More Packing Tips

  • Your chances for a damage-free move are much greater when the movers do the packing. They‘re experienced and they use only the best boxes and packing supplies. However, you can save a lot of money if you do the bulk of the packing, though you should limit yourself only to highly replaceable and non-fragile items such as books, linens, clothing, inexpensive plates, dishes, and small kitchen appliances. Keep in mind that the movers are not liable for the items they didn‘t pack, however, these items will be cheaper to replace in case of damage as opposed to hiring workers and purchasing their supplies. Let the movers pack your furniture, mattresses
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General Insurance Information

All interstate moving companies are required to assume liability for the value of the goods which they transport. However, there are different levels of liability and consumers should be aware of the amount of protection provided and the charges for each option. Basically, most movers offer four different levels of liability under the terms of their tariffs and pursuant to federally approved Release Rates Orders which govern the moving industry. These four levels (options) are described below.
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6-Week Checklist For A Smooth Move

So you‘ve decided to make a move. Are you ready to box up everything you own – all the possessions that mean “home” to you and your family – and ship them to another part of the country? It‘s no wonder that moving is ranked among life‘s most stressful events. However, with the proper planning and preparation, you can make your next move a smooth one. This calendar will serve as your “countdown” to moving day.
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Packing: Step by Step Guide

How to Pack?

  • You can save a lot of money if you do the bulk of the packing on your own. Limit yourself to non-fragile items such as books, linens, clothing and shoes; and replaceable items such as plates, dishes (not fine china or expensive silverware), and small kitchen appliances. These items will be cheaper to replace in case of damage as opposed to hiring workers for the extra labor. Leave the furniture, mattresses, and heavy appliances to be packed by the mover.
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Moving Plants

You can take your plants with you when you move without harming them. Here are some tips.

  • Call your local U.S. Department of Agriculture to check on regulations if moving from one state to another. Many states have restrictions on certain kinds of plants to prevent importing bugs or pests that can destroy valuable cash crops in that state.
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Moving with kids

Moving with Younger Children

Children of different ages will react to the move differently. It is important that you are attentive to their needs and feelings. More so than with teens, you‘ll need to sit down and discuss the events of your move with younger children.
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Glossary of Moving Terms

Terminology used in the Moving Industry

Additional Services
Services such as packing, appliance servicing, unpacking, or stair carries that are needed due to either your request or building regulations may result in additional charges.
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Moving Paperwork

Paperwork involved with your move

(prepared by the Federal Highway Administration)

Order for Service

Moving companies are required to prepare an order for service on every shipment transported for an individual shipper. You are entitled to a copy of the order for service when it is prepared.
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Moving Day tips

Move In Day

The carrier is required to contact you at least 24 hours in advance of their arrival. Be present to receive your shipment or have an authorized person wait on-site.
If the carrier is held up from completing the job, through no fault of their own and basically waiting on you, you will be charged accordingly. The carrier gives you a window of 2 free hours.
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