Moving is one of the most stressful times in a person’s life. Therefore, it’s important for you to be comfortable with your choice.
Use Only Registered Movers: Make sure the mover you select has been assigned a USDOT number, is registered with the FMCSA to transport household goods, and has proper insurance. You can determine if a mover is registered with FMCSA at www.protectyourmove.gov
BoxCart’s USDOT number: 1294048, MC number (FMCSA): 601375.
Moving companies provide a wide variety of services for a range of fees. It is important to discuss your specific needs and requests with each mover to ensure they have the ability to handle your entire move. In addition, make sure you obtain an estimate for different scenarios (e.g. with or without packing assistance or storage). What you may see as an immaterial last-minute change to your move could actually end up costing you more time and money. It’s best to know these things up front.
Packing can be one of the most overwhelming parts of any move. Proper packing by a trained professional is typically your best option to ensure that your goods are properly secure. Many people think that doing part of the packing themselves will save time and money on the actual move, but this is not always the case. Professionals will likely pack your belongings in a more efficient way, saving you money on materials and reducing the risk of your precious belongings being broken in transit. BoxCart’s AMSA Certified Moving Consultants will help you understand all your options.
It is extremely important for you to understand the mover’s liability and the availability of additional protection to cover any loss or damage. Each mover will likely handle this issue differently, and you want to make sure you choose the correct level of protection BEFORE the move begins.
Be on hand when the movers arrive to answer any questions and go over any items that you do not want to be moved. Review all paperwork before the movers begin, and if you have any questions, call the office to ensure that you are fully-aware of all charges.
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