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.
All your personal belongings are packed and organized with precision, including the big-screen TV, the crystal chandelier, and the vintage Bruce Springsteen album collection. You’ve even obtained your pet’s records from the veterinarian. But perhaps it seems as if you are forgetting something as moving day approaches, and it’s keeping you awake at night.
Keep calm and pack on! Here are just a few of the top things people forget to take care of when moving. Take a look and make sure you’ve covered all the bases for a smooth transition to your new digs.
If you are relocating to another country and bringing your computer with you, you will need to research some crucial issues related to getting it connected prior to moving away from the U.S. Some of these issues relate to the type of power supply available, especially if you use a modem to connect to the Internet.
A corporate relocation typically means greater opportunities to move up the ladder of success and better living circumstances. Still, a corporate relocation can present many frustrations and stress. Global Van Lines has these tips on how to anticipate and avoid common relocation mistakes.
Pack. Load. Unload. Unpack. Clean-up. Those are the basics to moving whether it’s across town or coast to coast. In the upheaval, it’s easy to forget several important tasks that will help your move go more smoothly. These go beyond the boxes. Getting acquainted with your new community and being prepared for unexpected emergencies are crucial to relocating. Here are several tips to remember during your move.
Preparing for a move takes a bit of planning in advance. With so much to juggle in life, it’s easy to make a major mistake with moving your household goods. We have been helping people move for decades, and we have seen many avoidable blunders. Here are some examples of moving mistakes.
If you are thinking about moving to a new city, or if your job has you relocating elsewhere, you may want to conduct some research first. Luckily with the Internet, you can learn about a new city before moving. You can look up rental or home prices, average salaries, crime statistics, walkability ratings, transit information-all information you need to know.