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Moving Tips Guide

Our Moving Tips Guide is your guide to a smooth move.

>> What To Do When You Know You Are Moving
>> Renting a Tuck vs. hiring a Professional Mover
>> CRS Moving Service
>> Helpful Tools for a Successful Move
>> Binding vs. Non-Binding Estimates
>> Packing Preparation
>> Self Pack vs Mover Pack
>> Appliances, Electronics, & Liability
>> Full Value Protection
>> Paying for Your Move
>> The Paperwork
>> Utility Termination
>> Departure Arrangements
>> Car Moving Company
>> Packing Day
>> Loading Day
>> Delivery Day
>> What If Your Shipment is Delayed
>> Unpacking
>> Public/Self Storage Delivery
>> Mover Storage
>> Damage Claims
>> Missing Items

Packing Preparation
· Flammable, hazardous, or noxious material may not be transported by the movers. This would include: aerosol cans, paints, paint remover or cleaner, fire extinguishers, ammonia, ammunition, etc.

· Propane and butane tanks or bottles are no longer permitted to be transported with movers.

· If you have a car going on the truck, the gas tank should be 1/4 full or less. Any other gasoline engines must be emptied of oil and gas. Gas cans should be washed out to avoid fumes.

· You are responsible for removing any items that you intend to ship which are permanently affixed to the ceiling or walls of your home. If you are unable to do so, we recommend hiring someone to do it for you.

· You are responsible for removing items from an attic or crawl space unless there is adequate and safe access for the movers to enter these areas.

· Trash cans, barbeque grills that use charcoal and refrigerators/freezers must be cleaned prior to loading day.

· Disassembly and reassembly of your beds is a standard service provided by the movers. However, if you have any other pieces of furniture that require dismantling and reassembly you should ask the mover about the associated costs.

· When furniture is disassembled be sure to have heavy duty baggies available for the parts and pieces that will be necessary for reassembly of the items.. Make sure you or the movers securely tape the baggies to the corresponding piece of furniture.

· The movers will transport plants ONLY under the following circumstances: if the relocation is less than 150 miles, does not involve storage, and the plants require no in transit maintenance. California, Arizona, and Florida will not permit plants to be transported into their states under any circumstances.

· Your mover does not accept liability for the internal workings of any electronic equipment unless it is apparent that the items has been dropped or has external damage indicating neglect or mishandling.

· If you are moving a computer, contact your local computer store for directions on securing the hard drive and other delicate items for transport.

· Appliances such as your washing machine, gas dryer, and icemaker must be properly prepared for the move. Your mover can perform this service, but it is generally less costly to do yourself or to hire a service person. Be sure to discuss your options during the estimate process.

· Bulky articles such as grandfather clocks, pool tables, large glass tables, sculptures, large paintings, etc. will often require custom crating by the mover. Be sure to show any such items to the mover representative.

· Your mover does not accept liability on any particle board furniture. You may be required to dismantle these pieces prior to shipping or to sign a waiver prior to loading the shipment.

· Pack a small box with tools (i.e., hammer, Philips head and flat head screw drivers, tape, utility knife, etc.) and keep handy for any last minute needs. This box should also be accessible when you reach your new home.
Pack and transport your expensive/unique jewelry, stamp/coin collections, currency, or important documents and papers yourself as well as any necessary prescriptions.


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