3 things your movers should provide you on moving day

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Moving day is just around the corner and you’re beginning to think through your expectations when the movers arrive – Will they show up and start taking my belongings out to the truck immediately? How long does it take them to get all of my boxes loaded up, how will my artwork be moved?, and a number of other questions may likely come to mind. No need to worry, we have the answers to all of your questions. However, once the big day arrives and the crew shows up, there are three things you should be expecting to receive from your mover.

1. Inventory

When the movers initially arrive on moving day, they will walk through your home with you to ensure you are both on the same page as to which items they will be moving and which items they can leave behind.

If you’re moving across state lines, once you have completed your walk through, the crew leader will inventory your belongings as they make their way to the truck. The inventory will include a detailed description of the items being loaded and note the condition they are in when the movers initially began handling them. You will be asked to sign the inventory checklist to acknowledge that you agree with the van operator’s notations and then you’ll be given a copy of the inventory.

2. Bill of Lading

While it’s possible that you’re not familiar with a Bill of Lading, it is a requirement for all movers to provide a copy to their customers. The Bill of Lading acknowledges the receipt of your belongings and is the contract that you have with the movers for their transport.

The Bill of Lading will clearly state the mover’s name and note when the transportation of your belongings is scheduled to take place. It will also outline the terms and conditions of payment for your move, the total moving charges, information outlining the valuation of your things, and most importantly, how much the mover will be liable for if there is any loss or damage.

3. General Timeline

When the movers first show up, the crew leader can provide you with a general idea of how long you can expect it to take their crew to get your belongings packed on the truck and on their way to their destination. If for any reason the timeline changes, the crew leader will be sure to keep you in the loop.

The team at Suddath understands that moving can be stressful, but our professionals manage the process so you don’t have to. If you’re searching for movers, whether you’re moving across-town or across the globe, contact us.