Home Moving Tips
Avoid moving day headaches and prepare for the big day with these easy tips.
- Make reservations for movers two to four weeks before your expected move date.
- For large appliances, check your owner's manuals for any special moving instructions.
- Don't attempt to get rid of your children's favorite things before the move - even if it simplifies moving. Kids sometimes have a tough time dealing with the change of the move itself.
- As you take apart furniture and other items, tape all parts to the main base.
- By law, a moving company can't transport hazardous materials such as gasoline, bottled gases, and other flammables such as ammunition or explosives. Plan ahead for these items.
- Clean out closets, the attic, and the basement as soon as you decide it's time to move.
- Two weeks prior to your move, don't forget to transfer school records.
- Make a "survival closet" of things for the last cleanup before you move out – broom, dust cloth, dust pan, and mop.
- Remember to stock up on snacks for move day.
- Schedule disconnect times about a week before your move day - you don't want to have to pay for cable, phone, and utilities beyond move day!
- Cancel newspapers, cable, pest control, cleaning help, and lawn services about a week before the move.
- Mail in your change of address forms a week before your move date.
- Clean your stove and other appliances prior to moving out.
- The day before your move, defrost the fridge.
- Make sure to get enough cash to get you through move day.
- Take time to say goodbye to friends and neighbors before your busy move day.
- If you are depending on friends and family to help you move, have a back-up plan if they don't show.
Home Moving Terms
Full-replacement value coverage - the amount of money to purchase a new replacement for a damaged item regardless of the age of the item.
Loss and damage protection - all licensed movers in Columbus offer minimum carrier liability. Some companies offer additional options including valuation and insurance.
Inventory - the detailed descriptive list of your household goods showing the quantity and condition of each item
Standard coverage - movers are required by law to provide a minimum amount of free coverage
Tariff - the carrier rates provisions for every aspect of moving a shipment from one location to another
Valuation - the degree of "value" in a shipment; the valuation charge compensates the mover for assuming a greater degree of liability than is provided for in its base transportation charge.
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