mover and the crew that got the job done. They were very professional and courteous. Highly recommend. Moving is stressful and I want to give them a big thank you for making a stressful event better than expected.
Donna Marie
Donna Marie
15:27 21 Aug 21
I’d like to thank the team that made our dreaded move a day to remember as opposed to a day to just forget. I haven't moved in 17 years and my anxiety level was high. John, Castro, Glen and Rich were a great help on the support side and of course the moving side. They busted their rear ends and came in under my estimate. They were all humorous and Castro helped with a few interior design ideas. John took charge right from our intro and I was impressed with their teamwork. I will be using SETT Movers again and I recommend you do as well. Thanks to Owners Tara and Steve for their support as well. Tara told me “this is your day, not ours”. They delivered!
Tom Hesslein
Tom Hesslein
13:37 21 Aug 21
We used Sett Movers on August 13 one of the hottest days of the year the team (John,Rich,Nick P., Dave and Austin ) was awesome they were very professional and courteous and a pleasure to work with . They took great care of all of our belongings can’t say enough about these guys we are definitely uses them again and won’t hesitate to recommend them to others .Thanks again you were great. 😊
Karen Juliano
Karen Juliano
13:12 15 Aug 21
The owner was very responsive to our needs and a pleasure to work with. She even offered to come 2 days earlier because she had an opening. Glenn M, Rich & Austin went out of there way to accommodate our needs. They were on time, worked diligently and went above and beyond when we asked them to move items for our daughter in law that were not coming with us on the move. I can’t say enough about how courteous and professional this company treated us. I highly recommend Sett Movers. A good down to earth group of people to work with.
Jim Tafaro
Jim Tafaro
23:14 03 Aug 21
SETT Movers was absolutely the best! They made everything so easy and we will definitely be using them again! I would recommend them to anyone! Tara and Steve are the best and so personable! Definitely a good, local business to support! When you are ready, they are definitely SETT!
Madison Peterson
Madison Peterson
20:44 03 Aug 21
I can’t thank them enough for the great service they gave us moving my mom out. The crew was so great with taking care of all her belongings and so professional in getting the job done. It was the best and easiest move we have ever experienced. Starting with Tyler doing the first walk through to Tara being so responsive and answering all our questions, this company is the best all around. I will highly recommend them to all of our friends and family going forward. Thank you Sett movers for all you do!!
Gilorma Long
Gilorma Long
21:26 23 Jul 21
This is our second time using SETT Movers as the first time was so great. Well they did it again... another great experience: timely, efficient, and all our furniture and belongings -- especially our antique furniture arrived without a scratch. Steve and Nick and the other members of the crew were exceptional. We highly recommend SETT Movers. They treated our furniture like it was their own. My wife and I wish them all the good things great workers with their integrity and vitality deserve.
James Shanahan
James Shanahan
23:42 20 Jul 21
We used SETT Movers for a job on July 17, 2021 and the team was amazing. Dave W., Glenn, and Bryan worked extremely hard (and in brutal heat) to get the job done. The guys were careful and meticulous and really went above and beyond to ensure things were handled to our satisfaction. After this experience, I wouldn't use any other moving company in the future. Thanks for a fantastic experience!
Craig Causer
Craig Causer
14:45 20 Jul 21
Moving is one of the most stressful times in life. Working with SETT Movers made our move so much easier. Working with Tara pre-move to get things set up was Great and our moving crew of Nick P, Mitch, Dave W, Alex Brian and Tyler were courteous, hard-working, and Well prepared. I was Very impressed with SETT Movers and would not hesitate to recommend them or use them again!
Angelo Flanagan
Angelo Flanagan
20:08 19 Jul 21
Everything was great from beginning to end. The guys who came did an amazing job and I would definitely use them again. No damage to the walls on move out and did everything that was asked of them. I am still amazed they were able to fit everything into the storage unit!
Gary Gregory
Gary Gregory
00:27 18 Jul 21
Tara is wonderful! Responds promptly and answers all questions. Very helpful. Glenn and Brian recently moved my daughter from a third floor narrow staircase apartment. They never once complained about how difficult it was to get her things down those steps. They were on time, courteous, and kindly rearranged furniture after placing it. Highly recommend SETT movers.
Bonnie Collins
Bonnie Collins
16:43 15 Jul 21
Ms.Tara and Mr. Steve are just professional, socially skilled and address all need based issues seamlessly. I'm a veteran, moved a many, these folks should simply do it for the military. I would be remiss if I didn't mention that Ms. Tara is so attention-to-detail, responsive and her ability to appreciate you and your business is so uncommon today. Just use these fine folks..... I thank Sett again. Best regards, DB
Danny Bonanni
Danny Bonanni
23:24 13 Jul 21
Sett Movers exceeded our expectations! Glenn, Nick and Bryan came to our house with smiles on their faces and ready to work (early after a holiday weekend, too) They were friendly, courteous and professional. They were practically magicians the way they were able to fit all of our belongings onto their truck. Glenn and Nick took the drive from NJ to FL to bring our things to a storage facility. They went above and beyond making sure they stayed in contact with us the whole time and that we were happy with our experience. Steven and Tara (the owners) told us when making our initial arrangements with Sett Movers is that all they care about is doing a good job for their customer and ensuring a great experience. They came through with all their promises and we couldn’t be happier. Thank you Sett Movers!
Danielle Nicole
Danielle Nicole
14:54 10 Jul 21
Glenn M, Tyler K, and Austin J did a great job packing up our furniture and loading our temporary Mi Box container. They were thorough, professional and did the job in a timely fashion. Tara was very attentive and helpful with getting our order ready and I am looking forward to having them back to unload the container into our new home next month. I would highly recommend SETT MOVERS.
James Everett
James Everett
03:10 09 Jul 21
Tailor-made service! We packed most of our items and they carefully and efficiently moved them. We used our own boxes that were smaller than the usual used during a move and they moved them a few at a time, rather than 1 by 1. They made a mini stop to our new storage unit. They opted for a direct stairwell over a distant elevator that would have added time.Tara was a pleasure to work with from the first call. Tyler came for the estimate and also eased our minds. The crew was also very professional and dedicated. Thanks to you all: Tara, Tyler, John, Castro, Jean and Rich!!! It is so nice to deal with a company where the service is consistently excellent throughout 🙂
Christine Cosca
Christine Cosca
21:13 08 Jul 21
I needed a few movers to help out with a storage unit with very little notice after the holiday weekend. Tara was easy to get in contact with and very flexible with scheduling.The movers, Glenn M and Bryan B, were simply amazing! They were quick, no nonsense, and very friendly. I would definitely use SETT movers again in the future!
Daniel Sarmiento
Daniel Sarmiento
14:37 08 Jul 21
My wife and I used SETT movers for a long-distance move from NJ to The Carolinas in May 2021. They moved a four-story condo full of our belongings and also transported one of our vehicles. Tara’s organization and follow-up were top-notch. The moving team that came out worked hard and were meticulous with our belongings and the loading and unloading of the truck. Our life’s belongings arrived on time and in PERFECT condition in The Carolinas.SETT Movers made a highly stressful experience more manageable. We highly recommend SETT movers to anyone in need of seriously spectacular professional moving services.Thank you, SETT Movers, for moving us - we really appreciate it!
Jennifer Blair
Jennifer Blair
13:53 28 Jun 21
From the moment I called Tara I knew Sett Movers would be helpful in my move. She gave me a clear concise quote and set my mind at ease. John, Nick(Castro),Austin and Brian were fantastic !!! They were there on time, friendly and very careful with my furniture and my floors. Such an excellent job I’m so happy. They totally exceeded my expectations.
Gabriela Flanagan
Gabriela Flanagan
11:42 13 Jun 21
This is one of the best companies I've ever dealt with. Tara was amazing. I had a short notice container load to do in front of my house. Their crew Glenn & Rich were pleasant, polite and accommodating. They made sure nothing was damaged. They did everything right. I definitely recommend this company to anyone who wants a stress free move. Thanks!
Pat Gagliardi
Pat Gagliardi
22:45 11 Jun 21
Very efficient…arrived on time, movers were pleasant and quick…wasted no time…also handled all boxes with care.. definitely recommend Sett movers!!!!
Carol Deltufo
Carol Deltufo
11:33 08 Jun 21
Glenn M, Nick P., Dave W., and Rich were fantastic in the move everything was packed up on time and moved with care.
John Kirwin
John Kirwin
20:01 05 Jun 21
My company used SETT Movers for our move and we couldn't be more pleased with the service provided. From the start, our communications with Tara were great. We had to reschedule our move a couple times and they were always accommodating. The team that came the day of our move were awesome...on time, professional, extremely hard working and efficient. They made the whole experience less stressful. Thank you!
Gina Picconi
Gina Picconi
13:39 05 Jun 21
Highly recommended for anyone moving. The 4 guys that helped my girlfriend and I move were great. Super friendly and got everything moved perfectly. I was extremely impressed with how easy they made it look. Thank you SETT movers!
Liquid Alloy (LiquidAlloy)
Liquid Alloy (LiquidAlloy)
03:21 05 Jun 21
I was in a serious bind due to the fact that two moving companies had cancelled on me due to double bookings. After calling around to multiple moving companies with no luck SETT Movers was suggested by one of those moving companies I had called. I was told that SETT Movers was a "family owned company and caring". No truer words were ever said. I called SETT Movers and they said not to worry. They would help us move. SETT Movers called us the day before the move confirming everything then called the morning of the move to let us know they were on their way. The movers arrived on time and told us that the job was going to be four hours. They came in at 4 hours on the dot. It was raining hard on the day of our move but the guys moved fast and protected the furniture from the rain. For many reasons the move wasn't an easy one for us but the guys from SETT had such a great attitude that it really helped us get through a tough day. I can't thank SETT Movers enough for what they did for us. Thank you for your humor and your efficiency. If I ever have to move again-my first call will be to SETT Movers. Thank you SETT Movers-you are a life saver!
Celeste Picco
Celeste Picco
04:30 30 May 21
I was so impressed with Glenn M.Dave W., Nick P., Austin & Walter!! They were so professional and careful with all of my possessions. I will recommend SETT and this team of guys to everyone I know.
Melinda Kane
Melinda Kane
18:43 26 May 21
Moved from NJ to FL. Items arrived on time and in perfect condition. The 2 men, Glenn M and Mike B, were very professional.. "Job Well Done"
Brian Haffey
Brian Haffey
13:17 23 May 21
Tara was very accommodating and always available to answer questions. Her crew consisted of 7 professional movers. I highly recommend the following guys that were on my job. Tyler;Austin,Walter,Dave,Glen,Alex, and Nick P. They were easy to deal with and efficient in the move. The guys partnered together as a team and had a solid plan to get all the stuff in 2 large trucksI would definitely recommend this company for all your moving needs.Joe
joe gregoli
joe gregoli
20:05 22 May 21
They moved my mom is record time. Glenn M, Nick P, Dave W, and Rich were fast and professional. I would recommned them again.
Lisa Reynolds
Lisa Reynolds
17:12 20 May 21
What a great company! Tara was fantastic she made a short notice move happen. Their crew Glen M, Mitch, Rich, and Jean were top notch. No damage to either of my homes or my wares. They did everything we asked them to do. Cleaned up and explained the total cost. I’m very happy with them and next year when we move to Florida they’re our choice. I definitely recommend this company.
Carter Nies
Carter Nies
22:41 15 May 21
Glenn M Dave W and Austin came to the house and packed up everything I needed them to. They packed everything efficiently and quickly. These items were moved to a local storage unit. I would highly recommend SETT Movers. Thanks again for the wonderful experience and the help in moving the boxes. I could never have gotten it done without SETT Movers.
Kristen Voorhees
Kristen Voorhees
17:10 13 May 21
This company was extremely accommodating. We’ve had to change our moving date a couple of times and Tara was very helpful. The moving staff were very caring when handling our furniture and boxes. Out of one home and into the other very quickly. John, Austin, Mitch, Glenn and Castro were amazing, they handled it all very efficiently and made us feel confident that all would be cared for safely.I recommend Sett movers to anyone who is in need, Tara will take good care of you, she’s exceptional.
Susana Sabatino
Susana Sabatino
14:46 05 May 21
These guys were exceptional. We were moving a piano and some heavy pieces of granite and they made us feel comfortable every step of the way. Every part of the process with SETT was handled well and professionally and i couldn't more highly recommend them to anyone planning an upcoming move. John, Dave, Mitch, and Castro all were fantastic.
Joshua Tackel
Joshua Tackel
18:08 27 Apr 21
Great guys, very polite and professional. John, Castro, Mitch, and Dave were a great team and were very careful with moving our furniture. At the end of the day we were charged less hours than quoted. Honesty and good service!
Angela Nunez
Angela Nunez
13:49 27 Apr 21
Just had the nicest moving experience with John and Nick from Sett Movers. They helped us pack our car and moved our things to a storage facility and managed to fit everything perfectly with room to spare. Nothing was too difficult for them and they were cheerful, pleasant and courteous throughout the time they worked here!! We would highly recommend them. Tara who was the point person we spoke to was equally as accommodating when booking us for the move. John and Nick are masters at fitting all items together to save space!!
Christina Malizia
Christina Malizia
15:20 24 Apr 21
I recently hired Sett Movers to move my furniture about 25 miles. They were on time, very friendly and very careful with my stuff. Tara was a pleasure to deal with, from start to finish. Awesome customer service and very responsive. It kinda feels like its your family or your friends moving your stuff, if that makes any sense. Watching my couch get shrink wrapped was very enjoyable - highly recommend! I will be moving again in about a year and I already know I will be calling Tara again. One less thing to worry about. No reason to call around for quotes. This is your mover.
Karen Ganey
Karen Ganey
11:33 24 Apr 21
Guys were great. John, Glenn, Castro and Jean all were very courteous and this is our 6th move with Sett. Wouldn't choose anyone else and they moved all of our items without any damage from NJ to CT.
Elise Simon
Elise Simon
01:14 21 Apr 21
Really wonderful experience. The gentleman who helped us the Nicks and Glen were not only professional but human and during these crazy times that was truly appreciated. They communicated during the whole process and made us feel comfortable and in control while making it effortless. Our only suggestion would be please do walk throughs prior to sending crews to properly scope the project. I would recommend to anyone in need of movers! Thank you!
Danielle Romero
Danielle Romero
03:44 11 Apr 21