Hiring professional movers can cost you several thousand dollars depending on which mover you choose, what distance you’re moving, and which services you choose. To avoid unexpected fees and expenses, get an estimate or quote before signing a contract with a mover, so you understand what to expect on moving day.
Moving to a new home can be stressful enough. While a new house may be an exciting event, few people actually enjoy the process of moving. You turn your life upside-down while packing the stuff you have accumulated, and that can be a massive quantity. Culling through the accumulation can be an added layer of stress.
From traveling nurses to news media journalists, many different professions demand occasional or even regular relocation. Knowing some sound advice that regular movers rely upon, will help you as you move from one place to another.
While a relocation for your job can be an excellent opportunity to move up the ladder at work or have a better living environment, it may also be a bit daunting. Typically, this type of move means more money, greater status, a chance to experience a new culture, or experience more of what life has to offer.
Sometimes the deal seems too good to be true, but we want a bargain. Then after our money is in the other guy’s pocket, we discover it’s an elaborate scam. Unfortunately, the moving industry has its share of scammers, although the vast majority of professional movers are legitimate and honest.
This is part 3 in our series about understanding moving contracts and the terminology that is specific to the moving industry. We continue with definitions here: Bill of lading. The Bill of Lading is your receipt that shows the moving company is now in possession of your household goods. It will also contain the contract […]
If you are an expert mover, you already know about all the classic mistakes to avoid, such as moving during rush hour, undervaluing your moving insurance, and failing to obtain a written estimate.
You’re excited about your upcoming move, and you’ve got your to-do list posted to the refrigerator door. Global Van Lines recommends that you take a moment to review our list of the most common moving mistakes consumers make and compare it to your list. You may want to revise or add a couple of other action items after reading this list, which is based upon our decades of experience relocating families across town, coast to coast, and overseas.