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How to Prepare to Move to Another Home

A how to guide to help you prepare when moving to another home -- guidance from one month to the day of your move.

Local Residential Movers (Within State) - Questions & Answers

A moving company is required to give the customer a bill of lading before any goods can be transported.

Top answer: True

All movers must assume liability for the value of the goods they transport.

Top answer: True

Am I entitled to a discount if the movers show up late or don't show up at all? (excludes natural disaster(s) and other extenuating circumstances)

Top answer: In some cases

Are moving expenses tax-deductible?

Top answer: In some cases

Are packing materials (boxes, packing tape, etc.) typically included in the cost of hiring movers?

Top answer: Sometimes

Are packing services typically included in the cost of moving?

Top answer: Never, it is an additional charge

Can a mover transport guns that are locked in a safe? (unloaded, no ammunition)

Top answer: Never

Can a moving company transport guns that are not locked in a safe? (unloaded, no ammunition)

Top answer: No

Can movers transport plants?

Top answer: In some cases

Do I need to remove items from my filing cabinet before moving day?

Top answer: Most of the time

Do most moving companies have a two-hour time minimum for local moves?

Top answer: Yes

Do most moving companies provide full-value protection for any damaged items?

Top answer: Yes

Do movers typically provide free on-site estimates?

Top answer: Most of the time

Do moving companies work traditional hours? (Monday through Friday; 9 AM-5 PM)

Top answer: In most cases

Do residential moving companies require a deposit prior to moving day?

Top answer: In some cases

Does it cost more to hire a moving company on short notice (less than 1 week)?

Top answer: Some of the time

Does the moving company typically supply the transportation vehicle? (truck, van, etc.)

Top answer: In most cases

How do local movers typically charge for their services?

Top answer: By the hour

How far in advance do I need to reserve movers?

Top answer: 2-4 weeks

If I pack my own belongings, am I responsible for any damages that occur during the move?

Top answer: In most cases

If my destination changes after I have booked the movers, will I be charged for changing the location?

Top answer: In some cases

If one of my valuables is broken during the move, will I be reimbursed for the full value of the item?

Top answer: In some cases

If the movers take a lunch break, will I be charged for the time they are not working?

Top answer: In some cases

Is a moving company responsible for damage to my belongings while in their possession?

Top answer: Yes

Is it customary to tip professional movers at the conclusion of a job?

Top answer: In most cases

Is it important for a moving company to belong to the AMSA (American Moving and Storage Association)?

Top answer: Yes

Is there an additional cost associated with moving a large (40 inches or more) plasma or flat screen TV?

Top answer: In some cases

Is there typically a fee associated with changing the date of my move?

Top answer: Sometimes

Is there typically a fee for cancelling a moving reservation?

Top answer: Sometimes

True or False: All residential moving companies are required to be a member of the American Moving and Storage Association.

Top answer: False

True or False: If there are a lot of stairs in my home, the cost hiring movers will be higher.

Top answer: True

What is the typical minimum time requirement for a residential move?

Top answer: 3 hrs

Will a moving company assume liability for articles of extraordinary value? (value exceeds $100 per pound)

Top answer: In some cases

Will a moving company help with packing and unpacking my belongings?

Top answer: Yes, but it will add to the cost of the move.

Will a moving company remove, pack, and transport my chandelier?

Top answer: Usually

Will a moving company temporarily store my items?

Top answer: Some of the time

Will a moving company transport large appliances?

Top answer: Always

Will a moving company use a truck I have rented myself?

Top answer: In most cases

Will movers disassemble furniture?

Top answer: Yes, it is included in the cost of moving.

Will movers move the contents of my wine cellar?

Top answer: In most cases

Will movers take down a TV that is mounted on the wall?

Top answer: No, the TV needs to be removed before moving day.

Will movers take items designated as trash and dispose of them?

Top answer: Some of the time

Will movers transport items packed in trash bags?

Top answer: In some cases

Will movers transport my barbecue grill? (without propane tank)

Top answer: Always

Will movers transport my car?

Top answer: Sometimes

Will movers transport propane tanks?

Top answer: Never

Will movers typically take items that I designate as trash and dispose of them?

Top answer: Yes, but there will be an additional cost.

Will movers work in the rain?

Top answer: In most cases

Will moving companies transport alcohol?

Top answer: In some cases

Will "released value" coverage protect the full value of my belongings during a move?

Top answer: No, they are all valued at 60 cents per pound.

Would you recommend hiring a movers that belong to the American Moving and Storage Association?

Top answer: Yes

Would you recommend purchasing an insurance policy from a third-party before moving?

Top answer: In some cases

Would you recommend removing all clothing from dressers before moving?

Top answer: Some of the time

Insurance Topics

Will my homeowner's insurance cover any damage that occurs during a move?

Top answer: In some cases

Related Questions & Answers

Are long-distance (interstate) moves more expensive than local moves (intrastate)?

Top answer: In most cases

Do most moving companies have a minimum time requirement?

Top answer: Yes

Do movers typically leave room for negotiation when assessing the cost of a job?

Top answer: Never

If a mover damages my home in some way (hole in a wall, scratch on metal, broken glass), am I responsible for the damage?

Top answer: No, never

If a problem occurs during my move, how long do I have to file a moving claim with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration?

Top answer: Up to 9 months after the move

Is "released value protection" typically included in the cost of moving?

Top answer: Always

Will movers come directly to my storage unit?

Top answer: Yes

Will movers unhook my washing machine and clothes dryer?

Top answer: Never

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