Why should you request the mover’s tariff?

The mover’s tariff contains rates, rules and regulations. Movers are by law required to furnish a tariff, which must contain an accurate description of company’s services, the specific applicable charges and service terms for the services that the mover offer. You should acquaint yourself with those rules in advance to avoid unpleasant surprises on moving

How to Make a Moving Checklist

You can use your mobile phone, or use a printed checklist, make it as you like the most. Just ensure that you won’t miss arranging any moving related job, such as notifying utilities, government offices, personal service providers, or any magazines that you are currently subscribed for. Include any task that you need to finish

How to move pets?

Moving your pets requires careful planning and organized execution. All in all, it is not an easy task because of two major reasons: movers won’t relocate your pets so the responsibility of transporting them safely to their new home rests with you, and unlike a local move where you can take your loved ones with

What items not to pack for moving?

Yes, there are specific household items that you should not pack because your movers will not transport them due to a number of safety reasons. Each moving company has such a non-allowable list that you are advised to request before you begin packing your possessions, but generally speaking, all of those prohibited items fall into

How to rent a moving truck for cheap

There are many moving truck providers you can choose from when deciding to move your furniture by yourself. First you need to determine what kind of truck rental service you will require. Most truck rental companies provide one way rentals or round trip rental services. Usually one-way truck rentals are more expensive and you cannot

Prepare kids for the big move

Break the news about the upcoming move as soon as possible. Once it’s official, just talk to your kids honestly. Be prepared to answer many questions about the move and the new place and to face some negativity from your children. Moving can be difficult on you, but it can be even more harsh experience

Get a parking permit when moving

It’s no secret that parking is usually a daunting task in bigger cities. If you’re performing a self-move, make sure you have acquired a parking permit before arriving at your new house unless you’re willing to add a parking fine to you moving expenses. On the other hand, if you’ve hired the services of a

Make it safe for your kids and pets

If you have young children, it’s best if you hire someone to babysit them while you are busy with your preparations for the move or with your arrangements after it. This way you won’t be constantly interrupted and they will not lose their usual routine. More or less the same applies to your pets too, if any. Do

Take a lot of pictures

Many people underestimate the importance of having photos of their personal belongings before the relocation takes place. You shouldn’t. There are several ways these photographs can be of service later on: first of all, they can serve as a proof before the moving company if any of the items got damaged during transportation. Secondly, photos

Request in-house written estimates

It is of paramount importance to know in advance how much the moving company will charge you for the moving job. Cost estimates over the phone or email are non-binding and almost always end up being inaccurate. This is why it is strongly recommended that you request an in-house written estimate from your selected mover.