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Plan Ahead

Summer is the busiest time of the year for movers. In addition, the beginning and end of each month are traditionally busier than mid-month, regardless of the season. If you are planning to move during one of these times, plan well in advance so your mover's schedule will fit yours.

Now it's time to contact the movers on your list. Inform them of your destination and the timing of your move. Ask movers to provide you with a written estimate and have them explain the services listed in the estimate in detail. Carefully compare each estimate to see which company best suites your needs and budgets.


Proper packing by a trained packer using specifically designed cartons and materials is crucial to a good move. Schedule packing with a mover a day or two before the moving van is loaded. If you are packing yourself, it is never too soon to start.

Be present when your goods are packed. An inventory of your goods will be made. It's important to resolve any disagreements prior to signing the inventory. Make sure all copies are legible and all items are numbered. Have valuable items listed separately. Some appliances may require servicing prior to the move. Your mover can schedule these services for you.

There are several options for insuring your goods. All household goods shipments move under limited liability. However, you may purchase additional coverage from your mover.

Planning Your Moving Day

Your mover may ask you to select several consecutive days during which your goods can be loaded and a second series of dates during which your goods can be delivered to your new home. A spread of days gives you and your mover the flexibility needed to keep your move on schedule. Remember that summer months are the busiest and some movers offer lower prices between the months of October and April.

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