Golden Bay Relocation has compiled this
comprehensive guide of helpful
Some of these tips may seem obvious, or
may not apply to your specific move.
Please take some time to review this
information, as we are sure you will
find that some tips will make your move
Reserving a Moving Date:
Book your move ASAP, the further ahead
of time the better. We usually book
moves 2-3 weeks in advance. Book further
in advance for weekends or end of month.
as soon as possible to ensure you get
the date you want.
When you book your move, be prepared
to provide the following information:
Addresses of both old and new
residences, cross streets of both
residences, your work, home and cell
telephone numbers, and any intercom/gate
codes and apartment numbers, if
About Parking in San Francisco:
It is your responsibility to provide the crew with a
reasonable distance to carry your furniture from the
premises to the moving truck, and vice versa. Keep in
mind that some streets in San Francisco prohibit double-parking
due to congestion or public transportation, such as cable cars.
If your street does not allow double-parking, or is normally
crowded with parked cars, you may be able to block off parking
with your vehicle or a friend's vehicle (3-4 car lengths required).
If that isn't possible, you will need to contact S.F.M.T.A to obtain a
parking permit. 415.701.2311 or 415.550.2733 or online:
SFMTA (we need 4 posted signs ~ $163)
It is not a bad idea to schedule your move during a street cleaning schedule.
Is a Certificate of Liability Insurance (C.O.I),
required by your H.O.A or building management?
If so, it is your responsibility to provide us with the
necessary information required to generate the Certificate.
Failure to do so in a timely manner may impact your move.
Contact our office for more details about what information
you'll need. It typically takes 3 business days to generate
the Certificate so please plan accordingly.We charge $20
for the first C.O.I ($10 for the 2nd certificate).
Check Your Building Rules and
Regulations Regarding Move-In/ Move-Out:
Speak with your Landlord or Building
manager to find out about any building
rules your movers need to follow on
Moving day. Do you need to reserve the
elevator with management? Is there a
specific time frame allowed for your
"Move-In" or "Move-Out"? Is masonite
required for floor protection? Some
managers will provide a key that works
the elevator. This is extremely
important and will expedite your move.
Try to obtain such a key if this applies
to your move.
Re-Evaluate Your Household Goods:
Determine in advance whether all of your
belongings and furniture are going to
your new residence, or if it's time to
downsize. You can get rid of unwanted
household items by having a garage sale,
or by donating to a local charitable
institution. For donations, please check
our list of
Bay Area Charities.
Keep in mind that the less items you
have, the more you save on the moving
Chemicals, Explosives & Hazardous
Moving companies are not allowed to
transport hazardous items. Therefore, it
is your responsibility to dispose of or
relocate them. We will transport empty
propane tanks from your barbecue (as
long as they are completely empty). You
may also call your local household
hazardous waste facility listed in the
phone book under the government pages.
To schedule a free home pick-up, call
(800) 449-7587 or for more info about
this subject call (415) 554-4333.
Recruit Help on Moving Day:
Golden Bay Relocation is a friendly
company which welcomes your friends and
family to expedite your move and make it
more cost effective The only issue we
want to emphasize is that due to
liability circumstances, we do not allow
any person other than the crew onto the
Children and Pets:
To be able to expedite your move, we
recommend that you arrange for proper
childcare. With respect to your pets,
they are better off segregated from the
movers. Since it's moving day, the
entrance to your residence will be kept
open, thus allowing your four-legged
friends to roam the neighborhood. You
may want to temporarily place your pet
in the bathroom. However, if you do so,
please place a sign on the outside of
the door stating so. For more
information about moving with children
and/or moving with pets check out our
Clean up all outstanding accounts.
Disconnect or transfer utilities if
necessary. Pay off any debts and collect
from those who owe you. To help you with
this transition, look at our
Directions and Maps:
Although Golden Bay Relocation carries
every single map of the Greater Bay
Area, it will not hurt to provide us
with written directions and/or a diagram
of your new residence. You can obtain
detailed driving directions by visiting
Keep Yourself Accessible on Moving
Be sure your mover is able to reach you
at all times on
moving day, at either
your old or new residence. If your
cellular telephone number was provided
to us, please be sure to have your phone
turned on, near you, with sufficient
battery supply. We will normally give
our customer a call if we are running
late beyond 15 minutes. If you did not
provide us with a cellular telephone
number, please be sure that your home
telephone is connected and still
operating on moving day. If your home
telephone happens to be disconnected,
and if you happen to live in a building
with an intercom system, be aware that
your intercom may not work since this is
usually connected to your telephone
Set Aside the Following:
Legal, medical and insurance documents, laptops, new
and old keys, checkbook, cash, medicine, jewelry, items
of small size that are of exceptional value (either sentimental
or monetary). You might also want to have a set of comfortable
clothing for after the move, along with toiletries, cosmetics,
toothbrush and water.
When the Movers Arrive:
Have the door and gate propped open,
otherwise your movers will take care of
it. Be sure to have the hallways free
and clear of boxes and debris. This
makes it easier for the movers to start.
Be ready to complete and sign the
contract. Don't get nervous and do not
sign anything unless it seems clear to
you. Ask as many questions as you wish.
Your mover will provide to you free of
charge a booklet called "Important
Information For Persons Moving Household
Goods (within California)". This booklet
informs you about your moving rights. We
recommend you read this booklet in case
something goes wrong with your move.
Keep your contract, the booklet and our
business card with you at all times
during the move. Be prepared to give us
a tour of your home to show us
everything that is being moved to the
new location (including lawn furniture,
plants, bicycles and stored items in
basement/garage or hidden closets), and
what is not. If possible, set aside
those items which are not being moved,
or mark them with a sign. It is also
very important that you advise your
movers of any delicate piece of
furniture, or items of high sentimental
or monetary value, or of special care
required for the premises (new carpet,
newly painted walls or refinished
hardwood floors, etc.) Your movers will
be able to give some extra attention to
these special items. Keep the vacuum
aside and readily available to clean the
wall-to-wall carpet or rugs as we empty
out your residence.
Take one last look around. Locate the
keys to the new residence. Turn off the
furnace and lights. Close and lock
doors. Take a last minute tour of your
place, including closets and closed off
areas, back yard and basement/garage for
forgotten items. Arrange for dropping
off/picking up keys with landlord or
agent if necessary.
Forms of Payment:
Payment is due in full once your move is completed.
We require cash or check as payment. If you decide to tip
the movers, it will be best if you tip by cash, otherwise
you may add it to the check. No Billing. Moves far away
from San Francisco and/or moves to a storage facility
will require "cash" as the only form of payment.
Thank you for visiting our web site.
Please take a closer look at the
services we offer. When you are finished
viewing our site, if you have any
questions, or if you are interested in
reserving a moving date, please call us
at 415.668.9562 or e-mail us at