When is the best time to move?
Take all the factors into consideration when deciding on the best time for you to move. If you have some flexibility in your schedule, provide the moving company with a five-day window for loading your shipment. This will allow the individuals who schedule the drivers and moving crew members greater flexibility when scheduling your move. If possible, be flexible with your destination time frame as well. Keep in mind that you most likely are not the only shipment the truck is moving. If you stay flexible, it should make a difference.
When should I begin contacting moving companies for free moving estimates?
How is the cost of my shipment calculated?
How should I pay and what are the payment methods?
When is a good time to call and book my move?
What is a Move Confirmation?
The order for service also shows the charges that you will be assessed for your household move or corporate relocation.
What is a Bill of Lading?
It is your responsibility to read and understand the information on the bill of lading before you sign it. The bill of lading identifies the mover and specifies when the transportation is to be performed. It also specifies the terms and conditions for payment.
What is an Inventory?
Remember, this inventory is for you to keep track of what is loaded and the condition of each item. If damage occurs on a particular piece during the loading process, get the inventory tag number on that item and make a note in the far right hand column on the line that corresponds with that piece.
This inventory should also be used at destination when your shipment is delivered. Use the inventory to verify the articles that are delivered and again note an exception to the condition of the items as they are brought into your home. Point out the damage to the driver.
What often occurs is that a piece of furniture has been in your home for many years and you grow accustomed to looking at it in a certain place and in a certain light. When you bring that same piece into your new home, you may notice damage that may have been there for a long time. The driver will have noted the scratch or chip at your original residence. If you are not sure if it was existing damage or new damage, ask your driver to explain the condition of the piece as he noted on the inventory during the loading process. This is the quickest way to clear up what is new damage and what was there all along.
Our drivers are very careful about the way they handle your items and the inventory is their safeguard against felonious-damage claims. Use this inventory as a positive tool to make sure that you are protected just as the driver will use it to protect himself or herself.
Can I pack anything in the drawers of my dresser or desk?
Can I pack and move my plants?
What should I do with my jewelry and other valuable items?
How do I prepare my appliances for moving?
How will you protect my furniture?
Valuation of Coverage
Am I protected against loss or damage while my goods are in transit?
Can I purchase extra coverage?
How will I know where my shipment is once it leaves my home?
How will I know when my shipment is going to be delivered?
If storage arrangements have been made prior, the goods will arrive and be stored as per the arrangements made with your sales representative.