Moving Checklist

Moving companies provide a variety of services for a range of fees. It is a good idea to talk with different movers to compare their services. To find out who the best movers are in your area, begin by asking friends about their experiences with the movers they have used. You can also check with the Better Business Bureau or other consumer organizations in your local area. Relocation Portal Group does not recommend moving companies nor does it recommend one moving company over another. Once you have compiled a list of movers, inform them of the destination and timing of your move. Ask them about the types of services they offer. Also ask them to explain their estimates in detail and to give you a copy. Then carefully compare to see which mover best suits your needs and budget.

Moving ChecklistIf you are moving interstate, you should read and understand all of the information you will receive. In addition to brochures explaining their various services, moving companies should give you a copy of a Movers Checklist entitled your rights and responsibilities when you move and information regarding the mover’s participation in a dispute settlement program. Distribution of the consumer booklet and the requirement that movers offer shippers neutral arbitration as a means of settling disputes that may arise concerning loss or damage on household goods shipments are requirements. It is important to try to make arrangements for your move well in advance, at least four to six weeks before the moving date.

The rates and charges that will apply. The mover’s liability for your belongings. How pickup and delivery will work. What claims protection you have. The cost of an interstate move is usually based on the weight of your belongings and on the distance they are shipped, plus the amount of packing and other services that you require. To help you anticipate the cost of your move, movers will give you an estimate of the price. Help the movers calculate the cost of your move by showing them every single item to be moved. Don’t forget to go into the attic, basement, garage, and closets and under beds. Reach a clear understanding about the amount of packing and other services needed.