Frequently Asked Questions


If you’re moving into a new home, apartment or office with the help of Van With a Man Moving & Storage, you can expect our New Jersey moving crew to arrive organized and prepared to get the job done efficiently and safely, just as we have done for our many loyal clients for years. So leave the heavy lifting to our experienced moving professionals.


Here are a few of the most frequently asked questions we get asked:

Which of my belongings will the movers transport?

Van With a Man’s movers will move all furniture and boxed items listed on your estimate. All boxes must be taped and secured. We won’t take any loose items that aren’t packed up properly.

What happens if an item is lost or damaged?

Rest assured, Van With a Man is fully insured. Our services come with free cargo insurance against loss or damage, covering up to $.60 per pound per item. Higher levels of insurance protection are available at additional cost. All insurance options require a deductible.

What should I know about my pressed wood/pressboard furniture?

Pressboard, also known as pressed wood or particle board, is a common material used in household furniture. Unfortunately, its economical pricing comes at the cost of durability. Van With a Man’s movers will do their absolute best to make sure your pressboard furniture arrives intact, but these pieces are sometimes damaged during transport.

The following list contains items that Van With a Man’s movers, whether due to federal law or our internal policy, will not transport:

  • Hazardous materials such as explosives, compressed gases, flammable liquids and solids, oxidizers, poisons, corrosives and radioactive materials.
  • Common examples of these include nail polish removers, paints and paint thinners, lighter fluid, gasoline, fireworks, oxygen bottles, propane cylinders, automotive chemicals, pharmaceuticals and matches.
  • Firearms
  • Perishable foods and foods in glass jars
  • Prescription drugs needed for immediate use
  • Live animals

Additionally, we recommend you transport valuable and sentimental items separately.

Do you only move people to Florida?

Van With a Man offers nonstop, long-distance moving services to Florida. In fact, that’s just one of many destinations our NJ company services. Our movers can travel anywhere in the country.

I was quoted a flat rate. Will that rate change the day of my move?

When Van With a Man writes you an estimate, we do our best to include all the factors affecting the quoted rate. That said, our flat rates are based on a predetermined block of time and moving truck volume. Exceeding one or both parameters could affect the final cost of the move.

Additional factors that could affect the cost of your move in the NJ area:

  • Our movers having to box up loose or unpacked items
  • Unexpectedly long walks
  • Unexpected stairs or elevators.

Will you move my electronics?

Yes, Van With a Man is qualified to wrap, pack and transport electronics and appliances of all kinds, including:

  • Computers and televisions
  • Washers and dryers
  • Refrigerators
  • Hot tubs

Our standard insurance policies apply to these items.

I have a glass or marble table. How will it be moved?

Due to their fragility, glass tabletops and marble slabs should be wood crated. Certain smaller pieces of glass or marble can be wrapped in standard moving blankets or cardboard.

Are there any restricted items the movers won’t transport?

includes cash, coin collections, family photos, important personal documents like deeds or wills, financial papers like bonds, stocks and certificates, jewelry and moving documents.

Our NJ movers reserve the right to use their discretion in determining whether or not an item is safe and suitable for transport.

I am moving out of state. How long until my things arrive?

Van With a Man offers expedited moving services for all of relocations outside of New Jersey. Depending on the size of your shipment, we can quote you an accelerated delivery date. The total distance traveled and unexpected factors such as severe weather will play a role in the arrival time of your belongings.

Have a question we haven’t answered here? Let us know, and we’ll get you an answer.


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