Let's face it, moving day can be stressful, that's why we're here! The College Moving Crew wants to provide you the moving help you deserve by reducing that stress to make your moving day easier. You can expect a phone call or text the day of moving when we are leaving the shop. We begin billing at our Ankeny location when we start driving to your location. Upon arrival, let us know where to start! We will use moving blankets, moving wrap, dollies, and ratchet straps to ensure your items are safe. Once we have packed up the truck, we will be ready to take your belongings to your new home! At your new place, let us know where you want everything. Once all your items are out of the truck and where you want them, the team lead will present you with a final bill. You can pay with cash, credit, debit, or check! If you have other questions, look below! We have a list of common questions that go a little deeper. 

Common Moving Questions


We accept payment via cash, check, major credit/ debit cards (MasterCard, Visa, etc.), and Paypal.

  •  You don't have to pay for your move until the job is complete! When your move is done, the team leader for your move will go over the bill with you and accept payment for the move. 

DO I need to rent my own truck?

No, you don't! While many of our customers choose to rent their own moving truck or enclosed trailer, we wouuld love to provide the vehicle for your move at our normal hourly rate. Note: When CMC provides the vehicle used to transport your item(s), there is a minimum charge of two hours. 

If I do rent my own truck, how do I know which size to get?

  • 12 ft truck- perfect for 1 bedroom and loft apartments without much to move.
  • 16 ft truck- a great option for 1-2 bedroom apartments and smaller 1 bedroom houses
  • 22 ft truck- best for 3 bedroom apartments or bedroom houses
  • 26 ft truck- best for full-sized homes (3-4 bedrooms)

Can CMC's movers drive a truck that I rent?

Unfortunately, liability law prevents our movers from driving vehicles rented by our clients. If you're not comfortable driving a large moving truck, let us take care of it! We can provide you with a truck for a flat hourly rate of $40/hr.

How many movers should I hire?

An average move can be completed with 2 movers, while for larger jobs you might prefer 3 or 4 team members to help with your move. We can help you choose the right number of movers when making your reservation.

What is included in drive-time?

We begin billing when we leave our shop in Ankeny. We stop billing once we are back at the shop in Ankeny.  

have another question about moving?

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