To understand a moving process better and to move with ease, you should be fully informed. What are Moving FAQ (frequently asked questions) and their answers? On what to pay attention to when relocating and to be organized?
The list of moving FAQ
Below is the list of some common questions people ask before they move. In order to find the best movers or to have a successful DIY move, you need to do research.
When is the best time to relocate?
Setting a moving date is one of the most important tasks and everything else depends on that. The busiest month are summer months, so try to avoid them if you are able to. Spring or fall are good reasons to relocate.
When to contact moving companies?
When to start contacting mover if you want to hire a professional. Most people call a moving company 2 months before a moving day. After that, you need to call to confirm a move and to talk about details. It is never too early to book a company, especially if you will move in July or August.
What is a binding and non-binding estimate?
A binding moving estimate is a legal agreement (in writing) between you and the mover about the moving costs and they won’t change.
A non-binding estimate can be changed and it is the average price of your relocation. This way you will know approximately how much you will spend on moving.
What is a bill of lading?
The simplest explanation is that a bill of lading is a contract between you and a moving company you hired. It will be given to you before loading items. Of course, before you sign it, read it twice and make sure you understand every word of it.
What info a moving company must provide?
A reliable moving company won’t have a problem giving you some information. It is normal. Some of the info you should know are:
- Binding or non-binding estimate in writing
- US DOT number
- Company’s contact information
- A document of your rights and responsibilities when you move (copy).
Besides these documents, you should ask questions to movers to make sure they are reliable and well-trained.
Types of moving insurances
Movers will offer you different types of moving insurances, such as:
- Limited liability – basic insurance required by law (free).
- Added valuation – it covers the replacement of the item but minus depreciation.
- Full value – it covers the item’s replacement or repair if something happens. If moving with kids, you will have more worries and responsibilities.
How to move valuable items?
One of the moving FAQ s is what to do with jewelry, money, and documents? How to move them and keep them safe? You should move them by yourself and keep them near you, not in a moving vehicle with a moving company. You will be calmer, and it is safer this way.